Microsoft plans on closing their London office

Microsoft plans on closing their London office

Microsoft plans on closing their London office

Microsoft plans on closing their London office


Microsoft plans on closing their London office, laying off 220 employees in the UK alongside 300 additional employees elsewhere. These 300 layoffs will be primarily in the Redmond, Washington area, where Microsoft's corporate headquarters are located. 

This step marks a huge change for Skype, who were originally founded in London in 2003. A source for the Financial Times has stated that Skype is now " a shell of the company it once was", with Microsoft steadily replacing the companies original executives with Microsoft staff after Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion on 2011. 

  Microsoft plans on closing their London office  

These 520 layoffs are a result of Microsoft's previously announced plans to cut a total 2,850 Microsoft employees by July 2017. In June 2016 Microsoft had stated that they had 114,000 employees in total in their financial reports. 


You can join the discussion on Microsoft's plans to close Skype's London office on the OC3D Forums.


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19-09-2016, 06:33:27

Skype is so bad at the moment, MS was just happy that skype has a name for itself and people go and download it, while they could obviously put people and resources making skype more gaming friendly, instead, they do 0 to improve call quality, all they do is intergrate skype into the windows ecosystem with an app that works worse than the normal desktop version....Quote

19-09-2016, 08:42:38

I wonder if the single Microsoft employee in Bermuda will be laid off?
Oh wait that would mean they would have to pay tax so probably not. I know a guy that works at this office. Must ask him about this and see what the company have told him??Quote

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