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Jeremy Watson's README

Jeremy's README

Hi, I’m Jeremy. I’m currently a Group Product Manager here at GitLab. This page is intended to help others understand what it might be like to work with me, especially people who haven’t worked with me before.

It’s also a well-intentioned effort at building some trust by being intentionally vulnerable, and to share my ideas of a good working relationship to reduce the anxiety of people who might be on my team.

Please feel free to contribute to this page by opening a merge request.

About me

While all of GitLab’s values are extremely important to me, our values of collaboration, diversity, inclusion and belonging, and transparency are particularly dear to me.

360 Feedback

Although performance feedback is typically not public by default, in the spirit of transparency I am choosing to share my most recent 360 feedback from June 2020 and January 2019 here. I have an issue to track areas of improvement I'd like to focus on from my latest round of feedback. I may or may not share future 360 reviews as I always want others to be able to provide me with candid feedback, especially about areas for improvement, without fear that their words (even anonymously) may be made public.

My role as Group Manager

If you’re on my team, I’m here to support you, provide focus and clarity on our most important problems, and to advocate for you and the things you ship. I serve you; you work for GitLab - not me - and we should optimize the things we do for the organization, not a particular person or team.

First and foremost, I’m here to help you shine by enabling your success in your current role. I hope to do this in a few ways:

I also want to be an avid supporter of your career path. Your career belongs to you, and I want to cheerlead and support you on your path - whether it’s continuing deeper into product management, people management, or not:

How you can help me

My working style

What I assume about others

What I want to earn

Communicating with me

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