How strict is ur company/team’s working hour policy?

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AxIRose

New Eng

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Jan 29, 2018 49 Comments

My current company has a core hour of 10-4 and everybody is expected to arrive by 10 or they will get nagged by managers.

Since I was used to a more flexible schedule in my previous company, it’s getting quite difficult for me to adjust.

What’s it like in other companies?

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TOP 49 Comments
  • Facebook RNGesus
    No "core hours" or even any "hours" expectation here. You can come and go when you want as long as you get your work done. Some people on my team work from 8 to 4 or so, some work from 12 to 6. Personally I mostly work from around 10 to 5. Sometimes when I'm particularly depressed and want to avoid all human contact, I work from 8pm to 2am.
    Jan 29, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng NoCarrier
      When do you schedule meetings? That’s basically what core hours mean...
      Jan 30, 2018
  • Salesforce UWyv73
    Sounds like ass-in-chair management to me; I'd find another job unless I was getting top dollar....the only exception is production support-type roles that need to be on-call. For SW dev roles it should be all about delivery, not the time of day you deliver.
    Jan 29, 2018 1
    • Amazon xEon51
      Ops roles suck at Amazon, have to get in before 8
      Jan 29, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
    I usually come to work around noontime and leave around 7pm.

    But, and that’s a big but, work never stops. Usually meetings 9-12 with global teams, then office (coding and meetings), and 8-12 sometimes offshore teams.

    Weekend coding 10hrs.

    Email/phone availability 24x7.
    Jan 31, 2018 7
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      I hope you really enjoy what you do, that requires dedication
      Jan 31, 2018
    • New / Eng Millions
      Are you on visa or a very senior position?
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
      Neither. Just a slave to corporate.

      I do like to get things done, borderline disorder, and also pretty happy with the current position.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • New / Eng Millions
      I was also like that for my first 10 years in IT industry. I can relate to how you feel. It made me feel important and have a purpose.

      It turned out to be bad for my health though. With the help of my new manager, I have a better work life balance now.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
      Thank you for the advice Millions. I do try to get 30-45mins of cardio a day, otherwise I won’t have steps.

      But I hear you, and definitely keep an eye on my health.
      Feb 1, 2018
  • HERE / Eng herrkovax
    There is a decent consensus that the core hours count 10-4 with an hour or 2 for lunch
    Jan 29, 2018 2
    • Facebook smellycatw
      2 hour lunch??
      Jan 29, 2018
    • HERE / Eng herrkovax
      No onsite lunch means you have to go out. Long walk plus lunch rush can easily add up to a 2 hour lunch
      Jan 29, 2018
  • Microsoft richardhea
    There is some expectation for us to be around at least for a while during daylight. And to try to show up for scheduled meetings. Overall, no one really cares, unless they are an incompetent ass.
    🍆
    Jan 29, 2018 0
  • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
    Weekday hore hours: 7am to 6pm. +2hrs On 1 or both ends. Weekend 7am to 2pm
    Jan 30, 2018 1
    • Compass / Eng
      Pwyu55

      Compass Eng

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      Google
      Pwyu55more
      That’s horrible
      Jan 30, 2018
  • Boeing / Eng roboticist
    Boeing expects almost everyone to arrive before 7:00 regardless of role, even if not operations supporting. There are a few groups that are more flexible, but no one is okay with anything after 10:00. You're also expected to log your hours at Boeing. If you work less than 40 hours in a week, your pay is reduced and you can get "attendance violation corrective action" which can go from warning to suspension to being fired. "Salaried" positions are really hourly, but without good overtime rates.
    Feb 8, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Christ
      Feb 8, 2018
    • Compass / Eng
      Pwyu55

      Compass Eng

      PRE
      Google
      Pwyu55more
      Wow fuck that
      Feb 9, 2018
    • Boeing / Eng Smart🐴
      I guess? I guess I'm in one of those rare groups that's flexible. Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've been in 5 different groups in as many yrs in 3 different BCA models, and the most I've been asked is to pick a time and be consistent, and be available for meetings and support the shop if required. Most groups didnt care what time, but before 830 in most i'll admit. My current group is the most flexible ever. Maybe you just have terrible experiences.
      Feb 9, 2018
  • Tesla / Eng SliceOfPie
    Management is getting bored and now they're peepee slapping anybody who is outside the half-hour window of their clock time; at least for ops. It's getting difficult to justify with all the Bart riders
    Jan 30, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      That’s disappointing to hear from Tesla. Hopefully it’s only Ops as you say.
      Jan 30, 2018
    • Tesla / Eng SliceOfPie
      Wage slaves are being targeted as most of the salary workers can do half the work in their underwear before driving in when traffic is low to verify if their emails/remote work was effective.
      Jan 30, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    Hooliganss

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    Engineer at AWS
    Hooliganssmore
    Standup at 11, latest meeting is generally at 3. So 11 to 3?
    Jan 30, 2018 0
  • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
    As long as you deliver, I don’t care what hours you work.
    Jan 30, 2018 2
    • Qualcomm / Eng zHIy06
      Delivery can be subjective or objective. What do you deliver ? A mouse or an elephant or a shark?
      Jan 30, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng ClouDev
      Nice click bait.

      Deliver a previously agreed upon features or a project at the said time.
      Jan 30, 2018
  • MongoDB Donkey Kon
    Pretty flexible here at MongoDB. No meeting Wednesdays so most tend to work at home on wed
    Feb 2, 2018 0
  • Western Digital / Eng WDHW
    Pretty flexible now. No meetings until 10am. Only douche bags schedule meetings after 3 on Fridays. Working with Japanese means WebEx at night, but most of time can take from home.
    Feb 1, 2018 0
  • Boeing / Eng Smart🐴
    You wouldn't think it, and its not something you hear about a lot, but Boeing engineering is very flexible on hours. As long as you're flexible in return. I can come into work at 10:30 one day, and 8:30 the next with noone batting an eye provided that the behavior doesnt prevent business to happen. If production needs you in at 6 one day for a project requirement, its courteous to return the flexibility. Same goes for an important collaboration meeting (never will happen before 7:30 tho)
    Jan 31, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng æ
    Just get your shit done is the general rule. No core hours.

    That said, I've worked on teams where seniors work 2 hours a day in the office. It makes sense for their own productivity, but if you're junior and are looking to learn from them, it really sucks.
    Jan 30, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Dude58
    What is this working our policy that you speak of? Make all your meetings, either in person or on Chime. Get all your work done. What else is there?
    Jan 30, 2018 0
  • Oracle makej8
    Varies by team, no company-wide policy.

    Adjustment is normal when switching jobs, 10-4 is just 6 hours including lunch. You can do it.
    Jan 30, 2018 0
  • Expeditors / Eng vMft86
    Core Hours: 9-3. You are expected to be there during those hours, but no big deal if something comes up on occasion and you can't be.
    Jan 29, 2018 0
  • Honeywell / Project
    ltBd64

    Honeywell Project

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    Raytheon
    ltBd64more
    I’m in a project management role so no official “core hours” but we’re expected to be here 8+ hours & most of my meetings start before 830am. If we need to leave early we need to notify our manager. Aerospace / Defense industry must work/log minimum 40 hours / week. Current company doesn’t really offer flexible hours (9/80 or alternate) but policy says we can “ask” but no one does this.
    If we need to work from home, the policy is to ask for approval from HR and manager.
    Jun 21 0
  • MongoDB yahx02
    Depends on the department and manager. For my team, it’s horrible at my company.
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Western Digital / Eng WDHW
    Leave.....
    Feb 16, 2018 0