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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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How to tell my manager's manager that I don't want to work under my manager anymore

Long story short: Strained relationship with Manager drove me to job hunting. Manager takes six month sabbatical. Working directly for her manager in that time is infinitely more enjoyable, and in one ...
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How do I tell my boss I don't feel the need to be friends outside of work?

I am an enterprise software dev in the USA. Another developer recently joined my small team. While he and I do share some similar interests, I find him annoying and am not interested in spending time ...
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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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Is it better to start negotiating for a bigger raise before or after your annual performance review?

I am one of the most senior software engineers in my division. Our company has the typical big company "the budget for raises is 3%" finite pie stance. I got promoted last year but that ...
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Denied raise due to inability to relocate during wartime [closed]

For the context: At the time of writing this question, there's an ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. I've been working full-time remotely as a backend developer for US company for slightly over a ...
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Promotion refused despite good performance review because of transition to more management responsibilities

TLDR My performance review (based on engineering skills) was positive, I applied for promotion and got refused because in the next period I will be taking managing responsibilities (and I'm new to ...
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Is it worth it to react to an unfair performance review?

I'm looking for advice in the following situation: Due to recent restructuring in the company I work for, I now report to a manager who is more than 2 levels above me and who is not interested in the ...
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Performance review without me invited [closed]

I am working in a small tech company and have done majority of the work by myself. There are times that I worked over the weekend or till 11 pm to make sure the project would be completed on time. ...
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Applying for work when on "personal development plan"?

After 9 months of employment at a company, I've been told my performance needs to improve in some areas, and have been put on a personal development plan because my performance has been inconsistent ...
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Should I tell my manager I have job offers during my performance review? [duplicate]

I joined my current company, a bit more than one year ago as lead developer (I'm responsible of the product team). We ended our fund-raising 2 months ago, and we have 18 months of runway (including ...
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What could be good Perfomance Evaluation Metrics for a Data Scientist?

Background I'm a Data Scientist and am being asked to come up with a set of metrics/KPIs to assess my annual performance, and things like bonuses (and in the worst case being fired) depend on that. ...
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If contract started on 13th and there is a probation period of one month, when does probation end? [closed]

If my first day of work is on the 13th and my contract says there is "one month" probation period, how many days is that? There are no specific dates. It only says "one month". Is ...
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I want to suggest a more "efficient" career development framework for my software organisation, are there any obvious problems with this?

"Efficiency" here defined as "achieving the same appearance of being objective and spitting out a similar pseudo-meaningful result, but with less time/effort invested overall by the ...
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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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Surviving a PIP with no earlier warnings

I know this question has probably been asked before, but I'd like some advice from everyone: I'm about to have a PIP (Professional Improvement Plan) drawn up, so is my employment over? My boss brought ...
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Received really good but bad performance feedback

I recently got my performance review and on paper it was glowing. It listed things like how I am passionate, drive teams and the organization to greatness. At my company, we have a manager who gives ...
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Is it normal for a team leader to use pull request comments as an indication of performance?

I was in a performance review recently and my team leader, who is a non-technical person was going through the usual: what do you feel has gone well so far this year, what do you think could have gone ...
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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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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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Would you take any negative performance review as a sign to leave? [closed]

I am curious at what point a negative performance review is essentially a dismissal. I got rated a 3 out of 6 in my latest quarterly, so I am wondering if that is a sign that I should quit my current ...
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Should I give HR/Employer my desired salary before my annual review?

Human Resources gave me a review template document which I'm to fill out with my accomplishments and desired compensation, and hand back in to them for critique before it goes to the boss before my ...
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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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Intentional company falsehood in job description causing tension with boss [closed]

I got a job at a big name Managed Service Provider (basically IT mercenaries). I was skeptical of MSP work at first but my buddy works on a different team at this office and really likes it, so he put ...
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How to keep up with overperforming coworker [closed]

I work in the IT/software department of a small company. When I was hired there was no formal performance, salary review process within the company, so I requested in my offer letter to have a formal ...
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How to respond when receiving a negative performance review [closed]

Several years ago, I received a poor performance review. I would like to know how I should have handled the delivery of my assessment when it was given to me. I worked on many different projects at ...
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Recommendation on resigning vs terminated

For several months I had a feeling my company wanted to get rid of me because of office politics, and for a while it has been a hostile work environment. My suspicion was confirmed when they put me on ...
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Manager does not give me negative feedback directly?

I am on my trial period of 6 months in Europe and had my performance review last week, which was very negative. I was told that if I do not improve some things, they will let me go. The feedback was ...
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How to respond to a performance review you disagree with?

I found some of the many negatives of my performance review to be very one-sided. I tried to explain but received more criticism. It feels like they don’t see the good and only the bad. Some comments ...
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What's the best way to communicate 'you get a bonus but no raise this year' to employee?

I just had a meeting with the company's board, and we concluded that we would give out a bonus, but no pay raises this year. Last year was tough; the business was roughly 30% in the red. I think most ...
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How to approach the request to provide an unstructured 360-degree evaluation for a team leader colleague?

I have recently received a request from my manager to provide 360 degrees feedback for one of my colleagues (sort of team leader). The request was sent by e-mail and it sounded like this: Hey, please ...
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Is it okay to quote old performance reviews on my resume?

I've been coached to include a list of 'strengths' on my resume, in addition to my past experience and technical qualifications. I don't understand how me writing that I'm a detail-oriented team ...
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Shoud I ask for a pay raise if I can't have one?

I work as a junior developer in a medium sized company in a team of 8 to 10 junior and senior developers. My performance is very high in terms of productivity and expertise. The management is aware of ...
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How to put aside personal grievances during performance reviews

I've had a very frustrating issue with an employee of mine. The original issue is discussed at length here. Here's a quick update: after lots of leaving messages and trying to contact her, my ...
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How could the company benefit from correcting a performance review

Background: My manager left the company before the semi-annual performance review was given. My manager’s boss performed the performance review and the review was vey low and the review comments are ...
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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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Do people typically resign after a negative performance review? [closed]

I recently got one and am thinking of sticking around 2-4 months, getting some feedback on those things, and then heading off to a new company for a fresh start. What did you do when you got a ...
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Would it be reasonable for my manager to state "I ignore emails" as a negative in a performance review? [closed]

Background This morning, an email was sent to one of my folders at 9:32a.m. I didn't get around to checking it until our team standup at around 9:45 which I volunteered to lead the day before. As I ...
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Bad performance review despite objective successes and praises

I started a job 8 months ago. The person who did it before was let go for performance issues. Before they chose me they spent 6 months looking for someone (while the previous guy was still there). I ...
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What is the point of giving my Section Manager evaluators if she will just pick her own for performance reviews?

Background At my company, whenever evaluations are conducted, the Section Managers ask everyone for a list of evaluators to help in creating a summary of that worker's contributions. They ask for 2 - ...
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Manager wants me to discuss my performance directly with colleagues

As a part of our yearly performance review, my manager asked me to meet with some colleagues I work closely with to receive direct performance feedback from them. I also happen to be friends of them ...
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Manager’s boss and HR reversed me, during performance review

During a performance review, I pointed out to my manager’s boss and HR the bad practices my manager. The bad practices eventually lead to the low quality and delay of the project, but the issue was ...
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Should I explain non-technical background for my code review critique?

TL;DR; Should I explain to junior developers that I'm being scrupulous during code reviews because our boss asked me to help them improve their code quality, and not just because their code sucks for ...
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How do I approach asking what the pay review process is?

I started a new job a few months ago, and neglected to ask during the interview process what their process for pay review and bonuses is. Six months in and thinking about my value to the company - and ...
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Should I tell my employer I have ADD?

I have been working at this company for over 2 years. I always had issues focusing at work, but I always managed to get work done on time (this is when I worked at the office, sometimes working ...
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Hired as a junior, but I am not one - how to address this in the Performance Review?

In the beginning of the year I was looking for a job, and found this really cool company that had a 'Software Developer' position, which I applied for, but later on the interview process, they ...
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How best to set goals for annual performance reviews?

At my company, we have annual performance reviews and also a process where we set goals for the year. When it comes time to set goals, we are expected to create them on our own. I'd like to use them ...
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How do I deliver a negative performance review in a constructive way, especially in a start-up company

When I was a junior developer I got several negative performance reviews. The memory is so vivid that even almost 20 years later I can still remember those reviews. They just ruined my days and made ...
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Was it ethically sound to state the way a coworker referred to someone as going against company values? [closed]

Background There is a coworker at work who is an amazing coworker in terms of the job. He aids as many people he can in any way he can in addition to being a quick problem solver. When asked to ...
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Manager constantly giving bad reviews no matter what I do

I work as a developer in a multinational company. I work there since last November. At first, I landed in a project in which we had almost no work until January/February. When I started getting tasks, ...
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