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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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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 ...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

This is concerning one of my previous employers. Recently some junior dev left a bad review, people found out, and this triggered a wave of disgruntled posts detailing their ill experiences. These are ...
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Resignment feedback [duplicate]

Some background: after the last year and a half I’ve discovered that difficult/demanding tasks has been unfairly distributed, meaning that I’ve been assigned a majority of these tasks (all employees ...
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What to make of recruiters reply after interview [closed]

I went through a series of interviews and company's HR/recruiter was very generous to provide feedback after each interview. Feedback was really positive and they were interested (I applied through a ...
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How to point out to random coworker that they use speech patterns associated with negative stereotypes

I was, like, having lunch in the company cafeteria today while working on, like, a presentation, when two coworkers (I have like no idea who they are) sat in a booth like right next to me! One of them ...
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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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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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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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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 ...