Referring to a process where a worker's ability to do the work is evaluated. Within North America, most big companies will have these annually and some may have these after completing a probationary period. The quality and quantity of work are evaluated as well as setting goals, and expectations ...

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Manager gave me a rating, then it was changed by someone else

Long story short... My manager submitted my ratings to her boss and gave me an above average rating but when she received the final ratings back, mine had been lowered. The reason we were given was ...
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How can I cope with my disappointment after not receiving a bonus? [closed]

We just had our compensation meetings at the bank I work at (in a support position), and after being told I had met management's expectations, I was given neither a bonus nor a raise. The reason was ...
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What exactly is the meaning of taking ownership in a project?

What exactly is the meaning of taking ownership in a project? I have heard lot of managers say this. Since this is very commonly used and at the same time, not part of formal education, I want to know ...
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347 views

How to tell my manager that I will leave if things don't change without offending him? [duplicate]

I'm a Web developer. My annual performance review is approaching. How can I tell my manager in a very professional way that I don't like the projects I have being working on at the company; If I'm not ...
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When to re-asses my current position with supervisor

Our typical annual review process is coming up in which we get to meet with our supervisors and discuss our performance. I am at a point in my current job where I have received nothing but positive ...
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About to get fired. What should I do? [closed]

So I just had my year end review and got a 2 (the Boss takes this review, since were a small team). I joined this company about 6 months ago straight out of college. It was kinda a rollercoaster ...
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Purpose of Performance Review

I am new to working in a professional environment. I have just completed one year in my current software development role. I am entitled to a performance review and I think one year in is a good time ...
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Stepping down and staying employed

I've been working as a tech lead for the past 10 years with this company that went through a upper management reshuffle recently. Since then, I've been having problems getting along with my new boss. ...
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Letting my boss know that my salary is below market rate without making it a threat to leave [duplicate]

I've been at my job for almost 1 year. I'm pretty happy with it. It's not perfect, but I see it as an excellent opportunity, both for growth and for improving and expanding my skills. The area I ...
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339 views

How to thank co-worker for good report/praise to my managers

Recently I was helping a more senior developer write up a training manual document for a niche part of an application that some other developers use but have troubles with getting their head around. ...
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How to find out the requirements for a pay rise over lunch [duplicate]

I work in a very small development team, just over a year ago I was the first full time developer and got the job straight out of University, I have since been given the responsibility of training and ...
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How to prepare for a meeting about promotion and career plans

During the last performance review with my manager, he mentioned that if I maintain the level of performance I can expect promotion in a few months and talk about my career. What does it involve and ...
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My boss doesn't believe in positive reinforcement

My boss has told me, in no uncertain terms, that he does not and will not offer praise or positive reinforcement to anyone for simply doing what he considers to be their job. He also will absolutely ...
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My boss refused my notice, proposed me to work part time, then changed his mind, and now is blaming me of jeopardising the company [closed]

I started working for an hardware startup last year as a contractor developer. The company was quite at an early stage and their product wasn't up to scratch yet but after being assured by the CEO ...
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748 views

How to get introverted/quiet staff to open up as their manager

Normally I'm fine with quiet staff as their manager as long as they're performing okay. But I have one particular staff member (programmer) who's particularly slow. I've tried to discuss their overall ...
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242 views

Trust, Career Progression and Personal relations

Last year I started an opportunity with a well known company (fortune 100) with much excitement since it was THE JOB I was looking for after my graduation from business school (I bring prior domain ...
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344 views

Ambiguous performance review af a young software engineer [closed]

My post follows this one: How to make young software engineers improve the quality of their output? Without getting into the details of the previous post, we have a software project which was rushed, ...
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476 views

What can I do to minimize the drama of being wronged by a new boss? [closed]

After 5 months in a 6 month probation period, I got a new boss. I feared that the new boss didn't like me and wanted to get rid of me. After 4 weeks under my new boss, I received a performance ...
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993 views

How to get around the “there's no money in the budget” excuse when asking for a raise?

Some background: My company does annual bonuses/raises around the March timeframe. I got hired in August of last year, so at 7 months I didn't feel comfortable enough asking for a raise. I just had ...
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563 views

Boss can't articulate how I can improve during performance review. Now what?

I had my yearly performance review, which was the same as it has been for the past 5 years. I was given the middle ranking and all comments are positive. I have never been reprimanded for anything, my ...
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1answer
223 views

Caught off guard and accepted a lower raise than I believe I should've [duplicate]

I just had my first annual review for my first job (recent college grad). Review went very well. Met all my goals as well as exceeding a couple. Same goes for other expectations not directly ...
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402 views

How to measure a Technical Manager's contribution against Key Performance Indicators?

I work at a growing startup. My position is close to being Chief Technology Officer (CTO); I manage admins, developers (sometimes I develop as well), designers, I resolve technical issues, do some web ...
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140 views

I am required to demo and publicize my work, but I work on another manager's project

I have a situation in a team,where my manager is pushing all of us to 'record' more work in form code repository contributions , sending out mails to show off and do more demos.Each 3 months we have a ...
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7answers
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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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Are managers reviewed on their own performance or their teams? [closed]

An employee who is not a manager gets reviewed on the work they produce, where very little of it is dependant on other people. They might be part of a team but usually they will have tasks that only ...
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Recently put on a performance improvement plan. Do these details sound fair?

I've been working at my current company for about 2 years. This is my first programming job so I don't have much reference. Since day one I've had to give estimates on changes to code bases I've ...
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Sudden call for a review about bad performance. Am I getting fired?

Today morning, I received an email from the manager about some issue that came up at the client side about hardcoding some links. Me and my boss were emailed, "you guys are taking things for granted". ...
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Asked a raise, how long should I wait to hear back?

Premise: The company I work for doesn't have an automatic salary raise policy (like x% each year) During my last yearly review I asked for a raise to my superior (I felt was the appropriate time, the ...
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My boss told me he wanted to fire me and last week I recieved a very bad mid-year performance review

I was placed under a new supervisor (John) on Oct 1 2014, the beginning of our fiscal year. On Oct 24 2014 John told me that he was going to fire me. I went to the director "Eric" of our division ...
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Not getting the internship review

I made a short internship in march. My "mentor" (the guy responsible for me) wrote a review and handed it to someone else who should look over it. I then went to her office and asked if I can take it ...
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257 views

Who should be present at a salary review? [closed]

I work at a small start up, and recently asked to have a salary review. I set up the meeting with the CFO, and asked that my project manager and supervisor be present as well. The CFO responded by ...
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Denied raise and confused why? Don't agree with my boss's reasons [closed]

I'm a software dev, paid $50k with almost 4 years experience and the local market average is $65k. My annual performance review happened recently and I asked for $65k and in lieu of that (since we're ...
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How to ask for mentorship from a senior?

I've been working at a bigger tech firm for about 7 months now, and I am the most junior person on my team at 26 and only programming full-time for a year. My colleagues are all in their 40s and 50s ...
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How can one use self assessments, in the context of annual performance appraisals, to advance ones career?

Virtually every company has some sort of annual performance rating system, which governs raises and promotions. I have been with a few large multi-nationals and seen on numerous occasions individuals ...
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2answers
313 views

Providing constructive feedback for someone who interprets it as personal criticism

I am a fairly green manager of a small team of 6 software developers. In addition to managing, my responsibilities include providing technical direction, making overall architectural and ...
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1answer
495 views

I was put on a performance Improvement Plan for 6 months [closed]

Recently I was placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), for a six month period. I am very confused because although it was not a huge surprise it did not have to come down to this. My manager ...
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Is it a good idea to mention number of git commits in performance review?

I'm having a performance review soon with my manager. Would it be a good idea to mention the number of commits I've made since started working here? I know that the number usually doesn't say much ...
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Annual Review done - Less Increment(again) - Boss says had to adjust for Bell Curve [closed]

I received my Annual Review and got a less hike than expected. To set the background let me mention that I was hired from campus and many other such peers joined and now there is some considerable gap ...
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221 views

How to prepare throughout the year for an annual review? Work journal?

I just went through my first annual review at this company. And while it seemed fair enough, I'd like to be better prepared for next years review. This time I ended up trying to go through a years ...
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Participating in Annual Review WHILE in negotiations for new position elsewhere. Make unhappiness known?

My current company has no idea I'm looking for other opportunities and quite honestly, I think they'd be blindsided if I resigned, mostly because this is the type of company where people stay for 10+ ...
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What is an annual review supposed to be for?

In a non-broken company, what is an annual review supposed to accomplish? (I assume non-broken companies exist somewhere... but that's another discussion!) Right now, I'm staring at a piece of paper ...
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777 views

I'm a slow learner, how can I speed up? [closed]

A bit of background: I'm in the software industry. 90% of the stuff I'm working on is/was completely new when I started in August 2014. I need to make the same mistake two or three times before I ...
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How would you measure KPI of “IT Infrastructure” team?

In my current employment, I oversee two teams of which I'm responsible for measuring their performance, "IT Help Desk" team and "IT Infrastructure" team. For the former, the KPI is relatively easy to ...
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2k views

Should I quit my job before or after my year-end review/raise [closed]

I've been working for a small young company for a little over a year. I've been increasingly ready to quit however as the work has shifted into an area I do not enjoy and I'm clearer on what I want to ...
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2answers
275 views

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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416 views

How to communicate with boss that I enjoy the work but dissatisfied with treatment [closed]

I work in a small team with a direct administrative supervisor. I often work on multiple simultaneous projects with different project directors, but it is my admin supervisor who manages my workload. ...
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I am told my work is 'excellent', but it never makes into a final product. How can I claim my results, if my work is never monetized?

I work for a software company. I have been on a project for nine months, and I have always been reassured by my first-line manager of the fact that my software increments would have been integrated ...
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If I wasn't given measurable targets, what should I write when asked about metrics in the annual performance review?

I was never given measurable goals, just qualitative ones, but my annual self-review form emphasizes that I should use measurable targets and how I achieved, by how much I failed, etc. How should I ...
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How to approach Performance Evaluation when Goals/Objectives have not been defined in writing beforehand

This may be a case of "some stuff shoulda been done earlier", but it's too late now. I am to fill out a standard Performance Review/Evaluation form, rating myself on Productivity, Knowledge, Quality, ...
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A superior is complaining about me for things that are not my responsibility - should I tell their superior?

I work in a matrix-management based company where multiple superiors decide my performance appraisal, salary increases, etc. I have no single manager. I have evidence that one of my superiors is ...