Questions relating to a company which is still in the beginning phases of growth

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Is it reasonable thinking it's important my company tell me definitively who my line manager is?

I am a software developer in a startup and cannot get a definitive answer on who my line manager is. I always get the response that it is 1 of 2 people (1 is sort of like the lead dev/ architect/ ...
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Is it time to start looking for other jobs [closed]

Joined a tech start up, this is my first agile project management role and after the 7 months the start up is struggling with getting sales for their in house product. Other then that, I am doing ...
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My boss told me I'd have to pay him to quit. Can he do that? [closed]

I'm negotiating my updated contract at work and my boss, in an attempt to get me to comply, told me I could owe him up to $20,000 if I were to quit. His argument was that he invested a lot of money ...
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Breaking into a large organisation from a tech start up background

I am a Digital Product manager and have worked in many tech start ups throughout my career, for my next career move I want to move into a large organisation and work in an environment where there are ...
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When is a start-up no longer considered start-up? [closed]

I see companies which are almost 10 years old still being called start-ups, so... Are there any metrics to differentiate between a start-up and normal company?
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Is it safe to apply to a company backed by the same investors as my current company? [closed]

Let's say that I work at a company backed by a VC firm. It is safe to apply to a different company in which that VC firm has also invested? I know that VCs often hold networking events for founders, ...
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Can a company ask for money back that it promised an employee before joining? [closed]

I recently joined a startup. I was promised that I would be payed 6 months advanced salary to join the startup to mitigate the risks of leaving my then job at a very well established company. I ...
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How should I fill out a “what I'm looking for” section of an online profile if what I'm looking for does not define my current job?

On a popular job profile website in my sector, there's a section for what you're looking for in a company. While I'm not explicitly looking right now, if I was, I'd be looking for something quite ...
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How to measure performance as a recent grad in a research-based startup?

TL;DR: I love the flexibility at my job, but I'm a recent grad with no mentor and unable to quantify performance. Some Background: I'm a recent grad working at a small startup focused on research ...
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What should I tell the recruiter when I am leaving a company with an interesting project but poor management? [duplicate]

I have been working full-time for a software startup since I graduated (June 2015). The company is working on a very interesting project, but with very poor management(small team), no vision and no ...
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Why are entry salaries so low in my industry? [closed]

I followed my dream of becoming an artist by going through a 4 years animation program and got a job soon after graduating. I love the job, I love my co-workers, including my supervisor and my boss, ...
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In a Limited Liability Company, how does a shareholder's equity get affected when subsequent changes to the company's shares occur? [closed]

I think an answer to the following simplified question should help me. If you would like to help me with my more specific scenario, then you can read the detailed question at the end. Thanks. -- ...
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How to ask for a raise when I feel underpaid after the company grew [duplicate]

I've joined the company without experience, when it was pretty small - only a handful of employess. I've been aware that the wages are lower than in big companies, but it was ok for me. Over two years ...
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I need to see a doc and to relocate for a job, what do I do? [closed]

This is unrelated to my previous question. I think I may need to see a doc for a relatively minor thing (specially since it might affect my work), and I'm also negotiating an offer that requires me ...
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Sinking startup - Career opportunities

First of all, this question is not about "how to save a startup", it's about some possible career opportunities, so I think it fits the rules of Workplace SE. I am a lead developer in a small tech ...
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Potential employer/client is vague, texts me on WhatsApp

I am a software engineer looking for short-term employment and/or work on a for-hire basis (for a number of reasons - I know I'll have other commitments in 2017-18). Now - there is this guy, who got ...
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I'm working with a startup who's CTO/lead developer is essentially at a junior developer level, how to make it work? [closed]

I'm currently working with a startup on a contract developer basis, evenings and weekends. They have one other developer, who also happens to be the CTO. There is also a CEO and a CFO, who aren't ...
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Can I sell my business idea in exchange for a job at the company that might be interested in it? [closed]

Me and my brother have an idea for a brand new product that would solve one widespread problem among the smartphone users. But due to the fact that we don’t have required resources and opportunities ...
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How to interview for a job in the tech industry, with long hours and without a formal PTO policy at current job?

There are questions about "how to interview with a job, when you already have a job". These boil down to a few suggestions, which are difficult to apply in my situation: "Use a vacation day". My ...
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Are startups expected to have low salaries, no bonuses, no raises?

My company (< 300) is currently offering below-market wages, no shares, no bonuses, no raises, with the constant promise of "opportunities for growth" as the company develops. Plus, we are quite ...
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Built a startup for 2 years that didn't get anywhere, how do I show it on my resume?

I have been working by myself on a startup for nearly 2 years. In those 2 years I did not make a profit. Granted, the startup was very ambitious. The startup was official and incorporated, but I did ...
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Is it good etiquette to send a small startup further emails about your qualifications? [duplicate]

I've been looking for a job with a web startup, and using angellist almost entirely in my search. Angellist has an "I'm interested" button that both the job seeker and employer can use. If both ...
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Asking to help out in another department at a startup

I just started a new job last Monday at a startup. My role is Customer Success, but I am currently in school for marketing analytics. I took this job to change industries and with the hopes I could ...
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Is it normal to not hear back from any of the higher hierarchy (CEO, CTO, VP, etc) in a small startup once you've been hired?

I've started working at a technology startup remotely as a programmer. The startup is small, around 10 people (including all the higher hierarchy). I've been approached and hired mainly by the CTO of ...
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Awkward falling out with cofounder, what to do for W2? [closed]

I started a company with a friend from college after we were done with school. We had a huge adventure for about a year, building out a couple of products and taking in venture financing. I went from ...
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Should I take my bosses idea and start my own company or should I ask for a raise? [closed]

Background For the last couple of months I have been discussing with my boss about a "sketch" idea that he have about creating a new technology startup. The initial concept was defined by him , but ...
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What is a fair ask for the first employee who built the majority of the product if you want to rehire him? [closed]

I need some advice because I'm not sure if I'm being unreasonable here. TLDR: Joined friends startup (about 5-6 months in) on 6 month contract for salary and no equity. Built entire project from ...
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How do I resign without burning bridges when I'm a critical staff member?

I work as an engineer at a startup technology company in the United States, and for several reasons, such as: A culture of working more than 8 hours a day. A loud "open office" environment and a ...
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Startup is getting formalized & I assume locked down with new contracts [closed]

I've worked at a startup for a number of years which has for the most part been loose and fast. In the coming month we will receive capital what will give us a longer runway until we can pull in ...
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Is it appropriate to approach a company in this situation? [duplicate]

I recently finished college and I have been searching for work as a software developer. After a few interviews I got in contact with a small startup which happened to be ideal as it is exactly what I ...
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Am I being taken advantage of? How can I ask for a raise?

I have a social media internship for $11/hr at a new startup company. This was fine when there was another intern to help me out with duties and projects. The other intern had to quit due to school ...
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How to approach manager about bad code base that needs immediate rewriting? [closed]

I just joined a new company which is a new start up, STILL applying for funds etc. The product is very promising and likely to be a success once fully released to the public (we're currently in a ...
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How do you manage productivity in a small team at a startup?

I recently joined a startup as a Developer and the work environment is very casual to say the least. There is no top management in the team i.e everyone reports to the founder. The problem is the ...
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Legal review of contract with restricted stock [closed]

I'm considering a contract with a very small startup. The compensation is largely equity-based, as opposed to salary. I understand the offer and have strong trust in the other owners (I've worked with ...
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Adding a home address to an LLC - real home address vs PO box vs private mailbox service

Can someone provide insight on the pros/cons of registering a business using (1) a real home address vs (2) a PO Box vs (3) a private mail service? The company is a small software consulting ...
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How many hours a week, over the long term, should a software developer work in order to maximize productivity? [closed]

Something came up in another post that I think can be settled by reference to actual published studies: How many hours should a TYPICAL software developer work over the LONG TERM in order to ...
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Staying late for appearance?

I have a senior management-technical position with equity and a decent salary in a pre-launch startup with 6 people. I am newly-married and I work about 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, give or take one ...
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3 years working in China… without speaking Mandarin and working with an outdated tech, time to leave for a consulting position? [closed]

I started after my studies to work in a startup. The company got bigger and also shrink somehow but let's say we are now a small company with 30 persons while we were only 8 when the business started. ...
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What is the value in joining a start-up without any equity included in the contract? [closed]

I keep reading about joining a small start-up, keeping it up until it grows and then reaping the rewards. However, the way I see it is that investors and shareholders will be reaping the rewards, ...
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Created a startup company which is growing, but I'm far too inexperienced to do anything. How do I move on? [closed]

I haven't graduated university yet, and I created a startup company which is growing. There is no co-founder. It's just me. The issue is, I need to get some money in order to keep the servers running, ...
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Salary negotiation dilemma between established company and start up [closed]

So in past weeks there have been salary negotiations going back and forth between me and 2 companies Company A(Promising Startup). Company B(An Established Company.) A little background: ...
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How to politely convey that I need a week to confirm the job offer I just received when I'm awaiting decisions of other startups? [duplicate]

I just received an offer from a startup, say A and it is pretty good, the only downside is that I will be the only developer there (as of now) as most of the work is outsourced. The work will be ...
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How to list self-employment on a resume (multiple businesses)

I'm trying to avoid a gap on my resume. After leaving my previous employer I've been working on multiple businesses concepts over the course of two years. I researched each business individually ...
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Making the most of changes in role in organization

I'm a scientist/engineer at a startup, one year out of a PhD program (finished while working), have been working about 1 year, 3 months. Prior to last month, I had been working on many different ...
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How do I handle a solo developer position as a junior developer in a start-up?

I have been working as Junior Web Developer (self-taught) in a start-up company for six months until now. I am currently 19 years old and this is my first employment. I have been programming since ...
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How to build a application development business on the side

I'm an application developer full-time but I'm trying to make a shift from working for someone else to starting a company primarily focused on custom application design/redesign. However, my target ...
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Working at a startup company in addition to current job

Can I include in my resume that I'm working for free at a startup company in addition to my day job with my current company? How should I put it in my resume - volunteering?
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Startup founder constantly delaying offer letter though given verbal confirmation [duplicate]

I interviewed for a startup by one of the two co-founders to whom I was introduced to through a mutual colleague. This was around 5 weeks ago. After an interview I was told that I would be a good fit ...
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Can an employer ask employees to reimburse wages?

I recently joined a startup, and I didn't like it all. To begin with the engineers in there think they're the world's best, where in reality all of us are pretty average at best. However, the thing ...
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Junior developer with a chance at managerial role [closed]

I've been working as the sole back end developer at a small startup for 2 years, and this has been the entirety of my software career. The front end work was all done by a similarly inexperienced part ...