Are you wondering how to go about employee performance reviews? Whether you do it quarterly or annually, they can be nerve wrecking. This happens mostly for new managers although even the experienced may lack words. Fortunately, an employee reviews sample can help you evaluate your staff accordingly. It is important to know that employee performance review can take different formats including descriptive, the numerical scale, and/or narrative. As the manager, you need to provide feedback. Below are some examples of feedback you can give according to different scales:


  1. Poor- Depicts an attitude of superiority that deters her colleagues.
  2. Poor- She is not cooperative and in most times she criticizes other employees.
  3. Needs to improve- He hardly offers to help others in the office.
  4. Needs to improve- Makes negative comments that plague work relationships.
  5. Outstanding – He has a great relationship with his colleagues, and he handles customers with respect.

Work productivity

  1. Poor- The department head has received some complaints about the quality of work.
  2. Poor – He did not finish the required paperwork and provided no explanation.
  3. Needs improvement - is not keen on checking errors in his work.
  4. Meets set requirements- does require regular supervision.
  5. Outstanding- minimal error margin is acceptable, and the work is completed within set times.


  1. Poor – He requires regular supervision even for routine tasks.
  2. Poor- She is not able to work independently or to manage unexpected situations at work.
  3. Needs improvement- He gets distracted in rather unusual situations.
  4. Meets requirements – She adjusts well to changes that happen at the workplace.
  5. Outstanding- He maintains excellent customer relations even when working under stress.


  1. Poor – Leaves the workstation regularly to attend to personal matters.
  2. Poor – Comes to work late often and provides unreliable apologies.
  3. Needs to improve – Sometimes they do not ensure that the work is done before leaving.
  4. Needs to improve – occasionally comes to work late and have unscheduled absences throughout the day.
  5. Outstanding- Always arrives at work on time and does not have unscheduled absences.


  1. Poor – Completes and presents reports, memos and forms late.
  2. Needs improvement – He relays phone messages in unclear tone.
  3. Exceeds requirements- co-workers feel comfortable talking to the employee.
  4. Exceeds requirements – He approaches the department head to inquire what he does not know.
  5. Outstanding – Shows excellent oral and written communication skills.


  1. Poor – He only chooses programs that require conventional thinking.
  2. Poor – She avoids situations that call for thinking outside the box.
  3. Needs improvement – at the slightest provocation he shifts from creative thinking to conventional thinking.
  4. Exceeds requirements – He adopts an open mind when faced with problems.
  5. Outstanding – She manages to integrate unrelated processes, systems, and people productively.

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