Examples of Written Performance Appraisals
The following examples are brief excerpts of written feedback provided to support performance appraisals. Notice that these are excerpts from a collective review; therefore, not all of the required or optional components mentioned on the previous page are displayed. Additionally, these samples are meant to serve as a basis for feedback, and they are not meant to be copied exactly for employees rated as exceeds expectations, meets expectations, or needs improvement.
John continuously exceeds manager expectations in the role of trainer. He effectively adapts to change, works well under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude, and has an exceptional ability to provide detail, which are especially critical to our department’s need to meet strict client deadlines and ever-changing demands. John goes beyond the call of duty by continually seeking out and following through with additional responsibilities and contributing frequently to department meetings. John is an active listener, managers his time well, and demonstrates exceptional professionalism and conscientiousness about quality of work. Although John works exceptionally well independently, he could benefit from additional team-building skills and experiences.
John meets manager expectations in the role of trainer. He adapts to ever-changing client demands and works effectively under pressure. John maintains a positive attitude and acute sense of detail, but often at the expense of effective time management. John demonstrates adequate communication skills and completes all requested tasks and required responsibilities. He is very considerate of other team members and works well independently or collaboratively. John shows great aptitude for leadership, but he doesn’t seek out additional professional development opportunities.
John does not meet the management expectations for a person in a trainer role. He does not adapt well to the changing nature of client-facing positions and cannot work well under pressure. This often results in the inability to remain positive and channel frustrations into a positive outcome. John is capable of effectively communicating with peers and clients, but he needs to improve the team-building and collaboration skills necessary to succeed in this position. I am encouraged by John’s drive for personal excellence, and I believe this energy can be transferred to a professional role with more training and experience in time management, active listening, and industry-specific knowledge.