Microsoft possibly about to announce biggest amount of layoffs since 2009

Microsoft possibly about to announce biggest amount of layoffs since 2009
Microsoft is reportedly about to announce its biggest round of job cuts, since 2009's 5800 layoffs, with the possibility to surpass that number, say anonymous resources in the know. This move is part of the corporation's ongoing plans to slim down and further integrate Nokia handset unit. The cuts will possibly be announced this week and will affect Nokia and/or Microsoft divisions that overlap with each other, as well as the marketing and engineering departments.

Just last week, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella issued a mission statement, calling for more focus and efficiency. What exactly the new CEO has in mind for future operations is yet to be unveiled later this month, according to his words.

Nadella's memo also calls for further emphasis on mobile devices, cloud-computing and productivity software. In an interview last week, the CEO said that with the new cloud methods of building software, developers are able to test and fix bugs on their own, omitting the need for a large chunk of testers. When asked whether this implies job cuts, Nadella declined to reply.

source: Bloomberg via CNET

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51 Comments

1. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This is a great move! Now MS can concentrate more on their ultimate goal, i.e. Mobile and cloud. This can only mean better things to come for WP and Windows. Can't wait for Windows 9!

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its just fancy way of saying: We're struggling and so we need to let go of some employees as Windows 8 wasn't that successful.

4. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah when Google and other profitable companies lay off employees guess that means they are struggling as well. You are truly troll of the day as some said earlier.

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Nobody said a word about Google! Man, please stop.

12. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Google have the largest market share within devices and is the most valuable brand it surpassed Apple. In a situation like this if known Google fans are critical of a smaller brand laying off workers it is fair and common sense to point out that larger companies like Google do the same thing.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Common sense 101# Laying off few employees means the employees are underperforming Laying off 5000+ employees means the company is underperforming. Last time I remember Google laid off so many employees were of Motorola when Motorola was bleeding red on its P&L which again proves my point. P.S.: No need to start a Google vs MS flame war everytime someone says anything bad about MS.

10. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I think his point is valid though. Looking at your posts you seem to focus on any negative subject on Microsoft and you like to paint the worst possible picture. When Google did the lay offs you said zero about it with regards to under performing

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I even focus on negatives on Samsung but if you want to draw conclusions on what you want to read then that's you prerogative.

16. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

When Google also bought Motorola 4,000 employees layed off as well. http://blog.cases.com/google-to-lay-off-thousands-of-motorola-employees It happens get over it.

20. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Oh come cut the act we all know that you overwhelmingly bash MS.

13. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Google not to long ago layed off 1200 workers etc I would not call that a few by any margin. You common sense 101 lacks common sense.

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Google layed of *Motorola's* 1200 & 4000 workers, not their own. Exactly !! that happened when Motorola was showing loss on its P&L. Therefore, more loss = more employee lay offs. That actually falls in line my point. So that means MS laying off = under performance. You actually helped proved my point further. Thanks.

21. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

How are people who you employees not your own? my goodness.

27. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.....So now you're saying that Motorola's loss has nothing to do with so many employees being laid off !? Like MS, Motorola were only 'concentrating' on important projects and laid off the other staff xD Common sense 102# Anyway, people that are hired by you are your own employees not the employees working at other company you own. Dumb version: A Motorola's employee is not a Google's employee since the employee doesn't work for Google but Motorola and is bound by Motorola's code of conduct not Google's. Google being a parent company can only dictate strategic actions not micro manage the company.

49. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Regardless if its Motorola loss Google was in control of the company at that time, look at it this way when Google bought Motorola who paid the employees salary was it Google or Motorola, the article metioned Google by name, Motorola became a subsidiary of Google before it was sold it was a division of Google. For someone who talks about common sense 101 and 102 you certainly lack it, I didn't even read your silly reply until just now.

52. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'Motorola became a subsidiary of Google before it was sold it was a division of Google' - Completely incorrect. Before Motorola Mobility was sold to Google it was a division of Motorola (other division being Motorola Solutions) NOT Google. Check your facts. I don't want to start a Business basics 101# but.... When Google acquired Motorola Mobility it became a SUBSIDIARY of Google and not DIVISION. There's a big difference how a subsidiary and a division exists. A subsidiary has its own governing council with CEO and BOD which makes independent decisions at managerial level (Google will of course be involved at strategic level) unlike a division. In short, employees' cheque will read paid by Motorola not Google. Let it be you're just digging a hole for yourself. 'nuff said.

23. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

or you simply cant see it, after acquiring Nokia D&S they have 127104 employee if they think they have more than what they need why waste resources on people who they don't need

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Flame war started by himself and he telling us. WTH?????

25. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

He's lost some sense. It'll be a while till he gets it back.

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's more like you. Look at your username: NokiaFTW. That really shows who and what you are. A Nokia MS fanboy. You have no state of grounds upon thy your insecurities.

32. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Says a former member named TROLL.

33. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

oh my god, you breaking best friendship.......!!! lol

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Hey Troll Trollerson, go away. Nobody in your family needs you, and nobody on this site needs you as well. Take a hike, to North Korea.

41. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao What's wrong with you You must be 18 Off topic

42. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....how old are you ?

31. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Aswell as Wp, was an "epic fail" getting resources from Androids patents, which gets poured into the failing Wp platform. Even that was not enough to keep the failing Wp platform, that MS, needs to inject millions more from its own offshore revenue. Wp is and was a fail. Lmao

5. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

so, does new CEO mean more jobless people? I bet his own income will be in millions per year... why not he cut his expenses?

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

CEOs cut their expenses only as a last resort. Only way for new CEO to impact financial performance right after taking the job is to cut expenses. New revenue streams were baked well before he took his new job. If primary source of company revenue growth (Windows) is struggling, got to cut expenses somewhere. Nokia Devices business unit is prime area for eliminating redundancy. It sucks for the former Nokia employees whose jobs are in jeopardy. Life in corporatocracy 101 (aka living life as a serf).

44. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

+1 for accuracy and knowledge.

14. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Hope this is irony...

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