Microsoft Employees Allege Performance Reviews Are 'Rigged'
A Business 2.0 article by Owen Thomas, via CNN/Money, reports that:
Google employees get free food, unlimited foosball, and laundry machines at the office. Microsoft employees, by contrast, say that they get a politically charged job review process that has turned into a popularity contest, WashTech.org reports.More here.
A supposedly meritocratic system under which employees get ranked on a bell curve has been taken over by managers who try to protect their friends, Microsoft workers told the Seattle-based labor news site. A Microsoft spokesman says a top HR executive is actively reconsidering the system.