I recently had an annual performance review in my Full Stack Developer, the first review I have gotten in about 11 months after being at the company for around a year and a half. On the self evaluation, I listed that I thought I had done well in the year and over the past 11 months since I had not received any negative feedback and I was completing my tickets, contributing to the platform/team.
The performance review went very poorly, and I received the lowest possible score. When discussing the areas of improvement, looking back I was able to see the points they brought up and they are valid. I thought I had been doing well over the past and making good progress as at the last performance review I was reprimanded for tartiness and had a few informal talks about how well I was improving.
How do I recover from something like this? I feel pretty demoralized and have been second guessing a lot of my recent work wondering if what I am doing is up to par with what is expected, and nervous about my future at the company. I have asked for informal quarterly performance reviews for this year and they have accepted.
I am mostly curious about steps I can take to make sure I can spot this earlier in the future, and other things I can do to try and get back to a good position in the company, as I fear that this performance review will have a lasting effect throughout how ever long I stay here (Constantly being seen as a lower performer, not given opportunities to advance, etc. This is my first full time job after University, and I am quite nervous I am going to further mess it up.