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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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Response to Deliberately Vague Review Feedback

Background first: I've been crushing it since I landed at this team a year and change ago. The team lead left, I took their responsibility on, and I've excelled--deliberately so, as in tech there is a ...
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Performance Review Goal that involves personal life [closed]

My boss is making something that I would have to do in my own time away from work and cost money as a Work Goal on the performance review. What he has written is this Self-Improvement Goal Take a Self ...
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How would an employer base converting a 1099 Commission-Only earner to a W2 Salary without risking loss?

I want to pay only commissions based on performance, but many applicants ask about a base salary, and I don't want to risk losing money if they don't make at least what I'm paying them. Is there any ...
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Possibly Inappropriate Question on Performance Review

We have recently been shown our new performance review system and one of the questions asked was: "Are you prepared to prioritise [the company] over personal time when necessary?" This was ...
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How to bring up time lost due to my vacation and december shutdowns in performance reviews?

I work at a company which has performance reviews every 6 months. The performance review scale is like needs help, average/meets expectations, strong. I have been at the company for a few years & ...
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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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Effects of being fired from a co-op on future employability

My friend is a grad student at an US institution studying Computer Science. During the internship season, they got an opportunity to work at a mid-sized company in the cyber-security domain. ...
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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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Manager just threatened the entire team for a problem that she doesn't fully understand. What to do?

About a year ago I moved to a new team that wasn't in great shape. The old members were not really doing their jobs very well, and many people got fired to make room for people who would. This ...
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Numerical Performance rating scale

What are the pros and cons of a numerical performance rating scale? I am building a performance management framework for my company - we're a startup and a small team of 25. I want to understand if ...
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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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Can I quit during a performance review?

I have a part time job. I'm under a performance review. I really hate working here. Everyone is a mess. The managers have no experience and don't see how this other manager is harassing me.
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Handling a manager's irritating behaviour, rejecting promotion request

In the organization, there are 3 levels of managers, L1 (my direct reportee), L2 (middle management), and L3 (C-suite). I've been performing well since the day I joined the organization (1,5 years), ...
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Using an offer from another firm in my yearly review

I am working at a firm, firm A, in Germany. In about a month, I will have the yearly review of my performance at my current firm. The review is together with my direct report. I am up for promotion ...
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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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Is asking for details of a future raise alright even if it's months away?

I theoretically had a contract review (salary raise, etc.) on December last year but it was not performed. I was told that it made no sense to do so as for that time I had only been there for half a ...
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How Much Stock to Put into a "Meets Expectations" Review from Manager?

I've recently started a new job. I've just had my first formal end-of-cycle review from my manager after about 4 or 5 months, where we are given a performance score. They were thankfully very ...
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Is it the manager's job or the employee's job to set expectations?

Who should set work expectations / goals? Employee or Manager? Hoping some managers out there can weigh in. I recently had a performance review that was lacking in some categories and was surprised as ...
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Disconnect between goals and daily tasks...Is it me, or the industry?

During my performance reviews at the three companies I have worked for during my 15+ year career in information security, I have seen a consistent and concerning disconnect between the annual goals/...
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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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I'm a manager and a person in my team has poor writing and speaking skills. Should I bring up this feedback during annual performance review?

I work in the software development industry and this is the first formal job of this person. They have particular personal reasons to have bad writing and speaking skills, mainly due to bad education ...
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Quitting instead of accepting Performance Improvement Plan?

I was spared in the recent layoffs at my company which is based in California, USA. First, they let go/forced out many leaders and replaced some of them. Then, many middle managers including mine and ...
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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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Should I give my new manager a copy of my resume in a one on one meeting?

I work in the US. The company encourages employees to initiate one on one monthly meetings with your manager. The goal is to have regular discussions and for your work progress to be documented over ...
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How to have a productive discussion with skip about my toxic manager?

Manager (M) of 15 years at Company got promoted the day I started about a year ago. Had I interviewed with M, I would have never taken this job. M is unashamedly curt, abrasive, impatient, and ...
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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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How to approach increasing remote days if contract review date already passed?

I have been working for 6 months in this company as a SW engineer (Europe). When I signed the contract, at the end it stated the salary and a "contract review at the end of the year, December&...
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Is this a lost cause? [closed]

I'm a senior level developer with 10 years of experience. A year ago I started working for a major tech company at a smaller company they acquired 3-4 years ago and have been in the process of making ...
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Shall I ask for a feedback about my performance from my boss?

Half a year ago, I got a new management/leader role. This is not the first time I occupy a leadership position but the work environment is different and so are the duties. I am not sure I am doing ...
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Should I take a vacation 4.5 months after starting a new job

I am having a difficult time understanding what my manager wants. He is always polite when he speaks and in his words he said “I totally support you going on this trip, family is important so you ...
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How often does a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) work out well?

I've been placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). Obviously I disagree but that's not the point. Regardless of the specifics of my situation, I'm curious how often these "work out" ...
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Fired from software engineer role at FAANG for poor performance: What to put on Resume? [closed]

UPDATE: I refocused this question to honor the answers that those contributors like Flater put a lot of of effort into. However, I tried not to materially change too much as that can make reading the ...
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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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On my performance review, I got a 2.76 out of 4. How should I interpret this? [closed]

The other week I got a review from work and it came out to 2.76 / 4. I got kinda upset about it; because 2.76/4 = 69% If I got that in school, it'd be like a high D. But I've talked to some people and ...
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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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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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