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what’s your SLA for approving a PTO request? a day? a week? Is more than a week too much to have an employee wait for approval?

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How many here find they do not have authority over their team they should have? Or am I nieve?

I am responsible for my team performs. When it comes to HR Milestones I have very little control. e.g. Bon… more

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Looking for perspective. I extended an end of year award($100 usd) to all members of my team. I added a personalized and heartfelt thank you to each of them for their individual efforts and accomplish… more

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I'm being considered for a people manager in my PM team here at Microsoft. I'm level 65, is there a jump in pay in going from IC to people manager?

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I have been working as a data engineer for last 10 years. I'm planning to move into something that is techno-functional or even people management. It seems difficult at my current org and getting … more

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I have a 1:1 with a report that I absolutely dread. They often don't bring much to the meeting because their overall performance has been sub par and I've called them out about it so now rathe… more

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Hey. I have a friend who just received an offer from PepsiCo for a Sr. TPM role. Does PepsiCo do random drug testing?

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Hello all. I have a predicament. I have two managers who are both doing well, and a new opportunity that would really grow a career but only one of them can do it. Now, one (a man) has proactively rea… more

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Help, I have imposter syndrome-
My counterpart from another country is quitting and my boss asked that I take over her scope, inheriting her direct reports. I manage people currently, but they have al… more

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Looking for advice as someone that's being tossed into a manager role. what tips, tricks, dos, and don't for getting off on the right step?

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Have you ever made less base salary than someone you supervise? Is that normal for lower-level managers, a good problem to have if you have an excellent team, or worth negotiating?

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Does anyone know the payband for an M1 role at Apple (Austin, TX)?

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Is there any thumb rule for allocating various markets/clients to mareting team

1) We have 3 sales guys who are successfully achieving their targets with 2 of them having a portfolio of around 40-50 clients each, 1 having onl… more

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My company has recently enforced 5 days in office while allowing for flexibility and understanding life happens. I have a direct report in the past 2 weeks will text me and complain when the subway is… more

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What is your philosophy on hiring?

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Has anyone any experience with or heard about Zoios regarding employee engagement? Any learnings you can share?

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Biggest failure as a leader and what did you learn

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Hi ! How and how often do you organise feedback and reporting from your direct reports ? Weekly/biweekly 1to1? Weekly written highlights ? Nothing programmed but constant unscheduled back and forth?
I’… more

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Looking to apply for a manager role in my CS team. Any tips for the interview?

4 years of CS experience, no management experience

Whats your biggest challenge as a manager?

What do you enjoy most?

How do you manage y… more

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Newer manager here (18 moths). Recent org announcements and hiring holds have put major stress on my team. Some are hyper focused on all the bad, how do I get buy-in that this is temporary and we stil… more

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Does anyone else just not even want to be a people manager anymore?! The amount of work this is taking, I’m just so over it. In addition to them piling on my work (which is a full time job) the people… more

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I have issues “delegating” or simply assigning tasks, which as a Manager is a whole thing. Like I feel “bad” asking my people to do things that i know i can do but shouldn’t because it’s not up to me.… more

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One of my top talents just put in his two weeks notice and I had nothing to offer him to stay. I told upper management this was going to happen! I’ve spent months asking for a promotion for him, tryin… more

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A report opened to me that they are having money problems and wants a raise. We are remote and they moved to a high CoL city. We gave an increase to help with retention 6mths ago. In my response, I he… more

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You're a new manager with direct reports. One of your directs is very determined. You consider yourself a good manager so you want to help them grow. They are killing it and taking on an enormous of wor… more

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It feels very telling that there are so few people in this group. Any thoughts on that? It feels like the vast majority of people managers only want the title and don’t want to worry about their peopl… more

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I’m a manager and one of my direct reports makes more than me. It really bothers me. Anyone else been in this situation before? What’s the best way to handle it?

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What was your salary as a first time manager (and where were you based)?

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I have a direct report who is smart, passionate about her job and can be really innovative. However she carries this enormous weight of responsibility, for needing to do everything, do it right, make … more

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What is your toughest challenge hiring someone in their early 20’s?
For lots of different reasons I get the impression that younger people aren’t equipped for the employer, employee relationship.

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Looking for info about the engineering culture at Netflix from the perspective of someone who identifies as a woman or non-binary person and is also a person of color. Do you feel safe and included? Would also lo… more

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We interviewed a great candidate, extended a verbal offer and she accepted. We sent the written offer a few days ago but she hasn’t opened it or accepted (it’s expiring tomorrow). Have you ever had to… more

For the past 25+ years, I've been a devops engineer, cloud architect and team lead on many projects. I would like to make a career move into IT Management (i.e. DevOps Manager, Director of Cloud Ops, et… more

Hi. People Manager here. I've been one for 12 years now and I encourage my team to not be "yes" people. At this time, it feels like my manager wants me and my team to be yes people for h… more

I got into Management a year ago and now I miss developing. How do software engineers turned managers feel about their switch over to people management?

Hi! Any career coaches who offer a full support throughout job search?

-Experience: 8 years of project/program management and/or communication
-Companies of interest: Google, Microsoft, Facebook
-Locat… more

Any books suggestions?

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I’m gearing up for my first hire/direct report. Which management/leadership books would folks recommend reading for inspiration, food for thought?

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I have to fire someone who is very likable but lies frequently (and often times about dumb things that don’t ultimately matter that much). He was written up for it twice and today I have definitive p… more

i received public recognition from a director in my org. what are some key words or phases i can use in my thank you email without sounding cheesy?

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