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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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Can I ask to be considered for another opening in same group?

I was hired for an Analyst role. A month after my joining, our group published a senior analyst opening. My qualifications (education + work experience) fulfill the criteria mentioned on the website. ...
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Should I mention that a previous manager promised me a promotion when applying for it?

My previous line manager was always enthusiastic about my contributions to our workplace. Privately, he told me in review meetings that the next time a suitable promotion came up it was essentially ...
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How do I safely decline a political/controversial promotion as a woman?

I've worked with my current employer, a large tech company, for 3 years now. The job is good in general, pays well, etc. My division (about 15% of the company) started a new program to encourage women ...
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Should I involve EEOC if I haven't been promoted for over 25 years?

I've been working for Veterans Affairs Medical Center for over 30 years. My last promotion was 25 years ago (from GS 4 - GS 5, step 10) and that one turned out to be a dead end job. According to ...
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Tips on what I should do to move up?

So I work for a company doing maintenance for a web application. The web app is so old, has an insane amount of legacy code and has hundreds of thousands of lines of not so great code if I'm being ...
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Should I leave my job now or after promotion even though I already tried to resign? [closed]

I want to leave my current job as the pay is not good enough and it was my first full time job which I initially took on to gain some experience. I am planning on going on leave for 1 month from mid ...
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Interim role offer without a raise

I have been offered an interim role to cover maternity leave. The interim role will be for 6 months. It will involve more day to day tasks. This includes monitoring of team members and tasks and more ...
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Colleague got promoted instead of me but quit shortly after! [closed]

I have been working in a medium-size ad agency for 5 years. I started out as a designer but after about a year, I started to talk to my manager about possibly being promoted to Art Director since I ...
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Promotion to "Senior" after less than 2 years of working, potential dangers?

For some context, our team looks as follows: We're 1 manager (also our best developer, he's responsible for servers, pull requests, DBA, IT architect etc etc), 1 teamleader, 1 senior dev and 5 new ...
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Big promotion offer but am I hurting my career with the title?

I'm the data team lead at a company of 40ish people. I've been in data/analytics for 7 years total, 5 years as a Data Scientist, the past 3 as lead here. The CTO is retiring and he told me today he ...
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SWE achievements

I have heard about Google's XYZ résumé formula but I struggle to describe my experience with it. Accomplished [X] as measured by [Y], by doing [Z]. The hardest part is ...as measured by Y... but ...
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Asking for promotion and raise short time after hiring

Around 5 months ago I have joined a small company as a software developer. I find the work quite motivating and I feel comfortable using the tools/language we use, which means I have been very ...
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Promotion refused despite good performance review because of transition to more management responsibilities

TLDR My performance review (based on engineering skills) was positive, I applied for promotion and got refused because in the next period I will be taking managing responsibilities (and I'm new to ...
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How to handle an angry manager after a promotion?

I got promoted recently. I've noticed that since then, my manager gets angry on me quite frequently and on trivial issues. I ignore it, and take his feedback in positive light, but it's uncomfortable ...
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In for a promotion from individual contributor to team lead, what counter-arguments can I put forth for better conditions?

Our department is expanding and I was encouraged to apply for a new team lead position, which I was hinted as the primary (perhaps even the sole?) candidate for. We have had an informal interview ...
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As a salaried employee, how do I tell my boss I won't do extra work without being paid more?

I have worked for a few companies now, and I have noticed a trend, where oftentimes my boss (or above) will want to assign me more work compared to other co-workers on our team or department. This ...
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Can I negotiate a higher salary using the understaffing to my advantage?

Okay, so here's where I am. When I joined the project in 2019, the team consisted of 4 FTEs with myself as the only junior employee (the others were test leads in Systems Engineering and QA). ...
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What is a typical salary raise when promoted to software lead position? [closed]

I've been working for about a year in a tech company in europe as a software developer. Based on my field, technology, experience and location, I believe my salary is a little above average. I was ...
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For non-tech jobs, how important is facetime in the workplace for advancement if you are in a lower- or mid- level management position?

This has been something that’s been bugging me for awhile, and I wanted to get your guys’ opinion on it. Now that we are living in the post-COVID world (or hopefully soon once Omicron is done) with a ...
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Should I ask for a raise at current company when I receive offer+promotion from another company?

I will start by providing some little context: I was interning as a developer at a company A while I was in last year of my college, one year back. Since it was still a pandemic in my country, the ...
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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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