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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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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278 views

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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509 views

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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182 views

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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640 views

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 ...
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344 views

New manager immediately after performance review period, how to preserve previous promise of a promotion?

So I just had a great performance review, and my manager indicated he wanted to promote me (verbal commitment) . However before anything was official, he suddenly resigned and my new boss has other ...
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What are my options for performance appraisals for software engineers?

We are a small software development company. We are currently working on having a proper performance appraisal system with incentive tied to performance however, no idea how to implement it ...
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Answering a question about last performance review if you don't have any?

An interviewer asked me how my last performance review in my current job went. My answer was "I don't have any performance reviews because my current company doesn't do performance reviews; but my ...
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How to prepare for first performance review

My first review as a Ruby on Rails programmer is tomorrow. This is my first performance review ever. What should I do to prepare myself? Should I study anything? Should I review my own work ...
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783 views

How should I confront my boss for not being open with me about my performance and development? [duplicate]

I am a new manager (junior/assistant head of department), promoted one year ago, and I have always had five star performance ratings as well as been recently named best employee of the company. On the ...
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Is it common to have HR sit in during performance review?

Is it common and generally accepted for an HR executive to sit in during a performance review? I don't agree to have the HR sit in because the presence of a third party may have impact on what can or ...
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Work intensity, how much is optimal? [closed]

In my work I try to create value 100% of the time. I see that the average employee dedicates a much more inferior amount of time, say 70-80%. Today, I'm not really convinced that the 30-20% ...
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Management technique to give warnings to employees?

I want to know what the following management technique is which seems to be used by company managers. Say there is an employee in a company who hadn’t performed well during the year. After a couple ...
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How do I secure an interview with another company during the day, when I have no vacation time at my current job?

I've seen this slightly answered here but I the circumstances are different. I'm not a part time college student, but a full time employee of three years. I don't have any vacation time left for the ...
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177 views

How to respond to not happy feedback? [closed]

My manager has given a diplomatic feedback which I'm not happy with,what should I say in response?
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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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Is it illegal for a manager to admit a Performance Improvement Plan is just a formality? [closed]

I started working for my company as a contractor. I worked hard, proved myself and got hired as a full time employee immediately. I got hired against the odds, the company was laying people off at the ...
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Is it normal for management to only talk about mistakes during a performance review? [closed]

I have put a lot of effort and achieved quite lot of things at the beginning months of the cycle, but lately things were not good on my side. At performance review, there was not even a single ...
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2k views

Should I ask for a pay raise if I'm already being paid above average? [closed]

I've been working at my current company for 6 months now as a junior developer, and I've got my first review next week. I'm being paid a good salary as it is, higher than pretty much all of the other ...
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Does receiving a Performance Improvement Plan suggest my job is on the line?

Does receiving a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) suggest that a company wants to lay a person off or fire him? If an individual is given this form should he apply to other companies?
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Managing a team that openly discusses compensations , performance ratings and pay (rise)

I recently started to manage an already existing small team of 20 members. After the performance review, I slowly came to realize that the whole team discusses everything about pay and compensations. ...
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Some Questions on Performance Reviewing

I was recently asked whether I would like to take up a role that would require reviewing my other team members. I have some questions regarding this. 1) I personally don't like to review others. But ...