I'm starting as a new employee as a software engineer in a German company. When I did the interview, I found the hardware pretty old (2011) and the computer seemed slow. It seemed to me that most of my team members have the same hardware. I would like to get new hardware simply because this is slow!
- How can I approach my manager to make him change my hardware/computer?
- Are there some standard policies regarding changing the hardware among software companies? I. e. when should they change them or so?
- Is it normal and okay to ask to change the hardware (since I'm a new hire and fresh from graduate school) or is it considered not a normal thing in the software industry?