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

A Senior Software Engineer is tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the designing, developing and installing software solutions for a client. He or she will also offer technical support to software users and also participate in the development of software teams. They make use of their knowledge and experience in using programming languages and programs.

He or she will also perform the following roles: testing software systems and applications, documenting all software details and information, debug, write, and modify software problems for client applications, code writing for application and software development, conduct software training and presentations, mentor employees in methodologies of software development and perform verification tests on systems.

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.

Shows strong level-headedness when assessing situations and coming up with solutions.

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.

Exhibits good knowledge of the equipment interface and uses it well in troubleshooting.

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

2

KNOWLEDGE OF JOB: Knowledge of Job is essential to every employee who needs to have a clear understanding of how their jobs fit into the overall organization to eliminate carelessness and laxity.

Defines clear and realistic goals and comes up with ways that enable one to accomplish the goals effectively

Offers junior and new employees guidance and encouragement and teaches them how to handle different tasks and set goals

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.

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

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

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

Demonstrates willingness to learn more meeting management skills to improve future meetings

2

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

Outstands in learning complex skills and has a positive attitude towards complex training sessions

Learns new concepts quickly and applies them in completing projects and in realizing career goals

3

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

Shows willingness to learn how to use computer aided design technologies to create technical illustrations

2

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

Eager to participate in continuing education opportunities related to programming

Demonstrates willingness to learn more about using programming languages to edit and query data in database management systems

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

Demonstrates basic understanding of coding and programming and can design simple programs

2

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

PROBLEM SOLVING:

How well do you accommodate other people ideas and opinions when trying to solve a problem?

Are you in most cases conversant with what the problem is before you solve it?

[employee comments]
TROUBLESHOOTING:

How well do you consider the possible alternatives before solving a problem?

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

[employee comments]
KNOWLEDGE OF JOB:

What steps have you taken in the past to adjust your style when it was not meeting a project's expectations?

Think of a time when you were assigned a very sensitive task. How did you gather all the required information to perform the task?

[employee comments]
DEVELOPING OTHERS:

Do you consult the rest of the management before you make decisions?

Are you interested in the growth and development of the company?

[employee comments]
EVALUATING OTHERS:

How do you prepare for an evaluation process? How do you make sure that a person knows exactly what you are looking for?

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

[employee comments]
MEETING MANAGEMENT:

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

Have you ever failed to take notes during a meeting? How did you correct the mistake?

[employee comments]
TRAINING OTHERS:

What efforts are you making to apply skills learnt in training session to advance your skill set and career?

Do you seek for extra assistance from colleagues on complex concepts learned in training sessions?

[employee comments]
COMPUTER SKILLS:

Have you ever tried to create a computer network unsuccessfully? How did you solve the challenges faced?

What efforts are you making to become more familiar with computer security issues and copyright laws?

[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:

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

Have you ever attempted to apply your technical skills to create a new and working system from scratch?

[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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