Questions tagged [promotion]

Promotion is an advancement of an employee's position in an organizational hierarchy and/or increase of salary, as a result of employee's good performance or specific accomplishment

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Hired on the same level as university graduates with no work experience even though I have 3 years relevant work experience, how to approach manager?

I'm a solution architect working on for an international tech company. I was hired on one level lower compared to my male colleague (both of us were hired at the same time for the same position in the ...
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Do you have to be a people person to succeed in the workplace? [closed]

Do you have to be a people person to succeed in the workplace? Like do you have to be able to manage teams, etc to get promoted generally speaking? Assume the roles are technical in nature. So if you ...
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I've accepted another job and handed my notice in but current employer wants me to stay [closed]

I've been with my current employer for over 5 years, and in general I love the company and the work that I do. Unfortunately, a couple of years ago there was some restructuring and now my team, that I'...
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What should I do if I was recommended for promotion by my direct manager but higher up turned it down for no legitimate reason [closed]

I’ve been working at a large financial institution for three years. About half years ago, one of our team members left the team and my direct manager came to me and wanted me to take on his ...
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Should I ask HR about an upcoming "promotion" my manager cannot consistently explain? [closed]

I have been at my current employer for more than five and less than ten years in software engineering roles. I am unquestionably recognized a top performer doing important work, but I would like to ...
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Does taking hands-on job damage opportunity later?

I am currently getting a Master's of Applied Science in Aerospace engineering, but am interested in wind energy and therefore would maybe rather have any job in wind energy than something higher ...
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Promoted but pay increase significantly delayed

Recently my manager left the company, I am the only employee who worked under him and also the only employee who knew the details of half of the things he did/worked on. As a result, I was asked to ...
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Promotion request was rejected in big financial company (Canada), any ideas what can be done?

I have been working full time in this company since the financial crisis at the same level. I am at the top of my level and don't get any raises for several years. The pay levels are very rigid in and ...
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When is it 'too soon' to ask for a high raise? [duplicate]

TLDR: I think I deserve a big raise for my skills, but I've only been in this company since 1.5 years ago. Background I studied to become a mecatronic engineer. After 5 years in a first company, I ...
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I cannot get promoted in a very large organization no matter what I try, what am I doing wrong? [closed]

I have worked for the last 10 years in a very large organisation as a software developer. I work on a complete bespoke payment solution that processes about 1 million dollars in new payments each day. ...
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Why am I not promoted even though I'm the only guy in charge? [closed]

I have had a couple of experiences where I was the only guy in a department / team. Automatically, this made me the leader. I even revolutionized a department once. However, people above me in the ...
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As a stutterer I have been asked to move into Management

I have had a stutter for my whole life and after a few minutes most people can easily recognise it. I have always worked in Infrastructure doing mostly Engineering/Security and Development. I have ...
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How can I find a job that pays me for the value that I bring?

I’ve spent some time self-reflecting recently, and I have felt underpaid for the work that I do for a while, but I have been having trouble finding a job that pays what I am worth. How can I convince ...
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How to diplomatically decline a new tech lead role in a messy outsourced project to go back to a regular programmer role?

TL; DR; How to diplomatically decline a new role of tech lead given to me, because the project related to that role is a total mess? I'd like to go back to a regular programmer role. About me and ...
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Supervisor keeps pushing me for a promotion I do not want

My supervisor keeps asking me to do the coursework needed for a promotion. I do not plan on being at the company much longer and have no interest in the promotion. I kept putting it off, hoping he ...
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Pros and cons of having a workplace promotion policy vs just having employees figure it out?

I was recently hired to be a manager at a new company and during my onboarding I was told that there isn't really a promotion process here and it is expected that worthwhile employees will figure it ...
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What is the most effective way to deal with insolent team member?

I am the leader of a tech team. One of my colleagues, who was only one grade lower than me, not only satirized and antagonized me in public but also questioned or satirized me in the work chat group ...
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Is negotiating a moonlighting clause during a promotion possible?

I have a scenario where someone I know is up for a promotion within the next 12 mos. This person works at a larger software company, and would like to arrange a moonlighting allotment in order for ...
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Details of promotion was changed

Just a bit of a background: I work for one of the biggest software companies in the world, let's use the pseudonym "know-it-all corporation" (KIA). KIA has two Career tracks, with 6 levels ...
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Polite way to ask if senior management will screw me over?

Summary: Senior engineer left after being lied to by the management. Soon I might be approached to fill the role. How can I ensure same bad things won't happen to me? I'm working for a division of a ...
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Am I being denied a promotion?

I have been in limbo for a promotion at work for a long time, and I’m not being given any clear answers. Reading between the lines, I’m assuming this is a “no”. I was hired into a job and it quickly ...
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Manager focusing solely on personal career

I have a manager that is aware of my career objective to transition to her (managerial) role. In our one on one meetings she was encouraging the idea but I noticed that no real progress in any ...
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I got promoted but my colleague did not

Recently I got promoted to a senior position. My colleague, who is better than me technically, failed to pass the promotion, because of some communication issues. We used to compete. We used to fight. ...
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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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Could you help me to understand this workplace situation?

I am an accounting manager. At the end of last year, my old boss (Ben, our SVP of accounting) resigned. I now report to Matt (our head of operations), who in turn reports to Steve (our partner). When ...
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Boss not responding to my email about promotion

Last year during my amazing performance review, my boss said he submitted my name to be promoted to a higher officer position but he stated that he missed the cutoff so I’d have to wait until the next ...
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How can I deal with a colleague who doesn't do work, is aggressive but got a promotion? [closed]

Got a bit of a situation I'm not sure how to deal with. I had a run in with a colleague 2 weeks ago, they got upset over an email that was sent round and felt singled out by it, rather than speak ...
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Boss promoted new guy in less than a month. How should I proceed? [closed]

My boss (supervisor) has been trying to convince me everyone out there is evil, except for him. He cuts me out completely from talking to other departments, or anyone else (besides him) for what its ...
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Taking over another fired developer's role

I really need general consensus between experienced developers on my scenario below. I have a situation at a small company where the only developer was fired. My position was a field technician and ...
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Going for promotions vs applying externally? Is the difficult internal process a subtle "get out"? [closed]

I decided to read up on my company's policies for promotions and one of the requirements is creating this "promotion document" about what you have accomplished. This seems like a burdensome ...
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How to evaluate a move to a lateral position?

A colleague has been offered a lateral move. They immediately said "no" because they believe a lateral move is always a step down, in the sense that the willingness to make a lateral move ...
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Job title acting as another higher level title

I'm a software engineer with more than 10 years of experience working in a tech startup for 3 years now. Two weeks ago I found something very irritating for me. Since I joined the company, I found ...
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How to refuse constant outside-office-hours meetings politely? [closed]

We are always required to attend meetings outside office hours without any compensation. Usually, our employers are unwilling to convene meetings during office hours because it would reduce our ...
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Boss hinting at promotion has made team competitive

I'm part of a small team - there's the team lead, me, and 2 other people. Aside from the team lead we're all at the same level & job title. We've always worked very well together and our team is ...
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Senior colleague is leaving my company, how can I let my boss know I am interested in his job

I am a software engineer with a decades worth of experience. A software architect in my team, recently handed his resignation with a 30 day notice period. Since I am interested in progressing my ...
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Can I avoid burning bridges while resigning (at a critical time) [duplicate]

About a half year ago, my department lead verbally promised me a promotion to "principal developer", which comes with a pay raise and lots of perks. When annual reviews came up in October I ...
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Self-nominating for awards and recognition?

Perhaps this is unique to my organization (public sector, 10,000+ people), but if you want to receive recognition for your work, you need to nominate yourself for awards. Supervisors won't nominate, ...
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Should I Accept A Promotion I Won't Be Compensated For?

I have been a software developer at a company for 6 months now. My tech lead is accepting an offer at a different company, and the role has been offered informally to me by him. "Informally" ...
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How to face competition with a new coworker at the same position

TLDR; A new (more experienced coworker) has been hired, how to keep a vision on my career in the company? I joined a software company one year and a half ago as a developer. While the company was in ...
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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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Promotion, need to sign new contract?

Asking for a friend as I have got good feedback myself, If staff member has gotten a promotion in work, but no new contract has been signed how does the staff member stand in regards of employee ...
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Am I In the position to ask for more?

I've worked at my current company for 1 and a half years as an admin and have now been interviewed for a internal role which is a major step up. My office manager who interviewed me refused to tell me ...
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Being offered a promotion due to the Software Development Manager / Software Architect leaving. How do I ask for a proper raise?

Background: I work as a software engineer (C, TypeScript, PL/SQL and PHP) for a small technology company (less then 50 employees) in the Chicago area. I've been here for a year and 9 months as of ...
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Should I report co-worker I suspect of embarassing/pranking my employer publicly?

My company has had some issues since November, when some managers decided it would be a good idea to "promote" several senior scientists and engineers in the company (by giving them more ...
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Why might managers choose not to promote high performers? [closed]

It happens frequently. Somebody works very hard for a period of time, lines up a number of achievements and numbers, and then asks for a promotion. Management pushes back. The high performing talent ...
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I am effectively being promoted to the first engineering position at my company; how much should I ask for? [duplicate]

I live in a major city in Florida and I was hired as an IT support specialist 18 months ago. The senior support who was there when I started left for a job more suited to his needs, and I took over a ...
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Refusal of compensation raise / demotion? [closed]

Is there an HR perspective I could ask for by refusing a raise or again requesting a demotion? I was just informed I am being awarded a raise of several thousand dollars. This came as quite a shock as ...
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Should I apply for a position for which I'm qualified, but is being unethically "saved" for someone else?

I work in the public sector (US) in scientific research. I have been in my current position for over 10 years and have done well, working on challenging projects, developing good solutions, building ...
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Should I accept this promotion or not?

I'm currently a Senior Database Administrator at a popular financial firm. I'm very +tive I will be offered a Team Lead Promotion in 2021 Summer. However neither leading a team nor managing people ...
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Promotional Growth and office Politics- Talking points to my director

After lot of browsing in websites how to cope up with something i have witnessed lately decided to give it a shot on this forum to may be guide in my best ways:- I am a database administrator for over ...

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