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Questions to Ask Your Manager during Your Performance Review

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Summary: The annual performance review is the perfect time to start an honest conversation with your manager about where you stand with the company and how you can improve.

Your annual performance review meeting is not usually something to look forward but this meeting, depending on your manager and company, can be a great chance to assess your past year. It is also an opportunity to set goals for the next year. This meeting lets you understand the direction the company is working towards and what your role is in the company’s growth.

It is important to not let your manager run the meeting. Use the meeting for your personal gain; it is a chance for you to understand and build your growth within the company. The best performers will ask thoughtful and deep questions to help them fully understand the company’s vision and how they affect that vision. You will also impress your manager if you show genuine desire to improve.

Here are ten possible questions for you to ask your manager during your annual review to allow an open and truthful conversation.

  1. What specific things can I do to boost my rating for the coming year?
  2. What are your goals for the coming year?
  3. What can I do to help the team members?
  4. What skills or knowledge do I need to improve to meet my goals for the coming year?
  5. What are that company’s visions and goals for the next year?
  6. What advancement opportunities does my position have? What is an estimated timeline?
  7. How can I make your job easier?
  8. What am I doing right?
  9. What am I doing wrong?
  10. What should I be doing?


Questions to Ask Your Manager during Your Performance Review by
Authored by: Amanda Griffin