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Office Tours – Development Environment (the physical one)

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Looking for a job is always an interesting experience. You learn and talk about your skills, how the experiences relate to what the company has been doing, and how you can help the company achieve its goals.

For those that are wondering why I have the brackets – There is the technology stack such as here is the other one. The physicial one Zsolt and Martin Fowler such as U-Pod arrangement in lieu to Central.

However, when interviewing, ALWAYS see where the developers are seated, the layout as mentioned above. It is easy to get too much into the process – phone interview, coding challenge, meeting colleagues and managers in meeting rooms, however, in one of the places I went to it seemed rather different and congested. Asking to see where the BA, PM, Business and Developers sit (an office tour basically). The developers were all in a windowless basement which seemed like a converted wine cellar with dull yellow lights that may have been white at some point, and grey concrete floor. On the other hand, I also interviewed at some hedge funds based in building that might have some long history with amazing chandeliers and “expensive” portraits – something out of a mystery movie. Interviews are always interesting!

Written by zkashan

June 3rd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Posted in Career,Interview