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Need help! What does it take to become a senior?

Bloomberg DcKO84
7d

When I ask for feedbacks from my manager, it’s always good good. I think it’s part of the company’s culture.

Managers have more important work to do rather than help some juniors to develop. I am not being pessimistic, but I’ve seen people in the company for more than three years and still are at junior level.

I felt myself didn’t really grow much which makes me scared. Most of the time, i am repeating the same thing again and again. I go to meetups, learn online, but I am not a fast learner! I felt like I don’t have enough time to understand one thing, here comes another.

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  • Verizon BlueWaffl
    Gotta be 65+, then the theaters will recognize it. Also TC or GTFO.
    7d0
  • Grow some facial hair
    7d0
  • Microsoft do_needful
    You should learn how to make impact. First make sure that your skip level knows you and knows what you're doing.
    7d3
    • Juniper scandeep
      Sadly skip level doesn’t give a sh!t here. Wish the skip level and higher ups are more involved with what the people below them do.
      7d
    • What does skip level actually mean?
      7d
    • Google beefjezos
      Anyone in your manager's report chain
      7d
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    CompassEng

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    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Just leave. Your next job will make you standard software engineer or senior as soon as you move over.
    7d0
  • New ktFx33
    Thick glasses and full beard
    7d0
  • VMware / EngDunDunDu
    You know there’s a role between junior and senior?

    If you aren’t growing. Time to look for a new job maybe?
    7d2
    • Bloomberg DcKO84
      OP
      There is only junior and senior. Which I know is stupid
      7d
    • VMware / EngDunDunDu
      It’s all relative. I’ve been senior at one firm only to have been downgraded accepting a job at another.

      The important thing is you’re growing and learning.
      7d
  • Microsoft X9pl12
    Sounds like you made the same mistake I used to, which was to ask for general feedback instead of being more direct and asking what specifically I need to do to get promoted.

    Some managers just assume you don’t care if you don’t express that intent. I know it’s weird but true.
    7d1
    • Bloomberg DcKO84
      OP
      Yeah that’s a good idea. I need to be more specific. Do you setup goals with your manager for a period of time? If yes, how long?
      7d
  • Reddit 5‘6 Indian
    Literally one of your managers job is to help you develop, not sure where you got the idea it wasn’t. Doesn’t mean all managers are good at it and you should definitely take your own initiative too
    7d1
    • Juniper scandeep
      Nope. Doesn’t happen here.
      7d
  • Facebook Whateverrs
    Move to a company with managers that know how to give feedback.
    7d0
  • Cisco butte
    balls
    7d0

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