Questions tagged [tech-industry]

Questions about the workplace which specifically relate to having a high-tech job. Professional programming related questions should use the software-industry tag.

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Does management experience hurt or “look bad” on an engineer's resume

If I've worked in engineering for 10 years, and accept a management role, does it hurt my resume/CV when applying as an engineer at other companies? My employer is giving me a choice between becoming ...
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How to build trust as a new company?

just curious... how companies build trust to other companies to offer services(cybersecurity) when your employees don't have certifications, but they are powerful employees. let's take the case of ...
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Is destroying a company product in an office setting as a means to vent acceptable in a office event/party?

Context: I have been at a startup for a few years now. I worked on an internal product that filled a need for the company during our first couple of years but there were a number of reliability ...
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My manager lied about my Data Scientist job responsibilities—what types of jobs should I apply to?

Background: I was working as a Product Manager for my current company. In that role I provided relatively advanced data analysis for several departments, often used BI software, did some coding, and ...
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I was asked to pay to write technical written test for internship

I applied for a research internship (computer science related, specifically natural language processing) at a finance company, and I was scheduled to take a technical written test (testing my ...
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Is it unprofessional to wear a red dress to a Christmas party? [duplicate]

This is the first time that I am going to attend a company Christmas party. I choose to wear this type of dress, and it is red. Do you think it is professional/appropriate to wear red? and in general ...
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Is it acceptable to prorate PTO promised in an Offer Letter?

I received an informal offer from a software company which included 0 hours of PTO. I countered the offer and was promised 10 days (80 hours) of PTO. With this apparent "signing bonus" as the deciding ...
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Interviews scheduled at the same time from a very competitive company and a small company

Two weeks ago, a small company set up an interview and scheduled it for a certain time tomorrow. Late last week, a very competitive company asked whether I'd be interested in interviewing, and I let ...
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How to negotiate a switch from full-time permanent to contract work

My company does not allow full-time, permanent employees to work from home. I want to work from home for the reason that my office environment is very loud and distracting. They have policies of ...
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At what point does the “job offer waiting game” become a red flag?

I had a final interview 4 weeks ago for a job that sounded promising. Less than 48 hours after the interview, the company's internal recruiter (my point-of-contact during this process) reached out to ...
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How to deal with line manager who doesn't understand complexity of my tasks? [closed]

Background I have been in my current position as UX / UI designer at an in-house insurance design agency for just over a year. Prior to my arrival my line manager, who is a designer himself handled ...
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How likely is it, in a technical interview, that I will be asked about a skill on my resume that is not in the job description?

For example in a software developer role: On my resume I write down the languages I am fluent in: Java, SQL, HTML etc... and in the job description they specifically only mention Java related ...
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How to answer: What will you try to accomplish in your first few months? [closed]

What will you try to accomplish in your first few months? I was surprised with this on a preliminary phone screening interview for a technical position and my answer was, to be honest, not good. ...
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Should a Chief Technology Officer be making a Business Document or a Requirement Document?

I am the CTO at a mid sized startup. Still a guy in my late 20s exploring this new role that I have gotten upon my shoulders. Currently we don't have a tech team, I handle the work outsourced to the ...
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Take home interview problem has solutions on leetcode and online. How to proceed?

I have a take home interview problem with a flexible time limit and the solution to the problem is available on leetcode and online. There are several different types of solutions with varying degrees ...
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How to reason two company changes within few months to a recruiter from dream company?

I joined a company which was a very good tech company A, 9 months back and after a month got another opportunity B, overseas giving me double after tax and expenses savings. I wanted to have ...
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Research-Science Strategist [closed]

Is the role of a Research/Scientific strategist for a company a) more general, such as to decide the general guidelines of what the scientific domains the company will be dealing with will be? Or b) ...
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Should I approach my manager about an incompetent tech lead?

I work as an engineer in a team structured as follows project manager (my manager) └─── lead data scientist (my technical lead) └─── me (and other engineers) Unfortunately, I'm not convinced ...
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References Issue

I'm interviewing with a company as a new graduate, and I have been asked for professional references. I had 3 internships and can get references from 2 of them. Last internship ( and the most ...
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How to a) determine if interviewer knows about tech they are interviewing for b) answer broad questions if they don't?

Background: I graduated relatively recently from school. I got my degree in computer science. While I was in school I completed several co-op work placements. After finishing school I have had a lot ...
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Should I list a completely different profession in my technical resume? [duplicate]

I was a cook for 5 years but I switched jobs and now I'm a web developer. Should I put this information in my resume along with my experience in tech companies while searching for a job as a web ...
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I completed a difficult task using a tool I developed before joining my employer. What is my obligation?

I am an employee at a Fortune 100 company. I just started at this job two months ago. Prior to this I was a consultant. Today I had a meeting to start off multiple projects...the last project, which ...
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Experiencing a desire to play a more technical role [closed]

I am currently a Product Manager at a large software company. I have been doing it for 3 years after a career change from sales. I do not have a technical or business degree but have been able to ...
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Is maintaining 10-15 projects simultaneously considered normal for a software engineer in a small company?

I am working in a very small software company (2 developers - I am a senior one and an intern, and 2 designers) for 3 years. The working environment of this company is good. I worked very happily for ...
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What is a better way to answer than simply “I don't know”? [duplicate]

As a software consultant, clients expect me to have answers. But, of course, I don't know everything. Recently a client asked me a complex question and the best I could do was "I don't know" or maybe "...
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How do I communicate my peer's incompetence to our manager?

I have been at my current job about a year (hired fresh out of college). About six month ago my manager left and I came under the management of another senior lead (who was not formerly focused ...
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how hard is to join to the security team on big tech? [closed]

I have always been asking myself , how hard is to join to the most elite team on big tech such as google , twitter , vmware , facebook , amazon . I have done multiples interviews on big tech such as ...
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Can a startup still succeed despite inexpert management? [closed]

I currently work for a tech startup of roughly 50 employees, about half of whom are in the tech/product team. I myself am a developer in the tech team. The company completed Series A funding about 6 ...
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Feeling unproductive in my team and would like to give my manager a plausible reason to change teams

I have joined a big company 2 months ago. In this company, there is a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, as well as making the employees feel well at their work. However, the department / team ...
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Can company claim inventions made by employee/contractor while not on the clock? [closed]

I recently graduated with my degree. I haven't been able to find work in my field yet and have been doing various things to make money. I contacted a marketing agency/staffing agency that offered to ...
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Can I still negotiate a job offer if HR is stonewalling the department head?

I'm a college senior and I'm applying for my first full-time position. I recently got an offer for around $70k for a data analyst position. HR initially told me that the salary was negotiable, so I ...
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How to handle high performing software developers undermining a senior lead?

We have a situation in our IT services company. We have a capable lead Alice and a couple of high performing developers Bob and Chris. Bob and Chris are with the company for about three years now (...
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Is it a normal policy to condition raise of salary to a certification?

I have never worked under a US Payroll before, this is my first time. By the end of 2017 I got my first performance review, in the letter they specified that I can only receive my new salary once I ...
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Got rejected at tech company twice, do big tech companies have a limit on number of times you can apply? [closed]

I'm a grad student majoring in Computer Science. I interviewed with a big 4 tech company last year for an internship position, but didn't do well. I got the rejection after a day. I was blessed to ...
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Technical interview coding and bad code sharing web applications [closed]

During tech interviews, some companies open up a web application like "codeshare.io" or coderpad.io and they ask an algorithm question etc. I normally use Intellij Idea whenever I code and I'm not ...
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How to find web developer openings in a specific industry I prefer [closed]

I'm web dev with 10+ years of experience in web development. I'd like to enter adult industry as a developer. I know I need connections and appropriate companies. I tried to look around but I couldn'...
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Is the qualification for a promotion doing your current job well or already doing the work for the position you're striving for?

I'm a software developer in a company that has a very clear set of steps for salary (atleast for software developers) determined by how much responsibility you are taking, how independent you are, how ...
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Do “Work From Home” jobs become overbearing? [closed]

Many times job listings for computer-related career proudly display a "Work From Home!" perk. However, can this "perk" become abused by the employer? For example, is it common for computer ...
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Should I code my own website from scratch or use a service as someone in tech? [closed]

I work in the tech industry as a data scientist. I generally know how to code with HTML/CSS and Javascript, as I like to attend hackathons where those sort of projects are popular. But I'm not a web ...
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Lies vs Exaggerations ? Illegal or Unethical?

I was hired 4 months back at a startup in an executive role with good stock options and a decent salary. During the interviews I was told the company is currently doing 'X' USD of monthly revenues and ...
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What to do if there is no work but there is 4 months left on my contract? [duplicate]

I was hired as a software engineer contractor to solve a particular problem in a big tech company. I feel like I've solved it, because there is less and less work coming my way, but there is still 4 ...
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Change of career, Teacher to Data Scientist. What aspects should I consider? [closed]

I am currently thinking of making a change in my career. After graduating with a first class masters degree in Maths, from a Russel Group University, I went in to teaching and completed a teaching ...
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Will not wearing makeup affect my career?

I work at a small tech company in the accounting department. Our dress code is business casual, but most of the rank-and-file dress toward the casual end of that. I am female, in my early twenties. ...
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Fired for gross misconduct because I sent confidential information to personal mailbox - how do I get another job? [duplicate]

I was dismissed for a breach of confidentiality. I was working on some client confidential information on my client issued laptop and I emailed this info to my personal mailbox as I wanted to ...
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Tech Gift Ideas For Guests [closed]

Situation: I work at a tech company. Some guests will visit the company. Gifts will be given to the guests. Problem: What are suitable gifts? (apart from clothes, cups and notebooks) I have come up ...
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Is it ok to tell the interviewer you're physically uncomfortable?

I know this sounds strange and it's related to an interview that went bad a long time ago. After the interview I received feedback that I never had before, nothing to do with technical skill but the ...
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Relieving formalities , suggestions for assigned tasks

I have recently put my resignation (having a good offer from another organization). I have a good reputation with employees and management of my current organization. I have been an exceptional ...
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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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Unofficial offer from company following an interview where I didn't get an official offer [closed]

I recently interviewed with a major tech company (Top 3 in my country) with one phone interview, one Skype, and lastly a five hour on-site interview with five different members of the organization. I ...
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Manager sending emails as go-between… is this standard practice?

I am working in my first full-time position as an engineer at small tech firm. we have only a small amount of people in the office, including several engineers and an office manager with a background ...