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

A Software Developer has the primary role of developing computer applications that will allow end-users to perform a certain task seamlessly. They play a very crucial role in designing, installing, testing and maintaining software systems. Once they develop the new systems, they also ensure that they integrate them with other systems to make sure that everything works correctly.

Other tasks include; reviewing current and new systems, writing program codes, performing real-time testing on the systems, debug software and application issues, write and maintain training manuals for the end-users, maintaining all computer systems once they are up and running, organize and conduct software training and reporting the progress of all software development projects.

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

CUSTOMER ORIENTED: Customer Oriented is a skill that focuses primarily on the client as the King offering quality services that meet the customer's expectations with an aim to inspire people rather than just try to sell their product.

Calmly deals with customer complaints and is excellent at handling difficult situations.

Overcomes the objections of clients skillfully and provides justifiable explanations to customers questions.

3

VERBAL COMMUNICATION: Verbal Communication is the use of tones and language to relay a message; it aids as a vehicle for expressing ideas, concepts and it, is critical to the daily running of the business.

Always thinks before talking hence minimizes saying something that might be hurtful or stupid.

Speaks with humility and genuine respect for other people and is considered with high regard.

3

DEVELOPING OTHERS: Developing others is an unremitting process that focuses on the broader, longer-term growth of individuals to nurture them to their potential and promote future development.

Has a strong personal goal orientation that inspires fellow employees to follow suit

Works with individuals who show signs of weakness to help improve their capability

3

ASSERTIVENESS: Assertiveness is the inclination to stand up for your rights or other people's rights in a calm and concrete way without being aggressive or accepting a wrong.

Allows oneself to make mistakes, asks for help and accepts criticism and compliments positively

Holds back, listens and waits for the other person to finish an intended message before giving a response

2

EVALUATING OTHERS: Evaluating others is the capacity to see the individuality in others and recognize a person's unique point of view.

Looks at a person's ability to collaborate with others. A person who works in a team is more likely to accomplish tasks faster and more efficiently that one who works alone

Looks at a person's ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and figure out ways to get things done

3

PERSONAL COMMITMENT: Personal Commitment is an obligation that you have voluntarily agreed to fulfill without being cajoled or threatened and are willing to be held accountable for the results.

Surrounds oneself with like-minded people in order to get the confidence and motivation one needs to stay dedicated

Shares personal goals with trusted colleagues, who keep one accountable when motivation is low, in order to get back on track

3

GOAL AND OBJECTIVE SETTING: Goal and Objective Setting is the strategic plan that is set and laid down identifying how goals should be accomplished, by who and by what time.

Clearly describes which tasks or activities need to be accomplished and defines clear strategies to produce successful results

Seeks support from the top management in clarifying goals, overcoming goal-related problems, or freeing up resources

3

MEETING MANAGEMENT: Meeting Management is the skill to know and understands the reason why an official meeting should be held and who should attend.

Excels at being prepared for meetings by providing all participants with an agenda way before the scheduled day of the meeting

Follows up on a meeting, documents all the responsibilities and tasks that were given

3

PROGRAMMING SKILLS: Programming Skills is the ability to use technical languages, tools, and operating systems professionally in the workplace.

Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and exceptional ability to use cross-platform programming languages

Takes pride in building concepts quickly and with least code

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.

Possesses multiple certifications in a wide range of technical fields

Possesses an exceptional ability to learn new technologies quickly and apply them successfully

3

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

CUSTOMER ORIENTED:

Explain a situation where you went an extra mile to serve a customer. What did you do?

What do you understand by excellent customer service? Explain a time when you offered it.

[employee comments]
VERBAL COMMUNICATION:

How well can you rate your verbal skills and what are you doing to improve?

Do you give people ample time to talk before you state your point or views?

[employee comments]
DEVELOPING OTHERS:

Are you a fast learner and can you impart what you learn fast enough?

What do you spend your energies on ? development or bringing down?

[employee comments]
ASSERTIVENESS:

Is there a time you had to speak up in order to be sure that other people knew what felt or thought?

If a colleague was facing a clash of personalities, what steps would you take to make the working relationship run smoothly?

[employee comments]
EVALUATING OTHERS:

Describe a time when you have had to deliver negative feedback to a colleague. How did you make sure not to hurt their feelings?

How do you think a company benefits from regularly evaluating its employees?

[employee comments]
PERSONAL COMMITMENT:

What do you use to plan your tasks? Is there a time when you missed an appointment due to lack of proper planning?

Is there a time when you faced challenges when working on a project? What did you do to remain determined to finish the project?

[employee comments]
GOAL AND OBJECTIVE SETTING:

Suppose your goal is to run your own company in the next two years. How will you go about accomplishing this goal?

Describe some of the factors that you consider when setting your goals and objectives. How have these contributed to your success in the goal setting process?

[employee comments]
MEETING MANAGEMENT:

Were there any times you failed to assign roles to participants in a meeting? How did you correct the situation?

Which approaches are you employing to hold more creative meetings and do you leave room for creativity?

[employee comments]
PROGRAMMING SKILLS:

Can you describe your experience with using cross-platform programming languages?

Have you ever made suggestions that improved an existing program?

[employee comments]
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

What are you doing to improve your ability to troubleshoot and maintain basic devices and machines?

What efforts are you making to learn new technologies and remain updated with technology?

[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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