Questions tagged [company-culture]

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

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How can I be sure and confident before sending an email my tone is assertive and professional?

I worked at a highly segregated academic environment based on hierarchy. As a nonnative English speaker, how can I be more sure and confident about my tone is assertive and professional before sending ...
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How to address companies that have notorious turnover rates in an interview?

I've recently gotten an interview in software with a company who notoriously has the highest turnover rate in the career field. The reason the company is notorious for this is because they have a ...
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Is it reasonable to expect confidentiality when applying to different job at same company?

Background: I work at a large US company with an IT department of a few thousand people, and have been here for a couple of years. Several months ago my manager submitted paperwork to promote me, as I ...
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What leads to a collaborative software development workplace?

My partner and I have worked as software engineers in academia for several years in multiple very different schools & departments. However every job has been very independent. I have a boss and ...
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How can I politely and delicately ask my future coworkers what are the working hour without sounding lazy

In 2022, I'm going to join a new Team in a new city at my company HQ. The place is known, maybe wrongfuly, to be an hard place to work at. Moreover, France is well known for its presenteeism culture ...
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Can employee conflict of interest only happen in a direct reporting relationship?

Can close relationship be considered a "conflict of interest" only if the parties are in a direct reporting relationship? Can conflict of interest arise if the individuals are in the same ...
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Having strongly negative emotions after interview - am I overreacting? [closed]

Recently I've had an initial interview for a new job in my dream sector of aerospace after completing their coding test task. I strongly believe I did a great job on the test task (but I acknowledge ...
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Would showing a picture of group team video call, on the company's web profile, be a useful 'culture' image? [closed]

A couple things to get out of the way as caveats: assuming that all employees signed consent, same as when photos are taken in an office. assuming that a fully-distributed company, with no central ...
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Should I keep a Log of the Hours I do?

I was fired 2 weeks ago from a startup and one of the reasons was that 'this isn't a 9-5 job, we are trying to do something nobody has ever done before and I don't think you're at that stage in your ...
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Got fired for not working enough overtime, just before the end of probation. What should I do? [closed]

I'm working for a startup in Germany where all the senior employees work 10-12+ hours per day. I started off like that too because it felt awkward to leave after 8/9hours but after 3 months I stopped ...
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Small business, dysfunctional and overloaded; how to convince cultural change?

Joined a small business who’ve built a SaaS platform for a niche and complex business domain. It’s basically “Business Guy” / CEO, “Tech Guy” and “Sales Guy”. The product is clearly valuable with ...
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What if I don't want to complete my notice period, Due to Negative workplace behavior? [duplicate]

My company cutting my salary 30% due to covid work from home [this is not just for me it's for all employees working in the company. They said the productivity of employees is decreased. They giving ...
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Could you compliment someone's accent at workplace?

I(f) am working as an intern in a company in Canada. In one of our social events, I complimented one of my colleague's(f) Canadian accent, I said "I like your accent, it is so cute! " I feel ...
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Adding author information in internal office reports. Is it a good practice?

I am currently in a new contractual job and am writing documentation of the software architecture I have implemented as a part of my work This document will be reviewed by third parties. I was asked ...
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How do you communicate in a company with meme culture?

Summary: My coworkers use a lot of slang (mostly internet-based) that I do not understand. It makes me feel excluded. How can I learn that "language" or is it a lost cause? Last year, I got ...
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How to come back to the company that I left early in the past?

2 years ago, I started working in a company in the IT field. Honestly, everything worked well regarding the job and work environment. However, due to an unpredicted change in my family life, I had to ...
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About the gap between the company's perception and the real-life feeling when working there

I'm working at a company that I find a gap between how it is perceived in the market and the day-to-day feeling that I have while working there. The perceptions: Reviews in Glassdoor are fairly good. ...
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If I published a remote jobs data analysis that I conducted in my free time, could it cause issues between me and my current employer?

I currently work in a software engineering position related to data science. In my free time, I conducted a remote jobs data analysis where I looked into questions such as "What are the most ...
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Fast-paced environments, corporate culture, well paced environments for software engineers? [closed]

The term "fast-paced" environment appears often in job descriptions for software engineers. From a software engineering perspective, among other things, this may imply pressure to produce ...
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Is it normal behavior for a company to only pay their author after a certain number of articles?

So, I recently managed to find a company based mainly in Europe that piqued my interest: It essentially focuses on articles and such. I'm still in the evaluation process and I'm currently writing the ...
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Am I on a sinking ship? [closed]

I'm wondering if I'm on a sinking ship or if it's just the normal growth process of a company. I started as one of the first employees in a consulting firm. Now we're about 30 people and still growing....
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How to avoid accusations of “overwork” when employees who work extra hours are promoted faster?

I am a manager at a mid-sized (~100 employee) software company. We are fortunate to attract many employees for whom coding is their one true passion, and our products are cool enough to them that they ...
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How to deal with a management culture (as an individual contributor) that's based on "hope" and "assumptions", and rejects contingency planning?

I'm an individual contributor in a company where our 'deliverables' are ultimately an information product that goes out to a customer. There is a kind of "assembly line" in the process of ...
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How do you keep professional software work sustainable?

Summary question: how can I find/create a workplace where there's enough time to do a good job, learn what's needed, and count on regular hours? Long question/explanation: I've noticed most workplaces ...
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What's the best way for me to bring up a topic of political concern if the business I work for is minority-led?

I heard a long time ago that many workplaces prohibited anyone to engage in any kind of political discussion, and that they required everyone to be politically neutral. The exceptions to these of ...
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Should I wait for my company's IPO to go through? [closed]

I'm working for a +20,000 person company with 3 years in a mid-level position. I do not manage but I'm instrumental to the team's functions — I received a rather large bonus last year despite 2020 and ...
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Should I use my supervisor's formal title in a US (Los Angeles) government job? [closed]

I'm having clouds of thought right now on how to address my supervisors. I am a fresh college graduate beginning a career position at Los Angeles County. Having grown up in both the Philippines and ...
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How to estimate employee turnover?

Motivation: I think employee turnover is a great measure for employee satisfaction, especially if you believe in the dead sea effect where a company's talent leaves more readily, causing accumulation ...
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How to handle overtime work?

I am working 20 hours per week as I am an international student, in my 20's, I was asked to help my colleague to do some task, my colleague also works for 20 hours per week. I was done for the day but ...
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Senior engineer suddenly unwilling to do extra work they used to do after being denied promotion

I'm a team lead. One of our senior engineers, Uli, is part of a team of about 7 people that were tasked with steering the company to increased profitability (lots of work involving automation). His ...
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How To Deal With Mandatory IM In Terms Of Distractions?

My firm de facto mandates that all of us keep our IM running on our machines all day. Even if they didn't, it's very ingrained in to the culture. Oddly most of our higher ups don't really have IM ...
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Not well recognised in the team work, how to improve that?

I was the key player in my team and contribute significant amount to the team work. Actually I solve the most tough part of the work for the team. But I am not well recognized as an individual and an ...
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Are there any obvious drawbacks to hiring only very experienced developers for a consulting firm?

I have been a developer for about 12 years, and for about 4 in my current company. This company is specialized in IT consultancy, but also in legal advice consultancy, financial and economic ...
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How to improve a software product in difficult conditions

[Short version] The software department is heavily under pressure for bad software quality and performance and too little delivery. In addition, the CEO has gets angry easily and is killing motivation....
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Should I wait to leave my company after I finish a big project? What's the best way to do this?

So, I don't like my job anymore. For a few reasons. First of all, the culture fit is just not really there. Second, my job has changed very drastically from my job description after just 1 year. I'm ...
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Should I confront coworker over behavior [closed]

There is a group of people at work I call the Pack. Every few months or so the Pack targets a victim and starts a whisper campaign. Sometimes the victim is forced out of the company sometimes they ...
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How to find major customers of particular worldwide public company (Introductions)? [closed]

I was trying to get in touch with best possible corporate law firms - the local ones in the same country as where target public company is. The goal was to ask a law firm to introduce me and our own ...
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First job likely to be remote due to COVID-19: tips needed

I am starting my carrer just now (currently applying for my first job after finishing my MSc degree), and the jobs I applied to are 100%, mostly or at least partly remote (I am applying for ...
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How to tolerate coworkers who write crappy code? [closed]

I'm a senior software engineer working for a tech company. I've been in the same company for more than two years. There are lots of interesting problems to solve that I love. I'm super happy to have ...
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How do I navigate an unexpectedly toxic workplace environment at a brand new job?

I recently started a new software development job after taking a 50% pay cut at my previous company due to Covid. I had interned at my current company back in college, but they were unable to match ...
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How can I get my co-workers to have conversations with me in their native language instead of English?

I am an immigrant in Taiwan. All but one of my co-workers are Taiwanese. I expect to live here forever, I speak Chinese, yet many of my co-workers won't speak Chinese with me. Originally no one did ...
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When is institutional change no longer possible? [closed]

I'm been at an R&D organisation for the last 5 years. When I joined I was in a mid level position within a 7 person team. The team was hyper focused on a single goal and we had support from the ...
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How to ensure a company respects its employees before accepting an offer?

I'm working on some litmus tests for companies during the interview process, and trying to test if the company/team respects its employees before accepting an offer. For completeness, what I mean by &...
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How loudly should I warn about a failing project?

A few months ago I was asked to estimate the staffing and the time needed for a proposed new project. I estimated it as needing 10 staff over 5 years. A co-worker estimated the project as needing 7 ...
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My company has not addressed the pain our Black community is experiencing right now. What can I do? [closed]

I work for a large company (1000+ employees) in Memphis, Tennessee (the Civil Rights Capital of the world). The work culture is fairly segregated: Corporate is majority White and our customer facing ...
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How to avoid a company survey that is not anonymous

Our company is conducting a survey on the employees' opinion of going back to work after two months of work from home due to COVID-19. The survey is done via a third-party, but it was stressed at ...
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Asking to be moved to an office out of a cubicle

How can I go about asking my boss to be moved to an office that just became available. For the past 8 years I’ve been working out of a cubicle. I’ve been with the company those years and have moved ...
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How to handle a release manager that keeps changing release process?

I am working at a company that builds products (website and apps) for our customers. There are dev team, QA team, and a release manager. The release manager is the one who defines release process and ...
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Am I wrong to ask for help when I run into an issue

I was given a task to add a few textbox by a senior which she only gave me a few files from Project A. The few files provided by the senior was not enough to compile on its own. I check with the ...
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How can I survive in a company where everyone's trying to throw each other under the bus?

I joined my company a few months ago. Every time I've asked someone for help with something, they'll both: Email my manager to let them know that I didn't know something, and ask if my manager was ...

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