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 for the coming work period.

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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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Are there any specific strategies for surviving a PIP?

This question does not answer mine I received a written warning for my performance, how can I save my job? That was about a specific instance where an employee was doomed, as per his updates. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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Trust, Career Progression and Personal relations

Last year I started an opportunity with a well known company (Fortune 100) with much excitement since it was THE JOB I was looking for after my graduation from business school (I bring prior domain ...
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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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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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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 honest should I be in performance reviews about colleagues?

When I was working in student government during university, I would occasionally be asked to provide anonymous feedback about one of my colleagues. I was assured this feedback would be seen only by ...
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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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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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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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How to approach Performance Evaluation when Goals/Objectives have not been defined in writing beforehand

This may be a case of "some stuff shoulda been done earlier", but it's too late now. I am to fill out a standard Performance Review/Evaluation form, rating myself on Productivity, Knowledge, Quality, ...
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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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Reasonable OKR for software developer contractor?

I work as a software developer at a company that is in the business of lending developers to other companies. Internally there's a yearly performance evaluation process where we (as employees) are ...
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I've been receiving a lot of overly positive reviews recently. Should I be suspicious?

So I've been working full-time for the past year and a half approximately as a software engineer. And I was working part-time for them about a year and a half before that, including some full-time as ...
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How to still keep your job without taking additional responsibilities at work?

I am an UI developer at a large US firm and I was hired specifically to do the UI work. During my year-end review, my boss congratulated me for my work and told me he expects that I take additional ...
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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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Tone-deaf management and expiring contract

I recently was reprimanded by a manager because I missed a deadline at work. I explained that happened because they requirements for that particular task kept shifting and I pretty much had to redo ...
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How to lead unproductive team

As a lead developer I have to supervise two very unproductive and irresponsible colleagues. The problems are: Deadlines are always missed by two-four weeks. Junior-level tasks may take a week instead ...
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Who should be driving performance discussions? The manager or the employee?

Whose responsibility is to setup one-on-one meetings? Is it the manager or the employee? What about performance reviews? My manager just sent a schedule for performance review and said I will work ...
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Performance review (unofficially) delayed

I am a junior Software Developer working his first job out of college at a medium-sized (a few hundred employees worldwide) IT company. When I was hired, I was told by HR that the first performance ...
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How to ask what my future is with my company

I've worked for a smallish (~200 employees) insurance provider for almost 5 years as a web developer. My 5 year review is next month and I think this review is a good time to reflect on the growth I'...
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How to change manager after giving up on current one who lied about me

A couple of years ago I was reporting to J as one of ten developers, then moved under S, who is the manager of J. The reason was that I am looking after a piece of software (F) which required a higher ...
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Panic attacks before performance review

I always have these mini panic attacks prior to performance reviews when I know I did not do a good job. It's something that comes from my school days from when I used to wait for my term grades and ...
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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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Self-evaluation form and probation

I am a software engineer, and the 6 month probation is due in mid-March, I believe. I have some concerns about this, and paranoid that I will be told to leave. I am not a software engineer by ...
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How to complain during annual review

I've been working as a web developer in a very small company for the last 4 years, this is my first job. I was hired as the second dev, the first one being one of my bosses. My tasks at the beginning ...
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Should I fight for appropriate evaluations with an at-will employer?

The idea of being an at-will employee scares me since I am the breadwinner for my family. Recently I received some wrongfully objective lower scores in an evaluation which could impact my annual pay ...
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How to deal with a promotion if it would be more lucrative after an upcoming rule change?

The appraisal system in our company is going to change next year. In the old system, if you make promotion to another function (e.g. from junior to mid-level) you get a standard raise of 3%. In the ...

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