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Questions tagged [performance-reviews]

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 ...

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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 ...
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How to quantify value of certifications in performance evaluation [duplicate]

I work in the information security profession as an IT Auditor. Within the last year, I obtained both my CISA certification and passed the CISSP exam, becoming Associate of ISC^2. I am now thinking ...
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Performance reviews delayed

My company announced that our performance reviews would be delayed for an indefinite amount of time due to them performing a market analysis to try and match salaries to market values. Sort of a good/...
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Ask employee for self-assessment (for evaluation purposes)

As team leader of 7 people, I'll have to run the evaluation process with each of them. For few of them, the past year was not really a good year (from my point of view) as I had to correct them ...
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What's the best way to ask for promotion? [duplicate]

I work in a pre-ipo startup company. I am a senior level engineer. One of my team member is also a senior level engineer and we work together on a project. I feel my manager wants to promote him ...
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Ask my manager what my performance review ranking is on the team?

I am working in a team of around 30 people. I got a performance review this year and got mostly "meet" and occasional "above expectation". However, I feel all my team members are strong and almost ...
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Unfair feedback from manager during mid year review due to poor communication skills

Company I work for has a review process, where we discuss what we have achieved for the past n number of months. In this mid-year review my manager wrote the following feedback: There have been ...
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Talking to colleague I am close to regarding their performance issues

I have recently become my colleague's Team Lead. Within a week of being in the post, I have been asked to address some issues (performance) that were found with her work. The colleague and I are ...
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Stacking Promotions as Work Changes

I have worked at a very large, bureaucratic MNC for the past two years, and about five months ago, I got the raise and promotion I had been campaigning for in the ~6 months leading up to it. About a ...
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How to write peer reviews and still maintain anonymity?

We have 360 degree peer reviews which are anonymous. I heard that we should give concrete examples while giving a review. If I give concrete example, I lose my anonymity. The recipient would also know ...
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how do I set the record right? [closed]

I was in a team for 6 months and i did a good job. I switched teams recently due to various reasons. The performance review was done by old manager and his comments aren't true. I believe it is a ...
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Toxic manager gave me poor performance reviews. How to approach with future hiring managers?

I came across this article and it describes my workplace experiences to a T. If you want the full story, I recommend reading that. Otherwise, some quick background: I'm in my mid-20s working in large ...
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How can I ask for a raise from the new CFO?

So the CFO at our company retired, and he was my direct boss. I've been commended for my work at all echelons of the company and have been lauded for my skills; I am the de facto subject matter expert ...
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What does it mean in a job description: “ Able to build confidence in others, and remove”? [closed]

I saw the following line in a job description: Self directed, follows through on commitments. Able to build confidence in others, and remove. I understand the last word as a contraction to mean "...
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How can I find out whether I have a blot on my HR record?

About a year ago, I was laid off from the university I worked for, after the division I was in was cut due to the director's departure. Since then, I have applied for many jobs there, and never even ...
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How to present myself under the best light when my responsibilities include a lot of small menial tasks?

I have a two-parts job, where i have both a lot of small responsibilities, and a few big ones. The small ones come from a lab management role, which consist of small parts procurement, risk ...
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Identified as a high performer with low potential [closed]

On my recent performance review I was identified as a high performer with a low potential on a McKinsey 9 box matrix even though my leadership, motivation and entrepreneurial skills were all rated ...
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Just fired - how to know if I'm a good Software Engineer?

I just got fired from my job. It was my first software engineering job out of college, and I was there for just over a year. The reason was that they do not think they can train me to have the ...
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Performance Indicator Advice [closed]

Could I seek some guidance please on how to design a performance indicator? The workflow is related to data analytics from digital devices such as computer hard drives. Each task allocated to a ...
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I was hired with no experience in my field. Is it a good idea to bring up the fact that I now have a year of experience in my yearly review?

I was hired as a fresh graduate straight out of university for a mid-level position in a company last year. At the time, due to being a fresh graduate, I took a salary slightly below market rate for ...
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Probation review. what to expect and talk about [closed]

I haven't had performance review in my career and it might seem odd but I feel danger, my manager is based in another city and we are in another. He is coming for our meeting. I know I had issues and ...
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Deleted 2 days of work and no backup

I deleted work I was doing and I didn't add it to SVN, I have a performance review tomorrow and I already mentioned that I am stressed, thus slow progress. Now with this problem, should I tell my ...
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Asking for a deserved raise while underpaid? Sticky situation

My second yearly review is coming up. I have had no raises to my salary. I've been at the company for two years. First 6 months were training basically getting up to 100% efficiency. I have received ...
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Performance Review do and dont's [closed]

I have performance review and it is within my probation period. While I never had one before and generally I find many question regarding performance review after a 1 year in a job. I am curious to ...
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Receiving only positive feedback on my performance review is not realistic

I've been working for the same company for few years now and I've been promoted few times, my salary was also increased, so I don't have any complaints from financial/role perspective, as I think ...
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PIP by your subordinate [closed]

I am the GM of a Plant and have been there for 9 years. Last year my HR Manager became upset at me over her salary negotiation. She happens to be my Payroll Manager also and complained because of what ...
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Should I ask for an increase in salary again? [closed]

I work as a software developer in the UK and recent had my salary review meeting with my team lead, during which I was also told about my bonus. While I am happy to have received 100% of the bonus ...
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My former Manager Isn't giving an Endorsement to my new Manager

Two months ago ("January"), I asked my manager regarding my development to which was left with open-ended answers (Read: Manager does not develop employees). Coincidentally, it was announced that all ...
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Supervisor is saying productivity is low, records indicate this is not the case

Background: I work as a research assistant in a lab. Part of my job involves following up with our research subjects, and scheduling their appointments. I have been working at this position since ...
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How and when should I approach management about a revaluation they said they would consider?

I had my annual performance review 3 weeks ago. Management was more than happy with my performance, as I'm doing the job of a seasoned IT project manager but yet hired as a junior business analyst. ...
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How can a spreadsheet replace a monthly review meeting? [closed]

The company I work in used to do monthly review meetings. Since last year this was changed and we use spreadsheets now instead. We fill them with the projects the boss decides should be a priority, ...
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What are the situations that make sense to hire a labor lawyer to keep your job? [closed]

I have a situation at work and am trying to figure out when it's appropriate to hire a labor lawyer to fight for my job. Some background: I was performing to expectations and have exceeded ...
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Are performance reviews public information? [closed]

Can other companies request performance reviews of an employee from other companies? Can they request it from the employee or the previous employer?
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How to express dissatisfaction on a poor rating during an appraisal [closed]

In most organisations an employee is given a certain performance rating as per their year end appraisal. In most cases, the employees are given an option to provide their comment on this rating. I ...
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Discussing problematic colleague during performance review

I’m a developer at a small startup. There is a performance review coming up for everybody. We are asked to prepare according to a list with the usual items (what are my goals etc) but also ”do you ...
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Probably going to get a small annual pay rise even though I'm underpaid. How to counter my bosses offer? [duplicate]

We have our workplace annual reviews coming up soon, this is when people in our organization receive pay-rises etc. The pay-rise is usually around several percent. However I feel as I am being ...
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What are the most common ways for small companies to track performance & feedback, if any? [closed]

For companies with < 200 employees, especially in tech, is performance & feedback tracking typically seen as mandatory, a big plus, or unnecessary? And when it does exist, what are the most ...
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Boss educates everyone except me?

I've got a good relationship with my manager and the boss (owner) of the company really loves me and he's told me on numerous occasions how invaluable I am. My job is stressful, demanding, but I'm ...