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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

This is a very reasonable position. Some offers are negotiable, others are not. It's good that the company tells you how it is from the get go. In many cases, companies have fixed pay levels for a ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

Fact is that as one person you are not going to change how the company with 500 developers is working - unless you manage to work your way up to vp of software development in 20 years time, but there ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

So is it okay to quit this job just after a month of joining? Depends what you mean by "ok". It's certainly not illegal as long as you follow proper process and don't break any contracts or ...
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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

This is not a red flag. You always have choice to reject or accept their non-negotiable offer. Even with negotiable offers, at some point the company will not budge and you will be forced to either ...
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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

It is not a red flag. In addition to the other reasons listed in other answers, it can be a tactic to avoid demographic pay gaps or juniors being paid more than seniors. Many sources indicate women ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I don't know where you are, but around here it's standard to have 1-3 months of "trial" or "probation" period for jobs. This period is meant to give both you and your employer a ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

Yes, leave quickly and don't look back. And if I were interviewing you, I would listen to you explain, even complain, if you could tie it to code quality and maybe come equipped with a couple ...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

I don't think you should worry about your profiles. When you want to be contacted by recruiters: update your profiles. When you don't need/don't want to be contacted: you don't need to worry about it.
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Will my Russian developer background be a red flag for European companies?

Most employers understand that Russians in general aren't responsible for the invasion of Ukraine, and are also suffering from the effects of it. They won't count your nationality against you. My ...
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How can I advocate for a change that a very admired colleague opposes?

Bring up your concerns directly with your manager in a non-accusatory tone. From your question I am inferring a couple of things: You were brought in as a senior, while the rockstar isn't. So at ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

Apart from money. Generally the best time to leave is when a job becomes toxic or the work too onerous. Most of your problems seem to be about the work. This is relatively minor in my opinion. Having ...
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How can I advocate for a change that a very admired colleague opposes?

It's unlikely that you're going to impact things. Because you are hired as a senior developer, I assume you are experienced, and your voice may be more listened to compared to a junior. You should ...
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How can I advocate for a change that a very admired colleague opposes?

I would suggest to consider carefully what you're trying to achieve here, from your personal point of view. Your description seems familiar. In my opinion, a great programmer is able to write clear ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

One tip first: If you leave the next job after 1 week it's always worth a try calling your old company very humbly and see if you can return. Definitely better than being unemployed for 8 months. (The ...
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Can a company increase notice period for any reason, while serving?

To be honest, it just sounds like your replacement is trying to bully you into helping them get hired. It's unclear to me how much power they actually have. My interpretation of Indian workplace ...
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Can a company increase notice period for any reason, while serving?

It is NOT legal for them to withhold their relieving letter IF both parties have fulfilled their part of the contract (I have no reference directly to indian law here, but similar cases across the ...
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What should my job title actually be?

You wrote your one of your tasks is "Developing the front-end, back-end, and everything in between (Full-Stack)". So, I guess your job title should be "Full-Stack Developer". The ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

Since I'm one of the newer developers I feel like I don't have a voice to change things. That is correct. Nobody of the old guard will initially listen to you, because they are not stupid. They have ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I did it once- and at a company that would be many people's dream job. The culture was just not a fit for me. It took weeks to get me code access, I was prohibited from talking about my work ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I did exactly the same. Worked for one month, took my money and quit the next day. There was a toxic culture in that company. I think it was a good decision. Before and after that I've had long-term ...
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How do you know when you should make a job change

Enjoying your job and excelling at it is not generally a reason to leave. Normally you know it's time to leave when the place is toxic, the work becomes too onerous or you need more money and they won'...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

Some time ago I updated my CV because I wanted to apply to an internal vacancy. I thought it would have been a good idea to also upload the same updated CV on the job portals where I had a profile ...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

I'm going to suggest something in a different route. Whether you're looking for a job or not, it's never a bad idea to keep any profile you might consider meaningful completely up to date. You can ...
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Will my Russian developer background be a red flag for European companies?

Apply, you have skills that they will be interested in. While the political picture is difficult, they may still be planning and those skills needed.
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How can I advocate for a change that a very admired colleague opposes?

Ultimately, this situation is doomed because you don't have a development manager to set technical and architecture standards for the team. All the other managers you've mentioned in your post don't ...
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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

I wouldn't go as far as DanK in saying that it is a huge red flag, but I would agree that it can be. Obviously if you're someone who relishes the chance to show your merit and earn your worth, then ...
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How can I advocate for a change that a very admired colleague opposes?

My worst case of a “rock star” developer was a guy who changed an “if (ptr != NULL)” to “if (!ptr)” because he liked it better that way. Software developers will notice the absolutely blatant bug. And ...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

I wonder if not updating my profile everyday, until I want to find a new job make my profiles inactive, and it becomes difficult to get calls from companies afterwards. Not at all. You will always ...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

Do you need to? No. It's unlikely these sites will make your profile inactive. After all, you are the product. They want organisations to contact you, even when you haven't been active, and try to ...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

I get contacted by recruiters every week. I am not looking for a job. Once your profile is online some recruiter will find you. If you aren't likely to switch jobs it is fine to let those profile fall ...
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