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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Ambiguous performance review af a young software engineer [on hold]

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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Just want to pass performance review [closed]

My boss told me during our one-on-one that it would be impossible to give everybody in the team high performance rating. Then I said, " to be honest with you, i just want to pass it because working ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the expectations around self-reviews? [duplicate]

I am attempting to fill out the self-assessment portion of my first year-end performance review as an employee. I have talked to people at my company about what's expected of me during the ...
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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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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 ...
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Promoting excellence without pointing out incompetence

I like to promote excellence and I try to stay positive. Those are the two main driving forces behind my general attitude and I think it's gotten me pretty far. I've had a good career in IT for over ...
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I had a good offer I declined, is it appropriate to let my employer know in a performance review?

I had a good offer in another company. It was like a 20% higher the money I´m making now. I declined it since I was happy in my current company but I´ve always had the feeling I was underpaid. I´m ...
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Does a performance review mean you are getting fired? [closed]

I have mostly worked for startups/small comapnies or been left alone doing special projects 'off the org chart' in larger companies. Somehow none of my managers ever "got round to" doing any sort of ...
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What to do when your manager won't give you your annual performance review?

My manager is four months late for conducting my performance review. Everyone else I know received it back in July and have already received their salary increase. The deadline for reviews passed a ...
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Is it my fault (and part of my “performance”) if a resource I need to fulfill external requests doesn't exist? [closed]

Annual performance reviews are coming up and a senior manager whom I work keeps warning me informally that I need to get more things done and make things happen and that recently I haven't. I am an ...
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Performance review with a manager who doesn't know me?

Six months ago, I was reorganized under a different manager. My former manager (who has resigned) and I spoke almost daily, and as such, reviews flowed easily and were very effective. However, I have ...
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Goal setting for the end of the year

We started using a goal tracking/performance review software earlier this year. I set a goal initially that has not been fulfilled. I know we can change our goals at any point, but I'm wondering if I ...
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Is 6 months too early to negotiate a payrise at a new job? [closed]

Last year I was made redundant from a job I had been at for over 10 years. After nearly 6mths of being unemployed and searching for work I was offered a job with a new employer. The role offered ...
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Being a team's representative to the rest of the company, but not its manager, how much am I accountable when something goes wrong? [closed]

I am an assistant manager with authority over part of our Team ("sub-team"), mainly in supporting the actual manager. Most of my and my sub-teams' duties revolve around being a link between the Team ...
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In a company without 1-on-1s or structured feedback, what can I do to understand how I can improve my performance?

We primarily receive feedback for what we deliver, but not how we deliver, how we can improve, what we can improve, and how we work (except if it's a serious lack of discipline of course). I am now ...
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Yearly employee evaluation: said good things about myself and a few bad things about my co-worker [closed]

A few days ago I had my yearly employee's evaluation, during which we have to report what we have accomplished, what good and bad things have happened, and evaluate ourselves on a scale of 0 to 10. At ...
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Company does not do yearly review

After working for almost three years, I am yet to have a "yearly" performance review - or a review of any kind. Is this a red flag? How common is it for companies to avoid or forget about reviews?
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Added responsibilities and work, but no promotion

I have been working for close to 4 years in my current position, and little by little my responsibilities and workload have increased, and still do. Unfortunately I have been denied promotion three ...
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Should I accept a raise when I am planning on leaving the company? [closed]

My one year review is due and my Front Office Manager has verbally informed me they're planning on giving me a raise. The problem is I'm hoping to leaving the country in two months, I'm waiting for ...