Yes, they can be terrible. I think the problem again in your example is in implementation and not the concept of having some sort of review. Overzealous HR staff that don't understand the work the department actually does shouldn't be designing some one-size-fits-all form. They should be looking for the requirements of the team being met, and nothing besides. HR is there to serve the needs of the company. The company does not exist to bend over to (or for) HR.