Yelp Inc. is an American company that develops the Yelp.com website and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about businesses.
Engineer A on my team was working on big refactoring project. I joined same project around 65-70% completion. Now he’s leaving for a vacation and I’ll be leading project and finishing it. By time he’ll leave it will mostly be completed 90-95%. My questions are:
How to best answer this question in quarterly discussion with manager? Things are looking good on personal level. On team level also project plannings are seems to be aligned with team goal. How can I add value to this question?
In quarterly conversation with my manager, for questions like how I’ve contributed to Quality or any other sub dimension I got response that I should talk about team and not only how I (as an IC) contributed. And I honestly struggle here. Any tips? How I upgrade myself to talk about impact at team/bigger level and not only at personal level?
I have only been working at North American tech company for 9 months now. And for most of projects I have worked on till now, I have been super fast and finished my work mostly before deadline/estimate. My question is can this fast work backfire on me? My manager has always praised me but can it be bad like me being disliked by team mates or having problems in future? Should I slow down and finish it slowly (In that case, I am not sure what do I update in project syncs if I have been lazying around and not doing much)? Or continuing at speed will be beneficial for me?
I am hosting bi-weekly team sync where we share project updates, announcements etc. How can I make it better? I am planning to add team members wins/anniversaries to add cheers. But in what other ways, I can make this meeting more fun and inclusive.
There's a lot said about asking great questions, but I'm wondering what guidelines apply to the other side: Providing great answers. How can it be done in a way where the answer resonates the most with the asker and the relationship is built up?
Every quarter, manager asks few question like what are things that went well for team? what are things that didn't went well? what are your top priorities as a team member? What is best way to answer these questions (as someone who's been in company for less than a year)?