In our end-of-year self-evaluation, the board has asked us to rate our level of satisfaction (from 0 i.e. not at all satisfied to 10 i.e. fully satisfied) with our job based on the following factors:
- amount and type of the work
- company's culture
- other criteria (you define)
The company is paying me a competitive salary/compensation, but I am not very happy with it as based on my qualifications I could be in another company/industry and I would probably make more money (there were reasons I chose to be here but it's off topic so I'm not explaining here) and regardless I am tight on budget and am not genuinely happy. The thing is, if I say I am happy and rate my salary 8-9, not only would I be lying but also I will definitely not get any significant raise! If I rate it 5-6, I am worried I'll sound too demanding (and possibly get fired lol) because again, the company is paying a competitive salary.
With that I have two questions:
- How do you think I should answer the salary question, knowing that at least 3 people on the board (the big guys!) are going to read this and evaluate/judge me and my situation based on my answers?
- They have also asked what one or two items from the above-mentioned list (i.e. type of work, compensation, etc.) would help my level of satisfaction to increase if they improve those items in the upcoming year. Apparently, money is one big factor for me, but how should I mention this so I do not seem like a needy/cheap person?