Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TONY SCOTT: New Update: Realigning Resources and Reducing Costs

From: Tony Scott
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 11:13 PM IST
To: Microsoft IT-India FTE; Shauna Saffle; Jeff Ramos; Sherry Bisaillon; Lynn Kepl; Laura Temple
Subject: MSIT India Update to Today's Announcements

Following the communication from Steve Ballmer and Kevin Turner, I want to share information about how these announcements impact Microsoft IT in India.

In light of the current global economic situation, we have relooked at several initiatives within the company and have had to re-appropriate our resources. As such, some roles have been impacted in MSIT India. Please be assured that the local HR team will connect with the employees in the impacted roles and work with them to find the best way forward.

I would like to take a moment to ask for your support as we move through this unique time. You have a lot of information to absorb. I expect each of you may have lots of questions about these announcements and how we intend to move forward. I encourage you to connect with your manager and leaders. Nagender Vedula will be hosting a brief all hands meeting in the next couple of days to answer questions and offer more perspective. Further, Neville Rademeyer will be flying to India over the weekend to be onsite early next week and looks forward to personally hosting another all hands with the teams.

I am proud of the work that you do, and will continue to do for the benefit of Microsoft, our customers, and our partners. MSIT India is central to our overall MSIT strategy-and I Appreciate your understanding, dedication, and continued focus, and hope you share my optimism for a very bright future for Microsoft IT and the company.

Tony Scott
Chief Information Officer
Microsoft Corporation
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Redmond WA 98052-6399
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  1. Is it ethical to post an official mail to a blogspace?

  2. is it ethical to fire people in one day esp by a company who has hoards of cash? i also heard there is no severance package in india,

  3. Yaa, no severance package in india

    Just 2 month's pay

  4. To those who report into Neville Rademeyer, who work with Neville Rademeyer, etc. -
    I would love to obtain your opinion regarding his professionalism, business reputation, etc. Thanks.

  5. Neville Raademeyer was let go from Microsoft in September 2010 - yes, removed from his position.

  6. Correcting typo... Neville Rademeyer was let go from Microsoft in September 2010 - yes, removed from his position.

  7. Neville was also close to being let go from Disney before Microsoft