re: What is the number one thing you look for in a new job? VIEW POST


Number one for me, is having smart colleagues to learn from. I am happy to say, that I am probably the dumbest person on my team. Not that I'm bad, but that my colleagues are so good.

Always surprised of the knowledge bombs that get dropped.

I am also growing rather attached to the free snacks and drinks in my office. So that is a benefit I wasn't expecting 😄


I'm going to borrow from Omar Gaston Chalas' formatting since it works well.

Must have:

Remote Work.
Flexible Hours -- Sometimes I work at night.
A team that communicates well.
Worklife balance.
Automated deployment.

Should have:

Relatively Flat Structure - my and other dev's opinions should matter.
Great salary and benefits.
Technically Challenging Project.

Nice to have:



Thanks for sharing Alan! What does worklife-balance means to you? Something like unlimited vacation time? Or is it something else such as ability to take a day off if your kids need to visit the doctor?

It means that the company promotes an environment where people don't feel guilty for taking a day off, going to a doctor's appointment, or doing whatever else they may need for their well being. This goes hand-in-hand with the company prioritizing the health and wellness of its employees( within reason).

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