gsastry comments on Hi, I'm Holden Karnofsky. AMA about jobs at Open Philanthropy - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: gsastry 26 March 2018 06:01:11PM 3 points [-]

What key metrics do research analysts pay attention to in the course of their work? More broadly, how do employees know that they're doing a good job?

Comment author: HoldenKarnofsky 26 March 2018 06:54:33PM 1 point [-]

We do formal performance reviews twice per year, and we ask managers to use their regular (~weekly) checkins with reports to sync up on performance such that nothing in these reviews should be surprising. There's no unified metric for an employee's output here; we set priorities for the organization, set assignments that serve these priorities, set case-by-case timelines and goals for the assignments (in collaboration with the people who will be working on them), and compare output to the goals we had set.