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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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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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No training or guiding received in first job; Should I look elsewhere? [closed]

I was hired as a junior for my first software developer job 11 months ago and when I arrived in the company, I received no training whatsoever. I was basically left on my own, in a non-hierarchical ...
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Should I ask for a feedback even though I know I did not do well?

I recently had an interview with the head of a lab where I was given a task to write a code, answer some questions and send it back. The code was difficult and I know I have failed that part but I ...
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First dev job. Am I just a bad developer, or is my company/coworkers the problem? [closed]

Here's my current situation: I am a junior PHP developer since almost 2 years, previously only QA Never got a proper introduction or overview, still often encounter code/entire projects I've never ...
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How to deal with companies who deny feedback post the (technical) interview?

I'll soon be completing studies. So, I have been applying for jobs. Generally, I'm able to cross the initial pre-screen assessment test by HR personnel, in which they typically ask the tell me about ...
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How can I give great feedback to members of my team?

What are the keys to giving great feedback to other team members, whether they are peers, juniors, or seniors? I’ve found that the feedback I get from others is very valuable for my own development. ...
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My boss ask me to collect feedback from my colleagues about another colleague for promoting him

I have been very recently promoted at senior (expertise) position but without any management role in a 100-employee research agency, with the strong support of my boss (direct manager). Today, my ...
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Manager never reviews work

I work on a small team, comprised of my manager (project lead), me, a coworker, and a senior full-stack engineer who isn't really part of the project, but has been helping us build an internal ...
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Is it a problem that pull requests are approved without any comments

I've recently joined a new company within this pretty small team. I'm running into this issue where my coworkers approve my pull request a few seconds after I ask them to review it. There never are ...
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What can I do to provide better performance feedback for my peers?

I work in a software company. We have 2 performance cycles annually where we are supposed to provide feedback for all our peers. However, I struggle to find drawbacks/improvement-areas for my peers. ...
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First project as Dev Lead: Which questions to ask to get solid feedback? [closed]

I'm a mid level developer and I recently (successfully) completed my first project where I was acting as the lead developer. It was a fairly small situation: I was assigned to build something out ...
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Is it professional to answer questions about self evaluation?

In our company during interviews or evaluation processes, there are situations that you are asked to evaluate some specific skill of yourself: What are your strong and weak points? Between 1 and 10, ...
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How to phrase negative feedback to senior coworker about unwise jokes?

My company has a tool that they use for requesting & providing feedback from others in a respectful & productive way (for both positive & negative feedback). It has a list of standard ...
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How to react to criticism referring to your personality?

I received the following feedback from my boss: when I smile I come across as arrogant I haven't managed to establish friendships with anybody from the office yet (I like some people, but no, I don't ...
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How to give very negative feedback gracefully?

I have a report who is simply no good. He is able to turn the easiest task into a huge disaster. He's simply not a person for this job. But that's not the topic I would like to discuss here. I try ...
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Professionalism: protecting code quality

TL;DR: Questions under the text I am a software developer at the R&D center. Due to my seniority, I am oftentimes asked to review time/scope critical changes to our code-base. Due to the hectic ...
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How politely decline positive feedback?

I have always felt uncomfortable and awkward when even minor compliments/praise is given, whether at work or in my personal life. My manager always is making comments such as "Good work!" or "A ...
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Giving feedback to someone without sounding prejudiced

I had this situation at work where a colleague (not my report, but junior to me by 5~10 years) was pushing people so strongly to work on a project that it caused a few of those people and their ...
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Do you give feedback to the Hiring Manager that one of his interviewers wasnt being fair leading to you not getting the job

I have been interviewing for a senior job that was going well. Met the CEO, the Hiring Manager and the Head of Services. I was the peer of the Head of Services. The interviews all went well and the ...
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Co-worker team leader wants to inject his friend's awful software into our development. What should I say to our common boss?

In theory, he is on the same level as me. In practice, he is above me (as de-facto team-leader). I am working in development/devops, with a partial overlap with his projects. We just had a meeting ...
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Colleague responds badly to constructive feedback so how can I move to a better place

I have a subordinate who is very technically gifted, and has been at the company a long time, however he responds badly to constructive feedback and I've tried everything to make our relationship work....
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Proper way to give feedback (internal) after intervew

I was on a panel interview. Should you be "nice" or objective when giving feedback within the team? To put some context, this feedback will be in written form on an excel spreadsheet. What is the ...
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Non-manager feedback and career advancement

For people already promoted that need to interact with multiple parties e.g. newly promoted manager that works on a complicated technical project that requires collaboration of 3-4 teams within the ...
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Coworker watches content on his phone all day

I work at a software company. I have a coworker who props up his phone most of the day, watching stuff while he works such as video game streamers, or cooking shows, or whatever. He's trying to give ...
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Is it professional to make lack of feedback visible?

Background information: My team is tasked with providing functional requirements and use cases to another team in the same organization. The other team is in charge of implementing the software. I am ...
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How to convey to a coworker the explanation for avoiding working for some managers without badmouthing them?

Recently a colleague told me that the project she is working is going to end and that she must choose another team/project to work next, so she is trying to understand where she might fit better (both ...
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Can I ask HR to put me on a PIP? [closed]

Two months ago, I joined to a new IT company with negative feedback from my previous manager, as a full-time tester. During these 2 months, I have been working part-time for 3 weeks (4h/day) in a ...
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How to avoid to give written “Peer Feedback” to a senior colleague who I believe is sabotaging me

Note: I am Junior to this guy, and he has the power to decide over my future in the company at least partly. This takes place in Germany. The company I am working at encourages peer reviews which are ...
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Asking for performance review after three months in the job

I started working in my current company in September. As soon as I started working in this medium size company, I dove right into the big projects, they didn't provide any education. Here, I am the ...
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What are the possible any upsides, if any, to completing an employee survey?

It's that time of year again at my employer... now that we've stuffed ourselves with turkey and enjoyed a 3 day work week, invitations to an "anonymous" employee survey have gone out. For whatever it ...
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Coworker reviewing code too late in process

Over the summer I changed jobs from a big company as a senior engineer to a way smaller company as a principal engineer. Now I oversee about 20 jr-to-mid-level engineers working on 3 different ...
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Colleague wrote bad source code, what do do?

The situation is the following. I have been asked to review the source code written by a colleague. He is a novice in this particular field. This colleague has been working with a client for more ...