Informing colleagues before resigning from Microsoft

Oct 29, 2019 21 Comments

My H1-B transfer got approved today and I am planning to quit this Friday. Since I am going to a competitor, I will be walked out immediately after I inform my manager.

However, I have some awesome coworkers to whom I want to chat in person and let them know before I leave.

Is it a good idea to let know of other people before informing my manager? If your answer is No, can you please comment on how to inform my colleagues? My mentor and a few other people deserve to be informed in person before I am walked out.

Current TC : 200k
New TC : 295k

Edit :

Apple (SWE ICT3)
2.5 YOE
Base : 170k
Stock : 300k/4
Sign on : 95k (65k + 30k)
Bonus : 10%
Refreshers (avg) : 50k/4



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TOP 21 Comments
  • Adobe CutCopy
    Do not inform them unless you plan on getting walked out that day. From my experience at Microsoft, most people are good but there a few who would throw their mothers under the bus - and that includes you. Get their emails and/or LinkedIn info together before you leave and send them an email thanking them as soon as you get home.

    If, and only if, you trust your mentor - go ahead and tell them.
    Oct 29, 2019 6
    • Google AtinIay1
      Adobe is saying that there are some people out there willing to even throw their mothers under a bus. If they’re willing to go that far, u can be sure they’d throw you under the bus too.
      Oct 29, 2019
    • Adobe CutCopy
      I’m not sure how people misconstrued my comments. I clearly stated that I’d be careful about telling anyone. If you know you’ll get walked out, telling people runs the risk of them going to your manager (and telling your manager the news before you get the chance to) OR you run the risk of your manager hearing through the grapevine.

      And, nope, I’m not even old enough to have a child that works at Microsoft. 🤦‍♀️
      Oct 29, 2019
  • New / Product
    Mary AM

    New Product

    SWE —> PM YoE 15
    Mary AMmore
    Don’t tell your manager where you’re going and enjoy a pleasant two weeks notice. Two weeks is the perfect duration for goodbyes
    Oct 29, 2019 0
  • Microsoft CeAE87
    I dont see a downside to it. I mean theyre going to walk u out either way.
    Oct 29, 2019 0
  • Fastmail mi-gente
    Where are you going? What's your total YOE? What's your base? More details first
    Oct 29, 2019 0
  • SAP


    American Bureau of Shipping
    You have a bachelors or a masters degree ?
    Oct 29, 2019 3
    • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
      What level at msft ? Did you join at new hire at msft ?
      Oct 29, 2019
    • Microsoft fisker
      60, yes joined as new grad at 59.
      Oct 29, 2019
  • Facebook just_lucky
    OP: can you please share your H1B transfer timeline . Receipt date and service center.
    Oct 29, 2019 2
    • Microsoft fisker
      CSC, receipt date 10/24, approval date 10/29.
      Oct 29, 2019
    • Facebook just_lucky
      Thank you, I would be discreet in informing friends. Reveal only to those u r close & did u confirm joining date from apple
      Oct 29, 2019
  • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
    Moving from Redmond to Cupertino ?
    Oct 29, 2019 1
    • Microsoft fisker
      Oct 29, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng TC_slut
    Did you have competing offers?
    Nov 3, 2019 0
  • VMware FjYa47
    OP, normally when people leave MS for direct competitors like Google, the are asked to leave in two days. That was a few years ago. I don't know if things have changed since then.
    Oct 29, 2019 0


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