Questions relating to the communication of views and opinions regarding work quality or performance, usually from a superior or colleague

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How do I address conflicting feedback from my manager?

I have been a manager for about two years in the software field. Over the last two years, feedback from my employees and VP has been conflicting but consistent. I've been told I don't speak up enough ...
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Is it good or bad idea to send negative feedback to a company?

I sent my cv to this company for a web developer position and they sent me a huge test with a note says: "Don't spend more than 8 hours". I did the test and I took me more that 8 hours and sent it ...
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How to get feedback notes after interview [duplicate]

NB: The question of asking for feedback when none has been given has been posed. My question is about getting written feedback when oral feedback already has been given. I was recently rejected after ...
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Asking for feedback early in experience

I've been recently hired to do web development, something that I always had interest in but did not have any experience outside of studying on my own time. I am very thankful for this position and I ...
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How to encourage more efficient use of time

I work at a small company with a very loose structure -- roles are not very clearly defined. It's an engineering company and I'm soon going to take over managing the handful of engineers. Though I'll ...
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Is my company being deceptive on anonymous information gathering [closed]

I have got an email from my company yesterday, kindly requesting to participate in an anonymous survey. I have opened up the survey; and it consisted of some rather bold questions. Each questions had ...
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How to handle undeservedly positive feedback

As a recent Computer Science graduate I've gotten a position as a Junior Dev. My team has 6 people, a BA, two Senior devs, a tester, and a team lead (Dev background), all of whom have 10+ years of ...
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How can I best handle a star performer on a small team who feels no one else is good enough? [duplicate]

I have a small team and lately my star performer has been marching to a different tune. This person feels that no one else is good enough and doesn't seem to like it if others offer a differing design ...
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Can HR/Boss Require Your Username and Password?

We recently received this email at our work from the HR Department. We work in the healthcare industry and our username and password is linked to everything that we do. We have to follow strict HIPAA ...
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Self-criticism - good idea? [closed]

I think constructive criticism is great for self-improvement if given in moderate doses. Sometimes I am getting absolutely none of it, and this makes me worried that things aren't actually ...
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What are the possible downsides of answering an “anonymous” employee survey truthfully?

We recently got an invite to do a short (handful questions) anonymous survey on employee satisfaction. My first impulse would be to answer with my honest, negative impression of the employer: 'bad ...
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How much should I insist on a job? [closed]

I would love to have a certain job in another company, they did the initial phone interview and then nothing happened from there. I think I'm not very good at interviews, not because I get too ...
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How to give negative feedback to unprofessional company? [closed]

I'm a student, just ended my 3 months attachment programme that provide by my school. I have been assign to one of the IT Company that are not professional. I have done well, perform good attitude and ...
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How do I break bad news to an employee without negatively affecting their relationships with other employees?

I manage an overseas team. When the team was setup, they were promised certain benefits such as cash bonuses and visiting industry conferences. However, one of my team is significantly ...
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7answers
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Should I give honest (but bad) feedback about a colleague when asked by another team looking to hire him?

A colleague of mine has potential job offer from another team, which I have worked for in the past. Somebody from my old team has asked me what I think about him. To be perfectly honest, I think he ...
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2answers
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Performance Appraisal, Manager & Project change [duplicate]

I worked in project A for about a year with a Manager X before I moved to my current project B with a Manager Y. I work in a physically different geography, in fact different country and don't see ...
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Colleague feedback - asking them to relax

I currently work in a fast paced I.T environment and have to give one of my colleagues feedback (I am not his manager). He is a very strong developer with excellent work ethics which I have wrote ...
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How do I give feedback to a manager that doesn't see the forest for the trees?

I recently completed a migration from one server to another of a service I manage that affects over 4,000 users, and it all went off without any interruption or degradation in functionality. The few ...
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How can I tell the head of company that my boss is incompetent?

I'm leaving my current position at a small startup to work elsewhere. While here I've been shocked by the incompetency of my boss, the CTO. The company is very small, < 10 people and everyone works ...
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Should I leave honest feedback online for a toxic company I previously worked for? [duplicate]

About a year ago I started as a "front-end developer" at a local startup. Previously I had worked for my university and newspaper in various departments doing dev work, and had been doing freelance ...
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Should I add a Glassdoor review for a company so small they will know it is me?

During my job search, I found Glassdoor to be a very useful tool for getting to know about the companies I was searching for. I'd like to give back to that and submit my own reviews to help others. ...
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How should I offer corrections on English for coworkers who are not native speakers?

I'm a team lead at a startup. Part of my job is to do code reviews and ask other developers to correct their own work. In my spare time I mentor students learning the same type of work. A few of my ...
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Forwarding my client appreciation notes to a new manager

My present manager is moving to a different team at the end of the month. I have received a few client appreciation notes last week. What is more professional? Should I assume that my outgoing ...
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How to deal with a team member who tries emotional blackmail on us?

We have a team member who has to create some input for a project we are working on. This team member is terribly sensitive to even the slightest criticism. They started a discussion how they feel ...
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Should a departing employee offer (unsolicited) feedback to the company?

I am a software engineer for a Scandinavian company. I recently accepted a new position at a different company and will leave my current job in the next month. I have great respect for the senior ...
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As assistant manager, supporting a team member the boss is down on

I'm the assistant manager of a small team, and the manager, "Mary", and I have a large difference of opinion about one of our members, "Ethan". He's the least experienced person we have. Overall, I ...
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Employee evaluation - where to start? [closed]

I recently started managing a small team for the first time. One of the responsibilities I have is to evaluate the performance of each team member. I work at a small startup, and we're pretty much ...
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How do I get honest feedback from a consulting client?

I am working for a consultancy firm. I have been employed at the client location as a consultant on contract basis. I report directly to a client manager and we don’t have any other reporting manager ...
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How can I encourage my Team Lead to give me the negative feedback directly before escalating management?

I have been working in an organization for 1 year and few months. After graduation it is my first job. After 1 year they gave me really good increment and recognized me as one of their really good ...
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Is it ok to ask former colleagues for feedback after being terminated?

I was recently fired from a job, and am struggling to understand why. The reasons given were unclear and contradictory, and management were defensive when I asked for detail - this was also my ...
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How to get feedback on application rejections sent from a noreply mailbox

How can one get feedback/reason(s) for rejection from companies that use a no reply email id ? For example : This job post on IBMs website asks for these skills : Required Bachelor's Degree At ...
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5answers
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How to deal with a talented but direct/unfriendly team member?

My game hobby project is starting grow rapidly lately, with over 10 members who are actively contributing. In the team are currently two pixel artists. There is a third artist who I worked with ...
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Is it okay to ask for detailed feedback even after I got an offer?

Is it okay to ask the hiring manager for feedback on myself even if I have already got the offer? I just really want to know how I perform, especially compared to other candidates. Also, I believe the ...
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Should I ask my project manager to review my work?

I completed my coding part in our project and I would like to have a code review with my overseas project manager (who is also involved in code development). But I'm a little scared of asking him ...
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Is it okay to ask for feedback after an interview [duplicate]

I recently went through the process of a phone interview, a personality test, and then a skills assessment test. All of these are common, I know and understand. My question is, is it reasonable, when ...
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Great CEO with horrible management style

I'm a relatively inexperienced HR professional. I've been with my organization for 1 year and have a situation that I feel very positive about, but am unclear about my next steps. Here is a little ...
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How can I get feedback on why my resume is not getting me interviews?

I've been looking for job since July and I have got only one interview. I'm realistic, I'm a recent grad so I'm applying for intership/entry level positions, not mid/senior ones. I'm not even applying ...
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What kind of information do recruiting companies keep?

What kind of information do recruiting companies keep, apart from those we enter in the registration form? Recently, I had an interview with a company, which was arranged through a recruiting ...
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Should I go to an interview I don't intend to accept the job (if offered)?

In a conversation with a friend, he slipped that he intended to go to an interview for a senior position in software development. I was surprised, since I was under the impression he liked his current ...
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How can I ask my interviewers for feedback following an interview?

Recently, I had an interview with Amazon. At first, things went smoothly and well. After two interviews, they decided not to move forward with the process. I'm the type of person who wants to ...
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How honest should I be in performance reviews about colleagues?

When I was working in student government during university, I would occasionally be asked to provide anonymous feedback about one of my colleagues. I was assured this feedback would be seen only by ...
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How should I accept hurtful feedback from a colleague?

Following a networking event, I was told that I was considered "embarrassing" and that my companions did not wish to be associated with me because of this. I personally found this exceedingly ...