I just received my review and was stunned to find that I received an "Improvement needed" rating, which will results in no raise, less bonus and less allocation of stock.
Half of the comments I had no idea what my manager was talking about; the other half were full of inaccuracies. I had a mid-year evaluation with her which went well, and my colleagues had nothing but good things to say about me.
A bit of context around my manager- she is no longer my manager since I transferred to a new group last November. But because of timing, she was the one who completed my performance eval. I only reported to her for approximately 10 months, as she inherited me after my other manager left. She had no expertise of what it is that I did and did not understand the trials and tribulations of my job. Her management style is archaic and one that is shaming, and lacking any empathy her direct reports.
I have scheduled a call with HR to find out about how I go about disputing my evaluation. I have not reached out to my ex-manager yet, since I wanted to talk to HR first.
Has anyone been through anything similar and/or have any advice on the best way to approach?