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The dirty secrets of performance review

July 20th, 2009 · 20 Comments

Have you wondered how performance reviews are conducted behind-the-scene? When I was an individual contributor, I bought into what management told me — setting SMART goals in the beginning of the year. Work hard throughout the year. Write thorough and insightful self-reviews and peer reviews. Get 360-degree feedback from colleagues. And I’ll get a review […]

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Be careful about your performance review this year

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

I had a chat with a friend yesterday. His company has suspended salary increase and bonus for 2009. But, the company would still conducted its annual performance review by the end of April. My friend was telling me that he wouldn’t spend much time on his review — "If I have a great review, I […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder