I would be interested to hear from people wtih experience challanging the concept of forced curves.
Firstly im not at Uber anymore so this concerns another employer.
I joined and have built a new team within the last 6 months and we approach our first performance review. I was hired to raise the bar for my team theough hiring and leading and my predessor deivered a shit show. i learned last week that despite it being called a performance review and ending with a performance rating (with bonus) and having an employment contract that stipulates i would have performance ratings, that in fact the company will implement an ‘approaching target’ which is one below midpoint for all employees under 6 months servcie. regardless of inpact, feedback or managers review. most of the team is just shy of the 6 months.
my question is 1) Is this even legal given our employment contracts etc? 2) Is this common but i have somehow not seen it elsewhere? 3) what would you guys do?
I have refused to issue those ratings for my team as i dont belive in them. i have said i will only do so if the company changes the ratings on my bahalf following calibration (which we now know is rigged). i am probably gonna be fired.
Try to induce change through coercion or persuasion if you care enough. If you don't, then leave.