(Closed) Self Evalutaion for Work – How honest/hard are you on yourself?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I personally would never put the 3. I would put more 4s.  You have to sell yourself to your job. You are a brand….make them want you!

Post # 4
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would just rate myself a 3 or 4 normally.  But, anytime I rated myself a 4 I always wrote a little blurb for why that was.  I found that I was usually rating myself exactly where my supervisor rated me and they can’t argue with out great you are when you spell out exactly why you’re a 4, lol. 

Post # 5
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My husband has to do these at work every few months, he answers them as honestly as he can.  I’m sure someone above you reads them and knows your work performance. 3 and 4’s don’t make you sound incompetent, they make you sound honest. It’s hard to be perfect in all areas.

Post # 6
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, I’ve always had problems with taking compliments so writing my yearly review is always hard. I’m really modest too, so I don’t really think what I do is amazing.  Oh, plus, I’m really hard on myself, too. There are always things I can improve on and  I don’t think I put 100% effort into my job. My boss always reminds me how good I am. I just nod and say ok.

Yeah, I’m with you. I hate being cocky.  I have the same  similar system at my work, except it’s opposite for the scale. 1 is exceeds expectations and 5 is unsatisfactory.  I chose 3 for most of them.  Then my boss told me to change them to 2s and a couple 1s.  “Ok, whatever, boss! If you say so.” lol

Post # 7
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Don’t lowball yourself unless it’s an area where you DO need some work. I’d rather rate myself as a 4 or 5 and have a supervisor score me lower because there could be a chance they see something you need to work on that you don’t. If you put a 3 and your super puts a 4 then it looks like they may just not be aware you have difficulty in that area (so why point it out?).

Post # 8
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ugh I hate self evaluations! I always put 4 or 5. A lot of time I put 5 – I dont think its being cocky at all. If you really dont feel like you need improvement then put a 5.

Post # 9
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Frankly I hate it when my employees put in all 5’s. I have one person who does that every time, and even though she’s good, that sort of self promotion makes me not take her self reviews seriously at all. I’m not going to think she’s perfect just because she writes that.

I almost always put 3’s and 4’s for mine, with a couple 5’s if I’ve truly done something amazing and can back it up with examples. And almost always, my bosses rate me higher than I rate myself. I’ve never failed to get a raise or bonus because of my modesty.

Post # 10
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Man I’m lucky–our evaluations are all written which is way easier. (It takes more work and time, but it’s less subjective.)

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