SF has been very unfair to those who has worked for the company 20 plus years.. if you are 55 or over you will not see a promotion no matter what you do.
Yes, nepotism exists here in fact it thrives. What happened to this company? You are watching a slow death of a company who is shooting themselves in the foot by their unfair practices. Why? because they are behind the times with the IT department, they are desperately trying to catch up with the other guys. they are hiring outsiders who does not have SF interests at heart.
oh and women fairness does not exist with the regular worker bee crowd. just saying:)