The common norms, beliefs, and behavior of a company, corporation, or substantial group of people within a company.

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A coworker assigned me a task that is not what I normally do; should I do it? [on hold]

I have just started my career as a trainee in Android development. Yesterday a business consultant (my co-worker) came to me and asked me to do some work that is not what I do. It's data extraction ...
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performance punishment - should I go on sick leave? (Netherlands) [closed]

I'm an expat in The Netherlands working in the Dutch office of a large international company. The office is too small to have a trade union so there is no union representation and we have no HR people ...
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Introduction of hoteling at office [closed]

I work as a research analyst in a fairly large company and split my time between two different sites, alternating between them on successive weeks. One of the sites is running out of space and is ...
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Is work culture different between geographic locations? [closed]

I always assumed that the work culture of an office is heavily dependent on the general culture of the city it is in. For example I would expect for workplaces in NYC to have certain commonalities ...
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Presenteeism, How should I phase questions to discover if a job has a stay late culture [duplicate]

So what questions would give me answers to discovering a stay late culture. What should I look for with responses that give it away. I'm a single dad, with 2 girls aged 7 & 10 and my wife died of ...
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Arguing the use of a program that's not the company standard [closed]

I recently joined a new company, and in my previous company, I've been working with my Vim/Tmux workflow. But in new company, they say that I need to follow company standards, and one of the company ...
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Please use the office closet and/or coat rack to hang your coat [closed]

I have staff that refuses to use the closet and/or coat rack to hang their coats. Instead they hang then over the cubical and/or their desk chairs. How can I get them to change this habit?
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Ideas To Hype Upcoming Company Event [closed]

The committee and I are currently working a promoting an upcoming company Paint-ball event. The event will be held on early April, and will be a cross department event (approx 100-200 pax). Our task ...
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Can a person have valid reasons to be angry for people using different gender toilet? [closed]

More specifically to my company's case, is a woman rightful to feel outraged if a man uses the toilet designated for women? I am asking this out of curiosity after a few talks about the matter in my ...
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Colleagues make fun of me, should I ignore them or answer them back? [closed]

I work in a big team of 50+ people. The working culture of my company is very open and employees do not sit quietly, they make noise all day. People are mostly under 30 years old. Even my managers ...
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Addressing dev team's resistance to solutions suggested by QA engineer?

I've joined this company as a Engineer in Test to create a CI, automated testing, etc. My problem is that when I identify problems and tell the developers how to fix them, they ignore me and are ...
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How to write a email to HOD of the company seeking support [closed]

Help me with quotes and lines for sending a official mail to all the department heads of my company, seeking a good support from their end. I joined in a new company so everyone should know about ...
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How to leave my job without feeling bad? [closed]

I joined this no-longer-a-startup company 3 months ago. They have a multi-million dollar investment. They hired me on a much higher price than considered normal for a person with my experience. ...
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Overtime as the only hourly worker on team

I'm a new hire (4 months ago) at a company, working as a developer. I am hired as an hourly worker, and my contract states that I am eligible for overtime if I work more than 40 hours/week. The issue ...
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Requiring salary information and medical history before first job interview [closed]

Rakuten Japan is asking all candidates to fill out the following forms before their first interview, including, for instance, itemized salary information from your current or previous position ...
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Does the current company try to ''squeeze'' the work out of me? [closed]

At this point I am working in a start-up company and I feel like they're trying to 'make the most of me'. In other words, I need to be productive over 90 - 95% of the time and to deliver results as ...
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Delay Interview by 3 months

There is a similar question here How can I delay an interview? but my case is different. The OP there, wanted to delay an interview for 2 weeks. My case is quite different: I am a programmer ...
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How to navigate turf-protecting but friendly colleague?

I have a colleague who I really like, and he's taking a bit of time to help me with a project that requires access to an application that he, by chance, is the only one with administrative access to. ...
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What to call a small partnership company on my resume

I have just started a small company offering small IT solutions (statistical analysis, web design, etc.) for companies. We are two owner of the company, so it's not a sole proprietorship company. I ...
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How can I adjust my work hours to start/end earlier without my colleagues thinking I'm suddenly slacking off because I'm leaving earlier? [duplicate]

I currently work 8 to 5, more or less. Most of my co-workers do the same and leave at 5. However, I want to switch to a 7 to 4 work schedule or something earlier so that I can get home earlier. Our ...
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How to say thank you to colleagues for gifts

I became a father recently, and it's sort of company culture to collect money and get gifts for the father/mother on their baby's birth or any other life event. I am not sure what could I put in ...
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Joining a team of rather old developers [closed]

I am 23 and I will soon join a team of ~15 developers who are all significantly older than I: They are between 40 and over 50 I believe, which means some of them certainly have children my age... I ...
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How do I build awesome programming career in completely opposite environment? [closed]

I am a 22 years old recent university graduate. I have a keen interest in programming, computer networks, algorithms, information security during my study years and after. Before completing my degree, ...
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Can my employer refuse to pay me for my notice period after I have given notice?

I've been working for a company for a year and a half and am pretty good at what I do. I have been consistently been told I am going above and beyond expectations and have been a huge part in turning ...
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How can I recover the cost of a lost package delivered to my office? [closed]

I had a $1200 item shipped to my workplace. It's a non-reimbursable item that I use for work only. It arrived when I was out of office and our secretary signed for it. When I came back to the office, ...
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Difficult Co-worker [closed]

How can I deal with a difficult co-worker? She always feel that she needs to be the center of attention. Not to mention she believes that she is always right. She snapped at me regarding my "attitude" ...
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Company-internal stack exchange clone?

I'm at a company with a lot of experts in their fields who are going to be retiring over the next few years, and my company is looking for ways to make it easier to transfer that knowledge to new ...
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As the new guy, how do I get people to act on all their big talk? [duplicate]

I'm "the new guy" at a small manufacturing company's IT department. We've a small team of 3 application devs + 1 database dev/dba-ish role. I've been here for a few months, so I'm hitting the point ...
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Getting design to be recognised

I'm a designer new in a workplace where design has been done in an ad hoc way by non-designers working on service software. The culture is one where lots of people 'do design' or have an opinion, but ...
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Best Way to Keep Track of Who is in Office? [closed]

There is this huge passive-aggressive feud at my work about the sign-in sheet we have. Employees don't like it because it's at the front of the office which can take some time away to walk up to when ...
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Got caught tweeting negatively about my company

My company had a little team party about a month ago that was boring and horrible and I tweeted something bad about it. Later I was frustrated with a project and tweeted more bad stuff about the ...
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How to convince my boss not to inflate my job title? [duplicate]

I previously worked for a company providing a service to a lot of marketing companies. A lot of these have an "art department." So, when structuring, my boss emulated those marketing companies and ...
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The problem is not the problem, the problem is people talking about the problem

I've been dealing with a strange company culture issue. Very often we will see a problem coming weeks or months in advance. We usually try to prevent the problem from occurring by bringing the issue ...
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How to deal with a coworker who uses sensuality and attractiveness to get favors and other things done at work?

I work at a fast-growing tech startup where most employees are between 25 and 35, so the culture is very young and casual. A department that works closely with my team recently hired an intern. She ...
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How to proceed if boss doesn't keep commitment about equipment?

This question is related to How do I request new equipment for the office?. New equipment need (e.g. PC with little bit higher specs + second monitor) was reported and discussed some 6 months ago. My ...
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Culture changing in a way I don't like, anything I can do?

I have worked as a software developer for a company for 5 years, they were a small start up when I joined and the emphasis was on the quality of your output, that is how you were judged as an ...
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I've damaged a company's keyboard and was asked to buy a new one [closed]

My first question here. A little bit of history - I've decided to change my current job few weeks ago. I've always been loyal and correct to the company but I've just decided to move on. A week after ...
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How to strengthen employees' identity feeling in the company? [closed]

What methods do you use to strengthen employees identity "feeling" in the company they work at? Every company has its own values and it is described what company's identity is. It is quite a challenge ...
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How do I approach my boss to change the company culture around benefits?

I currently work at a startup and while most startups in my field tend to offer a lot of fringe benefits, I find that is not the case here. Some of the areas I find lacking are: The health benefits ...
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Measuring the adoption of a concept in a company [closed]

At my company our new executive has put in place a new concept for operational excellence and would like it to become the new way of life, the structure that defines the working culture. My question ...
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How can I improve my resume profile section to get my intent across?

I'm a relatively-junior dev being out of university for 2.5 years. I've been working at a start-up game dev company and it's not working out. I just don't fit in at all. You can see my other posts to ...
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Making code changes; doing things quickly vs doing them well? [closed]

I'm a software developer fresh out of grad school, been working in industry for 5 months now and I am very much still adjusting to the business world. Over the past 5 months I have learned a ...
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Is creating a company library in electronic format a good way to improve the working environment? [closed]

It seems community prefers e-books over physical books when dealing with arranging a library in the workplace. I think one of the main improvements that having a company library can bring is giving ...
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When is the right time to change my company? [closed]

I am currently working for a company as an engineer, I graduated in 2014 and it has been 6 months and a half since I started working for this company. During this 6 months the only thing that took ...
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Is it rude to eat/drink in front of a colleague who is fasting during Ramadan?

I often feel hungry and have snacks at my desk. Today, I realized that Ramadan has begun and my colleague who sits beside me is fasting. So I quietly kept my snacks back. I felt it might seem rude and ...
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How do you deal with co-workers who respond to your emails without reading the whole thing, or don't read them at all?

I'm a web developer (who writes code -- not css/designer). I work in an office, but many managers work remotely, hence the heavy reliance on email/IM. I am starting to notice a trend where people ...
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Is creating a company library a good way to improve the working environment?

Many things, from science, to markets and products, are evolving fast these days. After a person gets her degree, chances are that their pace of learning slows down, at least in the fields outside ...
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Asking too much for the sake of the company's culture

I work in a small/medium company (90 people and counting). The boss is a very "human" person and his wife is working in the same company. They bought mugs with the company's name on it and they ...
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What is “Job shadowing”?

What is "job shadowing" ? Is it simply that a job shadower hovers around me, like a "shadow"? Or is someone who is "job shadowing" akin to an intern, where I can offload some tasks to him/her? In ...
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Implementing performance-based bonuses

I'm trying to create a developer-centric compensation policy. Which is to say it focuses heavily upon transparency, flexibility, and fairness. Many aspects of it are influenced by the Stack Exchange ...