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Completed first project. Client seems happy. PM provides very little positive feedback saying i need to improve on a lot. Thoughts?

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Client expectations are often much lower than internal consulting expectations so this can happen. Chin up and keep learning.

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I would do a gap analysis of the expectations of your level at your firm and the expectations of your role on the project and compare them to what you’ve done. Take to PM and discuss where you see gaps (areas for development completely normal and expected for someone on 1st project) and ask if they are aligned w what PM sees. Ask for more specific feedback from PM as “you need to improve on a lot” is not helpful to your growth. Frame it as you are looking to develop and provide leverage and more specifics will help you. Just do the latter if the former feels like overkill 😊.

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D1 - I’ve done that in the past. In some cases, I felt like the manager was looking for reasons and bringing out very silly issues. to me it looked like the manager started thinking about it only after I asked the question, where as the first comment where it was generally said was just something he said and did not really mean!

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Congrats on completing your first project! Ask your PM for specific feedback and ways you can improve. Best of luck.

I had a manager put in my perf review that i would go missing for half an hour everyday. Thats all.

Don't internalize this too much. Self evaluation is super important, as well as looking at your peers (same level and the level above you). It is good to have a feel for how your performance is relative to others. With that said, managers frequently don't understand your role, are incorrect in their assessment, or give vague feedback like what you received in order to force more grinding to "prove yourself". If you know you're performing at your level, don't let a single subjective piece of potentially biased/flawed feedback throw off your game. Look out for yourself first.

Happy client and completed SOW are your core obligations. After you have those ticked off successfully, you should be optimizing for work life balance and your personal growth priorities.

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