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Referring to a process where a worker's ability to do the work is evaluated. Within North America, most big companies will have these annually and some may have these after completing a probationary period. The quality and quantity of work are evaluated as well as setting goals, and expectations for the coming work period.

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Decline discussing any issues or problems

Short story: Performance review is coming up, I kept my side short (one meaningless sentence per question) for reasons of complete demotivation and despondence. Boss will surely ask "What's wrong?". ...
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Employer says they want Quality & Quantity, but only pays bonuses based on the latter

I work in a company that, like any other company, expects high quality and quantity of the product (service). I am a quality person who meets the production demands. However, many of my colleagues ...
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Personal notes to an intermediate report/performance review from a member of the management [closed]

As part of a project that I have managed (in the role of an entrepreneur), I have worked closely with a member of the management (N + 3) within the large enterprise I work for. He agreed to add a ...
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Suggested goals for improving a strength I didn’t know I had?

A few months ago, I joined a new organization and team. I had to take the StrengthsFinder test. My number 1 strength was Ideation. People in my field tend to be good at that, but I wasn’t expecting ...
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Is it wise to ask salary raise for a company which probably would not do it?

Is it wise to ask a salary raise to your chief or just move on to another company? I am about to talk with her in a Personal Business Plan. I like being here but my salary goes under-inflation and ...
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What should one do if they’re put on a performance improvement plan? [duplicate]

This happened to a friend of mine who’s a software engineer at a Silicon Valley company. He either gets a month to spend looking for jobs, or follow through with the pip.
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Manager giving feedback based on hearsay; how should I proceed?

I've just recently started a new job, and my direct manager is also quite new in a management role. During my first/last review, he stated I needed to work on my soft skills and was not enough of a "...
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No training or guiding received in first job; Should I look elsewhere? [closed]

I was hired as a junior for my first software developer job 11 months ago and when I arrived in the company, I received no training whatsoever. I was basically left on my own, in a non-hierarchical ...
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Job Application asks for previous Performance Reviews [closed]

A job I am interviewing for and very interested in is asking for previous Performance Reviews. I worked at my previous job for 3 years but only have a copy of a Performance Review from one of the ...
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How to deal with a (indirect) boss who tells me not to ask questions, but then downgrades me at review time for not asking more questions?

A bit of background first: My employer is a subcontractor on a contract with a large organization. My work is done at the client's site. My corporate supervisor rarely sees or talks with me; instead I ...
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How can I review my manager, who is fine?

I have to write a review of my manager for the past half. My manager is perfectly fine. They're pretty hands-off, which is what I want: they stay out of the way and just allow me to ship things. I don'...
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How do you track your professional achievements? [closed]

I find it extremely important to track my professional achievements because ultimately they explain the value I’ve created for my organization. What tools are you using to track and manage your ...
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How can I give great feedback to members of my team?

What are the keys to giving great feedback to other team members, whether they are peers, juniors, or seniors? I’ve found that the feedback I get from others is very valuable for my own development. ...
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I have a problematic assistant manager, but I can't fire him

I'm the general manager of a restaurant in a franchise and I've held this position for about 6 months. The company hired me from outside the corporation so I'm still learning about the business. As ...
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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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Contesting fake poor performance [closed]

Worked as a web developer in a start up company for 4 years after I graduated. I was taken to a disciplinary for poor performance after the 4th year when things started to sour with management. I am ...
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Received a poor performance review 4 months ago and have not received the required “performance plan”. What can I do?

In late January of this year I received a very poor annual performance review. I received the level of "Needs Improvement", which states "A performance plan must accompany an overall rating of NEEDS ...
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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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The Unfairness of Performance Review [closed]

I am currently working in a very small dept (compared to other dept in this company). There are 2 units in this very small dept. What happened in previous years was that our team has consistently ...
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Manager is threatening to grade me poorly if I don't complete the project

Recently I joined a company as an unpaid intern for 3 months during which I worked on a project. My internship finishes this week. This project is almost completed as per initial scope that my manager ...
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Considering leaving a job after 6 months after refusing to negotiate a promised salary raise

I started working at my company 6 months ago and although I wasn't enthusiastic about the salary, I was promised that I'll get a chance to revisit the matter and renegotiate my salary after the review ...
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Approach to Performance Reviews to get accurate grades

We have recently come-up with a structure to grade the overall performance of our employees. The structure involves the employees having a grade in certain qualities which are grouped into our company ...
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Do I bring up a bad performance review

I am among the finalists for a position with a state agency for a job that I really want. I worked for a bit over a year at another state agency, where I received a very poor performance review and ...
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My job has changed and my performance has suffered in a key area, what should I do? [closed]

I recently had a mediocre performance review. My job has changed as the company has become more "call center" like. I have high ratings with client organizations I serve, co-workers as mentor and ...
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Being held hostage to pass my probation

Yesterday I had a meeting with management about my probationary period. Today is has been 4 months since I started at the company but the probationary period is supposed to be 3 months. I didn't ...
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Asking for Performance Review copy before meeting

Is it acceptable to ask for a copy of your performance review prior to meeting with your manager to give me time to read over what was said? My manager sent me a meeting request to meet for my ...
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Does not getting a pay raise signal for something to come…?

So I've had a talk with my manager and lead and they determined I wasn't getting a pay raise due to communication. My current job is remote and so as my manager and lead. During my review, they've ...
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Boss has me ghostwrite his performance assessment of my peers [closed]

He asks me to put it directly into the manager-only forms and then he signs his name to it. I presume there is no mention of my involvement in this activity whatsoever. I suspect my peers have no ...
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How to tactfully negotiate a raise during my first review

Background: Just came up on my second year with my company (<50 employees) First review since I started Started "part-time" as a flexible employee from 9-2pm 3 days a week Bounced between full-...
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Unfair compensation for work done outside the team?

I am a Software Engineer living in the US with 3 years of experience. I am an expert in a particular technology T that is widely used in my company. I also speak at conferences, and have taught a ...
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Manager strongly suggests that I do more unpaid overtime during performance review

I have started a new job about 6 months ago. In my performance review, a couple months ago, We were both discussing my own performance, but also what I liked and disliked in the company itself. When ...
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Should one indicate wishes for secondary benefits before or during a performance review after a probationary period?

A few months ago, a friend (let's call them Joe) started working at a medium-sized multinational. The probationary period is six months and will end soon. At the end, there is a performance review. ...
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What are some sane KPIs for a team of web application developers?

I was tasked this week by executive management to come up with some annual KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for our development team by the end of the month. They also want individual developers to ...
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I unexpectedly got a very negative annual performance review - What can I do to spot this earlier in the future?

I recently had an annual performance review in my Full Stack Developer, the first review I have gotten in about 11 months after being at the company for around a year and a half. On the self ...
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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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Wrong timing on performance review?

Backstory: Within the company, I started working in one department (with Manager A) and was 'promoted' to a different department (with Manager B). Manager A, as part of the performance review, did my ...
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Discussing of raise / review

As per my contract I have a review/raise due this month. I believe folks are busy to not to notice it. My manager and me sit on same table, so it is open office with other folks in the room. I was ...
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Should I request a lower raise to avoid a health-insurance premium raise threshold?

At my company, per-year health-insurance premiums increase by $1044 once a salary is greater than or equal to A. A does not seem to change with time, and it is the highest value where a premium ...
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Is it worth holding off asking for my performance review?

I was originally scheduled a performance review in mid-August, which is tied to a salary gain as per my contract. However, due to unforseen issues outside my department's control - work was delayed ...
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How can a low-level employee connect personal performance to the company's strategic priorities?

It is time for annual performance reviews, and the company's new format is giving me pause. Half of the self-evaluation is to demonstrate how I have supported strategic business priorities this year. ...
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How should I approach my boss about more code-reviews?

I work as a trainee in a large IT-company for a little more than one year now. After a few weeks of crash course training, I was assigned to update the front-end for one of our departments. It ...
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How can I tactfully express that a co-worker is very wordy?

I'm writing a review for a co-worker. This co-worker's weakness is they tend to over-explain problems and use a lot of words when few are required. Although they want to provide full context and lots ...
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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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Monopoly of experienced employees in organization

I am working in an engineering organization where overhauling of parts and new parts are manufactured. This organization has history of more than 50 years with ISO certification and each process has ...
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How do I convince my manager it's a bad idea to allow a reviewer to see a review of them from a subordinate before reviewing said subordinate?

Performance review season is rapidly approaching at my company, and our manager's manager has asked us to help her by creating a word document that has a list of our achievements from the past year ...
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I have an upcoming performance review but I'm planning to leave work within a couple months [duplicate]

I don't enjoy the work with my current employer and I'm planning to leave within the next couple months. I'd like to start doing some freelance work and travel. The people at my current workplace ...
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Key Performance Indicators for HR [closed]

I'm currently working in a tech based startup as a HR Manager and it's been only 5 months that I got into this role. My manager is asking me to set up the KPIs for HR and come up with performance ...
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I submitted a good feedback about a co-worker, should I tell them or not?

I am guessing the answer here would be both cultural and professional approach. But here is the issue: I am in USA with a big company (~400 employees). Annually, we get performance reviews from the ...
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Average salary hike in Germany for IT consultants [closed]

I work in a small consulting firm as a Senior IT consultant in the automotive branch since the past one year. During this time, I have taken up several responsibilities in the team. I can say that I ...
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How to make use of exact knowledge of my future role's current salary to get a raise for myself?

I'm going to take over responsibilities from a colleague who's leaving. The colleague has told me what he earns and it's like double my salary. He has got strengths I don't have but on the other ...