Msft Layoffs

Autodesk / Eng

Autodesk Eng

Nov 22, 2017 9 Comments

Does Msft have frequent layoff ?

Is it a good option to join Msft ( I have heard they have a lot of internal politics )


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  • Microsoft TOVk00
    Tell me of a software company that does not have politics. I've been in start up, medium and large companies. All have politics. Recruiters who tell you start ups don't are either ostriches or straight lying. Founders circle is full of it.
    Layoffs have happened for good reason realigning with the company core business : doing software, with the best of breed techniques. As such, software test execution became obsolete, so later did software engineers in test, then infrastructure engineers (outside azure data centers), more recently operation engineers, or whatever was the discipline name for pseudo PMs with no understanding of programming. As said above, if you are a software engineer you are fine because software is what Microsoft does.
    Nov 22, 2017 2
    • Microsoft / Eng

      Microsoft Eng

      I came, I saw, I left
      The politics at Microsoft are far worse than most places though. They arose because of the forced stack ranking where some %of people would get shafted - in a company where most people are good, politics is a way to avoid that fate.

      Officially, that has been gone for awhile, but unofficially it’s part of Microsoft’s DNA and old habits die hard.
      Nov 23, 2017
    • Microsoft nNKI40
      Agree there is still a ranking but the messaging is more about what percentage of your level expectation did you achieve.. How does Amazon rank employees for compensation?
      Nov 25, 2017
  • Microsoft Leetcoder
    Find a good team and you are set. Their constant layoff mainly impacted sales people and devops type. As long as you are a SWE. You are good.
    Nov 22, 2017 3
    • Tableau He4s1
      Msft still has unexpected layoffs of Dev. A principal friend got laid off along with 100s a year ago.
      Nov 23, 2017
    • Microsoft Leetcoder
      Just like any company ever.

      My point is if you are a dev you won't have to fear about it. Every company has layoff Microsoft excessively layoff no dev positions.
      Nov 23, 2017
    • Tableau He4s1
      And there are plenty of jobs for us
      Nov 23, 2017
  • Amazon god
    Thinking about joining Microsoft. Is Pip common like Amazon?
    Oct 27 0
  • Layoffs are regular since Satya became the CEO.
    Quarterly layoffs somewhere or the other are the new normal.
    Sep 19 0


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