The performance review is being used as a Weapon to reduce workforce. Your performance may have been stellar, but if you are identified as someone whose position can be replaced by a cheaper worker or they can do without by passing the workload to an already overburdened employer or if someone dislikes you, your manager working in collusion with senior management will deliberately give you a lower rating with the intention of terminating you. At the end of an improvement plan, no matter your achievements, you will be terminated. This has been happening for a long time. The class action suit in Idaho is based on the same practices. The strategy saves them severance, bonuses, circumventing federal reporting requirements and staying below wall street’s radar so that they can keep acting as cheerleaders for the stick. No respectable company conducts itself in this manner. Believe little that they push out as rhetoric. Shameful! The next class action lawsuit will follow them.
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HR is tired of this rank and yank too... They do not support it, they just have to. The technical jobs in Boise really do not exist.
These supervisors who are handing out the low levels playing the puppet games are the ones who will get hurt the worst. They got used to that higher pay and the day they are let go money problems will be headed their way. Their time is limited, until a large company comes to the valley we are all in a lot of trouble.
PSP is here again for 2019 mid year review. They are handing out PSP earlier so as not to face with the last minute situation seen in 2018 year end. The details in the PSP made the victims look much lousier. But it did not mention that employees need to leave if they failed the PSP, most likely a backup to support firing when the time comes.
Anytime a company pays you to leave their employment it is good in the sense that if you don't take their offer you will leave anyway without any pay out.
Writing on the wall. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccckk Micron!
I am over 50 with 21 years of service at Micron. All previous years I was rated as meets expectations or better every time. This year I was put on a PIP and then let go. Given hind sight I don’t think These are survivable. They are a a warning shot that you need to find a new employer.
All these years most of us come to work everyday do our job, get paid and everything is good; for us and our department. Then management is told to make their reports look like they are lousy employees so they can be let go, so the supervisors suddenly find all these employees that after all these years suddenly really need to improve or be gone. So my supervisor who has aways been satisfied with me as an employee and the quality of my work puts on the "puppet hat" and does exactly what her boss told her to do and many of us are heading out the door. Thank you all for your integrity.
It's called "Performance Support Plan" (PSP) in the papers I got handed during my (bad) review almost 4 months ago. And I'm not the same person who posted the original question.
I think you mean PIP. Performance Improvement plan.