Criteria to get Walked out

Microsoft YqLN22
Mar 23 16 Comments

What is the criteria to get walked out from Microsoft and how does HR define going to a competitor? Looking for people who actually got walked out from Microsoft or managers/HR who know the process to help answer my questions

1. Who makes the final decision to walk someone out? HR or manager?

2. Is the walkout policy dependent on the product I am working on or do we have a generic list of companies that will result in a person being automatically walked out irrespective of what I am working on? As an example, In case I work in Dynamics or Office I technically don’t compete with AWS and shouldn’t be walked out. Azure to AWS should be an automatic walk out as we directly compete with each other.
Dynamics and Salesforce are competing products but Office and Salesforce don’t compete with each other.

3. Do we need to sign any documents on the last day on non compete and does Microsoft reach out to the new employer?

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Box Nwcz20
    Say it with me. Don’t tell people at your current company where you’re going to ever.
    Mar 23 2
    • eBay svblinder
      Why?
      Mar 23
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      WTF? Poor taste? The reality is that we're all replaceable, and companies treat us that way. Everyone is out for their own TC and career goals, regardless which company they currently support. Exceptions are rare, and usually only happen for people who have built and launched a highly successful product or company from the ground up and completely control its direction (or those who no longer seek progression and thus are in danger of becoming obsolete). Managers understand that this the reality of business, while following their company's processes.
      Mar 23
  • BCG Anon778
    Why is anyone being walked out!? Presumably you walked in the same way and chose the time at which you disclosed your departure...shouldn’t the assumption be that you’re the same rational human being we hired and standard monitoring should be enough to ensure compliance with contracts you’ve signed?

    aka. The kind of person who needs to be walked out would have done their underhanded crap before the conversation.
    Mar 23 7
    • Twitter hodgesodge
      Liability
      Mar 23
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

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      ThePlaguemore
      Actually, you'd be surprised to see the amount of stupid people that steal company secrets after submitting their resignation.
      Mar 23
    • BCG Anon778
      Odd, I couldn’t imagine that ever happening a BCG (unless there was a preexisting values violation)
      Mar 23
    • Twitter hodgesodge
      And they have walkout rules for people like you who don't think it could ever happen ;)
      Mar 23
    • BCG Anon778
      I guess 🤷🏾‍♂️. My main surprise is the solution being implemented to solve the problem.

      At tech firms, you’d assume asset monitoring capability and rights provisioning would be top notch—why couldn’t they just monitor/restrict any movement of files off the employees machine or using the employees login information?

      Sure they could write things down or take physical property, but less humiliating solutions exist for both (e.g. Employees could be asked to leave at the end of the day with no items and have the firm send them later)

      Guess it’s just a different view on what is humiliating vs. not and what is SOP.
      Mar 23
    • Microsoft serbiawolf
      Nothing in BCG to steal....
      Mar 24
    • BCG Anon778
      ^yup...it’s not like we do work for the top companies, governments, and organizations in the world. They wouldn’t have anything of value that anyone would want right?
      Mar 24
  • Tableau / Eng
    ThePlague

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    ThePlaguemore
    1 - HR forces the manager to do it.
    2 - it is a general policy depending on what company are you going to.
    3 - No.
    That being said, they only way HR finds out is if when you submit your resignation you or your manager puts that information. And there's no obligation on your part to disclose
    Mar 23 1
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

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      ThePlaguemore
      If you work in Dynamics and go to Google, it is not a competitor in any way but you would still get walked out
      Mar 23
  • Homeaway ppMg64
    There is no fixed criteria in any company:

    Things that will definitely get you walked out will be egregious HR violations.

    Like assault, sexual assault, sabotage etc.

    Other than that, mostly it depends on the team and the HR that supports it. Most managers ask HR on what to do next and the HR may say, send him/her home or let’s deal with it over the coming week etc
    Mar 23 2
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

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      ThePlaguemore
      Actually, at msft there is
      Mar 23
    • Microsoft / IT
      mb117

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      mb117more
      Or pulling a #badgestillworks
      Taunti ng executives while speaking to the press without authorization.
      After calling out HR and Satya on CEO Connection in Yammer.
      Mar 24

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