360 degree employee evaluation surveys are a specialised method for carrying out an employee performance review. They've been around since the 50's and have been adopted by major Fortune 500 companies across the board. This feedback process allows any staff member to receive insights and reviews from a number of other employees, including their supervisor or manager and generally 5-6 peers ,including reporting staff members, coworkers, and customers. These reviews should be completely anonymous and are normally combined with a self assessment.
This gives organisation a birds eye view on the effectiveness of an individual as an employee, coworker, or staff member as viewed by others.