Performance reviews are due today. I had mine done several weeks ago as I believe in putting a lot of thought into them.
The thing is that I seem to be in the minority. I always give full and detailed explanations for my ratings for each of my employees. Whether I'm going to evaluate them as superior, average, or below average I give my reasoning for each in full detail and with relevant examples of why I view them as such. I sit down with each of them for about 30 minutes or so to fully discuss it and give them a chance to give me any feedback and to also allow them to evaluate me.
Now, at least in my company, I seem to be in the clear minority. Most reviews give one or two lines for an explanation like "He performs his job well" and leave it at that. I know a lot of managers that never sit down with their people to discuss it.
How about you other people? What are your reviews like? What do you prefer them to be or do you even care?