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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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Joining a company to work on a similar product to my own company

The way that people normally handle this is to disclose and acknowledge (in a document signed by both you and the employer) that the work was done prior to your employment and they disclaim any rights ...
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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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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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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 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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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 long should you be at company before leaving?

Companies and codebases are like this only. The reason they treat you so well is because they know work is shit. Also one more thing. Work is always painful that is why your salary is called "...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Everyone involved in my hiring process left the company before I started: is this a red flag?

I knew a guy where not just anyone involved in hiring him had left, but the whole department where he was supposed to work had been laid off. Of course he had his employment contract. "Red flag&...
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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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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 do you know when you should make a job change

If you worried that team motivation level will rub off on you, it may. IMHO it depends on what stage in your carrier you are in. In this case, you can send a few feelers to see if you can get a better ...
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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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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 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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General Manager avoids signing agreement and is never present

Step 1: Contact your university. If they have this requirement, then they have someone who is an expert on the rules/regulations surrounding the requirement. Find out who that person is and let them ...
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My coworkers don't know how to git and won't listen to me

While it is hard to tell exactly what is going on in the heads of your colleagues, if there is an issue, the issue likely is not what you did, but how you did it: If something that affect the whole ...
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My coworkers don't know how to git and won't listen to me

Let me address the specific issue of giving feedback. The important thing here is not to be pointing the finger or assigning blame. Identifying the specific commit does assign blame and point the ...
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My coworkers don't know how to git and won't listen to me

Knowing the correct answer doesn't do you any good unless you can communicate it to people in a way that they can receive it. Publicly telling people how wrong they are doesn't do that. It doesn't ...
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My coworkers don't know how to git and won't listen to me

and found where everything went wrong and posted it. This is where you instead of posting should have gone to the person responsible for breaking the build and telling him/her this in private, ...
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My coworkers don't know how to git and won't listen to me

Some overarching philosophies that you could consider adopting: You will never work on a codebase with "perfect" code. All code has an element of "bad" to it. Humans are imperfect,...
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General Manager avoids signing agreement and is never present

Document. Make your request via email. In that email, tell him the hours you've worked thus far, and tell him what you need from him. This will memorialize what has already happened. If there is an HR,...
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General Manager avoids signing agreement and is never present

I would definitely suggest contacting your university about the situation and circumstances. And, follow what they say to do. I understand that you took this opportunity because you needed it, and ...
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General Manager avoids signing agreement and is never present

Contact your university. If this is part of the course, there should be someone at your university who is in charge of ensuring that the placement is conducted correctly. Contact them and explain what ...
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General Manager avoids signing agreement and is never present

You are being taken advantage of. Write a memo to the manager, detailing exactly what you need and when you need it by, and make it clear that you "cannot" come back until he signs off on ...
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Company offers less money during probation, and agreed upon salary after probation

(probation time may be extended upon unsatisfactory performance) Do not accept this part. This is essentially giving them a way to delay your standard wage and benefits indefinitely. Leaving that ...
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Company offers less money during probation, and agreed upon salary after probation

Two things here: You have boxed yourself into a corner with this notion of "learning phase". Putting this on the table gives you a lot less leverage with which to negotiate. I wouldn't ...
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