When the work culture is toxic, often there is no clear path to promotion. It’s not unusual for annual reviews to be delayed by weeks or even months, and when your boss does get around to doing your a performance review, it’s often a cursory write up and a quick meeting.
If that happens, take the time to write up your own performance review outlining in detail what you have accomplished, what hurdles you’ve overcome, and how your boss can help you do your job better.
You might also want to take a step back and consider how your personal life fits in with your career goals, Landers says. Many people feel like they have to just keep getting better titles and earning more money, she says, but there is nothing wrong with digging in and getting really good at something rather than continuing to move up the ladder.
Also consider whether you can build a career path for yourself. If an organization is flexible, often job openings are created for the person who can show what they can do, Landers says. “Think about what the organization could be doing that aligns with your skills,” she said.