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Discussion on: Describe the worst coding culture you've been a part of

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I was working at a very big financial public company, the previous CTO recruited about 20 junior engineers (including me) with no senior to mentor us (he was planning to recruit some later for large software dev projects), so the IT department was very productive with a lot of projects. I was a little bit happy at that time that I could see my work used by people, but I wasn't satisfied with the code quality and the absence of the software development culture, there was no such thing like GIT (yes no GIT!!!), clean code, code review or any other thing, they only cared about launching the product. After 9 months, the CTO was gone and replaced by another one, we asked him to bring seniors because without them we couldn't improve the productivity, the code quality and most importantly our careers, he kept saying yes so I decided to quit, they don't care for anything else if you can produce a new app that just works with no good coding practices. I just started a new job in a new startup and I hope to find what I'm looking for.
I just wrote a post here about this misadventure Career first experience and struggle as a software engineer