I am a junior Dev in germany who entered a new company about 6 months ago. The company seems nice overall, but I am getting more and more irritated by the standards of our work equipment. When I came in, they handed me a 11 year old Laptop (Thinkpad T400). I was a bit surprised but not really worried since I love Thinkpads. However working with this old hardware turned out to be very slow. At Times I have to shut down outlook and other applications, so my dev enviroment runs at an acceptable pace. Furthermore I was told on day one, that they ordered two monitors for me. After over a month I was working only on the small screen of my laptop. When I asked about the two screens, they told me they are waiting for them do be delivered. A while later the build in screen of my laptop failed. I was unable to work for two days until they came up with one very old screen "from the basement". Up until now I am working on this old screen which is very dark and at times really hard to see. The two screens they ordered have never showed up. I also aske for a docking station but they told me they had none and where unable to get one since my laptop is a very old model.
I recently bought my own keyboard and brought it into work, since the keyboard they provided was just worn-out. Some key labels where gone and it was one of the dirties I have ever seen. (Sidenote: I consider myself to have a very high tolerance when it comes to dirtiness)
I also recently moved into a new office, where the desks are very low and can not be adjusted. I am having trouble working on it since i barely fit under it and my monitor is way to low and can not be placed any higher. I tried putting it on a few cardbord boxes, but I got asked to take them away since it would look "strange" for customers walking in. I asked for any replacement but noone really cared about it. Also noone else has this problem since at this particular office there are mainly woman which are significantly smaller in size (i am roughly 1,90 meters).
I know its not a money issue, since my new company lately invested in som very expensive things. Also I would not consider myself one of those "hipster developers" who complain about anything that is not a MacBook Pro. As a Developer I see my desk and computers as tools in a way a craftsman would see his toolbox.
So I wonder at what point the quality of my office and especially the quality of the provided hardware can be considered unprofessional.