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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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Made a bad choice and now stuck in a rut?

I have been with my current company for 7 years this year and on the same salary for the last five of those despite moving up in responsibility. I decided, last year, that it was going nowhere so ...
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How do I approach a previous employer about a job opening?

I worked for a construction company on a Federal project as the office admin working at the construction site. Upon completion of the project my employment was terminated as there were no other ...
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Could it harm my career to go for a promotion too early?

I have been in my current role for 10 months and this is my first job after university, I applied for a junior Developer in Test role and was offered the next step up (Developer in Test). I was ...
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Non-manager feedback and career advancement

For people already promoted that need to interact with multiple parties e.g. newly promoted manager that works on a complicated technical project that requires collaboration of 3-4 teams within the ...
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Promotion with no confirmed pay

I have been offered a promotion or rather an extension to my role. This is something the company knows I am keen to do as I have been trying to progress to this for nearly two years. Here’s the ...
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Too much reading/studying in senior engineer job

I'm recently promoted in a Canadian engineering company to a "senior engineer", which was very exciting for me (my company just has 2 levels of engineer, "engineer", and "senior engineer"), and ...
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How to deal with a politically opinionated coworker

I'm looking for guidance on an issue that's been dividing my team, which is composed of 24 techie 20-somethings, in a very laissez-faire office with various inclinations all over the political and ...
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Ethical Dilemma - Boss Gift Promotion

What would you do? A team leader (she) at a distribution center gets promoted to a operations manager role by the general manager (he). The team leader asks all the associates on the distribution ...
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I’m planning on quitting my job and now I’m being promoted, do I accept the promotion? [closed]

I have been at my corporate job for almost 6 years and I have enjoyed it and learned so much, but for the last year I have felt ready for a change. So about a year ago, my partner and I started ...
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When my employer offers raises for retention, when should I tell them I am applying to other positions?

I currently work for a government agency. The policy here for raises is that a raise can be given when one of two conditions is met: A person moves to a new position within the organization A person ...
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Should I tell my going-to-be-my-boss colleague I'm leaving if it hurts his career? [closed]

Finally, after ten years, I'm about to give in my notice. The exact details of the new contract are still to be agreed upon, but as soon as that's done, I'm off. The department is being restructured ...
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How would the following workplace behavior be perceived in the U.S.? [closed]

I once had a boss who promoted anyone, minority or not, whom he thought was "qualified." So far so good. But there was one period in the company's history, where there was a massive exodus of people. ...
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Employer has offered a promotion and training, but I am planning on leaving in 8 months - should I take? [duplicate]

I have been working at this company for almost a year now, and I have been offered a promotion and training to go with. My old job here will be cut, that is part of the reason why I have been offered ...
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From Design Engineer to Product Engineer, Future Prospects? [closed]

I have recently been made aware of my role change from an electronics and software engineer at a medium size company to that of their new product engineer. From the outset the change in role seems to ...
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Managers resisting against your promotion: fight it, or exit? [closed]

I think I am ready to take on more responsibilities, and I don't think I need the people or project management skills to do so. However, some managers just don't think I should be promoted. I could ...
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Promotion has been dangled like a carrot on a stick, time to move out and up? [closed]

I’ve been working at my current job as a GIS analyst for 3 months shy of 5 years, before that I was a GIS manager at the state level for 3 years and I have my M.S. in my field. I am in charge of ...
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Company going back on a promise, forcing new location when both are available

I’ve been with this great company for a while now and have been very happy and successful. Everybody is always telling me how great my numbers look since I’m in sales and I’m bringing in a ton of ...
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Need input - considering promotion and mid-career options [closed]

I am new to this group. I have been working in my field for 18 years, 13 of them in the public sector at the same employer (local government). I currently live about 15-20 mins from my employer. I ...
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Does a good programmer get a promotion? [closed]

If you're working at an IT company as a programmer, let's say you're really good at what you're doing, you got decent knowledge in programming something and know how to realize an idea. Can you ...
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How to help a co-worker who wouldn't be able to get promotion due to lack of English skills?

In my engineering organisation I have one employee (machinist) having 25 years service at same set up. He is the most skilled and dedicated worker with an exemplary attitude who can be assigned to any ...
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Monopoly of experienced employees in organization

I am working in an engineering organization where overhauling of parts and new parts are manufactured. This organization has history of more than 50 years with ISO certification and each process has ...
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Resigning employee won't turn over completely / properly

What can I do if the employee I'm replacing refuses (in a discreet way) to turn over knowledge and instead gives it to my would be subordinate? I have been recently promoted earlier this year to ...
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Does it make sense to send multiple e-mails to management when the first one is ignored?

This happened to me some years ago and I'm still not sure what the proper course of actions should have been. Just to give you the context, I used to work in a medium-sized company with a small ...
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Navigating a potential promotion while employees in key positions are quitting

A small company has a relatively high employee turnover rate. There are a handful of employees, however, that have stuck around and know the ins and outs of handling the company's business. The basic ...
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Promoted, Demoted, And Working Under Unreliable Management [closed]

TL;DR: I was hired as a receptionist, with hopes to be promoted. After a year of thriving at the position, I was promoted. Now they are losing the new receptionist, and want to bring me back to my old ...
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A good strategy for the next level?

I am a senior software engineer in a pre-IPO company in the Bay area. I want to be promoted to the next level. Tech lead to be specific. However, our team already has a tech lead. Is it a good ...
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Politics and promotion after angering now-retiring senior employee [closed]

TL;DR My superiors told me I'm the best candidate for a promotion, but someone else is being officially considered with higher favor due to me offending the person who is resigning (and opening up ...
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How to remove guilt from accepting job promotion? [closed]

My friend has been at a company for just short of a year. Recently a senior job role came up for internal staff only so they applied. When his colleagues found out he'd applied everyone was angry as ...
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Are my fears about an internal offer during a redundancy process justified? [closed]

A couple of weeks ago, I was told my entire team was being made redundant. One member was being moved sideways into a different department, two long-term contractors had their terms terminated, ...
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Is it okay to give promotion to a senior employee over a person who worked better than everybody else?

At the start of the year, I had a discussion with my manager about getting promoted and she gave me a checklist to complete. She promised that if I complete them I will get promoted for sure! Now ...
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Rigid career ladder for software engineering in a startup, other departments give promotions [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and have been stuck on one level since i joined the company. The career ladder is rigid and because i lack interest in the managerial path, and i work in isolation (no one to ...
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Job title for employee between junior and middleweight in full stack developer role [closed]

Our Junior Full Stack Developer has began enquires for a promotion. I'm not sure if they're ready for the full title just yet (simply dropping the Junior portion). I like this to be a goal to strives ...
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Senior staff member hinted at a promotion to a new position

I work in a support role in an expanding company. While I was working, a more senior staff member I've never met before came to me and said there is likely to be a new role soon in a higher position, ...
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What should one do when his colleagues are pushing him out [closed]

Too long ; didn't read My SO works at a cars dealership She is handicapped and can't spend all day making physical efforts Her coworkers don't answer the phone, so she has to run around Lady ...
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Word for working at a certain post but not made official [closed]

I am working as a Project Manager from the last few months but my official designation is still of a software engineer. The official role change will happen next year but I want to use "Project ...
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went from Executive Assistant to HR adminstrative assistant [closed]

So I was just an executive assistant for the company. Then I got into HR work a year and half ago. I have been with this company since 2005 with a 3 year leave when I had my child. I run all ...
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Stacking Promotions as Work Changes

I have worked at a very large, bureaucratic MNC for the past two years, and about five months ago, I got the raise and promotion I had been campaigning for in the ~6 months leading up to it. About a ...
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I clarified with my manager in a one-on-one what my title was and it still hasn't been changed in the system, is it appropriate for me to call it out?

I have been the same title at my company for a few years now (at least 3 years). Our company has moved to a leveling system for software engineers and my title was evaluated to be at level 2. While ...
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Unclear on tasks and continually harassed by another manager after a promised promotion was turned down

First of all, please pardon my English -- it's not my native language -- so if there are any mistakes, I'll be available in the comments section. I'm currently stuck in an awkward situation at work ...
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Low pay raise on promotion I haven't been formally told about yet. Should I talk to my manager? [duplicate]

I am a software developer working at a technology company. Several months ago I talked to my manager about promoting me to the next level (i.e. from associate level developer to intermediate level). ...
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My supervisor wants me to quit the job [closed]

I work in a corporate with ~2000 employees. We are a team of four developers, lead by my supervisor. I have been working very hard for 4 years, including unpaid weekends and overtime. My work has ...
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How to deal with a bossy coworker

Long story short, our team is now out of its team leader and our manager is not quite involved in our day to day operations. We're a small team with two more senior guys (another guy and myself) and ...
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How can I get a promotion if I am difficult to replace? [duplicate]

In my current role, I am "irreplaceable", by which I mean it is very painful to replace me, but doable. It would take about 8 months to train someone to take up my role. I want to move away from the ...
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Identified as a high performer with low potential [closed]

On my recent performance review I was identified as a high performer with a low potential on a McKinsey 9 box matrix even though my leadership, motivation and entrepreneurial skills were all rated ...
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Should I ask my boss for their job if they're leaving?

I'm the type of person who doesn't realize when something is out of bounds. My boss is stepping down into a lesser role because she just had a baby and wants to spend more time at home. I've applied ...
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Should I compare myself with other coworkers during a promotion

I'm a little frustrated at my current work in terms of promotion. Hope to get some advice here. Context: I have been at my current company for about 1 year as entry-level software engineer. Prior to ...
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Colleague promoted immediately after I handed in my notice [closed]

I don't know how common this is, but being my first professional job, this is new to me. I apologise for the long back-story, but there's quite a bit of history difficult to condense. So bear with me. ...
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Decline promotion because planning to change jobs?

Background: I'm a software engineer in my mid-20s working at a small (~20 people) software/hardware company in southern Germany. I have ~5 years of experience, all at this company. In brief, there ...
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I quit. What can I do to get the raised salary when the promotion was just verbal? [closed]

Let's say you had a salary raise for the past few months, but you haven't signed anything new (ie. you are still on the old contract with the old salary written in there). Then, you hand in your ...
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I'm a full time Contractor, how and when can I ask for a raise? [duplicate]

I am a full time independent contractor for a literary agency. I essentially review literary materials and submissions for representation and write up coverage reports for my bosses or sometimes for ...