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latest riffs - which teams were impacted most?

Curious... across MS... which teams were impacted the most by layoffs. My team was told partner management focus is decreasing, which means PMAs are affected. And why is North Dakota impacted so strongly?
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Great company

Every July, regardless of performance, employees come to work on edge wondering if they’ll be part of the “reorganization.” What a neat place to work if you are supporting a family. Cannot believe the strategy of paying a headhunter fees, training... read more
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International Sales on the chopping block

This is in line with what transpired back in 2017 - as more sales is pushed online and as cloud offerings continue to cut into legacy channels - we'll see more and more sales folks leave the company. Most legacy companies have done the same (e.g.... read more
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Layoffs July 9

Several people lost jobs in Marketing today.
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Principal and above clean up in Q3

Rumors. Too many L65 and above as managers above 40 years old. Company needs to promote more ICs to these bands, Solution? You got it.
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More WDG fun..

With the demise of the inbox win10 apps, and the shift to web frameworks and edge - I would be worried if I was working on the UWP / Xaml side of the world. So many conflicting frameworks - most devs would rather target xplat c# or html5 for iOS... read more
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New RIF on our way?

I would imagine come July we will see a bunch of RIF going on as the feet on the ground are swapped out for new. WDG is fat with headcount that at this point has no purpose and makes no sense. Some will be sent on a death march toward cloud to see... read more
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Microsoft to acquire Okta and Citrix

Microsoft to acquire Citrix in mid-2018, RIF expected soon at Citrix and Microsoft in overlapping teams. Microsoft to acquire Okta competing with Oracle on price.
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Confirmed - New Layoffs

Yep, Microsoft confirms a new round of layoffs in 2018... And this is a different one... By Ashley Stewart – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal Jan 24, 2018, 1:43pm PST Microsoft Corp. laid off an undisclosed number of employees, the... read more
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Devices Cuts

THere you go... Microsoft Jobs to be cut from Windows Devices Division Minor Microsoft Jobs cuts have been confirmed by the company, affecting executive positions from several global regions. Source:... read more
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Downtown Portland?

Wonder if the office in downtown Portland will get hit; such a disgrace about Wilsonville - so many bright, hardworking, and innovative people there.
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Microsoft layoffs 2018

Let me be the first one to start with a discussion on 2018 layoffs at Microsoft. What are your thoughts? What groups will be the most affected (I think the general consensus is that Sales in non-cloud areas will hemorrhage quite a bit) and what... read more
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If you are over 50, you are not safe at Microsoft

It is the time of year when the traditional rank and yank occurs - those are usually not layoff but termination. I would also imagine anything not aligned to Azure may take a beating. In addition, if you are 'long in level' aka over 50 then you can... read more
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Microsoft Stealth Layoffs - Enterprise Services

Stealth layoffs are happening at Microsoft. My job in Enterprise Services was eliminated along with many others. There has been almost no information shared on this round of lay offs and how it fits within the overall strategy. My guess is that there... read more
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1000+ Sales Folks to be laid off

Here it goes - this is gonna be massive - sales will be turned upside down... IBM has done it a year ago, Oracle has been hammering this group all year, all legacy sales folks are in jeopardy as the pivot to Cloud sales transpires... Microsoft is as... read more
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Manager retaliation reported and conveniently ignored

After providing constructive critical feedback on different occasions to my manager, this person decided to retaliate by putting me on PIP for no good reason. Upon escalating what had happened to me to the skip level manager and head of HR - there... read more
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After 15yrs, bad review, preparing for exit...

I provide this as a cautionary tale to those at Msft who are getting older (say 40+), have been with the company for a while, and have drawn the wrong card when it comes to projects they get assigned to work on. If you think you are more than one... read more
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More layoffs incoming?

It seems that Microsoft is planning to gift us with more changes and more job cuts. We will know more after the quarterly earnings call, I guess, but I am not optimistic... read more
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Time to become a "v-"!

I'm seeing a lot of level 65+ managers are doing absolutely nothing, either not show up to work or went out fishing. They have been with MSFT for 10+ years and no way can find another job will pay what they are making now. Even you survived from last... read more
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You survived! Now what?

Be ready to be laid off next February if any of the below applies: a. You are over 40 or will be on 2018 b. Are not in the fast track path anymore (doesn't matter if you were before) c. Are in the same group for more than 10 years d. Have been moved... read more
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MS Service Delivery in Americas Hit on 7-6-2017

Consulting services in our line of business was hit 20% in North and South America. Billable resources on active billable projects were RIFed. Not good for customer experience.
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Microsoft Severance Payment Question

A question regarding severance - not sure if this is the right place to ask but here it goes anyway. If I am let go and if I am given a 60 day notice per the State of WA reqs, would I be able to get the severance if I find a job before the 60 day... read more
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A wakeup call...

When I got laid off at Microsoft in 2014 I thought it was the worst thing that happened to me. I had to learn some tough lessons, especially that it is a business and any personal feelings about the quality of work or how invaluable you thought you... read more
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More than Sales layoffs

It wasn't just sales, it was cyber security as well. My husband just got laid off yesterday afternoon. I can't stand when the truth isn't told, why do they need to spin it this way - it's unethical and it's just plain wrong. Misleading the public and... read more
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As expected and no drama

Job cuts are happening for several years now. In 2016, we laid off 3000, 1000 were from iin sales. About 8000 were cut in 2015. Rhe biggest cut was in 2013, when we cut about 20k, 15k were Nokia though... There will be more cuts as geographies and... read more
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