Nadella dodges questions about future Microsoft layoffs in new interviews
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella conducted a series of short interviews with several media outlets Thursday, but would not answer questions about possible future layoffs at the company in the wake of its acquisition of Nokia's smartphone division.
The interviews were conducted by phone a few hours after Microsoft released an email from Nadella that was sent to all of the company's employees Thursday morning. Nadella used the 3,105 word email to talk about his "mobile first-cloud first" vision for Microsoft but hinted that major organizational changes are in the works at the company as well.
Usually, "organizational changes" are code words for "layoffs" but during his interviews on Thursday, Nadella dodged those questions when asked by the media. When The Wall Street Journal asked Nadella if Microsoft will have fewer employees by the end of 2014 that it currently does, he replied, "I'm not going to go there today."
Microsoft added about 25,000 new employees when it acquired Nokia's Devices and Services division in late April, and many analysts have predicted that situation will force Microsoft into making cuts in its workforce soon. Nadella has already said that more information about Microsoft's future will be revealed on July 22, when the company issues its latest quarterly financial results.
In a chat with The Verge, Nadella spoke specifically on Windows Phone and how the company knows it needs to do better to increase its market share. He stated:
What do you think about Nadella's vision for Microsoft and do you think the company needs to make some changes, including laying off part of its workforce?
Source: Wall Street Journal; The Verge
Windows Central Newsletter
Get the best of Windows Central in your inbox, every day!
nutella has barely made a move yet. i agree with the prior posts here.
So, while everyone is wondering what's going to happen when they merge the two I say just look because it's already really happened.... That was the whole point of moving from WP7's core to W8,,,, so that these changes could take place without changing kernels every damn time.... We should all be aware of this by now.
This I can agree with..
First run this query in old Nokia mail server : "select employee from sent_emails where body like '%sent from my iPhone' or %sent from my ipad'" and start cleaning from there ;)
Why should a hourly worker get a pink slip,while the higher ups get pay increases/bonuses/stock increases as they always do?
As what has been openly discussed by ex-executives in the press,those in management positions that have sabotaged or purposely delayed work to hurt WP or any other project should be terminated immediately...this should be enough incentive to satisfy the needed layoffs and truly motivate the rest.
If they want to increase their market share they need to first launch all the updates :/
Come on we lack features like making a folder.. A very basic feature!
Been ages that features' been there.
Symbian had it too.
Also we need a brightness slider.
They are all so basic wondering why they cant work on this stuff first.