Layoffs at MSFT today?

Rackspace cu10Ftr
Sep 12, 2017 43 Comments

Heard from a former colleague that MSFT had a sizable layoff today; unfortunately didn't hear any specifics but know he is in ATX and was in their Azure business.

My understanding was that they were going to "double down" on cloud and hiring in FY2018...any insights?

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    • Rackspace cu10Ftr
      OP
      Can't wait til Blind supports Giphy!! ;)
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Microsoft vwdS71
    I heard for a few layoffs as well within my org
    Sep 12, 2017 5
    • Microsoft
      UberCEO

      Microsoft

      BIO
      Not at Uber
      UberCEOmore
      Which is?!
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Microsoft vwdS71
      GMO
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Microsoft yMcg47
      Is it at least organic if gmo
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Microsoft QWKa30
      USDA Organic means it can't be GMO
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft
      UberCEO

      Microsoft

      BIO
      Not at Uber
      UberCEOmore
      What organizations is GMO? Global market org ?
      Sep 13, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng zWBi69
    Heard about ~25 people today being axed from ODSP. Could it be that whoever told me that was wrong and he actually was referring to that same Office layoff that you guys are talking about?
    Sep 13, 2017 5
    • Microsoft Ben Doverr
      That's true, from my sources in ODSP.
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng zWBi69
      By true, you mean they were from Office?
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft Ben Doverr
      I mean they were from ODSP
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng zWBi69
      Any info on details? Not "who", but more like the reasoning/how they were chosen. Just simply bottom performers?
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft Ben Doverr
      Some were bottom performers, some were unpopular. A couple were strong, but older and white and probably paid highly.
      Sep 14, 2017
  • Microsoft XRDh83
    Several in my organization... +45 which is 7% of total
    Sep 12, 2017 3
    • Microsoft golantrevi
      Which org is this ?
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Microsoft heady
      What org?
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Microsoft XRDh83
      Enterprise sales... Corp
      Sep 13, 2017
  • Apple D37y05
    Is it business side like Enterprise sales ?
    Sep 12, 2017 3
    • Rackspace cu10Ftr
      OP
      Yes.
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Rackspace cu10Ftr
      OP
      ...and Yes.
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Apple D37y05
      Yikes. I was applying for a few roles there few weeks ago.
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Microsoft backdoorch
    Yes heard of layoffs too. Very fine people let go 😞
    Sep 12, 2017 2
    • Apple D37y05
      Is Azure GBB affected ?
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Microsoft nothingnew
      Yes
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Microsoft FakeSatya
    Sizable not true, it was small. Not small for those impacted of course, but it was not a large number impacted.
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Microsoft Hacknymous
    I heard a small group in Office engineering.
    Sep 13, 2017 5
    • Microsoft / Eng CornHolyO
      I can confirm
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng fucov
      Which teams?
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng CornHolyO
      I don't know, all I know is Office Engineering.
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng fucov
      Man that literally describes like 15% of engineering
      Sep 13, 2017
    • Microsoft Ben Doverr
      See below, ODSP was one group.
      Sep 14, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng CornHolyO
    Office was impacted, but super small
    Sep 12, 2017 3
    • Microsoft ConMcNoodl
      what part of office?
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng CornHolyO
      Office Engineering is all I have heard
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng fucov
      Yammer?
      Sep 13, 2017
  • Microsoft yMcg47
    What is atx?
    Sep 12, 2017 1
    • Microsoft DgWl51
      Austin, TX
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    They have all but abandoned the DevOps sales...most survivors of DX were let go from new cloud positions...very few left in company that understand DevOps and fewer yet who are incented to sell it.
    Sep 16, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Sales
    Ihce

    Microsoft Sales

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    Decade and a half yrs mostly enterprise sales in the US
    Ihcemore
    Affected were excess Solution specialists, some in sales ops, some in OCP, even some admins
    Sep 15, 2017 0
  • Microsoft Rarity12
    One Commercial Partner org was hit pretty hard and the licensing sales specialist team was also affected.
    Sep 14, 2017 0
  • New / Sales HansSolo
    Any from Dynamics GBB TSP?
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft DohUDumb
    Sales is bloated. It shouldn't affect product groups (at least the ones making money)
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft zRqS60
    Did they just get to the end of the week then?
    Sep 12, 2017 0

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