I work for a research team in a large company in France, and today I've had my probationary interview. Normally, if things go quite right, they guarantee the position after the interview, or if not, they either terminate the probation period, or extend it by two months. For my case, it was extended by two more months, with the complaint that "I didn't take good ownership of the projects and didn't become fully autonomous." So, I'm starting to prepare for the second probationary exam in June, but I'd appreciate if you could give me the answers to a few questions:
1) What exactly is meant by: "I didn't take good ownership of the projects."? Does it mean that I didn't define the problems well enough?
2) I'm bit confused by "...didn't become fully autonomous". I did come up with a few problems, and solved them partially or fully. I did ask for a few discussion from my manager, but not a lot, and at the end, it was not he who gave the solution, it was me.
I'm having a meeting with my manager tomorrow , where we're supposed to discuss on how we can better communicate. What kind of questions should I ask, and what should I not ask?
Is there a suggestion that you can give me for how to prepare for my second interview?