[Baypiggies] Job "trial day"?
sfseth at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 23:09:11 EDT 2016
I don't think this practice is reasonable, nor do I think a "coding
challenge" is reasonable if the hiring company wants to retain rights to
the code that is produced.
If a hiring organization can't figure out whether or not they want you on
the team from phone calls and in-person interviews, I say they're not
working hard enough on figuring out how to interview candidates. If I do
work that shows what I can do, that's not suddenly their property.
If one assumes that there is a huge variety of technologies we might have
experience with and what employers happen to have chosen, be it Docker,
Xen, Vmware, Jenkins/Hudson, Salt, Ansible, Puppet, chef, CFengine, fabric,
... I haven't even gotten into databases or OS's yet... how is this
practice any different from treating a candidate pool as a freebie tutoring
session? I mean I'm happy to talk about this stuff, but if it occupies
time where i'd otherwise be interviewing, and they're asking me to do it
for free, it seems like a pretty clear exploit to me.
On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 7:19 PM, Hasan Diwan <hasan.diwan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I remember when I interviewed for a company, did a quiz, didn't get the
> job, but was compensated for my time. Not sure what the company was off the
> top of my head. -- H
> On 21 Oct 2016 2:56 p.m., "Anna Ravenscroft" <annaraven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So, this company I interviewed with wants to set up an 8 hour "trial
>> day". Has anyone had one of these? What's your experience? And are they
>> usually paid or unpaid? They haven't mentioned either way yet and I'm
>> curious to get some your input before I go further with it.
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