Linked Questions

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How can I get co-workers to buy into some of my ideas? [duplicate]

I am very new in my workplace and would like to bring up some changes. Most of these changes would bring the environment up to industry standards for this field, software development. How can I go ...
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6answers
1k views

Acceptable for new hire to bring up bad security practices, or “go with the flow”? [duplicate]

I'm a new hire low-level engineer at a large company in the US. When signing up for my benefits/insurance package, I noticed that the password requirements included a 9 character maximum. Needless to ...
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2answers
354 views

Suggesting changes to existing programming practices as a newcomer [duplicate]

I recently started a new job as a programmer in a small team working on a web-based app. The code base has been built up over 10-15 years, so there is a fair amount of cruft and code that could be ...
3
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3answers
445 views

How do I approach my new boss in my new job about major changes in my working environment? [duplicate]

I have very recently started a new job as a Software Engineer. Hardware consists of a pretty good windows 10 notebook (i7, 1TB SSD, 32RAM, 3 x 24" screen) in a "dev network" independent from the ...
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2answers
350 views

How to provide feedback on technical debt after first day in role [duplicate]

I've just joined a startup (first day finished). And there's a few things i've already noticed are a little off kilter. The major is that a fundamental piece of the engineering (RPC) is a framework ...
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3answers
1k views

How to inspire change as a new employee in a company that's clearly becoming obsolete? [duplicate]

I was hired recently into an old company from the 80s that sells some niche BASIC software, servers, and support for warehousing and fulfillment. My position is the lone programmer in the "new" web ...
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2answers
421 views

Am I overstepping? [duplicate]

I am junior in a large corporation. I have been raising issues with management about problems with our products that may eventually cause some severe problems down the line - nothing life threatening ...
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8answers
4k views

How to change a manager's mind?

I'm a recently-hired junior developer. I noticed several menial, tedious tasks that are performed manually every day. Being a software engineer, I created small (<100 LOC) applications to automate ...
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3answers
3k views

Do I tell my new boss my honest opinion?

I've recently been employed as a people manager for a branch of a large organization which is struggling with both staff engagement and performance. One of my observations after being in the role for ...
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4answers
2k views

Team employs bad practices in programming, Should I still stay?

I work as a programmer, mainly as a web developer, for a company that makes use of a niche programming language that has a bad reputation. Basically, the developers that left the company have made ...
2
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2answers
511 views

How do I propose new projects as a summer intern?

I wanted to ask how a summer intern would go about proposing new projects towards a company. As I am wrapping up the final weeks of my summer internship developing additional functions to the company'...
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3answers
406 views

As a prospective intern, how do I evaluate how easy it would be for me to improve a team's practices?

I've been offered a summer software development internship on a close-knit team of four people. It looks good, except for some very troubling development practices. These include: No version ...
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1answer
369 views

How to convince a boss to improve developer workflow [duplicate]

I work in a web development company that makes a range of websites for different clients. I have only worked there for about a year (this is my first programming job) and I'm currently part-time ...