This week marks 6 months since I began working for Caterpillar. So this week I had my 6 month performance review. I'll admit I was a little nervous going into the meeting with my boss.
I came out smiling. My boss gave me a rating of "3A". It would take a long time to explain exactly what that means to Caterpillar's internal performance ranking system, but the short story is that it means I've performed very well. My boss said I have exceeded his expectations. He was particularly pleased with my ability to take on several mathematically dense problems and come up with solutions.
Wow, what encouraging feedback to get. I'm feeling good :-)