2. As previously stated, several Microsoft employees are leaving the company, but their percentage in the overall MS employees is relatively reduced. Microsoft still has employees which have been with the company from its beginnings; therefore continuous commitment is rather strong within the software company. Among the factors which increase employee loyalty towards Microsoft, one could easily point out the corporate culture, the benefits of being a Microsoft employee and the nature of the work conducted. The company encourages diversity and values the employee; numerous medical benefits cover not only the worker but his family members as well. Then, the employees are given the right to purchase stock and benefit from the corporate profits.
Also, they have the chance to work in the largest software company in the world and contribute to changing the software industry.
September 26, 2005, Troubling Exits at Microsoft, Business Week, Retrieved on February 8, 2008 from http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_39/b3952001.htm.