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

A product development engineer is a professional who develops, designs, creates and manages new product ideas for firms, where they are hired. He/she is involved in the whole product development process including gathering enough information to inform the process of idea validation.

Other responsibilities include participating in the designing of the proposed products and producing prototypes and conducting product testing. By carrying out research on the business capacity to launch a new product, they do the necessary planning and commence the pilot production. Later, he/she initializes the manufacturing and the commercialization of the product. Lastly, the engineer optimizes latest technologies to streamline the product development process.

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 follow the company's dress code protocol to the letter

Finds it hard to prioritize work given at any time leading to the job being done haphazardly.

1

KNOWLEDGE OF COMPANY PROCESSES: Knowledge of Company Processes is the in-depth understanding of a collection of related, structured activities that serve a particular goal for a group of customers or clients who are valuable to the enterprise.

Writes and presents information in a concise manner and tailors communication to diverse audiences

Initiates collaboration with other employees, shares all relevant information with them when performing a task, and assists them in setting goals

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.

Is always late to work, functions, and meetings and takes a day off when a major or important event is taking place at work

Is not able to speak up concisely and clearly or use body language that shows confidence when communicating ideas with team members or own bosses

1

TEAM BUILDING: Team Building represents various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within the different teams at the workplace.

Craves and fights for personal recognition more than the entire team's appreciation

Discourages others from sharing their ideas and moves on with personal opinion

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.

Trains others on how to work professionally and uphold high standards of co-existing

Provides ongoing coaching to employees that increase their awareness on the importance of professional treatment in the workplace

2

FLEXIBILITY: Flexibility is an important skill that allows employers and employees to make an arrangement about working on maintaining a work/life balance to help organizations improve the productivity and efficiency of their balance.

Have satisfactory standards of flexibility and proves to be of great use in such times

Struggles with tasks that are not part of the job descriptions to see them completed at the right time

2

INITIATIVE: An initiative is the ability to assess and initiate things independently often done without any managerial influence offered.

Not as experienced and knowledgeable as shown in the application

Does not think outside the box and is always afraid of making concrete decisions

1

COMMITMENT TO THE JOB: Commitment to the Job is the feeling of responsibility that a person has towards a mission and goals of an organization.

Shows increase in absenteeism, medical leaves, sick days and short-term disability

Seems unwilling to learn new things or expand one's career

1

PRACTICAL THINKING: Practical Thinking is the skill to think creatively about projects or work that requires your full attention to be completed and to bring great results.

Slips into thinking of oneself as a victim that has little or no control over the situation at hand instead of facing the situation head on

Looks at the situation with bias or prejudice instead of approaching it with a clear and open mind

1

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE: Product Knowledge is an essential sales skill to understand the features of your product allowing you to present the benefits compellingly and accurately to the customer.

Demonstrates little awareness about the customer experience offered by a product

Does not know how to fix the most basic problems associated with a product

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

ORGANIZED WORKPLACE:

Do you feel you value your job? Explain your answer.

How can you rate the general work morale? Are people in good spirits when discharging their roles?

[employee comments]
KNOWLEDGE OF COMPANY PROCESSES:

How do you prioritize customer's issues in order to ensure that service is provided to the customers even during critical periods?

Is there a time when you have encountered a problem due to lack of knowledge of your company processes? How was the problem solved?

[employee comments]
KNOWLEDGE OF JOB:

In your opinion, do you think knowledge of your area of responsibility had benefited your company in any way? If yes, how?

How do you make sure you have all that is needed to perform a certain task or accomplish different goals?

[employee comments]
TEAM BUILDING:

Should you take a more active role and contribute more to your future teamwork?

Do you easily cooperate with others when asked to or do you follow your own ideas without submission?

[employee comments]
ETHICAL BEHAVIOR:

Are you reliable to lead the team without showing favoritism to some members of the team?

Do you give honor where it's due or do you withhold it from those who have done well?

[employee comments]
FLEXIBILITY:

Do you execute tasks promptly or are you always late?

Do you handle all tasks with the seriousness they deserve do you take some for granted?

[employee comments]
INITIATIVE:

Are you creative enough to come up with decisions for hard tasks?

How well do you handle work pressure, deadlines, and coworkers?

[employee comments]
COMMITMENT TO THE JOB:

Can you describe a situation when you demonstrated initiative and took action without waiting for directions? Were you happy with the outcome?

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to lead a group of colleagues? How did you handle it?

[employee comments]
PRACTICAL THINKING:

Some situations require one to think in a practical manner while others require critical thinking. Can you give an example when you have used the two strategies to solve a problem at work?

Describe a time when you have had to analyze a problem and come up with possible solutions. How did you go about it?

[employee comments]
PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE:

What efforts are you making to understand how a product compares to rival products?

What are you doing to improve your ability to fix problems associated with a product?

[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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