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Windows 7: Microsoft to Announce Job Cuts as Soon as This Week

16 Jul 2014   #1
A Guy

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Microsoft to Announce Job Cuts as Soon as This Week

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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, as the software maker looks to slim down and integrate Nokia Oyj’s handset unit, people with knowledge of the company’s plans said.

Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said in an interview last week that he has preparing to make sweeping changes at Microsoft. The reductions will probably be in engineering, marketing and areas of overlap with Nokia, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public.

The restructuring -- which may be unveiled as soon as this week -- may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009, two of the people said. Some details are still being worked out, two of the people said.
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17 Jul 2014   #2
Layback Bear

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When one company buys another company or two companies merge they always cut employes that their jobs are overlapping from one company to the other. To me this is expected.
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17 Jul 2014   #3
GEWB

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Announced this morning - up to 18,000.

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17 Jul 2014   #4
4wd

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My iniitial thoughts, if all the experiments with w8, cloud, phones, surface etc were any kind of real success they would have hired 18000 people by now. Am sincerely hoping the concerned people get a new job (maybe at google or ibm\apple...). And let's hope MS gets it's act together after the previous long years of sleeping in class.
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17 Jul 2014   #5
HammerHead

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Reorganization

They are preparing their self to become a large mobile phone company. No more PC.
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17 Jul 2014   #6
strollin

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When one company buys another company or two companies merge they always cut employes that their jobs are overlapping from one company to the other. To me this is expected.
Exactly. I have worked for a number of companies that were acquired. The people that get laid off are generally from accounting, marketing, HR and areas like that. Rarely is there cuts from engineering unless there is a product that they wish to kill as it isn't profitable.
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17 Jul 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When one company buys another company or two companies merge they always cut employes that their jobs are overlapping from one company to the other. To me this is expected.
Exactly. I have worked for a number of companies that were acquired. The people that get laid off are generally from accounting, marketing, HR and areas like that. Rarely is there cuts from engineering unless there is a product that they wish to kill as it isn't profitable.
Management usually also take huge hits. The company a friend of mine's worked for was taken over by a national chain. All of management, including himself (although he was one of the last to go), wound up on the street.
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17 Jul 2014   #8
RBS7

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...and so it begins
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17 Jul 2014   #9
NoN

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That's 18,000 over the Microsoft worldwide implentation....still a shock!
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17 Jul 2014   #10
Fantail

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While this is harsh news I would hope that people affected had wind of it ahead of time and have a plan, resume prepared maybe a nest egg.
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