The company’s annual meeting triggers a flood of bitter comments from current and former employees
The Microsoft (MSFT) blogs are having a field day mining the stream of comments left on Mini-Microsoft after Friday’s annual employee meeting. The site has traditionally been a place for staffers to let off steam anonymously, but the tone and volume of the remarks made after this year’s gathering suggest that morale in Redmond has hit a new low.
We can’t confirm reports that employees left “in droves” during CEO Steve Ballmer’s speech, as WinRumors has it, but the comments speak for themselves. Seattle PI has published a representative selection here. The one that caught my eye focused on the difficulty Ballmer’s Microsoft has competing with the likes of Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG):
The comments are attached to the Mini-Microsoft post entitled Friday! Friday! Friday! Microsoft Company Meeting Friday! They make chilling reading for Microsoft investors.