Today I got very upset at work for something which is actually typical of taiwanese companies.
We're looking for a new node.js engineer and I was preparing the inteview when I asked the set of technical questions given to each candidates at the beginning.
So my company (actually, the parent company) is actively preventing me to prepare my interview and consider I am a potential ennemy. Not realizing that if I hire a stupid guy, I will be the guy suffering for it day to day, fixing his mistakes.
To sum up:
- American megatrends taiwan considers its own engineer as potential dangerous leakers.
- People who manage the interview process and have the final call (the test has no useful impact on the last decision) are denied some information to prepare the interview.
- We're given the test once it has been graded (by the secretary who's the gardian of the test), so I could actually copy the test at that time and leak it after.
All in all, the whole thing is completely stupid and works against the company. I'm glad I'm working at very independant branch of this company, with open minded managers and not mindless processes like theses.
If you're a foreigner, or a local with an open mind, be careful of these bullshit when looking for a full-time position.