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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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Classic/Textbook approach feedback delivery rejected

When doing conversations about critical feedback to others the approach that I know is optimal and most books recommend is using a tentative language, state the point in a factual and non justmental ...
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What to say during a group evolution meeting

My startup company is trying something new. They are planning their first 'group evolution meeting'. We would have to answer two questions for each member of the DevOps team. What is he or she very ...
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How can I give feedback to a job I can't afford to leave right now?

I am in the USA. The long and the short of it: I work for the government. My office has massive turnover for employees that have worked there less than three years. Most employees have been here 15+ ...
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How to deal with a manager with strong cognitive biases?

For background, I work in a small tech company (~30 people) in the United States, and I have 12 years of experience in my field. I lead (but do not manage) a team of less experienced people in my ...
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Coworker giving advice in front of others; how to handle this?

Today one of my coworkers told me that another coworker said that I seem unfriendly and hard to approach and that I should face the person when I talk to said coworker. He went on to say that I ...
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Best approach to reach back to a screwed up interviewee

I am a Tech Lead in a recent startup which is in for the long haul, and we are currently in an aggressive hiring spree. As a result I get 2-3 interviews to sit in the panel (mostly of two) per week. ...
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How can I get more feedback to improve my written comms?

In my newish job, it is clear to me and others that I am struggling with written communications (emails, instant messages, issue tracking tickets etc.). Issues include: excessive length and detail, ...
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Negative feedback but the other person is unaware of issue [closed]

This is a question for managers. When someone in your team approaches you to complain/give negative feedback about a team member does it matter to you, and how you handle things, if they have not ...
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Our Boss has poor spending habits [closed]

I work for a small firm with under 15 employees. My current boss bought his partner out recently and now spends the company funds like it’s his personal bank account. I understand that he is entitled ...
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How to turn bad experiences into good explanation? [duplicate]

I would like to ask how can I explain in a professional way these experience to potential HR : bachelor's degree internship : it a was a startup in healthcare, never coded during university and had ...
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Not receiving feedback from raised concerns, what else can I do?

For the past four years, I have been a back end developer in a small, UK-based software development team in a large organization. I have been at this company for 7 years. Last year, I raised several ...
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How do you respond to (negative) interview feedback?

I received positive and negative feedback through email after giving a presentation for a job. I completely disagree with some of the negative feedback, I was told I missed some key points, even ...
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How can I influence our clients to not constantly ask for more?

Our service, a SaaS for b2b, offers a wide range of analytics through our dashboard. New features Most clients are happy with the offering, while they do have from time to time requests for ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for interview feedback as the interviewer from the successful candidate after they started the job?

Is it acceptable/professional to ask the newly hired person, which I interviewed, for feedback about the interview process? I'm not very experienced in interviewing (the second hire ever made) and I ...
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Feedback to manager

We have multiple new employees and each time they are put with me it is simply to teach them how to make phone calls so I am aware it is not overly exciting. Every time a new team member is with me ...
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Boss provided practical advise on how to commit suicide during bad feedback in our 1:1

I'm still shaking when thinking of this. The other day I had a 1:1 meeting with the boss. During the meeting, the boss gave me some bad feedback about my performance. I was really upset about the ...
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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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