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 to handle constant improvement feedbacks at work?

How to handle constant feedback from your scrum master in your team that you need to improve, and that you have not still reached that stage? How can I convey my message to him that this needs to ...
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Lunch with CEO I am not confortable with [closed]

I work in a startup, and my CEO has invited me to lunch. The guy makes me feel uneasy, as we do not work together very well, partly because he does not put the effort into defining what he wants or ...
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We're contractors who think the main perm guy isn't very good. Do we say anything?

(I don't believe this is a dupe of What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible? because that question is about effort, whereas this one is about ability.) I'm a contractor (UK) but ...
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2answers
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Asking feedback after a tech interview [duplicate]

Please note that I'm asking for getting feedback after tech interview, which is different from other interview stages from my opinion. I had tech interview in a form of a coding exercise for a ...
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Giving feedback to difficult coworker? [closed]

I have a coworker who is known for being quite lazy. He often does things just to get out of doing much work. I would like to give him feedback before going to upper management, but I am not sure how ...
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How can I give feedback without hurting the other person?

I am asked to give feedback for a colleague for which unfortunately I have many negative aspects to point out. The issue is that I don't want to make them too personal. Example: I find him very, yes ...
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Feedback Request [closed]

I have requested feedback from a business stake holder with whom I have worked closely for 8 months on an anchor program. I have sent an email to the stake holder copying my boss requesting ...
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after job interview and initial offer not hearing back from recruiter

I had a phone interview, that moved into an in person. I had a questionnaire to fill and then the manager sent me an email to refill the questionnaire, which I did and replied with a thank you note. 2 ...
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Getting heard from departments I need a feedback from

My problem is actually quite simple, but I haven't figured out a solution yet. I work in a company where is very important to correctly measure things (I cannot disclose what they are). Being in ...
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How do I make the most of failed interviews? [duplicate]

I'm a college senior, and I've been interviewing for a job for a few months and have a pretty solid employment history, including some successful internships at companies that you've heard of. I ...
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What to expect as feedback meetings from immediate manager? [closed]

Generally how much time one should expect from their immediate manager to spend on feedback to help improve and advance career wise? I am in a case where there are no regular personal discussions ...
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No answer after a job interview [duplicate]

I was contacted by a company for a position which is not even published on their website, and I have had 5 interviews with them. For the last and final round of interviews, they paid for my train to ...
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What actionable steps can be taken to refocus discussion on solutions rather than problems?

I'm on a small scrum team at a software development company. I've noticed that all of us, including myself, tend to speak and think in a very negative way. Just some examples; please don't focus ...
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How to provide constructive feedback on a colleague to the manager?

Background : I work as a senior engineer in a software project (~3 years old). Recently, a new engineer was added to work with me for a couple of months to help resolve some of the issues (bug fixes) ...
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Acceptable to ask for CV feedback at interview?

After every interview the interviewer always will ask "Do you have any questions for me?". I was wondering if it would be appropriate to ask for feedback on your CV/Resume or would it come as ...
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2answers
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How to deal with a peer who gives unnecessary feedback?

I put my foot in my mouth at work and said something insensitive to a colleague of mine. Since then I have: Had a one-to-one with my colleague that I upset where I apologised and we patched things ...
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2answers
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Negative references- how to explain to future prospective employers?

I have been in my current role for roughly 15 months- the first 12 months or so went fairly well, but since then several issues have crept up which have caused me to start looking for other employment....
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I'm a director. One team member has complained to me about his manager (whom I manage). How do I address it? [closed]

I am a department director. I have an assistant director who does the direct management of my department's team members, but I occasionally meet with the team members directly as well, usually as a ...
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CEO thinks that our intern is fantastic. Should I correct him? [duplicate]

Our company is small, less than 10 people. All hiring decisions are made by our CEO, with little to no input from our CTO. We have had an intern developer for a few months. Our CEO seems to think ...
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How can I give useful feedback without going too far? [closed]

My friend has come to me for advice with their CV. I'm happy to help - and would like to - but I'm conscious that I sometimes go overboard with advice that nobody asked for, or am overly critical ...
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What feedback should I ask for in a performance review?

I've been working for a company for 8 months and I have asked for a feedback session from my boss. I'm interested generally to know what he thinks of my work, but what specific areas should I ask ...
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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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11answers
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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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5answers
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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 improving....
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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 ...