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

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How to deal with egotistical behaviour of colleagues in the workplace? [closed]

I have seen this at every company: there are people who value themselves based on their designation and build a wall of ego and pride. They say things like "I know" or walk away without noticing you ...
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How can I meditate while sitting at my desk in the office without looking sleepy?

Mindfulness Meditation requires us to close our eyes and focus on our breath. If I close my eyes while sitting in my office seat, I’ll appear to be sleeping. There isn’t any special retiring room in ...
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Working for or accepting a position to a company that doesn't negotiate salary [closed]

The Background Out of college, I accepted a position at a company(Company 1) that I had been working for as an intern basically throughout my entire college career. Company 1 doesn't negotiate with ...
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How do I deal with a co-worker who thinks his own shortcomings are funny?

I have a co-worker who constantly misses deadlines, hands in incomplete work, or claims that things he doesn't want to deal with are 'too hard'. For reasons beyond the scope of this question he will ...
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As a consultant, how do you handle customer team members refusing to cooperate with you? [closed]

I'm a consultant for Company A providing services to Company B. Company B hired another company to deliver a web application, but their delivery was rushed and misguided, resulting in a very ...
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What strategies can I use to deal with a workplace with an “easy hire, easy fire” policy?

I work in a company that has an easy hire easy fire approach. The rate at which people are fired is over 15% of the workforce each year. The worst part is that an explanation is not given for those ...
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Team member takes holidays. Should the member delegate work, or the team leader?

I am working in an IT company and we offer companies the management of their IT infrastructure. Our support team consists of seven members and one team leader. The team leader, one member and me have ...
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Overworked on a Major Project Without Much Benefit to Me [duplicate]

I've been working on a large project for the last 7 months. Been with the company for nearly 3 years. Work before this wasn't too bad. This project would bring in major business for my company, adding ...
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Does complaints about leaving hours inappropriate? [closed]

I am in the following situation: A person in a senior position is sloppy in his job and that affects our team. As a result we spend many times working overtimes to reach deadlines but he always leaves ...
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Why do some people in office not greet back (or even look away) when you say Hello? [closed]

I noticed that in my current company, there are several people whom I don't work with regularly (often senior, no matter how much) who just look on or look away when I say "Hi", "Hello" or "Good ...
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What can be used as measurable (SMART) goals in an Agile Shop? [closed]

I am a programmer working at a mid stage startup reaching what I call its "corporate phase". The company I am currently at is instituting an annual "Measurable Goals" initiative, tied directly to ...
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Solo Developer at a Startup [closed]

I've been programming for around 3 years now, I love everything about building software and programming since the day I started till now. I work on side projects and write about topics I find ...
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How should I handle a situation where I perceive problems with a company I am contracted to? [closed]

My career focus is on software development, but right now I'm working in a non-profit organization. Since it's small, I'm the only paid employee, and I'm responsible for make everything work and solve ...
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What are my chances at being hired back at my previous organization? [closed]

2 months ago I was working on some technology for a pretty long time at my previous organization lets call it A. Now a new Organization B which is a start up, but offered me a great position, better ...
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Displaying a corporate website on web portfolio

I am a Web Developer and I just launched a website that I feel shows off my skills/expertise; a perfect site to display on my online web portfolio (available in my profile info). My issue is the ...
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Seeking Best Practices around project/time tracking for capitalized labor. [closed]

We are a small (310 employees) software company looking to reevaluate the way that we currently track projects/time. Our current homegrown time tracking systems requires employees to assign hours ...
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Is it generally appropriate to expense the cost of getting a work excuse/doctor's note? [closed]

The company I work for has a policy in effect where an employee who misses three days of work in a week (or in a row) is required to supply a doctor's note/work excuse upon returning to work. The ...
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How can I gauge a company's culture before I begin working there? [duplicate]

I took on an internship at a software company several months ago. When I interviewed and visited the office, everybody was very nice and I felt I would fit in. As time has passed, I think people have ...
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How to ensure I stay an integral part the firm that employs me? [closed]

Are there any steps someone can take to proactively make sure they are always seen as valued employees within a hierarchy of an organization? I mean, of any organization, e.g. even if they change ...
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How to deal with dramatic and over-alarmed employees? [closed]

Quiet workplace... then - all of a sudden, a loud voice; complaints, criticism, aggressiveness. Everyone's attention is drawn to an argument - and sometimes the spotlight is on the person being ...
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Is the amount of work really a workplace culture? [closed]

I recently moved to a large bank as a consultant and looking at the strategies, I understand the projects I'm working on are NOT mission critical and have less priority. but what I'm observing is ...
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How to Manage Your Employees' Absences and Late Arrivals?

I am working in a small (4 people) team (agency industry) and we are on the right track regarding the productivity. The company is really flat and liberal but doesn't allow remote work but on the ...
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Is it unprofessionnal to leave earlier in the evening? [duplicate]

For some years now, I've been working for a company that quickly growed up. We started from being ~10 people to ~70 people now, in three years. As it was a new company, I worked very hard during those ...
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Email Formality - First vs. Last Name [closed]

Question: If you are contacting a person with whom you are not familiar and their email address is their first name only - for example john@doe.com, is it disrespectful to address them by their first ...
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How to work without a private workspace?

Will be transferring to a new program next year. As a developer with over a decade in the same private cube, with mainly independent assignments, I will be moving to a multiple person workspace - and ...
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What should you know about your department?

I work as a software developer in a small company. When I joined the company it was a startup, and only 3 people were responsible for all the development activities. Things ran smoothly, and we were ...
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How do I avoid driving with a coworker who drives dangerously?

I work as a web developer. It's not the most hazardous job in the world, I know. At the company I work at, we host several of our client websites on our server which is based in a datacenter ...
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Tech work culture in the U.S [closed]

Around a year ago, I moved to the U.S with my spouse and we both started working at tech companies here. Coming from a very different country, we were at first surprised at some behaviours we ...
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Is asking employees to wear formal clothing on client visit, meaningful? [closed]

On one of the client visit, a company asks all its employees to wear formals (no jeans, t-shirts), leather shoes (no flip-flops, sports shoes etc) for the time the client is visiting. Personally, I ...
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Is it appropriate to gather staff for a holiday party if that holiday has religious significance?

Is it appropriate to gather staff for a holiday party if that holiday has religious significance? For instance, is it appropriate for an office to spend money on an office party in December, as ...
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Happiness and joy in the workplace? [closed]

I work at a large engineering and software company. There are several construction teams working inside our facility for some structural work. I was speaking with one of the electrical workers in the ...
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Is it acceptable to give 2 weeks notice, and work remainder of time from home?

Question: Is it unprofessional to give my 2 weeks today and just not come in ever again, essentially working the remaining 2 weeks from home? Reasons For Quitting: 1) Workload is too much (nights ...
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How can I turn another offer into a raise, after only working at a company for a few months? [closed]

I work at a start-up directly under the founder who is difficult to work for. There's been a lot of turnover in my position, and industry peers speak poorly of him and avoid doing business with him ...
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How to elevate engineering culture at large corporations? [closed]

One thing I have realized working at a large corporation is that it doesn't matter how smart you are because if everyone else doesn't see the value in what you are doing then you are not going to get ...
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Company maybe going public. How does it affect the existing employees?

I've been working for an employer for the last 8 years and there are rumors that the company will be coming up with an IPO very soon. If the rumors turn out to be true, how does it impact me (either ...
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How to prove oneself if company tends to reward Harvard/Princeton/etc graduates rather than performance?

I have been with my current employer for two years and over time noticed a trend (or bias) where recent graduates from top-ranked universities, sometimes with little experience, were hired to higher ...
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How to handle and engage employees in a secretive company culture?

Senior management in my company discourages revealing strategic and management decisions to first line employees. Since I have joined the ranks, I have been told that employees should just worry about ...
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What are some effective strategies in implementing a new technical request protocol throughout a large and diverse company?

I am trying to institute a technical request protocol throughout my very large and diverse company. The problem is, this protocol has existed for years, yet it has never been implemented effectively, ...
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How to handle a situation where my meeting deadlines is delayed by someone superior to me?

I am in a management position where my role is to coordinate and assemble the first hand manual research and analysis of raw data by junior business analysts, which I have to give to my direct ...
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Employee Computers and Privacy Rights?

Just started working at a large size company that has their own IT department, supporting all of the workplace technology needs. I was made aware there are no private rights on employee computers - ...
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How to own up to a mistake I couldn't entirely avoid?

I know that taking full responsibility for one's mistakes is considered the best policy, but I am in a situation where I feel that doing so would not be entirely accurate. About a year ago, I was ...
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What are the best reactions to a company's bad behavior?

It doesn't seem right for a company to lie to employees, or misrepresent the truth within the organization. Example: Promising an employee that her job is safe, telling she is highly valued by ...
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Is this harassment or discrimination or nothing? [closed]

This happened to a friend of mine but he doesn't want to ask it himself for the reasons of anonymity. He works in a company with open workplace. So when people have to make calls, they should go to ...
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Regaining trust from management and breaking chain of command to report positive information [closed]

A while ago I was inspired by a blog that I saw linked here and cannot seem to locate in my favorites list, but it was in effect a diary of a software engineer taking on a new job at a dysfunctional ...
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Is it unseemly to ask superiors about my upward mobility potential?

Recently my company (who I've been with for just under a year) was acquired by another group. Later this month my new superiors are visiting my branch to meet everyone and have one-on-one meetings. ...
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What is a “Fast Paced Company”?

In my job search, I've seen several companies saying that they are "a fast paced company". However, I'm not exactly sure what this means. Could someone please explain it? I'd ideally like an answer ...
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Should I get another BSc degree in order to have better work prospects? [closed]

I have both a BSc and MSc in physical Meteorology from one of the top colleges in my region, but since I was a sophomore in my program I was really disenchanted and willing to moving on. I got very ...
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Switching from small business to corporation? [closed]

I need a career advice regarding working as a senior software engineer in a corporation. I am a java developer and I have always worked as employee in very small flat-hierarchy companies or as ...
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Internet usage after-work hours [closed]

Network usage during work hours has quite well defined policy (i.e. it can be only used to look-up job-related stuff, read/download job-related e-books, etc.) in a company where I work, but there's ...
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How do I encourage co-workers to recycle?

Our facility is very large and we have recycle bins in all break rooms and eating areas. There are separate bins for plastic, aluminum, and trash. Current waste analysis shows that approximately 57% ...