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Questions regarding how well one is at performing tasks required of a job.

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How to deal with performance evaluation of software engineers by non-experts in the field [closed]

I previously have had an experience where my performance as an engineer was evaluated by a non-engineer (forgive the ferocity of the post, I'm still mad) I'm finding that it is remarkably common for ...
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Outperforming as a freelancer

I started working on a project last year as a freelancer. I didn't like this project at all: messy architecture, unconventional project structure etc. There was a precondition which was: a mission of ...
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Should I admit that I didn't meet a deadline due to stress from personal issues?

Last month I had a very difficult time (had to decide how our family property will be split between me and my brother and sister), and although it may sound weird, it was so stressful for me that I ...
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Performance Rating not doing justice to what I did

I started my current job nearly 2 years ago having been hired by my manager from my previous company. They were sacked 5 months ago because their new manager didn’t like their attitude. I have never ...
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Will big 4 tell next employer I was put on pip [closed]

Long story short, I underperformed at work and failed a bunch of exams Employed for 6 months Grad scheme Invited to a capability meeting If I am put on PIP, will my next employer find out I was on PIP?...
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Arrogant , lazy worker considered for promotion

I recruited a person called AG in Asia office. In the initial year of AG's employment, I encountered significant challenges due to issues related to arrogance, laziness, and a lack of ordinary task ...
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My senior management is wanting to place me on a PIP

As of yet I have not signed it, and I will admit to some of the issues being fair criticisms that I have been trying to improve upon; some have even merited my supervisor's admission that they have ...
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Annual bonus changed this year. Is there anything I can do about it?

I have been with the same company for 19 years. We receive annual bonuses. We have to do performance reviews quarterly and our bonuses reflect our performance, etc. This year, my bonus has decreased ...
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Overprovisioned teams in services companies

Is it common for managers to pack more engineers into a team than there are tickets to solve in the pipeline in order to generate contests and pit engineers against eachother and get better delivery ...
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Is it wise to address workplace "hand-holding," and if so, how?

Background: I joined my current workplace about 6 months ago with 4 years of experience. I'm a software developer (relevant for examples). I definitely was a case of "2 years' worth of experience ...
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Please advise on how to navigate upcoming 1:1 meeting with boss, given circumstances? [closed]

I have documented my difficult work situation in this question and this question Where things stand is that I am actively looking for a completely different group to be on in the large company I am a ...
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Do I have an ethical obligation to admit I’ve been falling asleep on the job?

TL;DR Do I have an ethical obligation to report myself to my manager for falling asleep on the job (in a remote work situation?) It is not intentional but it is unfortunately happening; the drowsiness ...
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How to deal with someone I supervise not holding their direct reports accountable?

I have a direct report who is not experienced at managing people. I see one of their direct reports not living up to expectations, producing mediocre work, not working full time even though she is ...
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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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How to maintain accountability on scheduling without micromanaging?

See title. Description below. I am the project leader for a research effort with a small team (< 10 people), with a multi-year schedule. One of the things I do when communicating with my team, ...
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I just failed PIP, should I ask for management to terminate my employment? [closed]

Today (June 19th) is my last day of my Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) and I know I failed it because my boss told me I am not passing. As of right now, I have not receive a notice termination. I ...
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How should I evaluate my performance?

The situation: I recently got a job (first job ever in the field) as an entry level software developer after pursuing a master in data science. I have been in the workplace for about 5-6 months. The ...
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Recognizing performance of individual workers

Our company is big on giving praise where praise is due. How that works is you get to nominate one or more people who are always doing some amazing work, going the extra mile, etc. However, since we ...
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How to communicate to a boss who wanted a quick & dirty implementation that today is pay-day?

Following a previous question of mine, in which I try to find ways to be quicker on expense of more dirty code, I think I managed to get more stuff done today, with the premise that when they break, ...
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Performance improvement plan(PIP) has been proposed [duplicate]

Been put on a PIP but I think the performance issues concerned may be related to my disability. I've let HR know How do you think HR is going to react to this, especially in light of my disability? I ...
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I am wondering what went wrong during a software design phase? [closed]

I need your advice about my career situation. My typical performance review feedback/complaint (for years now) is my tendency to take a long time to deliver my pull requests. Despite potential ...
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Former manager is trying to damage my reputation and growth opportunities within the company

My former manager and I did not get along for various reasons. I've performed my role successfully based on the areas I have been accountable for. Yet despite that, they are trying to influence my new ...
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Pregnancy complications and performance drop

A coworker announced his wife was pregnant a couple of months ago. We work remotely for a small tech startup in Spain. He is a great employee and I think the manager knows it: he is devoted and ...
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My manager’s continuous negative feedback is affecting me mentally, how can I ask for support? [closed]

I am a new grad (graduated in May 2022) started working at a big tech in June. Team specific tasks weren’t assigned to me until July. He rarely ever say anything negative during our scheduled 1-1 ...
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Struggling to motivate new employee

I currently have a direct report who I'm struggling with. He has some good attributes, but is not really stepping up to the level we expected of him when we hired him and when he was in onboarding. ...
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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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Work-from-anywhere or not a good idea? [duplicate]

I started my job couple months ago and I want to go see my family in another country for two weeks. I also want to focus on my work since I am working at a slow pace and my manager has also showed ...
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Interpreting a negative self-evaluation of a high performer

I have a direct report that I consider to be not only my best performer, but one of the best performers in my entire organization. Recently, our organization decided to implement a detailed self-...
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How to let your manager know some of your colleagues are not the sharpest pencils in the box

I have situations where time and again I encounter non-sense, non-high-standard behavior from some of my colleagues in the work. These colleagues report to the same manager as me. These can be ...
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Managing feedback for subpar vendors

Our team has grown a lot and the vendors / outsourced support staff we're using have come under a critical eye. While their support previously was useful to fill gaps in the team, we now have the ...
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Convincing my boss not to fire me

I've learned today that my boss is trying to replace me. From the echoes I got, I learned that he wants to do this because of an under-performance issue, my performance was not on point this year due ...
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Delivery of message to underperformers

For me I always thought that in regards to performance a direct and early feedback with concrete examples is what is the correct approach or at least what everyone wants. Being a new manager I am not ...
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How to interpret a "Thank you for all your hard work" statement before actual completion of work?

When your supervisor or team lead says, thank you for all your hard work towards the end of the project , but the project has not concluded and some work still pending, are they being sarcastic or ...
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How to deal with a colleague who has a really bad performance

I am a team leader for a SW Team which got freshly merged with another team. One of the new team members (call him Member X) is showing really bad performance and most of his tasks only get finished ...
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How do I provide clear goals for a PIP when the developer's mistakes are ambiguous and varied?

Context: I recently joined a software development company as a manager where previously my team of developers did not have a formal manager. The oversight given to the developers was unsupportive at ...
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How to calculate and set value of performance each individual? [closed]

Industry Type: IoT I want make startup which the Leader is just formality. And so the system of startup basically everyone in startup are called Contributor: There are two type of contributors. ...
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How to deal with low performer team leader from a direct report perspective?

Context The development team is basically made up of three devs and the team leader. This setup is in place for about six months. We are working using the SCRUM methodology. The main issue is that the ...
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Resentment and its Effect on Performance and Reputation

So I have been employed with my current company for about 6 months or so as a software engineer. This company is a Silicon Valley type technology company of a modest size. Unfortunately, I ended up ...
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How to add value to the team

Can you please advise how to get better at adding value to the work I do /team(at the same time keeping my skills updated )? I feel a lot happy when I have made an impact. So we are going to have a ...
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Employee doesn't listen to my demands

So I have a developer working on dockerizing one of our application for production. The thing is that it's already done for development, and he has been taking a lot of time doing it. He also is doing ...
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Is it common to be dismissed during the probation period?

Recently I started a new job in a publishing company and is serving a 6 month probation period. It is my first job since I graduated 6 months ago. I feel that many people are scrutinizing my work ...
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How to deal with underperforming associate and un-involved manager?

I have been in this company for more than 5 years now. I started as an associate when the initial team was being built from ground up. When I joined, I was the second member and in all we had a team ...
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Should I even show up tomorrow, after being put on a Performance Improvement Plan? [closed]

I got put on a Performance Improvement Plan this afternoon. What would be the consequences of just putting my computer in a box for the courier and mailing it into my company? I am a software ...
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Proper to Escalate a Manager that didn't follow correct PIP Protocol

I've tried to make this concise as possible so please bear with me. This is related to my earlier question (Employee barely working due to Mental Health issues), in which the summary is: In March ...
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Resentment towards employer over reduced pay

Background: I work as a mechanical engineer at a startup in India. So basically during the past year, my employer has reduced my pay during lock-down periods by up to 50% while still having me work ...
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Extracting work from people who are on PIPs but who we also cannot fire?

I work on a team of seven software developers where two of them have basically just given up. They got put on performance improvement plans, but instead of upping their game they are basically waiting ...
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Fast-paced environments, corporate culture, well paced environments for software engineers? [closed]

The term "fast-paced" environment appears often in job descriptions for software engineers. From a software engineering perspective, among other things, this may imply pressure to produce ...
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How to open conversation about low performance of the team

I'm working as a part of a team, I'm a backend developer. I work with two front-end developers. Last three sprints we missed delivery on things that were related to the front-end. My work is usually (...
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Low energy levels throughout the day

I’m struggling with my energy levels over the course of day, after it hits mid-day my brain starts to shut off, where I find it hard to focus on concentrate, brain fog and generally feel very fatigued ...
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How to deal with potential PIP?

I have been in a Tech company in USA for a few months and I work in a team of 4 people which includes me. The company is going through many reorganizations and I have seen a few long term and short ...
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