Questions tagged [feedback]

Questions relating to the communication of views and opinions regarding work quality or performance, usually from a superior or colleague

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Helping a colleague that does not give credit back

We are a 2-developer team and a PM. My colleague is new and his skills are lacking with regards to his position. As result he is getting a lot of help from he. My problem is that when it comes to the ...
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Positive feedback but fired for poor performance

Last week I got fired from a job where I've been working for about a year and a half. There is a head of the department and the team lead. The team lead was always giving me positive feedback ...
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Is my boss playing “good cop” “bad cop”?

When my boss Burt calls a meeting with me, Ernie (one of my peers) is always invited. Sometimes Ernie has a good reason to be in the meeting, but often there is no reason at all for them to be there. ...
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Is being referred to as a “Process Ninja” a negative thing? [closed]

I'm a Software Engineering lead (manager) and I find that developing systems in a large cross-discipline team works better when everyone follows the set processes. Ofcourse this works in theory, in ...
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Feedback for colleague with ADHD

My colleague has ADHD and has written a report. My job is to provide feedback using comments. I understand that the editing process can be tedious, especially for someone with ADHD. And I think they ...
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Am I being denied a promotion?

I have been in limbo for a promotion at work for a long time, and I’m not being given any clear answers. Reading between the lines, I’m assuming this is a “no”. I was hired into a job and it quickly ...
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How to moderate my own attitude based on my manager's feedback

I work in cybersecurity at a financial services firm and am the technical lead / team lead of our team. This week I had a 1 to 1 with my manager and got both positive and what I feel is negative ...
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What does thinking about the big picture mean?

I’ve been told a couple of times that I’m not thinking about the bigger picture during my 360 feedback. I’m not exactly sure why (and intend to ask my manager). How do you think about the bigger ...
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Was told by management that there are concerns that will be addressed weeks from now

A bit of a follow up to Should I follow up with things that aren't my fault, or forget them? Example: was told I was late for shift I didn't know about Where I work we become union after 250 ...
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Feedback system - a genuine way of giving feedback or otherwise

At my company (it's firm with about 900 people) we have an internal feedback tool which we can login and write someone a feedback. The feedback is completely open-text with no limit on number of ...
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Ways to collect and resolve potentially conflicting feedback

Lately, it seems like half my team is involved in writing reports, papers and articles about their work as opposed to doing the "actual" work. The problem is that mot of the time isn't spent ...
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While still in an interviewing process, is an automated feedback request without an offer typically a sign of rejection?

I am in a hiring process. I've had multiple interviews so far for the same position. I typically hear from the hiring company every week or so with more follow-up interviews. After the last ...
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How to reply to your boss when your boss ask you whether your new subordinate is competent/ good to leave a good impression on your boss?

I work in academia and recently got a student writing his bachelor thesis. While he was about two weeks late in contacting me (which was apparently normal according to my colleagues; he also explained ...
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Should I send unsolicited feedback to a company after an interview experience that ended badly?

I sent an application for a role at a startup. After a week or so I got an email from a recruiter and we scheduled a first interview. The recruiter was very enthusiastic, giving lots of good feedback ...
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Constructive way to give negative feedback to boss?

My boss has solicited feedback from me. The feedback I would like to give is that in the past months he hasn't been hosting any team meetings and that it would be good to resume them as they are ...
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Giving feedback to supervisor on year performance

My boss recently asked me to give feedback on his performance during the year (with his manager on copy). I am not good at giving feedback and wanted to get some thoughts... This is the first year in ...
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Does this feedback to manager express what its supposed?

I need to give feedback to a supervisor. I don't know if the way I wrote this clearly express what I want it to be, and also if its the best way to explain it. Situation: In my workplace there are ...
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Transparent feedback about manager to skip-level manager

In my organization, we are required to give feedback to our skip-level manager about my manager (skip-level manager is my manager's manager). In this questionnaire, which is generally a set of ...
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How do I best pass on a manager's feedback to a colleague?

I've got a new(ish) colleague with whom I share a manager. I was tasked with onboarding the new colleague when they joined, although I think they're pretty settled in now. In a meeting with my manager ...
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Post job-interview: are my actions and the timeline outlined reasonable?

Question: Could you please provide some feedback on the steps I have taken so far and plan to take after my job interview? Should I wait a little longer? Context: Contacted on LinkedIn by an internal ...
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Fancy way to write self comments [closed]

I am software engineer. I have performed following task. How can I write this information in fancy manner in my self appraisal to make it sound more appealing: Led the development team. Managed the ...
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How to make coworker more accountable

I am struggling with a team where no one wants to take accountability. I have spoken to team at least 10-15 times & gave them piece of my mind. Never heard anything back from them. They never came ...
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Negative feedback for coworker

I need to provide feedback for this coworker who has created multiple issues. Among them are that he: Has careless attitude. Never meets deadlines. Fails to deliver. Refuses take responsibility. ...
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Not getting feedback from the employer

I am working as a scientific project manager in a small startup Pharma company. Unfortunately, I have realized that  I am not getting any kind of feedback from my team lead. The most frustrating part ...
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How to ask former co-workers what they thought of me?

Question How do I gracefully ask former co-workers what they thought of me and my work? Summary I recently got laid off and have been organizing my resume. I'm finding that personal branding is ...
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How can I get a new developer to significantly improve their code?

I'm technical lead and we have a recent hire that's very inexperienced. He's also very opinionated and proud for a newbie and his code style diverges too much from the team. But he still produces low-...
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Should I give a feedback to this hiring process? What feedback should I give?

T.L.D.R.: I have been excluded after a second programming exercise where i was asked to provide a correct, efficient solution without using compilers or documentation, and without having the chance to ...
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How to handle a colleague who gave me a very basic feedback

I am a dev in a big tech company. My team has another developer, and we're managed by the director directly because there isn't a direct manager available. So basically we're a team of two devs, that'...
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How to respond to coworker who only gives vague criticism

I'm an experienced web developer at a very small software development company. We are a startup with 4 months to deliver a prototype, and no project manager. My coworker is significantly older than me,...
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Manager represents things I've said about a project as her own thoughts - how to address in our upcoming 1-to-1 where her boss will sit in?

I am having a one to one with my "line manager" with her boss in presence. We have a bad history and he is going to be there probably to observe. We have not had one to one a in a long time as we do ...
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Is it worth disputing negative interview coding task feedback, when actually the feedback is all wrong?

Case: Second step of the interview process at company X was to do a coding task at home. I was given an existing project in a rather bad state (from a good programming and/or design and/or ...
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How to respond to the interview question “how did you respond to harsh feedback about your job” when you have never received such a thing?

I recently had an interview where I was asked "how did you respond to harsh feedback from your boss?" Problem is, I have never received negative feedback from a manager so I did not know what to say. ...
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A good colleague but a bad outcome - how do I politely say that I'll need to do it again myself?

I reached out to the team for some help on a task the other day. They offered to help (not specifically in my team but in another department) and they earnestly got on with the task. I'm new to this ...
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It has been a month since the final interview. Should I contact the interviewer for application status? Interviewer is a client of current employer!

I had an interview with a client of my current employer. At the end of the final stage interview, I was advised to expect a reply within seven days. I never heard anything back for almost two weeks, ...
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Concerned about probation, and passive aggressive behaviour from colleague

I am a software engineer, and have been working in this role since September. There is a 6 month probation period, so I am assuming the probation review will take place in mid-March. So far, I have ...
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What's an effective way to speak slower and more clearly, after being told that I speak too fast?

Recently my employer (staff and supervisors) has given me feedback that I speak really fast -- and they gave their best impressions of what I'm doing and how it sounds to them. I know I can speak ...
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How much detail should you give when a candidate requests feedback?

I've been doing interviews with candidates for a development based job and have always liked to be open and communicative. When a candidate requests feedback, after an interview, I've wondered how ...
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Asking recruiter to get in touch with hiring manager after rejection for more feedback

I just got a call back from the recruiter about a job I interviewed for a few days back to tell I did not get the job. The job is in a technical field, and the feedback I got was that my technical ...
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Include customer feedback on my resume?

I work in technical consulting on projects that include 1, maximum 2 people. At the end of each project, my firm sends the customer a feedback form with 5 simple questions - it is a KPI for the whole ...
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Boss asked for her feedback

My team lead asked me to give feedback for her. I don't know what should be the appropriate reply as I don't want to write something that might make her angry or upset. Also I can't simply be honest ...
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What is the best way to deal with “cake and eat it” demands from management based on client feedback? [closed]

Client feedback is very important in the areas I’ve worked in, but I’ve found it very stressful when management’s desire to improve feedback results in demands to have two sides of a trade off. For ...
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How to handle superiors who focus on unaccomplished goals and do not provide any help or guidance?

This is being posted on behalf of a friend. The backstory: My friend is a woman who works in a Mediterranean country, rather young in age, with no family obligations whatsoever. She has two ...
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Just quit my job, should I express my concerns about supervisor

I work in a software development company for almost two years now, and I'm planning on quitting soon. The reason is that I cannot stand my supervisor (let's call him John). TL,DR: Should I tell my ...
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How to manage a combo of busywork and micromanaging

My job requires equal parts analysis and data display on a map. On a project I send these maps out for review as many as several times a day and incorporate changes requested by the project manager ...
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How do I get work done in an open office environment? [duplicate]

I work in an office with an open floor plan and I am distracted by noise around me. I am much less productive and less comfortable when people talk around me. I'll outline the problem and then what ...
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Should I give bad feeback about HR to the own HR?

Background I work in a tech company that used to be a startup a handful of years ago and thus lives in between the typical corporate live and the startup craziness. The culture is what you'd expect ...
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Secretive and confusing work environment?

Two months ago I landed a job in a company, my role is shared with an employee who was appointed a month before me. From the moment I got through the door I noticed that the other employees where ...
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How effective are Employee Engagement Surveys? (Employee Perspective)

Our organisation conducts Employee Engagement Surveys to get the feedback from emoyees. The surveys are being conducted by third party vendor named Quantum Workplace. The exact words written in a ...
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Presentation with feedback

I am an electrical engineering intern at a utility company. The company requires that we have a presentation at the end of the term. The presentation is expected to contain information regarding the ...
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Manager giving feedback based on hearsay; how should I proceed?

I've just recently started a new job, and my direct manager is also quite new in a management role. During my first/last review, he stated I needed to work on my soft skills and was not enough of a "...

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