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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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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 ...
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Promised Promotion was Held Back [closed]

I'm working as an offshore Senior ERP Developer with a BPO Company for over a year and I feel that I've been doing a good job, since I've always delivered my tasks on time and gotten a lot of praises ...
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New CEO right after my promotion [closed]

During September/October 2017 I got suddenly promoted to be the head of IT of a newly founded company. The previous head was the head of IT of the company were everyone was working. Because they had ...
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I got promoted while I am on a job hunt. Will it be wise to mention about getting promoted during an interview?

I am on a jobhunt and my 1st interview with Company B went well. To my surprise, the next day, in my current job, I got promoted. I still want to look for a new company and Company B has contacted me ...
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For managers, would you think less of an employee with a large and busy family? [closed]

I live in the USA, My wife and I have 4 natural-born children (13, 13, 9, 7 years old). We also are foster parents, and recently took in 2 more young children (2yrs and 6mo old baby) while their mom ...
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Was offered promotion to stay at company, but received another better offer, is it unprofessional to accept better offer?

I was going to leave my company about 2 months ago, but was offered a promotion to stay. After receiving this promotion I was offered another position at a third company which is even better. Is it ...
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Zero common industries between job changes, how to alleviate negative impact on career growth at current company?

I have a technical skill set, this allows me to gain employment in different industries. For example, I've been in finance, health, restaurant startup, ecommerce, and real estate startup. All jobs ...
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Working on small team with high overachievers

I work at a large Fortune 500 company, with many different departments and teams. My team consists of 5 people, and we report to the same manager. When it comes time for yearly performance reviews, ...
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I had the best performance review on the team, but another colleague was promoted [closed]

I am a web developer in a large financial institution (~1,5k employees). Our team is composed of 3 developers and 1 supervisor. I have worked really hard in the last 3 years, including unpaid ...
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Best way to handle an internal job I am interested in?

So I've been recommended by someone very senior to my head of dept to move to another team (I work in IT), and it is an offer that interests me and is generally right for me. I am going to discuss ...
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Original job description does not match current job duties [duplicate]

About three months ago I started as a data analyst at a pretty established company that has been growing really well year to year. I have 3 years of experience in both software engineering and data ...
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Changing the role from Technical lead to Project manager [closed]

I'm currently in the role of Tech lead for a small company. I lead a team of 3 to 4 people. Most of my responsibilities include, task assignment, tracking and reporting, technical discussions etc. Now ...
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When to push for a promotion to be made 'official'?

Is there a best time to ask about an official title change/raise following taking over someone else's role (After their resignation)? I'm currently in the process of taking over tasks that a previous ...
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How do I talk to my boss about transferring to another office/promotion?

I have been working in my current role for over 2 years now. I had started off as an office assistant and was promoted to manager within a year. My boss keeps saying how happy he is with my work, and ...
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I've discovered my employer is hiring for the (senior) position I want. How do I proceed?

Let's say my position in my company is Position X. I have been declaring my intention to be promoted to Sr. Position X and actively working towards it for about a year now. The feedback I have ...