Complete self-evaluations for performance reviews (as an employee)

Customers on the Premium plan have access to the performance review feature—admins can upgrade the plan at any time

How it works

Complete your self-evaluation

Once admins create a review cycle, you’ll receive an email with a request to complete your self-evaluation. You’ll also see a reminder on your Dashboard that takes you to a new Performance section in Gusto. 

  1. Click the Dashboard sticky to take you to the new Performance page in Gusto—you can also go directly to the Performance section of your account.

    • You’ll be able to see current review cycles, and over time, past ones as well. 

  2. Click into the applicable current review cycle.

  3. Enter your response to the prompt(s), and click Submit.

    • Max character limit: 65,000 characters

  4. Confirm your submission by clicking Submit again—once sent, answers cannot be edited or taken back.  

Once you’ve completed your self-evaluation, you’ll be able to view your response in the Performance section by clicking into the specific cycle.

If an admin or reviewer shares the full review (including the reviewer response) in Gusto with you, you’ll be able to see all responses in the same location.

View your self-evaluation, full reviews, and any summaries that have been shared

  1. Head to the Performance section.

  2. Click View next to the review cycle you want to view.

  3. Click Manger review, Self-evaluation, or Summary to review information.


If you don’t get the answer you were hoping for, we’d like your feedback about how we can improve this feature in the future. 

Q: Can new managers or new reviewers see past reviews that they didn’t complete?

A: Managers configured in your org chart can view and export reviews for their reports—if the manager changes, the new manager will have access to the historical reviews.