Microsoft immigration policies

Microsoft d2009t228
Apr 11 35 Comments

Just spreading the word out.

If you're an immigrant in US with Microsoft offer, don't bother coming as Microsoft Immigration scene is a shit show right now. No matter whether you are hoping to get H1B, PERM for EB2 or even EB1.

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TOP 35 Comments
  • Intel no_name?
    Yea elaborate and explain? Are you generalizing based on your bad experience?
    Apr 11 4
    • Microsoft d2009t228
      OP
      .Internal yammer has all the news that is affecting lot of my colleagues and new hires
      Apr 11
    • Microsoft / Eng Pickbot
      You are replying to an Intel employee that internal yammer has all the information?
      You sound like an idiot and are a disgrace to be hired by Microsoft.
      Apr 11
    • Microsoft d2009t228
      OP
      Yes I'm disgraced to be working at Microsoft
      Apr 11
    • Microsoft d2009t228
      OP
      Specially bz of dumbfks like u
      Apr 11
  • Microsoft xVeQ24
    Why?
    Apr 11 3
    • Microsoft d2009t228
      OP
      Check internal yammer
      Apr 11
    • Microsoft xVeQ24
      Tell me. I’m not checking yammer
      Apr 11
    • Amazon YaLikeDags
      This is Blind and you are posting it for the public knowledge. Spill the beans or GTFO.
      Apr 11
  • Microsoft d2009t228
    OP
    Long delays, abrupt policy changes, pausing PERM program at the eleventh hour for everyone in the company including EB1
    Apr 11 1
    • Amazon Lollol
      EB1 doesn’t have to go through perm. Stop fear mongering.
      Apr 11
  • Microsoft / Eng
    simulation

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    OP is useless dumb person ... nothing wrong with Microsoft immigration ..
    He might have some bad experience and using blind as his frustration dump ground !
    Apr 11 1
    • Google / Other tTLs
      Op isn't the first person. There are several previous posts. Msft is off my job search list.
      Apr 13
  • VMware Flambeau
    Can some other MS employee check ‘internal yammer’ and let us know what’s up?
    Apr 11 0
  • Intel no_name?
    Usually technical management have no idea or don’t care about the immigration process I’m pretty sure there’s a legal team who just need manager approvals for budget purposes - without explaining what went wrong with your case and simple spreading the wrong word isn’t fair.
    What policies changes ?
    What information are you requesting the management ? Asking them when will you get PERM? 😄

    I have an offer from MS and HR said PERM will be started 60days after start date.
    Apr 11 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
      ParxAve

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      ParxAvemore
      Nope, that’s not going to happen unless you are in immediate need of PERM i.e. your stay in the US is mostly going to get affected if they do not file right away. The policy is around creating 3-4 labor market test slots over a year and prioritizing people on some criteria which is not limited to the above reason. It also includes the immigration team being short on people.
      Apr 11
    • SAP / Eng YeaNahYea
      @intel, they said the same to me
      Apr 11
    • Google / Other tTLs
      Please get these in writing (that they will start perm in 60 days).
      Apr 12
    • Intel no_name?
      I supposed big companies stay on their word and not do cheap tricks like that. Couple of thousand $$ doesn’t matter at all typically right.
      Apr 12
    • Google / Other tTLs
      Your recruiter is paid by how many people join. They are often temp. They will lie to get you to join. They don't care about your life or anything for that matter.
      Apr 12
  • Apple XXmi85
    These paper filling lawyers are scared of the bill that will remove per country cap #HR1044 and clear the backlog. So the longer they can delay the perm process, the longer they can keep them indentured
    Apr 11 1
    • New MCXH71
      1044 has a long way to go
      Apr 12
  • Intel rbe
    I have been seeing posts like this for a few times now. Pretty sure it’s true that ms has some delays on Perm. But to be honest, they will resume it in 6 months. It won’t make any sense for such a big tech company to stop immigration processes.
    Apr 12 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    ParxAve

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    ParxAvemore
    I think I know what OP is talking about. About a month+ back, the immigration team announced that they are going to halt filing PERM for some time in order to realign their processes amidst tighter scrutiny by the government. Additionally, they will be filing PERMs on a need-it-right-away basis which means new hires who are not in need of a PERM right away or are behind in the priority order, may see their applications filed after 6+months.
    Apr 11 1
    • Dropbox systest
      Here’s my suspicion: They file PERM on needs basis so you can farm H extensions while being stuck docketed in BALCA black hole. The PERM might not be filed in good faith if layoffs are indeed coming.
      Apr 11
  • Microsoft / Eng
    kkdbdghe

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    Which Yammer group should I check? #new
    Apr 11 1
    • Microsoft
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      Chances are it’s CEO connection.

      Look on //msw to find it
      Apr 22
  • Google / Eng catburglar
    Layoffs coming...
    Apr 11 0
  • Dropbox systest
    Thanks for sharing OP.
    Apr 11 0
  • Intel bau
    Can you elaborate?
    Apr 11 0
  • eBay lllgd
    Please explain !!! Why would you give half information
    Apr 11 2
    • Microsoft d2009t228
      OP
      Bcz management has stopped responding to information requests from employees. No one from management has shown transperancy and explanation about abrupt changes
      Apr 11
    • Usually happens before layoffs.
      Apr 11
  • eBay lllgd
    What policy changes
    Apr 11 0

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