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New employer's code is a timebomb of epic proportions. How to deal with this accordingly? [duplicate]

Using a temp anonymous account because I post regularly on stackoverflow/here under my real name. So I got a new employer the other week as a software engineer. Friendly team, good employer. No issues ...
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15 votes
5 answers

How would you handle inflexible bad coding standards at a new job? [duplicate]

I have only been working at my current position for a little over 3 months and I feel that some of the coding standards that are in place go against my personal best practices. The biggest clash seems ...
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24 votes
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Should I propose a big change as a newcomer?

I have been working in the IT department of a (relatively) small company for 2 months. Recently the boss of another department (who is a former developer) told me that it would be nice if we started ...
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13 votes
1 answer

How can a junior convince a senior developer to use object oriented concepts? [duplicate]

This topic relates to web development / software engineering; however the question can be related to other fields of expertise involving a more junior employee being more technically skilled than a ...
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1 vote
2 answers

Convincing manager to change programming languages [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer at a small manufacturing firm writing custom software for the company to use in various areas, from the assembly line to managing documentation. We have a large number of ...
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0 votes
3 answers

How can I explain a different approach in software engineering than the one currently used in codebase? [duplicate]

Where I'm working, the developers changed every year, with each developer leaving his own way of doing things, and moving on afterwards, the code-base lacks proper documentation, is not developed with ...
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-2 votes
3 answers

What can a developer do to instill a practical team Agile mentality? [duplicate]

I have been at my new job as a contractor for about four months. Since I am very sensitive about workflow protocols and procedures, I made it a priority during the interviewing process to ask things ...
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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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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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0 votes
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Difficult relationship with Opinionated Senior Colleagues [duplicate]

Note: This situation originates from a student team, rather than a workplace, but I think it is quite fair to be regarded in similar fashion to a workplace/company environment. We treat our work ...
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1 vote
2 answers

How to overcome corporate inertia [duplicate]

The situation: I work on a small company in Brazil, that is not focused on development. I can’t really find a way to describe my position, but I work as a mix of infrastructure, network and database ...
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-1 votes
1 answer

How to push for a real company culture? [duplicate]

I'm new in my company and I'm also the youngest (23 years old). The CEO is trying to hire more young graduates as software engineers, and has asked me how to attract them. I know that some friends of ...
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-5 votes
1 answer

Software development for a beginner, selling to your boss [duplicate]

I work for a large multi-national on one of the largest projects ever undertaken. I am definitely not a software developer and I am sure most would laugh at my code. I have very limited experience ...
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1 vote
1 answer

New to a company and need a plan to introduce changes [duplicate]

I started a new role as a lead developer at a new company. They have been using an external agency for all development work and I need to ultimately take over the whole of IT and moving into a CTO ...
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0 votes
1 answer

How to tactfully and respectfully make a suggestion to my teammates and supervisor? [duplicate]

I work as a software developer on a small dev team of three people. One person is my co-worker/main developer, the other is my supervisor who is also a dev. I'm pretty new to the technology we are ...
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