This seems unique to geography, because out in the Philadelphia area I have never had a tech interview that sounds like these horror shows.
Maybe it’s a supply/demand thing, but out my way developers are treated very, very well even in interviews. I don’t think anybody can afford a bad Glassdoor was /LinkedIn review.
I have had some strange interviews in my day, for sure, but the idea of being put through the pieces for 4/5 rounds is very foreign to me and not something I would tolerate.
Not sure. I’m not from the US, never lived or worked there, but have seen this in both my main geographical areas, Europe and SE Asia.
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