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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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 am the best choice for the job but I don't want it [closed]

I am a software developer. That's what I want to do and that is what I did for the last eight years in my current company. I love to write software and when I am not at work I do my own projects at ...
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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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How to know whether reassignment to different team/project means criticism of my current performance?

I work at my company since three years and have been promoted to manager of the team I started in. I have brought a lot of innovation and efficiency to the team and always received top performance ...
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How do I make sure my new manager is aware of my growth plan?

I had some 1-on-1s with my former manager and my last 1-on-1 I tried to bring up my growth plan. I asked him specifically, "What are some things I can work on" and "Where do you see me growing in the ...
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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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How do I ask for a higher compensation when the work I'm doing is meant for higher ranks?

In the company I'm currently employed, there's a 5-degree career plan, with very distinct functions. Step 2 (Programmer) is supposed to do the programming per se. Analysts and higher (Steps 3, 4 and ...
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How not to get sucked into a game of 3 managers? [closed]

I got into a tricky situation at the office. First, let me explain the people's chain: Me -> Manager A (my direct almost-ex-boss) -> Manager B (my manager's manager) -> Manager C (boss of the other ...
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Added responsibilities and work, but no promotion

I have been working for close to 4 years in my current position, and little by little my responsibilities and workload have increased, and still do. Unfortunately I have been denied promotion three ...
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How to prepare for a conversation with someone much higher up?

I am in my mid 30s and currently work at a senior technical position (software architect) in a Fortune 500 company. My current boss (a director), who brought me into my current company from my ...
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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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Is job-hopping bad for a developer's career? [duplicate]

I've decided to leave my current job and I've made my intentions clear. My boss tells me leaving now will make me unhirable because I will appear to be a job hopper on my CV. Is this job hopping and ...
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Asking for a 50% raise because underpaid for years [closed]

I'm 29, hired into current engineering firm 3 years ago with 2 years of experience prior. Due to the quality of the firm and number of applicants against me, I decided to offer coming on with a lower ...
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How to best prepare myself for a promotion with a VERY low-ball offer

I started working for a new call center a couple months back and have moved my way into creating metrics and productivity tools for our supervisors, providing reports to our client, and overall just ...
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Job posted at a higher pay grade level, but I'm not being offered that grade [closed]

I applied and successfully interviewed for a position in a different department in my company. The job was posted on our HR site as a grade 20. I am currently two grades below that, but have been ...
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How to deal with a guy promoted over me?

In my company there is only one full-time job opening and we all compete for it. The full-time job was held by the boss, who is now "moving on to better things" and his job will become available soon. ...
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Asking for a promised promotion

When I was hired, my manager and HR felt that I had potential for band X+1 but put me in X with an assurance that I will be promoted to X+1 if I was able to demonstrate that I could handle technically ...
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How to create objective promotion policy [closed]

I work for a software company that has expanded exponentially in past two three years. Considering a team that is going to be 300 employees soon creating technical mentor-ship and leadership positions ...
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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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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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Being Interviewed by fellow candidates

I am applying for a promotion within my department. The process involves interviewing with several managers. Upon receiving my interview schedule I discovered that some of the interviewers are ...
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How to prepare for an interview for promotion when a close colleague has also applied?

Next week, I am being interviewed to become a manager with my current employer. It will be my first management role after 13 years of experience as a customer service advisor. I accepted the ...
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How to Approach Boss About Wanting Leaving Employee's Position?

A colleague is leaving at the end of the month. He is a Senior Technical Consultant, whereas I and 3 others are Technical Consultants. I am the most senior of us, and feel that I would be the best ...
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Is it polite to tell team members/leaders I've applied for a higher position within the team?

For some background, my team lost a member earlier this year, and so was folded into an existing team that does the same thing. My old team leader is still officially my boss and the other team still ...
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I'm being contracted as a more senior consultant than I am - should I use this when asking for a promotion?

I am an IT Consultant, and have only been one for about 6 months. We get contracted to different clients, where the client pays a daily rate for us. More experienced, senior consultants cost more. My ...
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The right attire for the job

I'm a young engineer (in the oil and gas industry) and thus like other engineers usually dress in an ironed shirt and pants. I have however seen that people in other departments (and especially the ...
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Light fire under employer's feet for delayed (“promised”) promotion

I'm currently working in Toronto, Canada; as the highest-seniority engineer ("Senior Engineer IV") in Canada for a large US-based engineering firm. I've been working with this company for about 2 ...
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My current task exceeds what is expected from an engineer in my position - what can I reasonably demand from management and when?

Six months ago I become responsible for an important engineering task within my company, since the person previously occupying that position was forced to leave (ahem). So far I have done a good job ...
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Are there disadvantages of having a higher designation at low salary?

I have a situation at hand. I have a option to get a higher Designation (Senior Software Engineer) but the remuneration being provided is less then whats average in the market for a SSE. My question ...
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Told that I qualify for a promotion, but have to wait until January for promotion schedule [closed]

I had a meeting with my supervisor that I am on a "list" for January promotions. I meet all the qualifications, and do my work as if I already have this title. Other people I work with are sometimes ...
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Asking about a salary increase to go along with a title change

I've been told that I will be receiving a title change in a few months which entails a lot more responsibility. The promotion is technically a management level position, while I'm currently not a ...
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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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How to request an acting supervisor position

I just learned that one of our managers is going to be leaving our organization (I work for a large, US, Federal Agency in California). I am currently not a supervisor, nor on the former manager's ...
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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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Should I accept a delayed and nebulously defined promotion?

My employer is looking at creating a Media Specialist position. This theoretically would lead to a higher pay grade and hence be a promotion. However there are a couple aspects of the situation that ...
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Implications of refusing a 'software engineer' role working for people who were forced to hire me? [closed]

I work for a software company. I started as an "analyst", but in my spare time developed tools and applications that were then used by my coworkers, then within the company. I then got promoted to my ...
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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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Is it appropriate to ask why my promotion was not announced?

In my workplace, all promotions are announced to our department via email. I was promoted recently. Although there was an email announcing everyone else who got promoted, no email was sent announcing ...
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How to write a “thank you for the interview” after a tough interview to convince them to hire you?

I had a big internal interview for promotion yesterday (yes, the one I previously asked a question about.) It did not go as well as I hoped. Instead of the one person interviewing me, there were four ...
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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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How do I tell my boss I don't want to keep working extra?

A year ago, I applied for a position that would have been a promotion for me within my company. I didn't get the job, but I was asked if I would be willing to fill in from time to time when some of ...
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Colleagues with less experience being promoted ahead

My (previous) colleague feels as though she has been passed up for multiple promotions. Her junior colleagues are being promoted, but she is not. What advice or guidance can I offer her? First thing ...
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Requesting a Promotion after a Performance Review [duplicate]

I work as an engineer - two years as an intern and one year full-time as an Engineer level 1. Several months after graduating and getting hired full-time, I had a performance review due to decreased ...
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Encouraged to ask other people for help, but when I asked they gave me the cold shoulder

I was recently given the opportunity at work to lead a small project. My manager told me that I was allowed (and was encouraged to) ask other people around the office for help. Initially, I felt ...
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Job duties far exceeding official title

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I was recently promoted to a position as a Draft Technician. After about six months of doing excellent design work, I've been transitioning into a database development role,...
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How to list sequence of promotions within a company?

Suppose I was hired as a Junior Manager from 2010 to 2012, then was promoted to Senior Manager from 2012 to 2014. On a resume/CV is it appropriate to list my title as Senior Manager (2010-2014)? ...
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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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I've been passed over for promotion. How should I respond?

I'm 32 and I've been working as the Commercial Co-ordinator at a heavy haulage and logistics company for 8 years. Being completely honest, until I was 27 I treated work as something that was just to ...
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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 ...