What is a 360 degree review?

A 360-degree review is a process through which feedback from an employee’s subordinates, colleagues, and supervisors, as well as a self-evaluation by the employee themselves is gathered. Such feedback can also include feedback from external sources who interact with the employee, such as customers and suppliers or other interested stakeholders.

360-degree feedback is so named because it solicits feedback regarding an employee’s behavior from a variety of points of view such as from subordinates or supervisors. It therefore may be contrasted with “downward feedback” delivered by supervisors to subordinates, or “upward feedback” delivered to supervisors or upper management by subordinates only.

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