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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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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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Is it common that people lose interest in attending company annual meeting after being with the company for several years?

I have been in the software industry for 20 years and with my current employer for 10 years. The company annual meetings I have experienced are basically the same. The boss gives some pep talk; review ...
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How can I get more feedback to improve my written comms?

In my newish job, it is clear to me and others that I am struggling with written communications (emails, instant messages, issue tracking tickets etc.). Issues include: excessive length and detail, ...
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Is lack of diversity a red flag? [closed]

I'm preparing an interview for a job with an USA company based in silicon valley, but the first thing I noticed is the lack of diversity. I counted 30 people from 36 people are Asian Is this normal ...
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How does boastful attitide on a job interview help interviewers and companies?

I've heard on some job interviews a lot of technical interviewers showing excessive bragging and very questionable claims like: "We are proactive. I mastered Terraform in two days." "...
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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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