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Microsoft employees knew that a layoff was coming, and soon, but they were not fully prepared for this one, a Microsoft employee tells Business Insider.

“The feeling inside Microsoft on main campus is a bit shell-shocked at the size of the planned cuts,” this person, a longtime Microsoft employee who was not let go today, told us.

The company plans to cut 18,000 total over six months with 13,000 let go today and 12,500 cut from Nokia, it said today.

Because Satya Nadella is known within the company for cutting middle management, and because the feeling among Microsoft employees is that there was plenty of fat to cut, middle managers were the most worried, the source says.