Ex-Microsoft employee spills on company’s lack of productivity

By on April 25, 2012
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Outlines unnecessary meetings and lack of vision.

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In a rather lengthy blog post, an ex-Microsoft employee rants about just how inefficient the software giant is, and how the endless ring of meetings would be used a tactic to avoid answering bigger issues.

Max Zachariades who penned the article said that initially his time with Microsoft looked very promising, and he was even awarded a “Gold Star” and $1,000 within his first year at the company.

But after he suggested that some of the money being used for corporate-branded merchandise be instead given to charity, his attitude was flagged as ‘inappropriate’.

Zachariades continued to describe that the company holds countless meetings each week so that people don’t really get any actual work done. And with close to $60 billion to its name, Microsoft doesn’t seem to concerned about people just sitting around and nodding at each other, only to meet up again the following week.

Eventually Zachariades was fired, just shy of his five year anniversary with the company following an email to a corporate VP outlining how the company could make better use of its time and resources.

Microsoft has yet to comment on the post, but it almost sounds as if the company is getting a bit too confident in itself if that’s truly how management is running the place.

(via TechCrunch)


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  • John Doe

    There are many out there, who work in multinationals and can spill the beans on what goes on inside those big steel and glass buildings, one such company with a lakc of vision would be CISCO!

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