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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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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Newcomer asked 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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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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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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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 ...
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Are online surveys anonymous? [closed]

I have been asked to complete a online survey by my company. The email inviting me to do this reads (company named replaced): This email is a formal invitation for you to take part in a ...
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How to deal with a nit-picky coworker

I'm a self-taught software developer here. I am wondering if anyone has advice about how to handle a coworker (with about 1 month of experience at my workplace compared to my 18 months) who takes ...
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Should I give feedback to my manager's boss?

A few days ago, during contract renewal, company's boss asked my honest opinion about what is wrong in the project I'm working at. This wasn't a part of any review or feedback procedure, neither it ...
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Can I give feedback to a potential employer about their product?

I am applying for a job these days. I found a company with an interesting product today so I checked their product. I liked the product overall but had some feedback on how it can be improved further ...
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How to handle constant improvement feedbacks at work?

How to handle constant feedback from your scrum master in your team that you need to improve, and that you have not still reached that stage? How can I convey my message to him that this needs to ...
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Lunch with CEO I am not confortable with [closed]

I work in a startup, and my CEO has invited me to lunch. The guy makes me feel uneasy, as we do not work together very well, partly because he does not put the effort into defining what he wants or ...
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We're contractors who think the main perm guy isn't very good. Do we say anything?

(I don't believe this is a dupe of What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible? because that question is about effort, whereas this one is about ability.) I'm a contractor (UK) but ...
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Asking feedback after a tech interview [duplicate]

Please note that I'm asking for getting feedback after tech interview, which is different from other interview stages from my opinion. I had tech interview in a form of a coding exercise for a ...
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Giving feedback to difficult coworker? [closed]

I have a coworker who is known for being quite lazy. He often does things just to get out of doing much work. I would like to give him feedback before going to upper management, but I am not sure how ...
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How can I give feedback without hurting the other person?

I am asked to give feedback for a colleague for which unfortunately I have many negative aspects to point out. The issue is that I don't want to make them too personal. Example: I find him very, yes ...
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Feedback Request [closed]

I have requested feedback from a business stake holder with whom I have worked closely for 8 months on an anchor program. I have sent an email to the stake holder copying my boss requesting ...
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after job interview and initial offer not hearing back from recruiter [duplicate]

I had a phone interview, that moved into an in person. I had a questionnaire to fill and then the manager sent me an email to refill the questionnaire, which I did and replied with a thank you note. 2 ...
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Getting heard from departments I need a feedback from

My problem is actually quite simple, but I haven't figured out a solution yet. I work in a company where is very important to correctly measure things (I cannot disclose what they are). Being in ...
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What to expect as feedback meetings from immediate manager? [closed]

Generally how much time one should expect from their immediate manager to spend on feedback to help improve and advance career wise? I am in a case where there are no regular personal discussions ...
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What actionable steps can be taken to refocus discussion on solutions rather than problems?

I'm on a small scrum team at a software development company. I've noticed that all of us, including myself, tend to speak and think in a very negative way. Just some examples; please don't focus ...
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How to provide constructive feedback on a colleague to the manager?

Background : I work as a senior engineer in a software project (~3 years old). Recently, a new engineer was added to work with me for a couple of months to help resolve some of the issues (bug fixes) ...
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Acceptable to ask for CV feedback at interview?

After every interview the interviewer always will ask "Do you have any questions for me?". I was wondering if it would be appropriate to ask for feedback on your CV/Resume or would it come as ...
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How to deal with a peer who gives unnecessary feedback?

I put my foot in my mouth at work and said something insensitive to a colleague of mine. Since then I have: Had a one-to-one with my colleague that I upset where I apologised and we patched things up ...
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Negative references- how to explain to future prospective employers?

I have been in my current role for roughly 15 months- the first 12 months or so went fairly well, but since then several issues have crept up which have caused me to start looking for other employment....
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I'm a director. One team member has complained to me about his manager (whom I manage). How do I address it? [closed]

I am a department director. I have an assistant director who does the direct management of my department's team members, but I occasionally meet with the team members directly as well, usually as a ...