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.

Uses team playing skills to assist other employees in meeting their customers? demands.

Works well with customers in meeting their needs and solving their problems.

2

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.

Researches extensively before delivering a talk to have concrete facts and information that will not raise any objections.

Never beats around the bush but instead goes straight to the point.

2

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.

Shows great confidence in the ability to execute daily tasks

Displays a high degree of tenacity in working with the teams to deliver quality work

2

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.

Receives feedback positively and is always ready to disagree without getting defensive or angry

Regularly expresses appreciation of others for what they have done or are doing

3

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

Looks not only at how well a person closes a deal with a customer but also at how well they work through the whole process

Looks at a person's punctuality and attendance:- whether or not a person has attained perfect attendance to work and meetings

2

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.

Gives up more comfortable and confident options and takes a more challenging path while in order to achieve one's goals

Takes one step at a time; refuses to miss a task assigned to oneself no matter what is happening in one's life

2

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.

Specifies the expected time frames for accomplishing objectives in order to maximize the benefits of objectives' setting

Focuses on the goals that one knows can achieve within a specific time frame and develops ways to achieve them

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.

Reviews the participants list during a meeting to ensure most of the important participants have attended

Makes effort to take notes during a meeting and often delegates the task to a note taker

2

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

Makes a rough plan of the program structure before typing the code and often refers to existing codes for guidance

Shows interest to learn how to create more impressive web pages using appropriate web design techniques and programming paradigms

2

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.

Shows interest to understand how complex systems and processes work

Knows the basics of troubleshooting and maintaining basic devices and machines

2

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

CUSTOMER ORIENTED:

Have you ever anticipated an adverse reaction from a customer? Which measures did you take?

Can you describe an instance where you served an irate customer? What did you do?

[employee comments]
VERBAL COMMUNICATION:

Give an instance you were given the opportunity to talk to people. What was the reaction?

How do you prepare yourself before you talk to people and has it been of help to you?

[employee comments]
DEVELOPING OTHERS:

Do you have the expected experiences and knowledge to share with others?

Do you rely on personal knowledge or do you get more knowledge from others?

[employee comments]
ASSERTIVENESS:

Have you ever used verbal communication to get a point across that was important to you?

How good are your listening skills? Do you have instances when you made mistakes because you did not listen well to what someone had to say?

[employee comments]
EVALUATING OTHERS:

What techniques have you used to evaluate others? What have you done to improve these techniques?

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?

Describe a great change that occurred in a project you were working on. How did you adapt to this change?

[employee comments]
GOAL AND OBJECTIVE SETTING:

How have you kept yourself motivated to accomplish your goals? How have you helped others achieve their goals?

Describe a time when you have failed to meet your goals because you had not set them clearly. What did you do?

[employee comments]
MEETING MANAGEMENT:

Can you think of a time where you invited unnecessary participants? How did you correct the situation?

What efforts are you making to follow up on meetings and document all the assigned tasks?

[employee comments]
PROGRAMMING SKILLS:

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

Can you describe a time when you saved time by designing a program to automate a process?

[employee comments]
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Can you describe your experience with using new systems? Which challenges did you face and how did you solve them?

How often do you train others in your area of expertise and how often do you share your knowledge?

[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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