guest wrote: ↑Fri May 11, 2018 2:20 amnot sure which one that is as there are a couple of links here. can you link that one? i hear it very often as i mentioned before but really i think a lot of this is one of those things where people complain about things that they have power over. i've seen too many brilliant engineers being evaluated by lazy hiring managers who would likely not succeed in the management ladder as not being able to pass a "simple coding test" just because hiring manger is hung up on some trivia about a language that no one knows or cares about. too many managers place emphasis on things primarily because they know them not because they're really crucial to being a "good" sw engineer. in my work, i see everyday managers with open requisitions for a year rejecting solid candidates because they weren't able to find the one they "like" (it's couched differently tho). and it's not hard to see the real reasons. the group typically would have no career path for engineers or clear processes, engineers and managers are in perpetual firefight mode with little regard for the next hire who comes in through the pipeline, and company recruiters who are only do the minimal necessary to make sure they get their salary or commission.FuzzyDunlop wrote: ↑Mon May 07, 2018 2:30 pmDid you see the blog post I linked about why the vast majority of computer science grads can't code or pass a simple whiteboard interview? So think about how many interview applicants they have to go through to find a candidate that can pass.guest wrote: ↑Mon May 07, 2018 12:35 pm
for the talent to fill Senior SWE positions, ive heard managers say they can't find talent, but not sure if it's due to real lack of talent or due to unwillingness of managers to pull the trigger on who they want to hire. hiring someone and getting them to a point where it all works out requires a good deal of effort, and managers at times simply keep pushing out even good candidates to buy more time for projects.
Many times, that candidate isn't American. So you the manager has to make sure they're a culture fit and can get accustomed to American work culture. Or understands how things work differently here, especially if they're from a very different culture like India or Pakistan.
Otherwise, that whole cycle starts again. For some of them, they'd rather just keep the lazy but productive-when-he-wants-to-be Senior SWE they already have than deal with that.
https://blog.codinghorror.com/why-cant- ... s-program/
Also, if we're talking about cushy jobs, in-house tech recruiter for companies like Facebook/Google/Microsoft/Amazon/Apple - now those are cush. Most of the ones I know always say they're stressed, but they work like 3x a week from home and there's little accountability.