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Guy: *hands me sheet of paper* What does this code do?
Me: *looks through code written on the paper* Well, most likely segfault.
”Are you planning on having kids in the near future?”
Literally (very) illegal to ask where I live. Too bad I was too young to understand the severity of him asking.
Worst place I’ve ever worked.11
"Do you easily get offended?"
"We have a bro culture here. [Some other stuff and examples] So do you think you can fit in here?"
"Tell us about a time you had to communicate with people who are not as technically capable as you."
I can remember more but cba tbh.11
# did you use internet while writing the codes for the questions?
* Yeah, I just took some help and...
# you can't take help from the internet. It's a rule. Have you not read it? Go through the rules of Toptal again and...
Rest I forgot -_-
TL;DR their rules4
My now employees were the ones that interviewed me intially when I started workt where I am at.
Their right of the bad question was: "What is your favorite star wars movie, and from the expanded universs which is your favorite character"
We still joke about it. Because even tho I am a fan of the franchise (not much from the latest episodes tbh) I am not on their level of knowledge..... the amount of references they throw at me and the amount of lines these assholes are able to spit on command is, to this day, pretty fucking amazing imo7
*Conversation about the loan*
HR: what do you expect?
Me: Dunno, I've heard you pay any student about 15€/h, so that's my expectation
HR: Jeah, correct, but do you think you're worth that?
Excuse me what the fuck?8
Interviewer: what's your worst quality?
Interviewee: I'm scrupulously honest
Interviewer: I don't think that's a bad quality
Interviewee: I don't give a fuck what you think3
Wasn't so much a question but...
Before WFH got so popular, I was interviewing at a place 50km from home, loyalty and stuff came up and the guy said something along the lines of "The only potential problem I can see is the distance. Now I get the sense you're quite a loyal person blah blah blah"
Half way into my third month they decided not to keep me after probation, after giving no negative feedback at any point prior to that then "we just need someone mors senior"
So yea, tune me about loyalty and then do that....
Also, if they needed senior why were they advirtising junior?2
My first interview ever for an internship. The interviewer asked me to rate myself in this language from 1 to 10 as if I'm applying for a lead engineer position at Google. I replied with a number that I thought was appropriate at the time (but now I know it wasn't accurate). The interviewer didn't say anything and moved to the next question. Later, I found out he ranted about my answer on his Twitter, again as if it's expected from an applicant intern at a low tier company to know. Still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth 7 years later.8
Can you be here Monday?
- It was Thursday
- I lived 650 miles away, and had to move
- I did it anyway5
You are so young to be married. Why did you get married is she like super hot?
Cmon you can tell us if your wife is super hot.3
Not a question, but an answer to an architecture challenge. "This might sound weird, but I think I can solve this using blockchain. Do you mind if I try?".
He couldn't in the end, but managed to explain exactly why not. We made him an offer all the same.
"Name 5 weaknesses of yours in the workplace and explain to me how you try to improve yourself based on these."
Just laughed at the question since I expected to name maybe 1 or 2 instead of 5. Only named a few from the top of my head, but this question is bullshit anyways.
Should just have noped out of there instead though since the company was poorly organized.5
Not a question per se but an assignment -
Design an application that could find logs between two timestamps where the logs are stored in 10000 files, each with a file size of ~16GB.
For an entry level position this was a really good and interesting problem to solve.11
It was my first interview at an local transport company. I should be the programmer of an app and manage the computers.
Me: in what language is the app?
Interviewer: we dont know.3
Well, a question and then a statement.
Interviewer: ”What would you say about [salary here]?”
Me, completely incapable of bargaining: ”Well, maybe I would like it a bit higher...?”.
Interviewer: ”Policy states we start at [same salary]”
Me, still incapable. ”Alright then! I’ll take the job!”
Later same day when turning down the other jobs I was simultaneously in the process of aquiring.
Contact from other firm: ”Sorry to hear that. I hope the reason wasn’t salary, because we could have solved that.”
Well, the reason wasn’t the money, but maybe the reason for choosing the other job COULD have been money. Oh well...1
Not really a dev question and was my first interview in a super day (meet with lots of teams) during college.
They're interviewing everyone in short sessions in a large conference room on the 20th floor, with floor to ceiling windows.
Interviewer takes me towards a window and says: would you be willing to jump from here?
Me: uh... No?
I: well I can, here let me show you.
Takes a step onto the ledge in front of the window, turns around and jumps off it.11
"What are all the meanings of static in C and C++?"
Not a particularly good question but I think I'll always remember it because of how weirdly specific it is.
(And, anyone who wants to have a go at this WITHOUT Googling, feel free to.)13
So it's a French one related to kind of comedy act.
Interviewer: What can you bring to the company?
Me: An apple?
Me: I don't think I can fit with the company mindset. Bye.
And I leave the building.
For me it was Epic! I'm still not sure she understood the reference, but still Epic.9
Honestly I don’t remember any particular one cause every interview is such a traumatic experience.
People on interviews are almost all the same, they just try to prove their superiority over you and break you.
I totally understand why, it’s because they think they understand what IT is about and in fact they understand shit, that’s why also most of computer systems are shit, cause of shitty people doing it who don’t understand how computer work, they can just copy paste stuff and do beautiful talks about how cool they are and how awesome their company is.
At the end ( at the edge ) it doesn’t matter if you know tech stack or not, if you have gazillion years of experience or you just started. It only matters if you can solve problems and how good and fast you can do it.
But well do your reverse tree in 15 minutes. I’d rather be talking about philosophy during the interview.
"Do you consider to further study? I believe that you will have future if you have PhD, as it is our company policy that every candidate must have for this position.". (I was applying for full stack android developer with 6years experience)
"Any application you created which is in market and popular currently? If no, why should we hire you?" (Same thing , iOS and Android dev)2
Hello all développer question about platform software!
1= Is reasonable free iOS, android, Mac OS?
2= Preferable purchase platform software iOS, android, Mac OS?49