Raise But No Review

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about reviews: I received a raise in my pay, but, as of yet, I haven’t received my annual review.

I received a raise in my pay, but, as of yet, I haven’t received my annual review. Is this something to be concerned about? I also want to add that although I received a raise, I feel as though I did not do very well this year.

Signed, Concerned

Dear Concerned:

It’s not uncommon for raises to be given before the review is issued or the other way around. There is no requirement for it in most businesses. Usually though, if someone is NOT going to get a raise, a review is given first, to explain the reason. So, you apparently have done well enough to merit a raise.The truth is, of course, that in many organization there are some people who get raises but who could still improve a lot.

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