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After two years, out of nowhere, I'm told I'm severely underperforming. What next?

I've been a software engineer for 6 years. For the last 2 years I've been working for a US-based startup as a contractor in a Senior Engineer position (I'm South American). The whole tech stack was ...
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Is your boss allowed to have a meeting with you prior to your performance review without HR present

My performance review is coming up. The way it works is the employee gets a self evaluation to fill out first, then we send it back to HR for review, then HR sends it to our Managers for their review ...
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How to manage a junior developer who complains that a senior developer is throwing lots of comments on their code reviews? (Updated with more info) [closed]

How would you handle this as a senior manager? Given that there are already coding standards, process etc. There are coding standards already set and the junior engineer is following the standards, ...
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How to help a team member voice out their struggle?

The team I am in is made of a 10+ member. In the last semester, in two different anonymous surveys on the engagement/satisfaction, 1 team member has expressed that they are not happy with the team, ...
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Surviving a PIP with no earlier warnings

I know this question has probably been asked before, but I'd like some advice from everyone: I'm about to have a PIP (Professional Improvement Plan) drawn up, so is my employment over? My boss brought ...
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Am I being too perfectionist?

I work in a incentive payment area in a big telecommunication company, our work is to calculate the incentive compensation to some people related to the company depending on their sales. Sometimes the ...
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Do employers allow workers to review materials relevant for the job during the working hours?

I am a fresh college graduate. I was wondering the following: Do employers allow employees to review materials relevant for the job during the working hours? For example, let's say I am working as a ...
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Writing a negative annual review (with negative comments about the reviewer)

I love the company that I work at; however, since the integration of colleagues from a business that we bought (around a year ago) the working conditions have really taken a turn for the worse. I have ...
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When I need to constructively criticize someone's code, what can I do to "soften the blow" and increase the impact at the same time?

A junior developer was having some issues on a project. As the deadline got closer without any resolution in sight, my manager asked me to help out. I'm a mid-level developer on the team. After ...
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Negative reviews on Glassdoor look like I wrote them

I work at a small company of about 50 employees. Recently, our HR guy mentioned that there are a couple of very negative reviews on Glassdoor. The problem is that they look like I wrote them because ...
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How to discuss over code review?

Recently we have finished a project using React 16 with typescript. We have developed a good readable, maintainable , moduralized and following all coding standards with advance methods as much as ...
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Goals Missed Due To delay In A Major Project

In preparation for my performance review, I realized that one of my goals became unattainable. I was responsible for an increase in webpage visits; however, a campaign that was designed to help with ...
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What to do after a bad review with implied message to leave

I recently got a bad yearly review at my current employer, and I actually don't know what to do. I already had a question regarding mental health late last year on the platform and that was 1 of the ...
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Coworker ignores my code review suggestions

I work as a developer in a small team containing 5 developers and a team lead. I have been on a project since its beginning so I understand the code better than others. It happens sometimes that, I ...
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Coworker thinks code review cost too much time

Almost a year ago I switched to my current job. I have 2 prior years of programming experience but this is my first time working on an entirely new product. I am part of a small team of (5 or less) ...
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Why would the employer ask you to suggest a raise?

Apparently here in France there is an obligation to have the salary reviewed annually. So, in the first annual meeting, my line manager asked me to suggest what raise I would like... How is one even ...
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How to find out about the work culture at small size organization?

There is campus recruitment at college on Monday. I want to find out about the work culture of the company for which I have applied. I want to know if they have proper work life balance or not as it ...
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How do I know if I suck at code reviews?

I’m a senior frontend developer. My career is going great but I feel like I'm terrible at reviewing other people's code. There’s a much higher level of complexity that I can understand when its code I'...
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Who to go to about a code review?

I am an apprentice at a large-ish company (500-600 employees). It is an engineering firm. I have written a web app which was not requested by anyone to start with but when I demonstrated the potential ...
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Co-worker team leader wants to inject his friend's awful software into our development. What should I say to our common boss?

In theory, he is on the same level as me. In practice, he is above me (as de-facto team-leader). I am working in development/devops, with a partial overlap with his projects. We just had a meeting ...
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Tomorrow is my annual performance review with my manager : should I tell him I want to quit this career?

I'm 28 and work in IT as a system administrator. Tomorrow, I'll see my manager to have my annual review. He will ask me how I see my career evolution. I clearly want to quit IT but I clearly have no ...
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How to make use of exact knowledge of my future role's current salary to get a raise for myself?

I'm going to take over responsibilities from a colleague who's leaving. The colleague has told me what he earns and it's like double my salary. He has got strengths I don't have but on the other ...
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How to get clearer feedback on direction and level of satisfaction of (new) employer (small business)?

EDIT: I know 2 weeks is a short time period but in Asia employers tend to evaluate rather quickly. Plus due to financial concerns with small businesses a 'highly-paid' (relative to other jobs etc) ...
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Annual Review been made accessible to whole department [closed]

My boss, seemingly negligently, made my annual review accessible for viewing to everybody in the department. How should I handle this situation?
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How best to approach a situation where a project you've been working on has been given over to someone else?

I'm a web developer. For a month or so I worked (on and off) on a project at my work. I completed it and submitted it for code review, as is normal procedure at my work. Code review allows other ...
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What should be my approach if I am not given proper KRAs? [closed]

I had two to three meetings with my manager but he did not give me proper Key Result Areas (KRAs) for the current financial year, instead, he told me to learn Microsoft Azure. As per my understanding, ...
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Can leaving a bad glassdoor review for my ex-employer backfire on me?

I worked in a small company in past. I had a very bad experience with them, since before I even joined. They delayed my hiring for several months (so I was basically unemployed for several months). ...
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Previous employer not happy with review of company

I wrote a review of a company I worked at on a popular review site. The review was 100% truthful. I mentioned both the positives and negatives of working at the company. I even said overall, it was a ...
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Rejected because the code review of my skill assessment was incorrect

I applied for a programming job and one requirement is to pass a skill assessment exam. The specification for the assessment exam was: Write PHP code that displays people which are related to ...
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Teammates are actively ignoring my work, what should I do?

Foreword: some specifics are related to software development, but this is a workplace problem, so I believe it belongs here. I'm the only junior developer in a team of senior mobile developers, ...
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How to manage a developer who objects to our code reviews as being "rude, condescending or otherwise toxic?" [closed]

Background: As a developer what should I expect as code review feedback? What if I perceive it as rude, condescending or otherwise toxic? This developer has become so frustrated with their code ...
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Should I ask for retro pay? [closed]

I have been at my current job for a year and 4 months. I graduated college in May 2016 and this is my first “adult” job. We are a relatively new (3 years), very small private company and there are ...
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Portal for reviews about potential employers for US[IT] [closed]

In Germany, there is a well known, major portal Kununu to learn about potential employers (reviews). Is there any major one for the US ? If there is not a major portal but several ones, an example ...
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Project Coordinator Doesn't Take Responsibility [closed]

One of my team members has recently become a project coordinator as my manager moved up. She has been on the project for the longest time, has a lot of experience in what we do and does it well. She ...
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Wage Negotiation [duplicate]

I work for a Czech technology company and am going through my annual review. Despite a glowing report from those I work for and with my pay is being frozen for another year. The sum affect of this and ...
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Put on a Personal Improvement Plan, what to do? [closed]

Following my last question (Attitude to take following reported user complains), 6 months have passed and I’ve done a lot to improve the situation. According. To my manager I did, but she didn’t help ...
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Is it OK to mention Glassdoor to a recruiter? [closed]

I get these job offers from time to time and sometimes I ask for the name of the company. Some recruiters are more willing than others to reveal the companies name. As an excuse, I say that I need to ...
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When is it appropriate to give poor evaluations to internal training activities?

I have found that many companies that offer or require internal training activities (e.g. "corporate training" "in-services", etc.) request that employees fill out forms rating and/or otherwise ...
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Are there any known alternatives for code review?

Code review is part of the software development process, when all code written by one developer is checked by another, more senior developer, accepting it only after findings are corrected. While ...
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Would a manager give a more positive performance review than deserved?

I recently had my first performance review, and I was given a very positive review. This was far better than I expected my review to be, especially comparing my skills and knowledge to other, ...
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