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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Interns I'm training don't care and it affects my performance

I work as a software developer and I was recently given responsibility for training 5 interns. As part of their college course, they have to complete an internship for 8 months for course credit. The ...
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Performance Review [closed]

I was asked to change a few words on my eval and to me it's like they want me to dumb-down my responsibilities. For instance I used "partnered with committee on planning..." (the issue is the word ...
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250 views

How to perform well in a “bottom-up” organization?

I have a new job since 3 months in a company with 250 employees. The organization characterizes itself as a "bottom-up", democratic organization. The interviews were conducted mostly by Juniors who I ...
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4answers
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Company wants my termination after project completion [closed]

I joined the company right after finishing college. I know both software and hardware design and they gave me a project which included both the software and hardware support. But I was instructed only ...
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1answer
193 views

Should I tell my new boss about my past performance under my old boss?

Review season is around the corner, woohoo! /sarcasm So long story short I've been working under a new boss on a new team for a few months now. Not by choice. Initially I was reluctant, but I'm now ...
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283 views

Is it appropriate to ask for a raise after 1 year? [closed]

I recently accepted a job at a company after my wife and I were relocated for her job. We moved to a border town where most of the employees are H1B Visa's. During the time of the move I was notified ...
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176 views

Have you ever received the highest performance rating but not gotten a raise? [closed]

This happened to me twice in the recent past, My manager was incredulous that his manager overrode his salary recommendation. The first time I went to HR and asked about it, I told them "if this is ...
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2answers
188 views

Should I include a field specific job that I was released from at the end of the probationary period?

I was just released from a major job in my field at the end of the probation period because of apparent performance issues (I was not made aware of them during my employment). It was my first full ...
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1answer
292 views

Supervisor apparently making it appear that our team underperformed and we indirectly caused client not to pay full [closed]

Since I posted my question about how to leave my contract because I was inconsistently paid, I have sought other jobs below radar. The following events have happened: My colleagues came to me with ...
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1answer
141 views

Employee Performance Improvement Plan Format [closed]

I am working as a Manager in a QA based firm. I need to prepare a 15 days EPIP. But I have not done this before and don't know what to put in it. Certainly this employee has issues, with his Attitude, ...
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183 views

How to avoid constantly helping others and instead focus on your own priorities?

TL;DR: How do you say "no" and enforce time limits to helping/unblocking others without coming across as unhelpful, and not negatively impacting your performance review? I work as a developer, but I ...
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489 views

My company wants us to recognize our coworkers' performance and reward the people with the most “votes”

I work for a small software company. A new system being instituted as a part of performance reviews is to ask if you want to recognize any coworkers for their contributions. The people with the most "...
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3answers
287 views

Hiring company asks for my previous performance reviews and for a recommendation?

I had a couple of interviews and people at the company asked me to send them my internal performance reviews and to give them a phone number where they can reach out to a manager with whom I worked in ...
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585 views

Should I aggressively negotiate a raise when I'm planning on leaving the company?

I'm a long-term employee at a relatively small company working as a software engineer. I've been seriously contemplating quitting for a few months and right now I'm absolutely sure that this will be ...
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2answers
237 views

Salary bonus agreed but not included

During my performance review at the end of 2015, I was told I would get a (small after tax but not negligible) monthly bonus for the next year based on my performance. The review process continued and ...
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1answer
289 views

Self Review: Should I mention the times I was 'disappointed with myself'

I have joined a big company as an intern around three months back and I am still in College (so this is my first job) and I have been asked to write a self performance review. On a general note, I ...
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2answers
185 views

Alternatives for a raise when company has financial problems [closed]

My situation is kind of similar to this post. This Post I have been with my current company for almost 5 years now. In my first three years I used to get raises every 6 months. (not to mention that ...
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4answers
204 views

Appropriate response to praise from C levels that balances political capital without raising false expectation

I joined a company about 6 months ago where they had specifically created a new position for me based on my skills (technical software). I was hired to resurrect a moribund project (decade old) and to ...
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573 views

On Performance Improvement Plans for a year

Background: I work in U.S. corporate IT organization that has been undergoing downsizing since 2009 and multiple reorgs since then. For the past year I've been working in a group under the same ...
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1answer
85 views

Peer review processes for company shareholders [closed]

I'm one of five shareholders in our company (all shares are split evenly between us). When we decide to pay out dividends, instead of doing a payout directly proportional to our shares in the company (...
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695 views

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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5answers
408 views

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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409 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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2answers
113 views

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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4answers
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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 ride....
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550 views

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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655 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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226 views

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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3answers
860 views

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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5answers
1k 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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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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1answer
389 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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512 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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2answers
1k 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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4answers
702 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
245 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 ...
5
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1answer
566 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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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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6answers
6k views

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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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 ...