A performance review is a managerial process whereby employees work or output is reviewed by their supervisors or managers. The performance review usually takes place on an annual basis, where the manager will review the performance of each employee over the year. During this process, a manager will discuss the employee strengths and weaknesses, set long term goals and implement steps the employee can take to reach those goals. The manager should discuss ways in which the employee can go about improving their weak areas by offering courses or coaching sessions. Employees should feel that the performance review is beneficial to their professional development.