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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Performance Review - Employee Comments Section [closed]

It's my first performance review (thankfully it's quite positive), and I'm not entirely sure what is appropriate for the employee comments section. Is it typically a place to comment on the job in ...
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If I get blamed for a delay I didn't contribute to, how can I defend myself? [duplicate]

I am a new manager and performance appraisals are coming up. Although in general I am regarded as above standards (I was promoted for being the top employee of the year) I am aware that some of my ...
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Is it okay to ask for an appreciation email when I extend my help to someone outside my team?

I have been helping this person with some stuff (related to technical work) often even though I don't have any stakes in it. Sometimes it is via chat or on call and I have spend reasonable time on it. ...
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How can I gain insight about management assessment of performance improvement as applies to raises?

I started this job at the start of the year. Half way through the year I was put on performance management. I feel that the PM was the wrong call. While I passed the PM satisfactorily, because it ...
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How honest should I be with my team leader about my (lack of) job satisfaction? [duplicate]

For clarity - a team leader here, is a people manager - they approve leave, and organise your performance management (and yearly remuneration reviews), but don't play any technical role or delegate ...
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How to deal with a bad performance review that I think is unfair [duplicate]

I had a mediocre performance review and as a result will be left behind others with regard to pay raises. I think the review is unfair and I have a hard time swallowing the fact that I will be paid ...
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Good Performance Review - Tiny Pay Increase

I work for a small (~80 person) design agency in a major metro area on the West Coast. The initial compensation offered was average at best, as compared to similar jobs in the area with the same ...
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What should be covered in a performance review? [closed]

The small company I am working for never had performance reviews. Because the employees were either part-time or co-founders, there was never a need for them (each person had a stake in the company, ...
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How to ask for specifics in a negative part of performance review with very defensive boss [closed]

I had trouble having open conversations with my former boss because he was defensive and took disagreement as a threat. He did two performance reviews with me and my problems between the two were very ...
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What sort of reasoning can I use to differently review two employees who provide the same output?

I have two employees, Alan and Beth. If I assign a task to be completed within 4 weeks (which is enough plus some slack to spare), both will finish on time with the same quality of work. The big ...
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Salary discussion while I'm actively searching for a new job [closed]

I have a salary discussion upcoming in the next month or so. Problem is that I am actively searching for a new job. I'm not interested in changing positions in this company, nor will a bigger salary ...
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When and how to fire a unproductive engineer? [closed]

Mr A has almost one year of experience with us now. He joined as a 'fresher' (unexperienced). The problem is he does not have his concepts clear, so we have asked him to take part in various training ...
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Can I do anything to get my annual pay raise after I've told the company I'm leaving in a few months?

My company, which is in the UK, has an annual pay rise in April every year. This year, due to some issues, the pay rise is pushed to the end of June, but all employees will receive the the extra money ...
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Performance review for internship [closed]

I've been doing an internship for a large company and I have an evaluation with my boss. The company was acquired 5 years ago and most people I work with tell me how much they hate working for the ...
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Project my query code performance to manager?

I worked on a project that brought the execution time of a query to 18 seconds from 5 minutes earlier. About 100 employees use this query to generate reports and further do their jobs. I am trying to ...
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How to explain a bad performance review

I'm applying for a position inside my company which apparently is very hot. The requirements for applying require to include past performance ratings and include an explanation for any rating below ...
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I am not satisfied with my review, how should I approach improving it for next year?

I have had my annual performance review and the appraisal. I got a decent raise but my colleagues who started off along with me got a higher one. Quite simply, I do not want to remain as second best. ...