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hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



CRIP EATIN BREAD posted:

its really jarring when you come across archs that require memory aligned access.

doing it by ďchoiceĒ in x86 is bad enough
https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/coding-for-performance-data-alignment-and-structures

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hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



qhat posted:

Not sure what kind of question this is, obviously that entirely depends on how good the rest of the candidates are who do have the required toolset.

But like if they're an expert in python and this is a C++ job and they don't have much C++, yeah forget it.

nah the equivalent to what heís saying is ďIíve never used Qt but Iím an expert in gtk ď

though if someone said that to me Iím sure Iíd involuntarily wince in pain

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Iím pretty sure youíre doomed to gently caress up your first google style marathon

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



The Management posted:

if youíre writing c or c++ and you donít know how to do basic singly linked list operations then you are not capable of doing your job.

#include <forward_list>

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



The Management posted:

I cannot stress this enough

then stop putting it in interviews

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



i assume you ask them that so you have a not illegal reason for only hiring white male stanford grads

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



thatís nice, Iíve literally been asked to implement lock free data structures like that at an interview

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



surely node is more relevant in 2018

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



if one company is a subsidiary of another, or effectively one the dynamics are rather different

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Gazpacho posted:

there is no purpose in asking about work life balance in an interview because you will never get a straight answer and ultimately establishing the balance is your responsibility

if they wonít even lie and say ďwe have good work life balanceĒ then thatís an alarm bell

just like if you donít have something ready about why you want to leave your employer

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



PokeJoe posted:

i have to interview someone soon and i have no idea what im doing. what should i ask them

what level position

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Shinku ABOOKEN posted:

if you are worried about looking dishonest or something put the date of the job where you used rails. though i advice against putting dates in resumes since it makes them look dated.

:crossarms:

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Fiedler posted:

Experience is knowledge plus cynicism.

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Kudaros posted:

I learned a lot about dealing with people and sniffing out bullshit that year. I also learned that my pessimism was a reflection of reality -- 95% + companies talking about graphene, nanotubes, nano needles, are bullshit vaporware that will never come to fruition.

this is 95% of everything else too fyi

in regards to presenting - itís truly amazing how terrible most engineers are at it

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Star War Sex Parrot posted:

God drat why do companies always recruit the hardest during the busiest part of the semester? Iíve got projects, midterms, research, and finding 4 hours in my week to knock out some of these phone screens is loving impossible

Two weeks ago would have been fine

will vary by company of course, but: january was tallying everything from last year, early february was finalizing the budget for this year. its now late february so teams actually know that they 100% have the budget to hire someone right now

in the fall its "we have an open slot until the end of the year, we might lose it next year if we don't get anyone"

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Pollyanna posted:

so i should be concerned not that they laid off a bunch of random people already, but that they laid off people fronting the project/team im working on or are gearing up to do so? is there a way to see that happening before i get hired?

can you find out what the layoffs were? for example the layoffs could be sales or marketing people working with product_1 when you're in engineering making product_2.

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



qhat posted:

- Sales setting hard deadlines without any consultation because they oversold a product, and then blaming software for not delivering on time.

do you not have a product management team or are they the problem?

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Pollyanna posted:

got an offer today for a startup in the area that has an interesting product but ive also reached out to companies nearby that sound pretty cool too but am in the early stages with

whats the protocol for this? tell them thank you so much for the offer, but ive got a couple other companies im interested in and can you give me time to speak to them?

also what does "with xx%" mean? e.g. "compensation is $XXk with xx%"

and how do i know i should negotiate for a higher comp

bonus target probably

as a startup i bet as a company you won't hit bonus targets

feel free to ask, you have nothing to fear by pestering HR - the hiring manager wants you

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Caganer posted:

you still own the copyright to code you've written. if you're willing to rock the boat and leave with a ms you can probably push back on this.

not always the case anymore, you need to read the fine print on the enrollment papers

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



you said what you wanted, if someone else gives you that you go with them

like imagine this is literally any other business relationship. if we bid at 100/widget and someone else comes in at 90 you donít get mad at the customer you lost

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



unless you sign something that has penalties attached

ps if they have you sign something with penalties attached donít

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



a goon with a severe anxiety issue?

in yospos?

:monocle:

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Dongslayer. posted:

what are the yosposter approved resources for studying data structures?

the last cheap answer is clrs: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/introduction-algorithms

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



DELETE CASCADE posted:

i honestly don't even care whether you come to work as long as the poo poo we agreed you will get done gets done. well i guess you should attend any mandatory meetings on your calendar

*sits in 30 minute meeting that takes 90 minutes and never says a word*

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Shinku ABOOKEN posted:

so? that means itís ok to make fun of people with medical conditions??

why he canít have a case of canned soup or something in his cubicle

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



a very small horse posted:

hey i mostly lurk but i just doubled my salary at least partially thanks to this thread so thanks

also holy hell i have no idea what i'm doing, gently caress

nobody knows what theyíre doing

If they do theyíre overqualified :v:

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Shinku ABOOKEN posted:

the cjs thread moves faster than a cheetah with a jet engine rammed up its rear end. anyone got a link for this one?

it moves fast but its not c-spam trump thread

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Shaman Linavi posted:

i know someone that was fired under less than friendly circumstances and any time someone would call for a reference her former boss would say "sorry, you need to talk to HR" and then HR would tell the caller "Sorry, you need to talk to her boss"
hopefully the person calling got the message

the message being the company is disorganized?

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



jony neuemonic posted:

i dunno, iíve managed to keep my commute under 20 mins for the last few years so 40 sounds pretty long to me.

40 is only long if you can't read during it

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Pollyanna posted:

im just lazy and dont wanna walk

I understand this in the winter but in a month youíll wish youíd always done it

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



i mean as a nor'easter just blew through i fully understand "ugh i don't want to go outside for long periods of time"

i feel the same way after a snowstorm. for like a day

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



why wouldn't you be wearing gloves in winter in boston?

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Valeyard posted:

the only reason im pursuing it is becaue they seem ughh more open to higher than normal salary for my area

id be going at them for a 40% increase over what im on just now just in base salary

their most recent round of funding (fifth) was 2 years ago and was for several hundred million

an ipo is something ill be asking them about

giant startups isnít really what we were talking about

milk that VC money. just remember that lockouts are likely to gently caress you over if they actually do ipo

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Notorious b.s.d. posted:

an ipo is not going to be a substantial amount of money for you, the new hire with 0.00000001% equity and an 18 month lockout

it may be literally $0 after all the liquidity preferences and preferred shares are paid off

canít it be negative with the way the stocks are taxed?

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



the cover letter is the body of the email you're sending with your resume attached

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Pollyanna posted:

got an email from the hiring manager for the company that i ultimately canceled the offer acceptance for asking for deets on what made me change my mind as part of "collecting data on our interview process". is this something i should respond truthfully to, or at all?

heís trying to find out if/how hr hosed up or if he can leverage your feedback for more money for the position

canít hurt so long as youíre very business like. never know when they could become your manager

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



you'll have to define "everything" there

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Pollyanna posted:

was talking about life and poo poo re: getting rejected from companies with someone recently, and we got to thinking about how companies really really hate telling people the reasons why they were rejected, or are really cagey about it

which leads me to ask: has anyone here been in the position to hire people and rejected anyone? if so, what kinds of reasons have you decided against hiring them? what kinds of things can people at large work on and improve in order to better their odds?

remember itís not that theyíre rejecting you per se itís that theyíre choosing someone else. even if youíd have been perfect for the job, if someone else is also ďperfectĒ then someone is going to lose the coin flip through no fault of their own

HR wonít tell you why because they probably donít know. even if they did know, their job is to protect the company and the safest thing to say is nothing

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Pollyanna posted:

what is it that junior devs dont know? specifics about the tech theyre working with? soft skills?

everything

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hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



Shaman Linavi posted:

i'm guessing the emails linkedin keeps sending me about the 130,000 fantastic new jobs in my area are somehow related to companies that keep reupping the same job postings
also its me, the junior dev that can't get junior dev interviews

what they want is to get all that useless junior dev time out of the way at intern wage rates. hence the requirement for 2 years experience for junior devs

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