I worked for Xilinx and they made it to #4 on the 100 Best Companies to work for. Their goal was to get the best college recruits for a couple of years. Once they did that, then they went back to business as usual.
To cut back on expenses, they decided that each group in a company had to have a rating system and one person in each group had to have a bad review. That person got no raise and no profit sharing for the year.
Now this was a company with excellent employees, so managers came up with the idea that the person with the most sick days would get the bad review, because obviously they didn't produce as much since they were sick. So, need surgery? Bad idea. I had a hysterectomy that nearly killed me. 4 weeks in the hospital. Sure made it easy for my manager that year! My second level felt bad about it, so he got me a special award stock grant for all the hours I'd put in after I got back.
New CEO comes in and lays bunches of us off, so never even got to vest the stock. That CEO is now #5 on the list of the top 25 worst CEO's in the country.
Guess I'm kind of cynical.
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