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

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Intentional Suggestion as Warning

I just got a new job in a different city in a state with at-will employment at a very small company. My first day at work, a colleague who is close to my boss messages me suggesting a sublet/room ...
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Is it common and appropriate to “throttle” an auditor?

I know auditing is done to help the company improve. I work at a software company, and I overheard my boss saying that he knows how to handle an auditor by giving extremely long and time consuming ...
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Contract to Hire-pregnant

Two months ago I started a 6-month long contract-to-hire job and just noticed I am pregnant. They like me and everything works out so far. First question: When should I tell them ? My concern is that ...
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Overly Competitive Coworker

I work in a small team of software developers and we all get along quite well. There is however one junior coworker who continues to intrude im my duties and tasks. He will work well over what ...
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Starting fresh as an “old” new software engineer

I'm in school right now, and in a couple of years, I'm going to look for work as a software/systems engineer. The thing is that right now, I'm 32 years old. With age being a potential issue, where ...
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How to deal with an office environment where everyone speaks a different language?

I'm working overseas and almost all of my colleagues speak another language (their native language). They talk to me in English regarding work-related stuff and everyone speaks English during meetings....
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Poor documentation culture [duplicate]

I work in a production company as a design engineer. There is a culture in my company of not documenting things, there are few standards, barely any routines and no documentation system. There is a ...
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Working with another intern who does nothing? [duplicate]

I'm working as a software engineering intern at a corporate company. I'm ecstatic for this opportunity and trying my hardest to read code, ask questions, make mistakes and learn. However, I'm paired ...
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What do you do if you're not a good programmer? [closed]

What do you do if you're not a good programmer? I'm a 25 year old female who was just fired from my 2nd programming job for not being able to improve fast enough. I did the usual career path, ...
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Are calendar invitations rude?

It seems like many people I work with inside and outside of the company always send an email about my availability for a meeting before sending a calendar invite. Is there some workplace social norm ...
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What's the most important career advice for someone who is going to work in the U.S. for the first time? [closed]

I've been recruited to work at a large company overseas and this will be my first time working and living in the United States. I'm excited about the opportunity but part of me is worried about the ...
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How to deal with workplace discrimination as a contractor? [duplicate]

I work at a pharmaceutical company as a contractor and recently we had someone from another country work as a contractor here. One day I was approached by someone from the client company saying that ...
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Coffee maker “custody” [closed]

A couple of months ago we got a coffeemaker for the office (accounting, IT/Software, HR, Sales) And for me and my partner was "the best thing ever" since we drink coffee on a daily basis. We agreed ...
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Is it ethical to swap my chair with one in a conference room? [closed]

I work at a small-ish company with less than 50 people. We have one conference room/board room that is used around 30-40% of the time. Now as a startup we are very cash-strapped and as a result our ...
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How not to get sucked into a game of 3 managers?

I got into a tricky situation at the office. First, let me explain the people's chain: Me -> Manager A (my direct almost-ex-boss) -> Manager B (my manager's manager) -> Manager C (boss of the other ...
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Are backpacks accepted in most American work places? If so, for how long? [closed]

It's starting to pop up at my work place with acceptance, but I want to know what consensus is like for other workplaces/American working environment at large. I'm in my late-twenties and currently ...
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Minimum staffing for a 24-hour coverage requirement [closed]

The company I work for has a requirement to provide 24/7/365 coverage for many of its products, and it tries to do so with only three people to cover the particular product to which I'm assigned. Up ...
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How should I communicate serious programming flaws to someone so they do not take it personally?

I am a developer with only a couple of years of experience, working in a small company of eight developers, on a Java project. Our team leader, also one of the managers, is older, and very productive, ...
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Is it possible to work more than full-time for an employer?

I have a full-time job for my current employer and have been working here for 2 years. The problem is that I'm working a lot of hours, since I enjoy my profession a lot (I'm in software engineering/...
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Colleague Playing Dirty - Stealing Best Team Members for His Team Alone

I have a colleague who's great when it comes to talking but is actually not very good in the work he does. This guy has the support of the management and is ready to do whatever it takes to make his ...
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How to behave with women in my company when it's International Women's Day?

Today I woke up and remembered that today is International Women's Day. I am not exactly the person who likes to greet and give wishes to everyone, and I am often kinda embarrassed when I have to do ...
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What are the common causes of a high staff turnover? [closed]

What are the common causes of high staff turnover, when there is no obvious cause (e.g. insolvency) ?
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Our work-week policy changed drastically. It used to be a perk. How to let them know I'm unhappy?

My company used to have an amazing work week schedule. We worked 4 x 10 hour days instead of 5 x 8 hour days. This was amazing, and definitely a deciding factor when me and my wife were deciding where ...
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Local IT group conflicts with Corporate IT [closed]

Our smaller company was acquired by a larger company and we became an business unit within their larger corporate structure. Now, many IT infrastructure and architecture decisions, especially around ...
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Cultural Fit Interview - good idea to mention that I have interviewed with the same company before?

I've applied to a company, lets call them 'A', before and got through the final round. The final round is usually a cultural fit interview with the hiring teams. 4 months ago I was in one, but the ...
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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 don'...
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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" ...