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  1. Ledigs

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    I had my review and got overall exceeds expectations and got a 4.5% raise (normal raises for exceeds expectations are 3-4%).

    For the most part, I got substantially exceeds expectations on all areas. I am still frustrated because I feel I was rated exceeds expectations and meets expectations on a few areas where I think I substantially exceeded expectations.

    For "organizing documents to ensure things run smoothly", I got meets expectations. We had a major issue last year, and I was completely organized and had all materials necessary to resolve the issue within minutes. I have drafted and organized and updated all new training materials. Our consultant is a pack rat and I spent many nights when we were moving offices organizing and getting rid of materials from the 1990s by myself!

    I anticipate all kinds of issues and find solutions to them. Our "consultant" takes credit for most of my ideas though, because she is the only one who is "in charge" who sees what my group does and the only one who reports to senior management.

    She is constantly calling me to ask questions or run things by me, but then seems to feel everything is her idea.

    I HATE REVIEWS.
     
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  2. Agent Orynge

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    I'm not sure I see a question. Don't most people just rant on Facebook these days?
     
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  3. Ledigs

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    Well, it's distressing me. I am ranting I guess. I was hoping to get some management perspective, like someone saying, it's all random, don't take it personally.
     
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  4. Ledigs

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    I guess my question is, what the hell does it take to get a perfect review?
     
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  5. Agent Orynge

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    It's all random, don't take it personally. If it makes you feel any better, you can pretend like I hit the "like" button.
     
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  6. ollinger

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    They rated you too highly. Ranting here about something as subjective as a review demonstrates a lack of maturity, especially in your expectation that someone else should see you as "perfect," a ludicrous expectation (are you perfect? are you angry others don't consider you perfect?), and a lack of perspective in not realizing that you, like most people, will assess your own performance too highly.
     
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  7. Ledigs

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    It's a unique situation.
     
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  8. r2473

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    Look, we all have our own unique troubles. Some guys on this forum are just too nice (and wonder if chicks ever dig "nice guys"). Some guys are just not white enough. You are only able to organize documents to simply meet expectations.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVKKRzemX_w
     
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  9. Agent Orynge

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    I think you missed something.
     
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  10. Larrysümmers

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    maybe the company has high standards and you don't exceed them. is okay, bud
     
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  11. OTMPut

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    Your objective should be how to get promoted (assuming you like the company you are working for) and get paid better. These may not be solely dependent on your reviews.

    If you think you do not have much visibility with sr mgmt, network consciously and try and voice your ideas (and any improvement that came from it) more publicly. For example, send an email to your team or group about your new idea instead of simply bouncing it off with your boss.

    Looking at the objective "organizing documents ...", i am curious to know what kind of business your company is in and your role.
     
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  12. dParis

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    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=324384

    The 4.5% raise, I assume, is associated with your review. I'm guessing you don't hate getting a raise, right? By your own numbers, your raise reflects that you far exceed the expectations of your management. Would you rather have a perfect review and a 3% raise? You should be high-fiving people and buying drinks after work, not whining on a tennis forum looking for sympathy. Particularly not in light of today's economic conditions.

    I'm sure you are able to make on-the-record input with your supervisor regarding your review. If you have an issue, take it up with them.

    I'd say it takes perfection on both sides of the review.
     
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  13. Fearsome Forehand

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    Start sending your ideas to her in emails and copy senior management. She is stealing your thunder. She is not your friend. It isn't her fault you are stupid enough to volunteer your good ideas so she can co-opt them and seize credit.

    Don't sweat the minutiae. You received a stellar review and an appropriate raise. Who gives a crap about the tiny details. See the bigger picture.

    Start a file. Every time you do something good that makes or saves the company money, throw it in the file. Next year about 2 weeks before you have your review, take your boss to lunch and run him through all your achievements. And make sure you document your achievements so there is a record of same.

    Also make sure your boss thinks you are his best friend and that you recognize his sheer genius. That is worth a lot more at review time than doing a great job. Sad, but true. An average performer who kisses ass will get a bigger raise than an all star who is indifferent to his boss' ego.
     
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  14. albino smurf

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    in my book all that matters is that you are an asset. Your emotions don't, your need to feel satisfied doesn't either. Usually the best and most ambitious employees are great for some things and pains in the ass for others. You got a raise in a year when many people lost their jobs. My advice would be to consider yourself lucky, shut up and work harder (and the cc on the e-mails from FF above here).
     
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  15. tricky

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    Even if you exceed expectations, many managers will hand out pay raises according to a distribution flown down by senior management. In other words, maybe only one or two people in your department will get a substantial pay raise, and majority of people may not get a pay raise at all. If everybody exceeds expectations, it's the same difference.

    As OMTPut said, the real focus should be on networking, possibly to get promoted or to move to another department. Few managers are invested in their employee's career growth/development.
     
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