Manager keeps declining/ignoring one on ones

Sep 4, 2019 18 Comments

Been roughly a month since I joined this company as a senior sde, I have not had a single one on one with my manager despite attempting to schedule it a few times.
I understand people can be busy but multiple declines and no attempt to find an agreeable time raises red flags ? Am I over thinking it, any tips or pointers ? Or is my only option to start leet coding again and find a new place.

PS: Not at Amazon


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TOP 18 Comments
  • Google bubbley
    Manager is leaving
    Sep 4, 2019 2
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      This. I switched teams and was promoted. Manager is not interested in any new joiners ' orientation. I know he is leaving.
      Sep 4, 2019
    • New ILYw22
      Definitely sounds like they're leaving
      Sep 4, 2019
  • Microsoft / Other Dizyy123
    If they have an admin talk to them directly, not Skype not email face to face
    Sep 4, 2019 3
    • Microsoft / Other Dizyy123
      Ask if they can meet for coffee before the day starts or during lunch.

      If they wont meet, ask your skip level for a 1:1 and copy your manager ;)
      Sep 4, 2019
    • Amazon marshmelll
      The skip option sounds nuclear :), will give it a shot if nothing else works
      Sep 4, 2019
  • Dropbox vpmO82
    Also he could be on his way out so doesn't really want to waste time 😂
    Sep 4, 2019 1
    • Intuitive Surgical HfMg53
      Sep 4, 2019
  • Uber uber101
    Yes your manager is going out. He doesn't care about following 1:1s and all anymore.
    Sep 4, 2019 0
  • Google topCon
    Your manager is leaving, so is skip

    I advise meeting with the CEO
    Sep 5, 2019 1
    • Amazon marshmelll
      Much easier for me to leetcode and leave , rather than figure out who in my chain will be around 😁
      Sep 5, 2019
  • Cisco


    Cloud dev ops
    After 1:1s both get dissatisfied, what’s the heck, no fun..
    Sep 4, 2019 0
  • Google dumbfcuk
    When ever this happened to me the manager was leaving and dint care much. I recommend subtly approaching skip manager
    Sep 4, 2019 0
  • Google / Strategy

    Google Strategy

    Mommy and googler
    Meet your skip.
    Sep 4, 2019 0
  • Panasonic Avionics / Sales

    Panasonic Avionics Sales

    I do sales. I sell stuff. It’s what I do.
    Maybe your manager is on PIP and is looking at leaving?
    Sep 4, 2019 0
  • Microsoft


    Sr. Engineer
    I guess it's fine unless you really really need it?
    Sep 4, 2019 0


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