Starting in FY21-Q4 (Calendar year 2020) GitLab is launching a change to our performance and compensation review process. The major changes are:
Engineering is going to deviate somewhat from this process. Assume everything on the People Group's page is true, except where specifically overridden here.
Most of the people group's process will be preserved, and all of the external interfaces of the process (such as the subsequent compensation review) will be met. These are the differences:
Engineering likes to be experimental, so here is what we are doing on a department-by-department basis:
|Organization||Head||Standard Company Process||Process on this Page||Comments|
|Engineering Division||Eric J||✓||This applies to Eric's direct reports|
|Development Department||Christopher L||✓||A additional manager calibration experiment using this template|
|Infrastructure Department||Steve L||✓||As a smaller dept with 5 core teams they expect to be able to adjust quick enough to use the new process and provide useful feedback to aid Engineering in the future. Most Infrastructure leadership is also familiar with 9-box from previous experience. May choose not to use the new 9-box tool (gdocs instead)|
|Quality Department||Mek S||✓||Small dept with 5 teams. Career matrix MVC completed and will be used in addition to determind performance factors|
|Security Department||Johnathan H||✓||The Security Department did the initial iteration upon which this process is based. So they just need to to determine performance factors with their team members and comminicate them to the People Group|
|Support Department||Tom C||✓||Support is developing a set of resources to help their managers determine performance factors|
|UX Department||Christie L||✓||Iteration on the previous process that removes compa groups but keeps existing performance/responsibiity guidelines in place. Detailed plan of record|
This is the process that managers in the Engineering Division should expect to follow, except for differences called out in the table above.
Here is a conceptual diagram of the process.