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Dress code at CS and UBS

Despite my effort, I haven't found any information about the dress code at companies like CS and UBS for IT people (software engineers not dealing with customers). Is it suit for them as well? Anyone here with first hand experience?
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Old 12.07.2015, 21:30
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Re: Dress code at CS and UBS

My experience is that is varies per team - neither my husband or I deal with clients and my area is quite casual (can even wear jeans) whereas he wears a suit every day, Friday included.
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Re: Dress code at CS and UBS

It really depends on the team. Sometimes when it's really hot and I don't have meetings I go to work in shorts. This is not well-received by some, but then I'm a host programmer and I guess as such you have to look a bit like a freak.

If you have kind of a casual suit wear that at the beginning, look how your co-workers are dressed and simply ask your boss.
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Re: Dress code at CS and UBS

Suit in the winter, bikini and high-heels in the summer.
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Re: Dress code at CS and UBS

What about Zurich Kantonal Bank? Is there a dress code there for IT people?
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Re: Dress code at CS and UBS

The software engineers who do not meet customers wear pizza stains on their shirts as rank insignia... IT project managers typically wear epaulettes made out of chips.
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Re: Dress code at CS and UBS

I've worked at both CS and UBS in IT support. I have never had to wear a suit.
Most days it's jeans (non ripped variety) and shirt/T-shirt and non garish trainers.
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It really depends on the team. Sometimes when it's really hot and I don't have meetings I go to work in shorts. This is not well-received by some, but then I'm a host programmer and I guess as such you have to look a bit like a freak.

If you have kind of a casual suit wear that at the beginning, look how your co-workers are dressed and simply ask your boss.
Oh god, the host. With it's curiously bizarre interface, distinct lack of undo and function keys going from 1 to like 36. I suspect as the master of that beast, you could get away with anything since the entire bank basically runs on it (or it used to when I was there). Everything else can go down and be replaced with impromptu excel sheets, but not the host.
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I'm a host programmer and I guess as such you have to look a bit like a freak.
You for sure nailed the "looking a bit like a freak" part...
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Oh god, the host. With it's curiously bizarre interface, distinct lack of undo and function keys going from 1 to like 36. I suspect as the master of that beast, you could get away with anything since the entire bank basically runs on it (or it used to when I was there). Everything else can go down and be replaced with impromptu excel sheets, but not the host.
What's an "excel sheet"?
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It really depends on the team. Sometimes when it's really hot and I don't have meetings I go to work in shorts. This is not well-received by some, but then I'm a host programmer and I guess as such you have to look a bit like a freak.
Host programming - where every day is flip-flops day*





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**We all love host really
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What's an "excel sheet"?
Fortran:

REAL, DIMENSION(16384:1048476)
COBOL:

01 WS-TABLE. 05 WS-A OCCURS 16384 TIMES. 10 WS-B OCCURS 1048476 TIMES. 15 WS-C USAGE COMP-2.
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Fortran:
REAL, DIMENSION(16384:1048476)
For nearly 20 years that word has haunted me, and thanks to you I am once again getting flashbacks to the code to cut (as efficiently as possible) duplicate random shapes from a sheet of steel.
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Re: Dress code at CS and UBS

JK flip-flops of course.

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For nearly 20 years that word has haunted me, and thanks to you I am once again getting flashbacks to the code to cut (as efficiently as possible) duplicate random shapes from a sheet of steel.
I didn't know Fortran was ever used for machine rig control, more financial and scientific modelling.

For your case I'm pretty sure one of those dimensions should be limited to 3 though - at least in this universe.
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I didn't know Fortran was ever used for machine rig control, more financial and scientific modelling.

For your case I'm pretty sure one of those dimensions should be limited to 3 though - at least in this universe.
It was a significent component of my "logistics and scheduling" module - Euler is to blame iirc

It actually started off as a "known" shape into a sheet and getting the optimal number of shapes.

Cuts could then be weighted - IE cutting the sheet costs money so at a certain point opitisation of the cuts over the wasted material becomes a factor.

And then finally we threw in altering the shape at runtime into one with random side lengths with a fixed total internal angle and where each angle is greater that a minimum value.

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