Questions tagged [it-industry]

Questions about the workplace which specifically relate to the Information Technology industry.

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Is it professional to use personal contacts in other companies to solve problems at work?

I work in IT, and like typical IT folks, have a lot of friends in IT. Is it professional to use these connections to help my employer? For example, a client in my company needs to contact another ...
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Employee lack of ownership

I manage 20 software engineers divided into 4 sub teams. Every team has good work standards and a high-level of ownership except one. That team has one senior guy and three juniors. Every time there ...
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How much time should I spend on preliminary technical exercises for a job application?

For a recent job application - I was a assigned a not-in-person coding exercise, which involved creating a simple web application. I spent about a day doing it. I'd solved the functional part of it ...
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Is there a ballpark industry standard for recruiter fees? [closed]

I've been dealing with a recruiter recently who - as far as I can see - doesn't have a transparent fees structure. In my current role - from talking to the manager I found that the recruiter takes ...
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Research-Science Strategist [closed]

Is the role of a Research/Scientific strategist for a company a) more general, such as to decide the general guidelines of what the scientific domains the company will be dealing with will be? Or b) ...