Last month we had our annual review result and I was really disappointed that I was given a grade of 2 - metrics of 1 to 4, 4 being the highest.
Last year my manager resigned so his local task was transfered to me. Instead of hiring a new manager, im now an L3 guy with M1 tasks. Im now reporting to a senior regional manager in a different country. I did everything i'm asked to do, even asked for more (over performing. hoping to be considered for promotion). approaching the review, i was confident to get at least a grade of 3 or 4 because I performed really well despite im only L3. but did not happen to my desmay. The feedback i got why I only got grade of 2:
- No project plan - No one asked me to submit anything aside from my results. I have my project plan but I was not informed that I need to send it. If it was asked during the final review, I could have sent it.
- Made out of the topic questions during meetings - all throughout the year, this was not mentioned to me. On fact, im commended several times for participating well. again, it didnt came up during the review, i could've defended myself. not on the results phase where any response wouldnt merit anything.
I felt like I was graded in terms of what they expect from an M1 and forgot the fact im L3 skill-wise.
- How should I approach the next annual review?
- Im thinking, should I ask him to lay down the metrics before starting a project that I'll be doing (i.e. what can warrant me a grade of 2, 3 or 4 in an L3 guy)?
- I dont want surprises on the next review, how can I communicate that to my boss without sounding i want to be micromanaged (which I dont)?
- I asked for a raise all because I have a lot of M1 task which Im still waiting for response (deadline for appraisal is October). Will it be too greedy if I ask for promotion next fiscal year In case I get a raise?