I recently started writing my first quarterly review. As part of the process, I forwarded it to my manager for review and comment. I also asked him for a copy of a well written review that he might share. Looking through his files, he came up with an example of a "good" review.
I was suprised that the review was nine pages long. In my experience this seemed rather lengthy.
Note that the company is trying to streamline its process. The new "draft" form is 13 pages.
Note also, the company has a fairly established pattern of not delivering reviews on time. I think that the length may contribute to this.
To be fair, part of this form is a self assessment written by the employee. This part represents about 25% of the content.
So, my basic question is this -- how long are your written reviews?
By the way, here are the statistics for the sample my manager provided.
Pages -- 9
Paragraphs -- 143
Lines -- 742
Words -- 4974
Characters -- 23930
Sentences -- 207
Sentences per Paragraph -- 3.6
Words per Sentence -- 20.5
Characters per Word -- 4.6
Passive Sentences -- 7%
Flesch Reading Ease -- 55.9
Flesh-Kincaid Grade Level -- 10.5