Tell us some dirt about the layoffs at Microsoft that we don't know.

New xLfJ11
Jul 11, 2017 21 Comments

Share some dirt about why or how it went down.

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  • Microsoft HFfp17
    It was a long time coming. Microsoft giant sales organization just needed to be downsized.

    Our Blind Channel blew up tho.
    Jul 11, 2017 2
    • Microsoft / Sales FY18?
      Dude, we are ADDING people in sales. Yes some are being laid off but that is because of skill set. We will have a lager number of employees in sales at the end of the reorg.
      Jul 12, 2017
    • Microsoft QCbr05
      As Today..I'm not seeing the new roles. 10-15% of all up FTE from GSMO were RIF. Another 35% changing positions/scope...and 2/3% new position...even do in the long term I do believe is the right GTM..but we cannot denied that was at least 12-8% reduction. / Disclaimers it's that the 2/3% I'm talking about is posted position and what I know about open positions not yet publish in 1 specific area, so if in the coming weeks they said we will have something like Azure 300 or investment heads..could be right your point.
      Jul 12, 2017
  • Microsoft sme
    azure is love azure is life
    Jul 12, 2017 1
    • New xLfJ11
      OP
      I thought that LinkedIn, I mean windows phone, i mean jammer, I mean office365, I mean ... I don't know what I means.
      Jul 12, 2017
  • Like Russian election hacking, it was a nothing burger? We also learned there might be more trolls than employees in the blind channel.
    Jul 12, 2017 0
  • New / Eng theRealDon
    The blind channel knew the date months before and had a $100 bet going on guessing the actual number that would be fired.
    Jul 12, 2017 4
    • Microsoft Y27gfr
      Someone here nailed the number back in March.
      Jul 12, 2017
    • New / Eng theRealDon
      Did someone get the gift card?
      Jul 12, 2017
    • Microsoft C#
      To be fair, there are so many dates thrown all the time. A broken clock is right twice a day as they say.
      Jul 15, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng Skyped
      Only if it's analog ...
      Jul 15, 2017
  • Microsoft **Ptr++
    If you think this is hard, wait till we have a recession. Current RIFs are skill set and focus shift. During recessions they cut to the bone.
    Jul 14, 2017 0
  • Microsoft yyQV26
    I've heard of October and December cuts loom but nothing verified. Last week appears to be a reshuffle of talent. A quarter to evaluate performance. Then cuts. I'd imagine the account coverage would decrease in alignment with accounts which are dropping from 28k to 13k in EPG. Half the accounts, half the coverage, half the expense. Logic not facts.
    Jul 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft iFdW723
    Here in Brazil they fired a guy on the exec same day he completed 10 years of Microsoft.
    Jul 12, 2017 3
    • Microsoft Securitay
      That's quite the perfect 10 of an Olympic gymnast landing.
      Jul 12, 2017
    • Microsoft iWPc35
      I was bummed to hear yesterday that a friend of mine in Brazil with tenure got the axe last week. Sad.
      Jul 12, 2017
    • Microsoft **Ptr++
      What does 10 years and so called tenure have to do with not being laid off? It's not a government job. Capitalism is ruthless at times but it's a necessary evil.
      Jul 14, 2017
  • Microsoft OffTheBack
    No
    Jul 12, 2017 0
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    • Microsoft peOE01
      Yin, I hope you have read clause 5. Unless of course you have replaced the name with a random one. This is one Long, onerous contract
      Jul 12, 2017
    • New lVfU55
      in fact he did not sign this agreement
      Jul 12, 2017
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    They really don't value tenure. Once you get past 6 or 7 years it's not a matter of "if" you will get laid off, it's a matter of when. And it's not always about performance.
    Sep 24, 2017 0

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