Backtrack Linux - Backtrack is a Linux distribution based off Ubuntu. It is used for penetration testing and forensics. The distro was a combination of WHAX and Auditor. It...
I would prefer that ratings be taken a bit further like they are at select companies. The bottom performers are periodically purged from the company. That might seem a bit radical. But you want to keep your top performers around and happy. It does not help when you keep dead wood on a project or even in the company.
I read an article by Vanity Fair where they interviewed a lot of Microsoft employees. Apparently Microsoft does not like stack ranking to evaluate employee performance. It pits developers against each other. Strange. You would think Microsoft developers would also want such a ranking. At my company, the only time relative rank comes into play is when they evaluate your pay raise. If you make a lot less than your peers, you get the opportunity to catch up during a pay modification.