Use this step by step explanation to craft a good employee performance feedback review for a senior technical architect. Find the right words with quality phrases.

A Senior Technical Architect is responsible for defining the overall structure of a system or a program. This position allows one to act as a project manager who oversees IT projects that are aimed at improving the business and ensuring each part of the project run smoothly.

More tasks for this position include identifying the organization's needs and meeting them, liaising with people from different backgrounds - management, designers, programmers, etc., ensuring the project satisfies the needs of the organization and people using it, breaking down large scale projects into manageable chunks, figuring out which IT products are of cost-benefit analysis and research, explaining clearly to designers and developers the requirements and overseeing the same project to the end, advising the customer on future management of IT needs.

Employee Performance Review Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:

Instructions

  1. Rating: Rate the employee against the core skills based on how well he/she demonstrates each skill. Give scores 1, 2, or 3 for each rating depending on the employee's performance.
  2. Comments: Use this area to give examples of employee's performance phrases. The phrases should describe how well an employee has performed on previously set goals based on the given core skill.
  3. Summary: Use this section to give a summary of the employee's strengths and areas for improvement or development. Recommend a step increase for an employee who has met the expectations and performance improvement plans for one who doesn't meet expectations.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources manager must examine and indicate whether he/she concurs with the evaluation and comments. If the manager agrees, then he/she must sign the evaluation form. If he/she doesn't concur, then he/she must provide reasons explaining why this is so.
  5. Signatures: Sign the evaluation form and give it to the employee to go through and answer the Self Evaluation Questions. Ask him/her to sign and date the evaluation form before giving it back to the human resources for filing.

Rating Meaning

The employee fails to perform the most important aspects of the job satisfactorily. Requires close guidance to carry out routine jobs. He/she needs significant improvement in all areas. Meetings should be held between the employee and the supervisor to discuss performance deficiencies.

1

Employee routinely meets and exceeds expectations in all areas of responsibility. Produces high-quality work that at times exceeds expectations. Consistently meets the most critical annual goals. Occasionally produces timely and accurate results.

2

The employee consistently and significantly exceeds the communicated expectations by producing exceptionally high-quality work. He/she demonstrates exceptional knowledge of his/her duties and is highly recognized by others as an authority in his/her area of work.

3

Supervisor's Feedback

Skill

Comments

Rating

LISTENING SKILLS: Listening Skills are a practical ability to accurately receive and interpret messages you receive during the communication process to ensure flow and accuracy are maintained.

Offers constructive feedback to others and accepts when given feedback.

Does not jump into conclusions but first listens to what the other person has to say.

3

INNOVATION: Innovation is the process of translating new invention into a service that creates value or brings better solutions that meet the requirements.

Is adaptable and very flexible when trying to identify problems and to find solutions.

Always tries to suggest new alternatives of achieving pre-set goals and objectives.

3

FACILITATION: Facilitation is making tasks or life easy for others while ensuring the daily running of successful meetings or workshops or business at large.

Chooses the best mode of communication to pass information to the team members

States the group rules when necessary but avoids going overboard in order to not restrict expression in the group

3

NETWORKING: Networking is the process that encourages an exchange of information and ideas among individuals or groups that share the same interests.

Makes business cards and promotional materials that present one as a polished professional

Joins professional groups and attends local events that are sponsored by professional organizations in order to make new business connections

3

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY: Equal Opportunity and Diversity means having employees from a wide range of background that includes different ages, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief, educational background, physical ability and treating them equally.

Works hand in hand with the colleagues to understand and appreciate different cultures and their way of doing things

Offers equal help to any colleague who needs assistance in completing tasks

3

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Personal Relationships is the relationship between individuals who have or have had a continuing relationship of any nature either professional or informal.

Shows up on time every day and volunteers to lead others on a new project in order to demonstrate reliability and develop positive relationships

Does own job well and makes a point of finishing own work on time in order to gain respect from other employees

3

ROLE AWARENESS: Role Awareness is the ability to be informed of your role in a given environment as well as understand the expectations placed on a position and to see how they are met apparently.

Uses downtime to prepare for future tasks, catch up on backlogs or as a time to do simple or easy tasks

Marks positive changes in own performance in order to implement them further and identifies areas that need improvement

2

SEEING POTENTIAL PROBLEMS: Seeing Potential Problems is the ability to structure the current situations and identify developments that could cause problems in the future.

Asks team members to paraphrase their understanding of the project and their roles in it as well as the consequences of not completing it

Encourages constructive feedback from employees in order to know what is happening on the ground

2

RESEARCH: Research is the ability to stay updated on the latest trends in different fields as per your concern or the concern of your company or business.

Demonstrates exceptional critical thinking skills by examining the validity and truth of arguments and evaluates the importance of ideas

Possesses outstanding ability to summarize information, explain the motives, aims, results, and conclusions of a research

3

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Technical Skills are the abilities and knowledge mostly related to mechanical, IT, scientific and mathematical needed to perform specific tasks in the workplace.

Always ahead of others in keeping technical skills current and in learning new complex skills

Demonstrates outstanding ability to operate a wide range of devices and machines

3

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

LISTENING SKILLS:

Give an instance that you have been defensive during a conversation. How did it turn out?

What are some of the distractions that you have that prevent you from having a good conversation with someone?

[employee comments]
INNOVATION:

Give an instance that you had to fall on your plan B when things did not work out as intended?

What can you say is your best innovation when it comes to developing workable solutions?

[employee comments]
FACILITATION:

Is there a time when you have faced challenges when coordinating a group? How did you overcome the challenges?

Is there a time when you assigned different tasks to group members, but the work was not done as you expected? What do you think was the problem? How did you fix it?

[employee comments]
NETWORKING:

Describe a networking event that changed your career life. What was the event about? What happened?

What value have you added to the new connections you have made? How do you make them feel part of your team?

[employee comments]
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY:

Are you a good team player who does not choose which team to join?

Are you accommodating to other people who are of a different race, age or color?

[employee comments]
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

In your opinion, what are the key ingredients in building and maintaining a successful business relationship? How have these worked for you?

Is there a time when you have chosen to trust a colleague to handle a very sensitive project for you? What was the outcome?

[employee comments]
ROLE AWARENESS:

Describe a project that required you to demonstrate role awareness. What was your role and what was the outcome?

Describe a time when you have faced challenges that hindered you from becoming more aware of your role in a certain goal. How did you overcome them?

[employee comments]
SEEING POTENTIAL PROBLEMS:

How have you helped other employees improve their ability to anticipate problems? Give an example

How do you test a new software in order to make sure that it does not have hidden issues?

[employee comments]
RESEARCH:

What are you doing to improve your understanding of how to use data reduction and synthesis methods?

How often do you break bigger issues into smaller manageable parts when faced with complex situations during research?

[employee comments]
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

What do you to ensure that your technical skills are current?

What efforts are you making to learn more about coding and programming?

[employee comments]

Summary

Sections 1-4: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 5: To be completed by the employee

1. Exceeds Job Related Expectations

2. Areas to improve

3. Goals completed since last performance feedback

4. Goals for next period

5. Employee comments

Signatures

I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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