Multiple reviews on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com for the book, "Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals," state that it's a useful tool with a variety of helpful phrases. The majority of the reviews on both sites are positive, although one common critique is the book's lack of negative phrases.
Reviews mention that the book's phrases work well for employee performance reviews and for employees to evaluate their own performance. Multiple positive reviews mention the book's lack of negative phrases, but also mention that readers can easily modify the positive phrases to critique employees. While most reviewers consider the book a useful tool, they also mention that it only provides phrases without any information on how to evaluate employees.