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

A Software Engineer is responsible for designing and developing efficient and effective software solutions that aim to meet a client's needs and may have a specialization in databases or web development or even both. He or she will work on various systems including operating systems, content management, and web-based applications.

In addition to that major role, he or she will perform other tasks such as; performing system integration testing, undertake database administration, develop new product concepts, participate in product development, conducting research on new technologies in the market, perform debugging procedures and analyze clients? needs and develop the right product for them.

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

PROBLEM SOLVING: Problem Solving is the skill of defining a problem to determine its cause, identify it, prioritize and select alternative solutions to implement in solving the problems and reviving relationships.

Always asks the right questions and raises any relevant issue when necessary.

Tries to be accommodative of other people's views and accepts them easily.

2

TROUBLESHOOTING: Troubleshooting is solving a problem or determining a question to an issue which is often applied to repairing failed products or processes on a machine or a system.

Knows how well to handle clients and their various problems.

Ensures that all the client problems are sorted and that the client is satisfied at the end of it all.

2

COLLABORATING WITH OTHERS: Collaborating is willingly working with one another and cooperating in whatever task one is assigned without behaving poorly or having an attitude change that hurts others.

Tries to keep one's emotions reigned in even when there are serious disagreements between collaborators

Prioritizes the group efforts based on the common goal being worked towards

2

WORK ATTITUDE: Work Attitude is one's feelings towards and beliefs about one's job and their behavior that can tell how it feels to be there.

Has a high positive impact on those around encouraging and motivating them to do their best

Seeks opportunities to show others what can be done with ease and what needs much work

2

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

Listens intently when a person talks about their goals and achievements. A person who talks passionately about their dreams is a doer while one who boasts about them isn't

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

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.

Promotes off-site meetings that can enhance the energy of participants due to changes in scenery

Contributes to the discussion and allows for minimal off-topic discussions

2

TRAINING OTHERS: Training is the ability to expand the knowledge base by learning new truths that are useful in the workplace.

Makes attempts to apply skills learned in training session to advance skill set and career

Shows interest to learn new skills and is making an effort to develop a positive attitude towards complex training sessions

2

COMPUTER SKILLS: Computer Skills are the necessary computer working skills that each employee need to have while seeking to get admitted into the professional world.

Demonstrates willingness to learn how to install, use, and troubleshoot computer software

Understands the importance of being familiar with computer security issues

2

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

Knows how to check for errors when a program fails to work as expected

Shows willingness to work in a team when designing complex programs

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.

Seeks for assistance when solving complicated problems and does not shy away from new challenges

Understands how to follow technical specifications when designing new systems

2

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

PROBLEM SOLVING:

Give an instance you solved a problem, and it was successful.

Do you research well enough to get proper facts and information?

[employee comments]
TROUBLESHOOTING:

Give an instance you tried to troubleshoot, and you were not successful.

Give an instance you handled a task with so much uneasiness and a restless mind and what was the outcome?

[employee comments]
COLLABORATING WITH OTHERS:

Can you describe a situation where you had to compromise or help others to compromise? What steps did you take?

Can you describe a project you were working on, that required input from people in different departments or at different levels of the company? How did you go about it?

[employee comments]
WORK ATTITUDE:

Are you focused on doing a thorough work on all tasks assigned without any complaint?

Are you emotionally stable or do you flare up in uncontrollable anger?

[employee comments]
EVALUATING OTHERS:

Describe a time when you went into a performance review without preparation. How did it go?

Is there a time when you felt you did not get what you expected from your evaluation? Why? What did you do?

[employee comments]
MEETING MANAGEMENT:

What efforts are you making to gain more knowledge about effective meeting management skills?

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

[employee comments]
TRAINING OTHERS:

How often do you encourage team members to take part in training sessions?

How often do you encourage team members to share concepts learned in training sessions?

[employee comments]
COMPUTER SKILLS:

What are you doing to improve your knowledge in installing, using, and troubleshooting computer software

Have you ever tried to use different versions and types of computer operating systems? Did you learn anything new?

[employee comments]
PROGRAMMING SKILLS:

Have you ever attempted to create a program from scratch? Which challenges did you face?

Have you ever made suggestions that improved an existing program?

[employee comments]
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

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

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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