75 Best Performance Review Phrases for Integrity

Every company needs employees that operate with integrity. Employees that do the right thing and are honest help a company’s bottom line. Check out the top 75 performance review phrases for integrity below to get your reviews started.

Goes Above and Beyond Expectations

  • John is always on time for work and oftentimes is even early, which makes it easy for everyone to get their job done well.
  • Jan is a very honest person. She always tells the truth about what is going on even if it doesn’t make her look favorable.
  • Marcia treats everyone with the same respect regardless of position, gender, or race. She cooperates with every team member well.
  • Joe easily makes everyone feel at ease even when tensions are high. We can always count on him to soothe hard feelings.
  • Jason also makes the work environment a positive one. He avoids gossip and ensures that everyone works well together.
  • Jack always uses the right words, even if he has to provide criticism. He makes sure it’s taken with ease and that everyone feels comfortable.
  • Tara is great at negotiating, which always helps the company’s bottom line. She always looks out for the company’s best interests.
  • Jan is a great leader. Everyone in the department always looks up to her and comes to her with questions or concerns.
  • Emily always follows the company’s rules and makes sure that everyone else is too. She never gives in to temptation no matter what others may be doing.
  • Evan has an amazing work ethic. Not only does he show up to work on time, but he works well past the time that he is required to work, ensuring that the job is done.
  • Dylan always asks questions when he doesn’t understand something rather than trying to figure it out on his own and take the risk of doing it wrong.
  • Beth always thinks outside of the box. She doesn’t jump the gun and assume she can’t do something. She always looks for ways to do the job to the best of her ability.
  • Rich always understands right from wrong and portrays this in all aspects of his work, and even leads others to do the same.
  • Jane always researches the work necessary before starting so that she can address any questions or concerns early on in the process.
  • Cindy has a great sense of direction when working with vendors – she ensures a great working relationship with all vendors and employees.
  • Lanie always asks for the opinion of others to make sure that everyone is on the same page.
  • Annie works well with anyone in the company, even those that she may not choose to work with on a daily basis.
  • Cheryl always comes to work with a positive attitude and is willing to help.
  • Everyone in the company always looks up to John.

Better Than Satisfactory

  • Kathy always keeps her promise. We never have to worry about her going back on her word.
  • Elizabeth always admits her mistakes. If she does make one she immediately does whatever is necessary to fix it without a problem.
  • Greg notices all issues that may lead to a conflict of interest. He always brings the issue straight to management so that they can come up with a plan together.
  • Dylan never sacrifices his integrity just to make money. He is honest and upright about all decisions made.
  • Jason always keeps the integrity of all client or employee information private. He never shares the information unless he is given permission to do so.
  • Sara always tells customers everything there is to know about a product, ensuring that they feel comfortable with their purchase and not pressured.
  • Sean never takes bribes or accepts incentives from vendors. If he is faced with one, he reports it right away.
  • Jim always operates with complete honesty and integrity even when faced with questionable peers that may not have the same values.
  • Michelle is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done even if it means working extra hours.
  • Sally avoids gossip throughout the office and always tries to stop the spread of it when she is aware of it.
  • Josh only promises what he knows he can deliver to both customers and vendors.
  • Jennifer always puts her work above and beyond everything else when in the office – she uses her time wisely.
  • Steve always takes the high road even when faced with questionable situations with peers or even vendors.
  • Sara isn’t afraid to admit her mistakes and ask for help to rectify the situation.
  • Ron’s 100% dedication and honesty makes it easy to approach him with any jobs or questions in the workplace.
  • Joan is always reliable; she’ll do whatever task she is faced with each day.
  • Jason is always reliable even when we know he has a lot of work on his plate.
  • Peter is an integral part of the company; he always has great ideas and provides valuable input.
  • Bruce always tries to problem solve before getting management.

Could be Better

  • Jimmy is always late to work. He always has an excuse as to why he is late, but he is late nonetheless.
  • Tom takes extra-long lunches, which really could be shortened to be the allotted length that everyone else in the company takes.
  • Josh doesn’t put 100% effort into his job. Instead, he lets his co-workers take on the slack of what he doesn’t get done.
  • Jan doesn’t typically get all aspects of her job done if she’s given more than one task; she always needs help.
  • Jennie always takes breaks the minute a manager leaves. She usually exceeds her number of allotted breaks for the day.
  • Steve never goes above and beyond. He leaves right at quitting time every day even if the job isn’t done and the rest of his team stays.
  • Peyton rarely takes responsibility for her own mistakes. She continually tries to push the blame onto her co-workers.
  • Cody doesn’t always present a happy demeanor to all customers. If he knows he isn’t getting the deal, you can see it in his body language.
  • Len often crosses the line between personal and business relationships. A more professional demeanor is desired.
  • Sam doesn’t work well with his team members. He can get feisty and cause fights when things don’t go his way.
  • Jen doesn’t care about the company’s bottom line. She comes in and does her job minimally, leaving as soon as quitting time happens.
  • Joe has been warned about making mistakes in his work before. He doesn’t take the time to go over his numbers before turning them in.
  • Dan often turns co-workers’ requests for assistance down claiming that he is too busy to help.
  • Robert doesn’t always follow through on his promises.
  • Fred only does the bare minimum required each day – he rarely asks co-workers if they need help.
  • John doesn’t always have the best relationship with each employee – he often quarrels with them.
  • Chase doesn’t share important information with is co-workers that could help them do their job better.
  • Jennifer doesn’t work well in a team.
  • Paul has a hard time working with others, even when he chooses his own team members.

Definitely Needs Improvement

  • Robin doesn’t care about the work she turns in and her attitude shows it.
  • John’s work ethic is less than optimal. He doesn’t take the company’s image into account when operating during work hours.
  • Simon shared company information with outsiders, which is against company policy.
  • Delaney shared confidential client information with a non-employee, which is against company policy.
  • Hailey doesn’t consult with management before making large decisions that should be approved before she finalizes them.
  • Helen always shows up late for work, oftentimes it’s at least one hour late.
  • Jack often leaves work early, claiming that he has a ‘personal issue’ to tend to each time.
  • Olivia often withholds important facts from management, which leads to mistakes and may uncover potential lies.
  • Joy doesn’t ever work extra hours, even when the rest of her team stays to pick up her slack.
  • Bev often gives criticism in a rude manner that makes her co-workers feel angry and frustrated, which takes away from the work environment.
  • Isabelle always feeds into co-worker arguments, making the situation worse rather than trying to soothe the situation.
  • Melanie does whatever it takes, right or wrong, to get to the top. Her motives are typically personal and often questionable.
  • Peter always misses his deadlines.
  • Nathan has had to be talked to about his behavior numerous times over the course of the year.
  • John doesn’t work well with anyone – if he’s not working alone, it’s a hostile environment.
  • Annie doesn’t work well with others, especially if they don’t agree with her opinion.
  • Sally’s motives are often less than trustworthy.
  • Aaron doesn’t help other co-workers even when he is asked and has no work of his own to do.

These phrases can help you start your performance review for integrity for your employees. They are a great way to start a conversation and to talk to your employees about what’s needed from them or what they do well within the company.

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