Use this sample and step by step explanation to craft a meaningful employee performance feedback review for a product designer. Find the right words with quality phrases.

A product designer uses his/her knowledge to design products that appeal to consumers, meet their needs, and bring value to the manufacturing firm. He/she plays a significant role in the entire process of product development and production.

Other duties include gathering information and brainstorming ideas about product users to provide him/her with authoritative information, to create meaningful products. He/she also works in collaboration with the marketing team, ensuring that they only promise consumers what the firm has the capability to produce. Besides, the designer works with the production team explaining the product using visual models, and they take part in product improvement.

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

ORGANIZED WORKPLACE: Organized Workplace is a vital characteristic that helps the business to thrive for long term due to the sense of structure and order which efficiently promotes the team spirit.

Does not know how to follow protocol when handling work related issues

Manages time in an improper way leading to work piling up overtime.

1

APPEARANCE AND GROOMING: Appearance and Grooming are the way one presents themselves in a professional environment or the workplace with the aim of gaining positive impression and respect as well.

Presents a warm, unique look that attracts customers, coworkers, and staff

Keeps the company culture alive by respecting the dress code

2

CREATIVITY: Creativity is the skill of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality through the ability to perceive the world in new ways, find hidden patterns, make connections between unrelated phenomena and generate solutions.

Approaches problems with an old mindset which do not solve today's problems

Claims to think outside the box but the actions indicate otherwise

1

ETHICAL BEHAVIOR: Ethical Behavior is acting in policies that are consistent with what the society and individuals typically think are good morals or values.

Treats the causes of unfair treatment with prejudice and favoritism

Does not allow people to voice their opinions concerning unfair treatment in the office

1

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

SELF AWARENESS: Self Awareness is the ability to have a sound understanding of who you are as a person and how to relate to the world in which you live by understanding your strengths and weaknesses and how to manage them in the workplace.

Maintains the ability to make good decisions and exercise sound judgment during difficult or stressful situations

Remains confident, energized and enthusiastic in the face of very challenging and prolonged work demands

2

CONCEPTUAL THINKING: Conceptual Thinking is the ability to recognize a situation or problem by identifying patterns or connections while addressing the underlying issues.

Is satisfied with one's way of thinking and solving problems and does not see the need to improve by reading or asking colleagues for advice

Is unable to identify the relationship between the information and the context thus works only from own assumptions about the information

1

REALISTIC GOAL SETTING: Realistic Goal Setting is the skill to hone in the specific actions that we need to perform to accomplish everything we aspire to live.

Tries to achieve too many goals at once thus makes it harder to achieve any of them

Surrounds oneself with people who do not have goals instead of those who aspire to do more with their life

1

DEADLINES - ON TIME: Deadlines - On time is the ability to prioritize the important tasks and setting up a plan on how to work on them first to deliver within the set period.

Constantly works without taking breaks between tasks which makes one feel overloaded and less efficient

Is unable to prioritize when one is facing a pool of seemingly urgent tasks or projects

1

RESOURCE USE: Resource Use is the ability to utilize the office supplies effectively while avoiding any wastage and ensuring everything is used correctly.

Uses the company resources for unnecessary ventures rather than for ventures that increase its productivity

Solves the current problem but does not gather the necessary resources to prevent the problem from happening again in the future

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

ORGANIZED WORKPLACE:

Has the company given you all the essential things you require to perform your duties/

Do you feel the rules, procedures, and protocols of the company are relevant to having an organized workplace?

[employee comments]
APPEARANCE AND GROOMING:

Are you satisfied with what you wear and do you show too much flesh?

Are customers more attracted to your confidence, skills, and good grooming?

[employee comments]
CREATIVITY:

Have you exhausted all your creative skills and solutions that would be beneficial to the business?

Are you interested in becoming better in your creative skills?

[employee comments]
ETHICAL BEHAVIOR:

Do you keep your word at all time or do you fail to be honest?

Do you provide honest feedback when asked to give any?

[employee comments]
ASSERTIVENESS:

Can you describe a situation where you were able to strengthen a relation with a colleague by using effective communication?

Have you ever been in a situation where you were motivated to question your employer's decision?

[employee comments]
SELF AWARENESS:

Describe times when you have been in a good mood at work. What impact did that have on your performance and colleagues?

Is there a time when you received feedback about your work, and you had to disagree? What happened?

[employee comments]
CONCEPTUAL THINKING:

Describe the most complex task you have ever accomplished. What information did you use when handling this task?

Give an example of a problem you solved when important facts were unavailable. What was the outcome? How was this problem affecting other employees?

[employee comments]
REALISTIC GOAL SETTING:

How do you decide on your goals? How do you ensure that they are realistic?

What are some of the things that you have done to improve your ability to set realistic goals?

[employee comments]
DEADLINES - ON TIME:

Is there a time when you have failed to meet an important deadline? What was the problem and how did you go about it?

What are some of the tools that you have used to prioritize your tasks? How has this helped meet your deadlines?

[employee comments]
RESOURCE USE:

How do you make sure that your team members have all the skills needed to accomplish a certain task?

Describe a time when you identified a project that was consuming more company resources than needed. What did you do with the project?

[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: