Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an analyst programmer.

An Analyst Programmer is tasked with the primary role of designing, coding and testing new computer and system programs and applications. He/she will be required to document all the programs content in a very clear and understandable manner and must be well conversant with computer and systems formulas, logic and algorithms.

Other duties that he/she can get to perform are; testing software to ensure they are working well, assist management in preparing cost analyses of the systems, conduct debugging of systems and websites, designing systems that meet client needs, writing and maintaining system user manuals and reviewing professional publications and articles.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Be committed to providing excellent customer service beyond what is expected to keep the clients satisfied.

Use tact when telling customers that their expectations or demands cannot be met.

[employee comments goal]

Maintain strong and direct eye contact when talking to people.

Seek clarification on the points that are not very well understood.

[employee comments goal]

Join an online group of people who do the same work as one does in order to learn new things and keep up-to-date with the world at large

Get a mentor, who has been doing what one is currently doing or has been through what one is experiencing, to offer advice and career coaching

[employee comments goal]

Create time to individually engage each employee in finding out where major problems lies

Listen keenly to understand what each employee is finding challenging

[employee comments goal]

Provide accurate feedback at all times to enable without exaggerating

Do a thorough analysis of facts before delivering a final result on each project

[employee comments goal]

Stay updated on different types of equipment introduced to the company

Set achievable or workable goals for daily accountability and achievement

[employee comments goal]

Take a deep breath whenever there is urge to second guess, have a negative self-talk or over-think

Make an action plan to overcome one's weaknesses, like taking a public speaking course, in order to feel empowered and overcome fear

[employee comments goal]

Limit distractions by working in an area that is free from noise and always put one's phone on silent when paying attention to details of a project

Keep project details into perspective and be ready to get down to a microscopic level if needed

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to use appropriate oral and written communication skills when sharing an analysis

Learn more about reliable data collection techniques and make an effort to collect the right information

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to use appropriate programming languages to build stand-alone applications

Always make a plan of the program structure before typing the code

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


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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