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

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Colleague tells me I am too old to apply for an internal role

Background info: I work in the Financial Industry, for an American company that has a large presence in London; My team is global, however, we're only 4 people in London and the rest of the team is in ...
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How to provide anonymous feedback about a problematic manager in order to be helpful?

I work for a large company that started a process called Agile Transformation in order to raise productivity and shorten delivery time. This happened about 3-4 years ago and recently one of the top ...
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Irrelevant feedback after job interview

I had an interview for a very large company. Following this interview a few of my ex-colleagues had told me they were aware of other people who had gone in for this job and some current colleagues of ...
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Law firm Intern with lack of work to do [duplicate]

I'm currently an intern at a law firm. In the beginning, there was a moderate amount of work to do such as research and translation. However, these days there is no tasks assigned to me all day and ...
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How can I ask for candid feedback from my manager?

I joined my team a little less than a year ago. Overall, I think my manager is the best one I've had to date; my prior managers were extremely hands-off and feedback was pretty shallow. By ...
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High standards and maintaining them without sounding like I am taking things personally

I recently had my mid term review. Everything was great, except one thing that my manager mentioned was to not take things personally when someone disagrees with my high standards on work products. ...
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Jargon-heavy and unhelpful presentation. How to give constructive feedback?

My company recently gave a series of presentations regarding its progress and what their plans are for the next couple of years. As we have no large rooms to do a presentation to everyone at once, one ...
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Replying to feedback email

I'm currently working at a university in the student administration and I was offered an opportunity for a short-term casual contract as a graduation assistant. There was very limited training and ...
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Modern vs Classical visual of CV [closed]

When looking for CV templates (I use latex), I chose this one: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/examples/resume-example/vmjzzkmgdjst#.WyVGLFUzbDc Mainly for its simplicity. I think we can call it has ...
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Answer for an application for an unadvertised job [closed]

I applied via a form to a company for an unadvertised job. In this form, you have to write a cover letter about what can you bring in the company what is your idea. So I applied and I wrote a cover ...
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How to handle a manager who consistently says I give unfair feedback?

I work in a company of about 100 people. Recently, the company decided to do some restructuring, which means that I now have someone new as my direct reporting manager. The other two people on my ...
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How to praise a new boss without sounding like criticism of the old one?

A few months ago my team was split. Half the team stayed with the old manager, with a new team manager being designated to my half. Things went fine, and last week in a team meeting with the boss' ...
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How to engage my senior management at team dialogue sessions? [closed]

As is the case almost everywhere, the management view is very different from the labor view. In an attempt to remain connected to ground-level realities, management decided to meet with every team for ...
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Receiving only positive feedback on my performance review is not realistic

I've been working for the same company for few years now and I've been promoted few times, my salary was also increased, so I don't have any complaints from financial/role perspective, as I think ...
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1answer
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How to professionally address lack of professional behavior to a recruiter?

Background info: Some years ago when I was job hunting I applied for a position advertised by an agency. The position was on the edge of the space where I could be a good fit, and I was rejected. Few ...
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Suggestions for a deliberately confusing team building exercise [closed]

I have a team of 6 and I'd like to talk to them about techniques for giving and receiving feedback (specifically the Situation/Behaviour/Impact model). I'd love to illustrate this through interaction,...
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How can you give negative or constructive feedback to your manager?

As mentioned in another question I am part of a new team that is not performing well. The main reason is the relatively newly promoted manager (with a bit of "help" from some team members). The whole ...
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462 views

Exit interview due to Nonregularization because of overly negative feedback from a colleague [duplicate]

We don't have a real trainer at work. A colleague who was hired 3 months earlier than I was assigned to train me. She was irritated with me asking questions, simple or clarification & questions I ...
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What are the most common ways for small companies to track performance & feedback, if any? [closed]

For companies with < 200 employees, especially in tech, is performance & feedback tracking typically seen as mandatory, a big plus, or unnecessary? And when it does exist, what are the most ...
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Negative feedback for negative employee

I am interested to know what strategies people have had success with, when dealing with negative team members. I have recently taken a role as Team Lead for a relatively large group of engineers. One ...
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1answer
273 views

What to do if your boss doesn't give you feedback [closed]

I have changed my team leader and after two months of work I've asked some feedback just to understand if i'm doing well and if we are both comfortable with this new team organization. He said that he ...
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1k views

Newcomer asked me my opinion about the company

I am working in a startup. The tech team is small. The company looks like economically is doing fine. So we are hiring new developers. A new one is coming in a month. This person contacted me on ...
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Should I give feedback on my performance review if there's nothing negative to say?

I've been an intern for 3 months and now my boss has a performance review and I'm supposed to give some feedback. It's not obligatory though. I would only have positive things to say (so far), but I ...
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Feedback to company about a bad interview [duplicate]

Recently I was offered a job at a company but I declined it. One of the biggest reasons for this was an unpleasant interview by someone who would have been a senior coworker. I heard that this company ...
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Giving feedback about employee retention while leaving [duplicate]

How can I give feedback about employee retention to a company I am leaving? I am leaving a non-software company after working there as a software developer for a relatively short time due to a ...
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516 views

How to stop feeling useless [duplicate]

I have been working for my current company for 5 months. I work as a software developer, I also fix some bugs on the company's web if I'm asked it. Some background: I've studied IT, but nothing ...
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How to communicate differences in work practices without causing the other party to become defensive

In our group, there are two teams. While the group leader is the common official manager, each of our teams has a team lead, dealing with the daily managing of tasks. The teams have a very different ...
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How can I provide meaningful and constructive feedback to a bad manager

I have some serious issues/conflicts about my relationship with my Manager. Communication Style: My boss gives me marching order but never takes any feedback from me. It can be very frustrating ...
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How do I give meaningful feedback at a seminar? [closed]

I've read a number of questions on the topic of giving or receiving feedback: How do I give feedback to a manager that doesn't see the forest for the trees? How can I give feedback without ...
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606 views

Should I provide interview feedback to HR regarding their questions?

During an interview, it is not uncommon for an HR to use questions that come from Googling. Some of those quesitons are so famous that it is pointless to ask them in an interview. E.g. how many fuel ...
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How can I get unbiased and objective feedback when my manager is a friend of mine?

I work in a ~200 person company; my team is composed of about 15 people and my manager is an old friend of mine who has extensive confidence in me. According to my colleagues' feedback, I'm doing a ...
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1answer
268 views

Back Pay at the Workplace [duplicate]

Alright, so in brief this is whats going on. Ive been employeed with my company for 2 1/2years and recently they posted a now hiring ad on indeed. They said the starting rate is 26,000 per year. But, ...
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How to progress my skills development as both the technical lead and youngest member on my team?

Background: I'm currently working as a technical consultant, I'm employed by a large consulting company but have been with the same client for just under 3 years. Currently I'm working on a project ...
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Self improvement for a student transitioning to the real world: How can I learn from my previous student jobs?

I am a master's student in Germany and till date I have had two positions as a working student at different companies. In company 1, I was hired initially for 6 months with an unspoken understanding ...
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How to give feedback on a technical test [duplicate]

I work as part of a small web development team and we are hiring for a new frontend developer. I was asked to make a technical test for candidates to do pre-interview. The test was a simple landing ...
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If manager misunderstood you in a meeting should you go back later to clarify

Yesterday I had a Review with my manager in which I brought up an issue I'd been having with a colleague. Previously I had tried to deal with these issues myself but my manager had encouraged me to ...
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Should I leave a bad feedback for my manager or not?

I used to work as a recruiter but decided to change things and landed a job as a Personal Independence auditor in one of the biggest financial corporations. It's an underdog position but the process ...
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Interviewing your ex-mentor/colleague who has a bad attitude

I recently joined a multinational company which is setting up a branch in my country in Asia. So I am one of the pioneer batch of people. We are going to expand and hire people. I am helping my boss ...
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Would it be wrong to personally try to contact my interviewer for feedback if the recruiter doesn't respond?

These are similar questions I have looked into but they didn't answer my question: Would it be inappropriate to go around a recruiter and directly contact an employer with questions before a face-to-...
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What does it mean when an interviewer is rude?

I've had a lot of interviews over the past 5 years and never had such an experience with an interviewer. I had an interview yesterday and we started by chatting casually about the work. He would ask ...
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How do I know I'm not unknowingly messing up my software apprenticeship?

I'm currently in the second year of my apprenticeship as a software developer in Germany. My day-to-day work consists of getting tasks, doing them and then handing them off to the customer (other ...
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Do I tell my new boss my honest opinion?

I've recently been employed as a people manager for a branch of a large organization which is struggling with both staff engagement and performance. One of my observations after being in the role for ...
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Avoiding the terror of a Performance Improvement Plan

Over my career, I have needed to take several team members through a PIP (performance improvement plan). I was also given a PIP during one job. From both sides of the coin, there are many things ...
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No feedback on application, now applying for a new position in that company

I applied for a job back at a large software company back in December and got an email from HR saying that I would get a reply within 4 weeks. I never received any reply and I am fairly certain now ...
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Coworker feedback - Is it appropriate to suggest more professionalism when not having any strong examples of the lack of such?

I've been asked to write feedback for one of my colleagues. While most of it is positive, I do have some points I want to make regarding his professionalism which I feel he could benefit from (given ...
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When giving coworkers feedback, what should I say when I have no negative feedback to give?

I have to provide feedback for a coworker. The form contains a field for strengths and another one for development areas. I have no meaningful negative feedback to provide. What should I write ...
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Suggestions for writing self feedback for a newly hired employee [closed]

I've started working in a software company about 3 weeks ago, and actually I have no projects assigned to me yet. Now I need to write self feedback by following company's policy. The bellow are ...
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How to handle anonymous feedback from unknown colleague via manager

I received feedback from my manager that a colleague found a code review comment of mine hurtful. He kept the name confidential. It's important to me that code review remain a positive and ...
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Is rude to ask an ex employee for a feedback about a company they worked for?

I have a friend who worked as a software developer in a company I would like to work for. I sent him an email asking for a feedback about the pros and cons of this company (culture, adopted technology,...
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Is it ethical/professional to give feedback to a candidate during an interview?

I have done my fair share of interviewing candidates. Some of the candidates are interested to hear immediate feedback right after the interview. Most of the time, I am able to provide a summary on ...