I work as software engineer on a company, since the very first day this company was founded.
My company is pretty much growing I think, at first we have only 6 employees, now we have around 80 people. Lot of things are changed, basically it becomes better in lot of stuff: salary, workplace, infrastructure, more clients, etc.
But there are few things which are not becoming better days after days, even after almost 4 years since the company founded.
There is a habit, usually PM (Project Manager) tells the engineer to work on new task/work/issues right after office hours, and the PM expect this issue has to be completed before tomorrow morning (usually because client request, they wanted it to be completed soon enough).
This kind of stuff often happen, at least twice a week. At the beginning I'm quite ok with this, since it's start up after all, but now after almost 4 years, this kind of habit still there, I saw lot of friends work until late night almost everyday, and I think it's NOT OK.
The work assignment is not equal (my opinion), even there are around 70 engineers, sometimes the experienced engineers assigned into multiple project parallelly, two or three project at once.
I think it's quite normal for senior engineer to have heavier work compared to the junior one, but assigned to multiple project parallelly? (let says like 4 projects at once) I don't know about this, I think this one is definitely not okay.
This stuff is also the one that causing engineer to work overtime, because the work on multiple projects have to be finished soon.
In my company, there is no overtime pay, and there is no project bonus (sometimes there is, but mostly it's not). This is yet another reason why it's hard for me to work after office hours. But the salary is quite good compared to the other company in same region.
Sometimes whenever I get the email at midnight telling me to do the work, I got angry, and it makes me really wants to leave this company.
How should I do to fix those points? or what should I do? Especially point 1, since I'm married now, it makes me difficult to work after office hours. I'm trying to avoid it.