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The common norms, beliefs, and behavior of a company, corporation, or substantial group of people within a company.

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Asking employer to relocate me back to origin city after moving internationally

Around a year ago, I asked the company I work for to relocate me to a foreign country mainly for personal reasons, specifically to be close to family. In addition to this, I had the idea that it would ...
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How do I approach going back to an old company?

I previously worked for this logistics company for almost two years. It was a startup at the time and I was the second hire. At the end of the two years, we had grown this company to almost 50 people. ...
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How Can a Team Leader Manage an Employee With Dificulty Fitting In Our Culture?

I'm a team leader in a software development team. Recently, we've had a new team member join us who's very extroverted and tends to talk excessively during work hours and, disrupting our focus(thanks @...
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Executives are pressing me to take over another managers team [closed]

I am relatively new to this company I currently manage a team of cloud engineers. The manager of the managed services team left due to a dispute over team compensation. I have managed a global team of ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a raise? [duplicate]

Last year, I landed in a messy project. I started by sharing suggestions to make things better. I brought in a tool that allowed parallel resources availability etc. I was hired to work for three ...
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Is it ethical for me to ask my manager to change my work location?

I am working for a company which is based out of a different city, I have moved to the city and it has been 2 months and more since I have moved here. I am not able to adjust to this new place and ...
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Layoffs- "Bonus" to cover cost of stock options?

Scenario: Small US based software startup company with employees that are paid below market wages and receive stock options, with what used to be a caring culture. The company recently had layoffs due ...
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How do I handle an unclear Work from Home Policy and setting expectations? [closed]

Background details: I am new to leadership on my team. I lead a group of 5 producing data analysis products for various customers. Multiple members of the team are new to this career field and ...
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My senior management is wanting to place me on a PIP

As of yet I have not signed it, and I will admit to some of the issues being fair criticisms that I have been trying to improve upon; some have even merited my supervisor's admission that they have ...
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Unlimited sick day policy [closed]

I am an HR coordinator and our company is adopting an unlimited sick day policy and we have never done that before. is there anyone can share your unlimited sick day policy? thank you.
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Cultural fit interview went pretty badly. They want me to re-do it for another team, worth it?

I've been interviewing with a large HR company, valued at more than 10 billion USD. I use their product, I really like it, and I think working for such a big player could look good on my resume. I ...
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In an interview, how do I find out about taking small unofficial breaks when things aren't busy?

It's important to me to work in an environment where I get to choose my own break times and have some say in my schedule (within reason). I strongly dislike the notion of an employee needs to be ...
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Should I leave an email regarding the nature of my PTO?

I'm taking two weeks off in the month of December to attend a meditative retreat where phones & other electronic devices are banned during the entire duration of the course. The center will only ...
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Interviews: what questions to ask to ascertain degree of autonomy, independence, emphasis on protocols etc.?

I was outsourced out of a job where I had a good degree of autonomy, independence, and ability to plan and do things. I had to take a lower paying job where I have bumped against various 'blocks' or '...
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How to assist the improvement of company quality by stopping some very low qualities practiced by coworker

This is regarding a problem occured in a work place where a majority of workers are doing gossiping, backbiting and undermining, kind of they have adapted it like a cultural thing. So, for short, they ...
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Can the impressions created through what you say, be used to safeguard yourself from manipulation at workplace?

I am writing this to get help on identifying some behaviours of people at workplace and develop my skills. I am a bit introverted and recently I came across a work place with a lot of toxic co-workers ...
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Worker from another department offered to show me around because I'm new. Now his manager is involved and things feel formal

Recently I started a new job. My position is tech support. I didn't know this until I started the job, but it seems like the company places no value on streamlining things. There's a wide diversity of ...
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Dealing with people who take equipment home

In the company I am working at they have really high quality equipment in the office. There's really good wireless mice and keyboards in the office. They are intended to be used only in the office. ...
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Why do some companies value "diversity" so much?

I see a lot of companies advertise the fact that they value diversity and emphasize hiring a diverse workforce. I find diversity can be a bit of a vague word without context: are they referring to ...
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In a new job when is it good to ask questions about the company and its systems vs mind my own business?

In some of my past jobs I had gotten the feedback that I asked too many questions. Or that I asked them in the wrong way. To be clear I only got this feedback occasionally. I have since taken ...
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Excessive Demands Prior to Start Date

I recently accepted a job offer from a startup but declined their request to start immediately after leaving my previous job because I needed some downtime. Currently, I am on a break. However, ...
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People I manage earn more than me, how to approach this with my bosses

I was promoted a year ago as a manager. I was given the job without seeing the job spec or knowing what the salary was, but I really wanted the position so I took it without questioning my boss. I ...
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How to deal with a much older colleague who needs help for everything?

I was promoted a year ago to a managing position and because there was no space, I now have to share an office with my former boss. We’re now at the same level. She’s much older than me and doesn’t ...
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How to make sure everybody does all the "other" things?

I am the owner/ceo of a small company (30 employees) in a high-tech market (warehouse automation). Besides the work, people need to do all kinds of "other" things. Think of, for example: ...
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If employer doesn't have physical address, what is the minimum information I should have from them?

I have a part time side job that I've been doing for a number of years. I found it through a social media group. Since being added to their roster I have been getting regular frequent work (a few ...
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engineer dilemma: when my line manager is not the product manager

I'm kind of the only software guy in the team which has been working quite independently. Only my boss's boss has some good understanding of what I'm doing and he is the only one in the team I feel ...
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How to convince upcoming employees that it's fair to have a Saturday as working day? [closed]

In India, since childhood we have seen our parents, grandparents working 6 days a week and take off on Sundays. When I started my journey with IT companies into the corporate world, I was awarded &...
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Multi-person Conversations

This seems like an incredibly basic question, but one I nonetheless have trouble with. In an office environment, can anyone give advice on how to interrupt an ongoing conversation between co-workers ...
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Can my UK company order me to take a picture to show on the website?

The company is building a new website. They want to show all the employees and their experiences on it for marketing purposes. I'm not happy at all to publish my photo and part of my resume on the ...
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How to approach someone who introduced a bug to the codebase

So a bit of an update to this question. I realize I need to be more polite about calling out bad code. This scenario has come up again and I have found someone's code that has introduced a bug. Note ...
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Dealing with manager that has high turnover but great reviews from departing engineers

I've been tasked with finding a way to work with a very unique manager in my division. He's an especially gifted individual (i.e. can learn a new programming language or tech stack over the weekend, ...
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How to politely ask an employee to avoid *personal* texting during meetings?

I have an employee at a mid-size IT startup who is texting during our Daily Standup meetings. It's just a text or two at a time, but it's obviously personal. They get emotionally aroused, tune out of ...
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How do you assert your preference for written communication?

It is a well-known fact that HR/management are really there to look after the reputation and interests of the company. I learnt very early on to make sure that 99% of communication with anybody in a ...
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How to deal with passive management style ("come to me, I won't come to you")

TL;DR What are your options with a manager with "passive" management style, very little teamwork, knowledge sharing, bad onboarding for new employees, very little meetings and no incentive ...
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(Update) Homeoffice privilege vs kitchen chores at work

Background: We have a break room including a kitchen at my place of employment, where most (about 25 of 30 employees) are scheduled to care for the kitchen on a daily rotating wheel. Some of my co-...
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Since when work groups are called teams?

It was back in 2013 when I switched to a job where I first heard work groups (or departmemts/divisions) to be referred to as "teams". The mid-level managers who were using the word "...
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As a new employee of a large corporation, what can I do about some disagreements with the company's code of conduct?

I got a new job. This is the first time I am working in a big corporate environment so some things are bit new for me. Right now, I am supposed to be studying the companies internal code of conduct ...
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How does one develop the mentality to suck it up and work without developing negativity about their job?

I have been working as a software developer for over 1.5 years now. Over this time I have changed jobs twice and I am currently in my 3rd job. The problem is that, in all of my jobs, I quickly start ...
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How to deal with my boss deflecting criticism by devaluing my career?

I am a software engineer in an obscure office of the American government. We have serious staff retention and hiring issues, and HR has started a "talk about it" campaign. They send out ...
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Organization Q&A functionality turning toxic

I lead the tools organization for my company. Because I am a big fan of the Stack Overflow format, I decided to enable a similar feature in our company's Confluence pages called Confluence Questions. ...
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Dealing with racism and bullying as an immigrant

3 years ago I joined a company as a Software Engineer (after 3 years of work in tech industry) in a EU country and after 1 month of their required training I was assigned to a team that barely codes (...
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How should I respond to a question about how much weight I can lift when interviewing for an IT telework job?

I had an interview today. Everything started off well and was normal: introductions, I shared my background, we bantered a little about sports, we talked about the company... all the usual stuff. ...
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How to deal with a poor work-life balance?

I'm a 4+ years experienced Software Engineer working in an Indian startup from last 7 months. I chose this startup because in my last organization: the work was highly repetitive I wasn't learning ...
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How can I give feedback to a job I can't afford to leave right now?

I am in the USA. The long and the short of it: I work for the government. My office has massive turnover for employees that have worked there less than three years. Most employees have been here 15+ ...
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How to handle emotionally, a chronically irritable manager?

This is in the context of a UK work culture. I work in a small isolated team with a chronically irritable manager. I wouldn't go as far as to describe him as angry but he's certainly not merely abrupt/...
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Through what questions can you find out during interviews whether a company you are interviewing with has a chaotic work culture?

Let's say you are interviewing with a company for a particular role. You have enough experience for that role and skills as well. How can you find out whether this company has a chaotic work culture? ...
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Is there a way I can show the appropriate amount of "passion" or "energy levels" in an interview?

Recently, I have been rejected from a few a jobs because I did not show the appropriate amount of "passion" or "energy levels" during the interviews. When I asked for feedback, I ...
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How to deal with politically entrenched entities that degrade quality of life?

Details are left intentionally vague. I am writing this as a closely involved party to the situation, but I haven't been on the front lines of the political war, so to speak. All employees mentioned, ...
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No access to data as a data analyst. How do I change this culture?

When I applied to and interviewed for this role, the job spec and interview process promised I'll be building self-service dashboards in Qliksense and working on bringing insights to the business as ...
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What does it mean when a company says they are "Entrepreneurial" in a job ad?

I am looking for a new job, and a recruiter forwarded me an opening with a company. The job description describes the firm as very "entrepreneurial". They aren't a large company, but they do ...
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