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I put in my two-week notice last week, had the weekend to really digest that decision, and damn. It's crazy how light I feel knowing that I'll be joining a new company soon.
I'm moving to a better opportunity, and not running away from a problem.1
How do you deal with interview rejection? I thought I could be stronger especially since I'm in my late-ish 20s... But that hasn't helped. I still tear up and get really, really down.8
Been studying for the last 4 months, and was hoping to hold onto my job until I signed on the dotted line for a new job, but I just can't take this job anymore.
Does anyone have experience quitting their job to interview/find a new job? My only concern is that I have rent to pay, but I have some reserved funds to get through this time I believe.1
If you don't have an empty can of fizzy water or a half-empty company water bottle next to you, are you really in the zone?4
After over 250 hours of studying since October, and doing multiple mock interviews a week, I'm finally starting to feel more confident in myself. I feel confident in the work I've accomplished over the time at my current company, and can think about it more critically.
It also helps to know I have my first "on-site" next week, have multiple technical phone screenings set up, and know that I'll be jumping to a new company sooner than later.
Studying really pays off if you do it well.
The best part of our daily standups is hearing my coworker's daughter whispering "Baba~" in the background, trying to get his attention for whatever reason.
Then when we end the meeting and say bye, you hear her in the background yell "Bye Bye~"
Adds a little cuteness to what usually is a very dull meeting.1
Is there an eloquent way to say you sped up your UI rendering by X percent with projections and sessionStorage? Or is this not a kind of point you'd want to hit on a resume?3
I really dislike the company I work at.
I want to say hate, but there are parts that I adore (mostly the people I get to work with).
However, I dislike:
- The management
- The way engineers are treated
- Lack of responsibility for on QA for finding bugs, and it falling solely onto the engineers
- Sales circle jerk every All Hands meeting
- The amount of "ring-around-the-rosy" they played with me for a 10k raise (took 12+ months and not what I was looking for when I first asked)
- They lie
Just a shitty company overall. Interesting product depending on what team you're on, but overall I'd rather dye my hair green and become a talking broccoli stock.8
The first day back to work after almost 2 weeks off...
And Slack is down. Time to make it a 2 weeks + 1 day vacation.1
I feel so stressed at work right now.
QA signed off on a fix I made, I signed off on a fix I made, and other people signed off on the fix, but it gets out to production and people find it's broken, I get the finger pointed at me.
It's really stressing me out, especially when our client needs custom logic to make their use cases work, and the BE and FE are scrambling to make it work.
It's really affecting the way I work and I don't know what to do. I talked to my boss and he just tells me to "stay positive". Someone please help me.11
Remember that your Product Manager, Project Manager, etc are not your friend. They are coworkers first and friend second if you classify them as that. Learned that the hard way the other day.2
My goal is to study for 300 hours (coding problems, behavioral, and system design combined) before I start applying for companies.
Is this overkill? Is it enough?
I put a "stop" on my studying since I know there will always be a question that's a "got-ya" or some extremely hard Leetcode question that require some obscure algorithm from college that had 1 figure about it.5
I am preparing for interviews and brushing up on my algorithms. I understand what BFS and DFS do, but trying to transform the word
CAB to DOG
...and making sure each time you change the word it's a valid word... Like what the fuck? Who thinks of these problems.
I am getting very discouraged when it comes to these "Medium" problems (or at least like this). I don't know how to approach them. Reading the solution just feels like cheating and I should be able to get there by myself.
Can anyone help me not feel discouraged? I just feel very shitty right now.6
Yesterday I had a phone screening with a hiring manager and was expected to talk about more of my expertise and just my experience overall. With four years of experience, I thought I could tell her everything she needed to know.
However, this interview was just kind of... weird. Literally every question she asked was defintiions. It was as if I was doing a short answer quiz.
"What is object-oriented programming?"
"What is a hashmap versus a list?"
"What is class inheritance?"
Like... What the fuck. These are questions that give no insight into who I am or how I work. This is shit you see on a second-year midterm exam. What a waste of time.10
How much do you contribute (if at all) to your 401k? My company has no company match, but I am trying to max it out ($19,500 a year). Any reason why not to max it out? In my mid-20s.19
If HR wants us (engineering) to fill out a form, you need to make it short and sweet.
The longer you make it (multiple pages, a lot of text, etc) the less people are going to fill it out / even look at it.2
I just want to make it clear for all the PMs out there...
If you don't put it in a fucking ticket, or don't mention a feature you want in a ticket, I will not do the work or forget put something into a feature.
Write that bitch up if you want it done.2
I recently got promoted to "Senior Software Engineer", but plan on leaving my company in the next few months. Should I put this new title on my resume or keep it as "Software Engineer"?
There are no new responsibilities with the new title.2
I swear to God, at times it seems like our QA team have never looked at our fucking product before.
"Where's X" or "Why does Y look like this?"
I am understanding when it comes to confusion, but you can answer 99% of your own questions. Stop wasting my time and be self-directed once and a while
Starting yesterday, I'm going to study a total of 400 hours over the next 3-4 months on coding, system design, and behavioral interviews. My goal is to 2x my current salary (currently make almost 6 figures) and get out of this shitty company. I want to make it big and say that my studying was all worth it.
Wish me luck peeps. I'll come back in dues time to let you know how it all went.
Today `master` turned into `main` for me on Github and I was like "wait did someone make a branch on my repo."
Should of been called the "magic" branch because shit breaks for no reason like magic.19
It's not that my work is hard. Basically, all the work I do these days is something I've done before with a slight twist on it.
I just feel underappreciated.
"bUt u mAkE sO mUcH mOnEy dO uR jObBbb!!"
How much money I make should not suppress how I feel at a company. Two years without a raise, every company meeting is a circle jerk for the sales team, and whenever our work is mentioned it's "Great job to the PMs for getting this to our clients."
Fuck you guys. Lol. This is a team effort from all sides, but to put engineers last on the "kudos" ladder is just so shitty.8
If software engineering interviews weren't so shitty I would have jumped ship from this company a long time ago.2
Have any developer here ever gone on strike?
I've been at my company for two years, and know engineers that have been here for 3 years that have never got a single salary raise. A lot of the engineers are afraid to step up to management because of their visas literally being in the company's hands (lucky I'm not one of them).
I'm sick of it. I'm sick of my company playing ring around the rosy with raises and treating engineers like we're not human. Treating us just as cash cows. Yes, it's a business, but if sales, data science, and PMs can be treated with respect, we should as well.9
Our QA builds went from half and hour, to an hour and a half and my stress levels are at an all time high trying to get this hotfix out.
Better get the beer out.3
Almost at my company for two years, and not a single raise or compensation adjustment. No bonuses. No nothing.
I was scheduled to get something in April, but COVID hit and fucked it up for everyone.
But hey, if you're on sales you get a BONUS on top of your commission for selling a product and get a mandatory meeting every Friday that the entire company has to attend, just to jerk each other off with deals we've made.
Yes, we make a product. Yes, you are hired to sell it. We cannot live without each other. Just blows that the engineers are under appreciated, underpaid, and just not cared about.6