Rose Alley Diversity & Inclusion Series compare four high-tech companies.


Rose Alley, Rose Watch, February, 2016 —

This time we are comparing 4 high-tech companies – 2 traditional companies (Microsoft and Intel) and 2 young companies. The major findings are as following:

– For all 4 companies, Asian employees make a significant portion of their workforce – from 14% to 38%. However, the number of Asian females is still far lower than their male peers.

– The Asian male executive-to-employee ratio is significantly higher than the Asian female executive-to-employee ration, indicating more Asian men managed to climb to the management levels than women.

– All 4 companies have significantly invested in employees’ physical and mental health and well-being. Upon the general benefits given, the traditional companies rely more on monetary rewards and more standard plans (i.e. product discounts), whereas younger companies rely more on their own resources and charisma to provide creative rewards in the non-monetary manner (i.e. workout with CEO @ Twitter, free book reading @ Amazon). With this strategy, the latter has achieved greater success on their employer branding – Twitter was ranked as one of the Best Place to Work on Glassdoor by their employees.

– There is a slight downward tendency in hiring foreign employees at these firms. Overall, Microsoft has the highest number of foreign employees among all 4.


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