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Pelayo Méndez

I agree 200% with all your conclusions. I specially don't understand the timed exercises. Work interviews had changed dramatically in the last 20 years. They fell like exams. I bet you that many developers that have been successfully performing their job for years in the same company, would fail in an interview for that same position today.

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David West

I bet you that many developers that have been successfully performing their job for years in the same company, would fail in an interview for that same position today.

I think this is where someone would chime in with a comment about the time the developer of Homebrew applied and got rejected for a job at Google.

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

YES! I know this to be true. During in-person interviews, I've seen one of our guys absolutely stump some candidate on the whiteboard with a very tough question. Then I've posed that exact same question to our existing employees who weren't in the room, and watched as they struggled to answer it. And the effect is only magnified when you throw that ominous countdown timer into the whole equation.