Questions tagged [company-policy]

Rules for how an organization is run. Areas can include dress code, work hours, and behavior in the workplace.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
34
votes
6answers
133k views

How do I request new equipment for the office?

After reading Peopleware and The Programmer's Bill of Rights I have realized that my work space is lacking in what I would considering comfortable working conditions. I have been thinking about ...
26
votes
4answers
256k views

Exactly when does a two week notice begin and end?

This question is kind of a multiple part question. Lets assume I were to give my two week noticed today on November 7th, 2012. Is the two week notice strictly 10 works days, or the end of two work ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

Justifying the installation of utility applications on company laptop

My employer currently has a strict SOE (Standard Operating Environment) policy for company computers. This means that all software installation on my work laptop must be approved, and group policy is ...
39
votes
7answers
7k views

How can a company implement a "20% time" program like Google's?

I've read that Google's 20% rule is about encouraging fun and innovation. How can my company implemented and manage a program like this? A good answer to this question should also cover these sub ...
87
votes
6answers
20k views

Company policy violation due to browser history syncing

I recently learned (the hard way) that my company is accessing my browser history on my work computer. That's fine and all, and comes as no surprise, really. However, I recently got hit with a warning ...
22
votes
6answers
69k views

Working for two companies at the same time [closed]

Are there any concerns with working two remote full time tech jobs in the US (one in networking and one in photo sharing)? I understand there might be health concerns, but assuming you are able to ...
82
votes
5answers
18k views

Our work-week policy changed drastically. It used to be a perk. How to let them know I'm unhappy?

My company used to have an amazing work week schedule. We worked 4 x 10 hour days instead of 5 x 8 hour days. This was amazing, and definitely a deciding factor when me and my wife were deciding where ...
56
votes
10answers
15k views

Applying for jobs, new company wants to see source code that I don't have access to any more

In recent job interviews, companies want to see the source code that I've written in my previous projects, to check my skills. I would be happy to do this, but in most cases, I can't! Either I'm ...
11
votes
3answers
3k views

What are "summer hours" in the context of an employment benefit? [closed]

I came across a a job posting on Stack Overflow careers that lists "summer hours" as a benefit, and now I'm wondering what this actually is. What are "summer hours" in the context of an employment ...
23
votes
5answers
20k views

Why would a company remain confidential before an interview?

I recently got a call from a recruiter who said that he was trying to find a good fit for a company's open position. The recruiter asked me some questions about what I am looking for but said that ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

How to respond if a company disallows discussion of wages?

Based on questions like this, what is a good recourse to take if a company handbook does disallow discussing wages? If you start a new job and the company handbook or policy says that you are not to ...
3
votes
4answers
778 views

Side business while working full time

Today I wanted to ask your selves about a dilemma I am currently in. I am working as a full time web developer for a company in the UK but I currently have my own business I am running in my own time (...
0
votes
4answers
18k views

Company is going to relocate and my commute will double [closed]

Even more than double taking into account very busy highway near a big city. I'm considering to resign, but I don't want to find myself without unemployment insurance. However I'm not sure about ...
45
votes
5answers
19k views

Why don't companies give competitive raises to keep their employees?

I've heard it said that the fastest way to increase your salary is to change companies every few years. If this is true, it seems to mean that very few employers regularly give raises that keep up ...
79
votes
8answers
16k views

Should I be concerned about the bring-your-own-device policy?

I had an interview before the weekend (they found me on stack overflow and I haven't been offered the job yet, so I'm posting anonymously). It's for a permanent position with a company that's been ...
54
votes
14answers
27k views

Is it unprofessional to ask to use company laptop for personal uses? [closed]

I'm going on a trip this weekend with my family, and I expect there will be some idle time in the hotel room or by the pool. I'd like to fill this idle time with Netflix or video games etc, but I don'...
81
votes
7answers
12k views

Company doesn't follow security policies advertised to clients

I work for a small consulting company with no formal IT personnel. One other employee and I are the only ones who actually care about information security and network management. We both get a ton of ...
63
votes
6answers
17k views

Supervisor hit on my wife and exacted revenge on her after being turned down

My wife's male supervisor (engaged) hit on her, and asked her out many times. My wife refused him, and this supervisor stopped hitting on her, but turned everything to work harassment: far more ...
29
votes
10answers
46k views

What is the purpose of wearing a uniform even though we are seldom, if ever, visible to other people?

Why do some companies implement a policy that requires all employees to wear a uniform, designed and made by the company, even though some of their employees are not visible to people outside of the ...
10
votes
3answers
7k views

How can I reject company offer to take training/certification exam? [duplicate]

I have been offered the opportunity to take a certification exam with optional training by sales in my company. At this moment, I haven't informed my manager (because I know most probably he will ...
78
votes
7answers
14k views

Am I Obligated to Enforce Detrimental Company Policy?

Our company has a strict policy that employees need to be in the office by 9:00am or they have to take a PTO day. I personally think this is absurd. (We're all professionals here, and I don't care ...
36
votes
3answers
8k views

Should I agree to accept any further addition of rules to the company policy? [closed]

I have been a senior software engineer in an Indian based company and owners of the company are an Indian as well for the last two years. Recently all employees were given an agreement to sign. Below ...
34
votes
4answers
7k views

How can I convince my company to change their time off policy?

My company has a policy that no more than three salaried employees can be off on any given day, regardless of what department they are in. I've seen this cause tension with some employees, and have ...
168
votes
12answers
27k views

Can I get in trouble for smoking on a video call while working from home?

Everybody in our office is still working at home due to COVID. The other day, I had a Zoom call with several people in the organization. Not thinking about it, I was smoking a cigarette while my ...
18
votes
1answer
1k views

How to address an "improved work/life balance" policy that penalizes those who don't have children?

I have met a few employers lauding their work/life balance policy to help people with a family to balance their work/life. Managers are giving these employees the flexibility to attend to family ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

What to do when unprepared for a SOC audit

Background I'm a recently hired (2 months ago) lead developer at a small (<50) fintech company. Tomorrow is our SOC 1 audit. A coworker is leading our company's interaction with the auditors; but, ...
22
votes
6answers
21k views

Do I need to ask my company before I can use corporate hotel rates for personal use?

I'm looking to stay at a fairly expensive 4 or 5 star hotel and I'm sure my company's corporate rate can be used because I work for a very big publicly traded company. However, I'm not sure if that'...
16
votes
3answers
2k views

Implementing performance-based bonuses

I'm trying to create a developer-centric compensation policy. Which is to say it focuses heavily upon transparency, flexibility, and fairness. Many aspects of it are influenced by the Stack Exchange ...
13
votes
4answers
9k views

Should I Include Tips / Gratuities on Expense reports?

I am running a small company. We have a fairly liberal expenses policy - for example: €40 maximum per day for meals away from home Taxi fare home if working extremely late Pre-booked hotels when ...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

Restricted control over company's laptop [closed]

I have been recently hired as a security engineer on a company. They provided me a MacBook Pro as a company laptop. As I always do in any computer in my possession - including in previous jobs - I ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

Unethical Billing Practices?

I have been working for a startup for a period of time, which performs consulting work. There has been a fair amount of pressure for individuals to meet a given number of 'billed' or 'billable' ...
4
votes
5answers
2k views

How to deal with upper management's lack of a reason for performance review stack ranking downgrade?

I work for a company that is rolling out a stack ranking process. I received a solid positive performance review this year (higher rankings are rare), and was told by my boss that he and his boss ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

How can I judge an appropriate response to selective enforcement of rules in the workplace? [closed]

I had a family emergency and needed to take a personal call from my father for 90 minutes during work against family policy. As a result, I was disciplined by my supervisor for failing to punch out ...
2
votes
2answers
871 views

My IT Manager violates common IT policies and does not adhere to Standard Practices [closed]

I'm working as an offshore Senior Oracle ERP Developer with a BPO Company and have a Onshore Manager ("MM"). I've been working here for over two years now and one thing I noticed from the ...