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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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?

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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Thank you email for promotion

I am being promoted to a new position and will report to a new manager. My manager sent me the promotion email and copy my new manager. I would like to reply him with a thank you email and I am not ...
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How to tell my manager that I am not ready for promotion?

I am a developer in a one of the Big 4 tech companies. I used to be very good technically, then I joined my current team, which is using a totally new tech stack. I am learning it and I am doing well. ...
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My team lead is leaving, no one expects me to take their place, but I want it. How can I put myself on the table?

My team lead is leaving the company, there are currently three people in the team including me. The other two team members are both more experienced and better qualified than I am, but they aren't ...
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Is this promotion process unusual?

I’ve spoken with my manager about promotion because, I believe, I make the grade and “don’t ask, don’t get!” He’s generally supportive of this and spoke with, amongst others, HR to discuss the process....
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Co-worker and I both want the same position, is there room?

Our office has had a rough year with engineering, communication, and strategy. Over the past few months, myself and one other (both engineers) have stepped up to address these concerns. To do so, we'...
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how soon is too soon to ask for a promotion?

I'm a software engineer. I recently started a new position with a new company and have been with the company about 5 months. In this short time I have shown myself to be a technical expert, as I came ...
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How should I tell a colleague I don't think he's qualified for a lead role?

I work in software development and at my current company, becoming a senior developer (and beyond) is a really tough task. The process takes a lot of time and involves multiple conversations with the ...
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Is it common to have your promotion decided by a committee, independently from your KPIs?

I work for a big company. I had a terrible, degrading experience with my first manager. I moved to a new one. I am very happy with my new manager. He's awesome. We are discussing my career development ...
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Feels like I am being lied to about the possibility of a raise [closed]

I have been working a tech company as a developer for the past few years and 8 months ago I asked for a raise in salary. I spoke with my engineering manager, and his response was: "Lets finish ...
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Employee demanding company to guarantee counter-offer isn't his last promotion at this company

I recently had to take over for a second software team, "team Bravo", in addition to my own team, "team Alpha", due to Bravo's manager, "Bob", having to go on leave. This ...
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Is there a structured meritocracy outside of academia?

I am an engineering PhD student in the "academic bubble". I have no personal connections to the industry and have little to no clue as to how it operates. One of the things that appeals to ...
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Hired as a junior, but I am not one - how to address this in the Performance Review?

In the beginning of the year I was looking for a job, and found this really cool company that had a 'Software Developer' position, which I applied for, but later on the interview process, they ...
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How to professionally decline a promotion when I want to quit?

I've been offered a promotion as several people have left/will be leaving. I've been looking for other jobs and have asked for some time to think it over. Unfortunately, I'll have to give an answer ...
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If you go above and beyond, can you “downgrade” your work to what you are actually paid for?

In the last year I went above and beyond the role I was hired for. Leadership was happy, and I ended up in multiple leadership teams and meetings, as the de facto most senior person in the company for ...
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How can I handle 'no promotion this year' in a performance review?

I had a meeting with my manager regarding my career and promotion. I discussed my achievements which include product delivery, quality, and cost. I also nailed every single item on my KPI that he and ...
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How to get a promotion faster if I am delivering in a senior level?

Here's the situation that I am in and I would like some thoughts about how to act accordingly: I've been working for in a big company in a scandinavian country for a bit more than a year, hired as a ...
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Should I discuss pay raise at the same time I ask for a promotion?

I have been working at my company for about a year. During the performance review last year, my manager would like to me to take a lead on multiple high profile projects to build my track records. ...
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Senior engineer requesting promotion without payraise after promotion deferred due to COVID

One of our senior engineers, "Gus", has been working towards the top level of engineer in our company, "Principal Software Engineer". The promotion is a pay increase, more ...
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Negotiating a promotion without collateral

I have been in my current position for nearly six years. During which time, I have received a default 2-2.5% annual raise -- about level with RPI, so effectively nothing in real terms -- based on ...
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How to answer “why should we promote you”?

When talking with your manager about a promotion to a more senior position, how do you answer "why should we promote you?" What's in it for the company? I could say "promoting me shows ...
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When is institutional change no longer possible? [closed]

I'm been at an R&D organisation for the last 5 years. When I joined I was in a mid level position within a 7 person team. The team was hyper focused on a single goal and we had support from the ...
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Boss wants me to advance and asked “what he can do to help me get there.”

I've been a Junior Web Developer at a non-tech company for about a year and a half. The other day I had an informal mid-year review and my boss asked where I wanted to be in a year's time (a front-end ...
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Employees quitting soon after being denied promotion/raise

In our company I've noticed a pattern that about 2 months after someone asks for a promotion or raise and does not get it, they are out the door. Is this the expected result of employees being denied ...
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Management promotion bait & switch

I have been with my company as an intermediate software engineer for 2+ years under the same tech lead. In the most recent round of performance reviews, it was heavily implied that I would be promoted ...
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How can I retain a volunteer employee frustrated for not being promoted?

For context, I work in an organization that's completely pro-bono, so no pay is involved; all volunteer. I'm in the equivalent of the C-Suite for our org. We have meetings with the suite every week. ...
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How do I explain to my boss that being the best at my job is “going above and beyond”

I previously started a conversation with my boss about a promotion and pay raises (becoming a team lead that we need). From my perspective I am the best on our team doing the work of 2-3 other team ...
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I am afraid colleague will get promotion instead of me - how to deal with it?

I work in banking industry for a year longer that my colleague from another sub-team in my area. We both are natural candidates for getting a promotion. My problem is that I think that my colleague ...
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How do you take on less stress in a role than your predecessor did?

I'm a Senior Developer. My team's Tech Lead/Lead Developer was promoted to a newly-created role: Architect. This guy was the epitome of stressed. He often didn't get full lunch breaks due to fires ...
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How do I interpret changing to report to my previous manager's manager

During a meeting with my manager that I get along with, how do / should I interpret soon reporting to my n+2 (manager's manager)? There was no mention of a title change or salary increase but ...
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Promotion/raise during coronavirus pandemic

I am a high-performing engineer with a large embedded software business (hundreds developers, thousands of employees). My manager has told me as such, and I am known throughout the organization as a ...
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Should I ask my manager to hide/not-announce my promotion?

I work in a medium-sized (i.e. several thousands of employees) tech firm. I've been competing alongside several other talented engineers for a massive promotion to the senior-most engineering position ...

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