re: What I Learned From Bombing An Amazon Coding Assessment VIEW POST

re: I would like to emphasize, that these kind of assessments only take a snapshot of your current development and problem-solving skills. A more valid...

not even a snapshot of your current skills but those that you can think of immediately under pressure. Any company that wants someone who can solve puzzles is a bad company, I want to work somewhere where real engineering solutions to problems are considered, analysed and thoughfully developed. Not stupid puzzles.


I see the biggest conflict in long term creating quality software vs. short term KPI, where one qualitative measure is compared with a quantitative measure.

And HR, as well as MGMT, are totally in love with quantitative measures, which is why (I assume) they still do these coding or fact-based-recall-skills assessments.

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