What makes an IT job offering or company appealing to you? (she/her/hers only)

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If you are a female developer I'd love to hear about what makes an IT job offering or company appealing to you. What are your yays and nays when looking at job postings and company websites?

I am trying to understand what we as an industry can and need to do in order to become more inclusive.

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I’m not sure what draws me to a job posting, but what makes me not want to apply is the phrase “must work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment”. That line there makes me feel like the company does not value its employees. As an employer you should aim for a product development strategy that doesn’t put that much stress on people or they are going to burn out, and you are probably going to get crappy code anyway. There are a few people can work well in those conditions, but they are special.


they don't try too hard to look cool. they don't offer you a xbox to keep you trapped inside the company. they know you have family and friends and other interests outside office. they care about you doing a good job and that's it. they don't offer some crazy offsite crap full of booze for exemple. only if the majority of the company is formed by young people. then it's cool. you have a comfortable working space, it's okay if it's open office (which is terrible) but at least you have large and well illuminated space (preferably with natural light). good chair. decent mac or equivalent. they want you to leave at 5. friday at 3. the issues have the info you need to do your job. no meeting longer than 15 minutes. no meetings. quiet place. cool mates. assholes are allowed too but at least you are not required to talk to them all the time. food is important. gym too. and bikes.


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Tech stack
Interesting domain
Ability to have an impact
High tech mentality
Respect to personal life of employees
Training support eg sufficient budget

In no particular order

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