Friday, March 10, 2006

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, reports.

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.

More here.


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