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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 give feedback when you haven't worked with someone for long enough to have good feedback?

I apologize for potential typos - English isn't my first language. I work as a junior manager in a small fully remote company and recently we've been given a new senior manager after our previous one ...
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Proactively sharing time-sensitive feedback with manager?

My company is in the middle of its annual performance review cycle. As a part of that, I was asked to provide feedback to my manager via a web portal. One of the questions asks about a "growth ...
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Requesting signed feedback form from end-client

I'm working in the following setup: Me -> A -> B. Where A is a services company and B is the end-client (a product company). There are multiple providers for A in the same team, I'm one of them. ...
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Giving constructive criticism to my boss' boss

I work at a bank in the United States. Every month we have a two hour department meeting and the head of Loan Operations talks first and gives a run down of the past few weeks activities. What bothers ...
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Invited to an Interview follow up meeting

I had an Interview with the Infrastructure Development Manager, Development Engineering Team Leader and the Talent Acquisition Manager for the company. They promised to provide feedback the following ...
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Dealing with "work faster" feedback

I had an end-of-FY review with my manager and while basically all of the feedback is positive, one negative bit of feedback was basically "I'm expecting you to work faster in the future". ...
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After two years, out of nowhere, I'm told I'm severely underperforming. What next?

I've been a software engineer for 6 years. For the last 2 years I've been working for a US-based startup as a contractor in a Senior Engineer position (I'm South American). The whole tech stack was ...
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Do I owe my company "fair warning" about issues that won't be solved, before giving notice?

I'm miserable at my first programming job (small company) due to a very long list of workflow and management issues. These issues cause me a great deal of stress, to the point of feeling physically ...
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Professionalism: I addressed that a significant part of project issues where due to poor communication culture, but still got evaluated negatively

I would like to briefly point out that this can only reflect my view of the problem. However, since the basic problem here is poor communication culture, I am also aware that my view of the problem ...
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Uncomfortable in one-on-one meetings. Do I let my manager know this?

I work in the United States. To give some background, I worked for six months reporting to a manager who never micromanaged and never requested monthly one on one meetings with me. I just did the work ...
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I have been invited for a post-interview chat about a position for which I am not selected. Should I still attend?

I am currently a part-time employee at Home Depot. After a nine-month job search, I finally landed an interview at Home Depot through their internal portal. Although the interview seemed positive, I ...
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How to deal with the feedback from coworker after joining new team?

I'm in a graduate rotational program and just joined my last rotation. My first two rotations were in the field of data science and for my last one I picked a team where I can learn and work on data ...
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They said they would contact me tomorrow but they didn't

After the last stages of those interviews, they gave me feedback` "Hey! Today our HR urgently took a day off, tomorrow I will contact you based on the results of those calls. Don't lose us :)&...
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Received a 'behavior reminder' from manager. Not sure if it was just me or something she sent to the whole team

I recently received an email from my manager about a "professional behavior reminder". It's very vague stating "Please remember to dress professionally and not speak negatively about ...
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How to help a dev, who is otherwise good, improve the speed at which they work?

I work as the lead dev on a small team. I manage 3-4 devs. I don't have any issues with this particular dev apart from that given their level they should be completing tasks faster. This isn't just my ...
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Leaving because of a coworker - professional way to explain (or not) reasons?

I am a software developer planning to leave my current job in December, unless something significant changes. This is entirely because of a single coworker within a small team, whom I think is harming ...
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Soliciting suggestions from entire group of subordinates - good idea?

I am a member of the managerial team at a large international school. I coordinate about 40 staff members. I am considering emailing them at the beginning of next academic year, and possibly at the ...
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How to interpret management being inconsistent in their interaction/feedback?

I work in a fairly quantitative technical field. We get open projects which I love to do. I do quite well at them, and I have a good reputation in my team. My manager is more operational and most of ...
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Why do my bosses ask if I am okay?

I tend to care about my work and so I tend to work long hours. I am a manager, so when my employees call out, I pick up their task and complete it. I am told I am an open book and my team and upper ...
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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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