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Questions tagged [new-hires]

Questions around people that were recently hired, on boarding practices, orientations and so forth.

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Should I use my free time after graduation to learn things that will be used in my first job?

A little bit of context: I am a B.E. student in my final year. My last semester examinations have just ended and I have a whole month to myself. I already have a job (courtesy campus placements) and ...
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Data about salaries?

So I'm negotiating my starting salary at a company where I've been freelancing for 6 months. I didn't think my salary was high enough, so I did some research - on Glassdoor and Payscale - and found ...
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How to say to my boss that our new sysadmin is a disaster at work?

I really hate to judge people, but the new sysadmin that was hired by the company that I work is really bad at work. When my boss hired him, he already knew that this new guy didn't know too much ...
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I'm new, should I tell my boss about this other new colleague's bad approach/performance?

Since 1 month and a half I've started a new job. Since 2 weeks a new colleague joined as well, and the future plan for us is to work together more often (but on different things). We have already ...
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Is it OK to take time-off during the first week of a new job?

Is it OK to take time-Off during the first week of new job? I just landed in a new job and this is the first week for me. Because of an unexpected situation I have to take Off on Friday of this week. ...
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Tell a new employee about their boss's personal life challenges?

So I was watching the TV show "After Life", and the premise of the show is that Tony's wife has just passed away. For this reason, Tony is not acting as his usual self. Coincidentally, his employer ...
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Delayed on boarding process

I am a recent graduate and I've just started at a mid size tech company as a junior developer. During my first few weeks, my team asked me create the requests to get my equipment/software after ...
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Agency wants me to create online account with (intrusive) platform [closed]

I do promotional work through agencies that get various contracts. Some agencies have started using an online platform which I have a problem with. In order to register for an account, lots of ...
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How to help new team member with security best practices without escalation to management

I currently work on the Information Security team at my employer and have been working at my company for about 4 years. Recently a new member joined the team, who per his resume has about 1.5 years of ...
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Forced to move to a different position during first week

I recently left a Director level position to move to a Manager position at a large company. I moved my family and made the move for the role. The role was a Marketing role. Week 1 they tell me that I ...
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Delayed start at new company

A friend of mine used to work as an intern is a small company and accepted an offer as an intern in a big company. He quit the small company in December because (due to local law) interns are ...
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Is it normal for a company to ask for a photo ID when finishing my new-hire paperwork?

I've been hired by a company recently and now they're finishing my paperwork. Today, I was asked to provide a photo ID. I'm going to use a picture of my license. I want to make sure this is normal ...
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Ask for a supervisor position as a new hire

I just got hired as an RN for a local government two weeks ago. I learned through my trainer and other staff members, that the company is currently looking for a supervisor for the shift I am ...
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2answers
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My boss hasn't called me in to work in a week even though he said he would, what should I do?

I recently got a job at a coffee shop. I've worked 5 shifts in two weeks and my boss seemed to like me. He said my first paycheck would come in next week (this week) last Wednesday which was my last ...
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Is it a good idea to push new employees to prove themselves in their first 90 days? [closed]

I am a new manager and I recently hired a new engineer. My boss’s philosophy is to really push people to achieve ambitious milestones in their first 90 days. He thinks a new hire should really want to ...
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Why isn't everyone as excited as I am to work at my company? [closed]

I work at one of the most (if not the most) well-regarded companies on the planet, in terms of technical reputation as well as workplace benefits. Orientation was great, and I was fully bought into ...
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Bait and switch? [closed]

I had a phone screen with a small franchise company during which the owner among many other things said that I will start around 12 but have a pay bump up to 14/hr after 30 days as long as I didn't ...
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Weird Circumstances after being Staffed [closed]

I have been waiting to be staffed for more than two months. I was happy when someone announced to me that I was going to be staffed with verbal details. Naturally, I was expecting an official email ...
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Requesting to work from home in a new job in a new city

I'm interviewing for a job a few hours away from my home, I would love this job and I'm sure I'd be a great fit. I want to be honest and transparent from the start with them, I want to work from home....
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First month at a technology company job: not a lot do do, feeling useless? [closed]

A month ago, I started a job as software engineer, at a large technoloy company (similar to Google, Facebook etc.). I guess my job level is on the low end of Google T5 or high end of T4? (salary is ...
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Reasoning not to hire based on pregnancy or other medical condition

Legalities aside. I've always wondered why a business would employ someone who is pregnant just to give them maternity leave for three months when they wouldn't even have completed their probation. ...
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How can I ask for a raise from the new CFO?

So the CFO at our company retired, and he was my direct boss. I've been commended for my work at all echelons of the company and have been lauded for my skills; I am the de facto subject matter expert ...
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Should I notify the new company to use my preferred name in the on-boarding process?

I got this job at this new company. I used my legal name when I filled out the job application form. I also had my legal name on my resume as well when I applied for this job. Now, I just got the ...
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X month temp to hire vs Perm

I did an interview recently which I thought was a permanent position as described by the recruiter who submitted me. When talking with the interviewer about the position, he stated it was a 3 month ...
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2answers
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Help navigating background check window [closed]

I accepted an entry-level job offer from a fortune 100 company for after graduation. Throughout the entire interviewing process I knew that any offer received would be contingent upon passing a ...
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1answer
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How long should I wait for a job contract letter?

I recently had success with a big tech company in NY. I have accepted the offer over the phone after which received the details of salary-benefits, starting date and manager name - all basically the ...
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How early can one refer a friend/family to a job after starting a job at that company?

I have recently joined a large company and my brother is asking me to refer him to one of the jobs that are listed. However, it is barely 2 weeks since I joined and also the job posting requires 3-7 ...
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About to graduate but feel my skill level is not sufficient to satisfy a future employer. How do I go about this? [closed]

I'm about to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Electronics - IT and I am currently doing my internship. I've always felt like I don't quite 'belong' in my year, often feeling that my skill level or ...
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Is it okay to ask what I should prepare for the interview to a recruiter? [duplicate]

I have a technical interview coming up and I was wondering if it's appropriate to ask whether I need to prepare for any particular area or if it's is going to be a general tech interview. The job ...
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What can I do, as a remote manager, to smoothly onboard new employees

Background info: I am the only remote worker in my organization and live out of state from my main office. I have remotely mentored interns previously. These will be my first direct reports. I have ...
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4answers
1k views

Newcomer asked me my opinion about the company

I am working in a startup. The tech team is small. The company looks like economically is doing fine. So we are hiring new developers. A new one is coming in a month. This person contacted me on ...
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Appropriate time (and way) to ask for new equipment [duplicate]

Background: Currently I work as a "temp" through an employment agency, but "temp" has been nearly 2 1/2 years. The company has had some ups and downs over this time, at one point new equipment ...
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Is it professional to quit job after 1 month of 6 months probation [duplicate]

I have just started my new job. The company is a really great well-known company to work for (on the benefits perspective), no doubt, but my position itself is not really my expertise. I realize it ...
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Changed job position after acceptance

I was very excited to accept a PM position after a relatively lengthy interviewing process with a small local company. There was an extended wait before my start date due to a change in management ...
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What are the list of Office Etiquette which as a beginner must have ? [closed]

About me : I have just graduated and started working on a new startup in its product development phase. The team is about 6-7 people. I am by nature an introvert a really calm type of person, i don't ...
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Working with a fresh graduate [closed]

A fresh undergrad programmer. I was surprised he got hired in the first place. It also lead me to question the education system overall, especially universities. On his CV, he conveyed that he has ...
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No office access card six months into the job

I work as a software developer in Germany and switched jobs six months ago. My new company is a small private company of 15 employees, with their own office building. I've worked there for half a year ...
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How to answer “I’m sorry but we’re looking for someone with more experience than you for this position” in the software industry? [duplicate]

My question would essentially be encountering the following in an interview, as I've read it as something people encounter in a blog post about software jobs. “I’m sorry but we’re looking for someone ...
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Buy a mac / Get it bought for you / Learn Windows? [closed]

I am a developer at a small/medium size company that comes from a previous very big company. During the interview as far as I remember I mentioned I would work on Ubuntu or Mac, but I don't feel ...
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Internship is almost over, need to start hinting at being hired on permanently

My current internship will be over in just a few months (December). At that time, it's quite possible that I'll be offered a permanent position. If offered the job, I will most likely take it. ...
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Factors to consider when deciding between hiring a less qualified candidate or waiting for a better candidate

The hiring process in my company consists of the HR shortlisting candidates based on some policies, and then the manager selects the top candidates from among them to be invited for interviews. ...
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cleared a senior level interview, but now they are saying they will lower position by 1 level [closed]

I was reached by one of the recruiters on LinkedIn for a senior position to one of the top financial firm, and had 6 interviews. 1 over the phone, and 5 in person. All 5 of the interviewers liked me ...
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What documentation should I request from HR regarding the Health Insurance Plan? [closed]

Background I started a new developer job 95 days ago. Prior to this job, I was covered by my parents' health insurance; however, I turned 26 one month into this job and was unregistered. My contract ...
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Feel lost at new job. How do I tell my manager?

I started a new job 2 and a half weeks ago as a software engineer. This is not my first job but I've never felt this lost and demotivated so early. I was assigned a coding task three days ago and i ...
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A friend/coworker and his wife are employed at the same company. He found out she's cheating. What to do?

Full context: I've been at my job for about a year and have formed close bonds with a number of people, including my coworker "Josh". A new position opened up recently that Josh's spouse, "Jessica", ...
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My area of expertise at a new job is apparently being outsourced

I am an embedded software engineer/ Firmware engineer. I feel really comfortable working on the lower layers of code (I have four years of experience in firmware engineer). I just had my first day at ...
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Salary Offer Package

We want to make an offer to candidate, say John. And we know John's expected salary, say 50k. We can offer John what he wants. However, our company's year-to-year salary increase is very low ...
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A week before my next job — how do I spend time wisely ramping up?

One of my concerns from my last job (internship) was my lack of relevant skill set which led to me not getting a full-time offer. How do I politely send an email to my future mentors (whom I have ...
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How to work with a disruptive, inexperienced employee

My team was discussing some advanced data issues the other day in a meeting. A junior team member (a recent Ph.D. graduate) began interrupting our meeting to discuss tools, new to him, that he was ...
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Is a long delay between hiring and start date normal?

About 3 and a half weeks ago I accepted a seasonal, entry level position at Lifetime Fitness. Since then, I haven't received any information about my start date or job training. On the two occasions ...