What is 360-degree feedback?

360 Degree Feedback is a system or process in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. This typically includes the employee’s manager, peers, and direct reports.

360 Feedback can also be a useful development tool for people who are not in a management role.
360 degree feedback allows you to use multiple raters such as supervisors, peers, direct reports, subordinates and external raters (clients or vendors) to leave feedback on an employee. The feedback is often used as a benchmark within the employee’s development plan.