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Discussion on: The kind of job application process that makes me angry

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Richard Lenkovits

Now that I read this it made me think I should also share my thoughts about a coding interview I took for curiosity lately. About it, in a nutshell:
A company approached me, HR contacted me and told me all about how awesome the job is. I thought I'll give it a go even if I have a job, just to see what they think, how they interview. Then they sent me over to a coding challenge just as they did with you. I did the coding task, submitted my work, but a couple of days later their answer hit me with surprise.
They didn't even look at my code.
They said an automated test resulted in failure when running it. I felt devastated. I mean, code is so much more than just giving it 'a', so it can return 'b'. How it's built tells a lot about the developer who wrote it. Not even taking the time to look at it feels insulting. It's like putting a f*kin robot on the front desk of your interview process.

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Namstel

Jeez, that sounds terrible. What does that say about the company, really? They want you to put in the extra effort to apply for a job, but they don't want to put in the extra effort themselves. It sends a message that they don't really care.

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Richard Lenkovits

Ah and another thing. It was a 4 hours long challenge. :D
4 hours