>started working today
>manager shows me to my work station
>I log in
>Manager: "your won't be able to login to your employee account unless you use IE"
>try to log in anyways
>Manager: "Told ya"
>Open IE, try to navigate company site
>pages load slowly and browser crashes
>Me: "I'm surprised this is your preferred browser"
>Manager: "You shouldn't be. Lots of companies have their employees use IE"
Is it true? Do companies torture their employees by making them use IE? If so, why is this allowed?
I work for a small business in Financial Planning, we use Firefox because the software we use online doesn't work with Chrome.
The accountants we're in the office with use IE and complain about it daily.
>working for a german based company
I do not have this problem
>tfw workstations at the company I work for have CentOS installed on them
My company has IE and Chrome, and always puts messages in emails about "open this in chrome for compatibility". i swear to god it feels like every one of those things fails to work properly somehow in chrome and everything works in IE. Its like bizzaro world
It's an interesting problem actually.
Start with IE being the default browser on windows and IE8 being the version that comes by default for Windows 7.
So instead of having to support a bunch of builds, the IT teams will most likely put on a "modern" version of IE (IE11).
IE will treat any domain you sit behind as "Intranet" and because of this will automatically put the browser into compatibility mode.
Compatibility mode = IE7
Indians will then write their shitty code and "fix" it for IE so that it works for Compatibility mode.
Btw NONE of them will actually know whats going on and because of this will build the site to IE7 standards.
I see this at every major corp I consult for.
This is another reason why you don't outsource and why H1B's are worthless human beings.
Since most companies never change shit for software, they started out using IE, thus all the web-based work tools ignored proper web standards and built shit specifically to work with IE.
The trend has basically continued this way since.
Thankfully, even modern versions of IE have taken to supporting proper web standards, so soon we should see a trend towards these web-based programs working in every browser more or less equally.
I do IT for an auto dealership, the entire companies official back end employee only web page (financing, mechanic schematics, etc.) requires IE because it's all built on active x
...so we have GPOs in place to force IE as our default browser.
we even go as far as restricting people from installing chrome or firefox so they don't call to complain that such and such isn't working.
Maybe eventually but for a while they'll just force people to use old versions of IE.
Logging into my company account requires me to use IE8 because that's what's on our ancient PCs. I literally cannot login from my home computer.