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Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Zalando (mehr als ein Jahr)
Profitable big and well established company, great employee benefits and perks, very good salaries, a lot of learning opportunities and growth, possibility to work on products used by tens (if not hundreds) of millions of users, tech first company, work with the best of the best, work on sophisticated systems with best practices in the industry
Engineer hardware quite restrictive on options, can be a little too bureaucratic, depending on the project/product - might not be so flexible with tech used, follows strict processes for certain projects/products
Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Zalando (Helsinki, Südfinnland (Finnland)).
Interviewed for Zalando Helsinki. First, there was very tedious long-lasting process of preliminary interviews. First one or two interviews took multiple weeks to organize. Why hire all the HR/recruiter people if they are absent/busy for weeks. Can’t Zalando afford to hire more then? 🤷♂️
Afterwards there was the interview with one of the technical leads. The person seriously tried to convince me that writing automated tests is not always a good idea and in some cases they are a nuisance and they interfere with the development process. :) Really? Then we had some small disagreement about weather (or climate in Helsinki, to be precise; seriously, I’m not making that up) and some feeling of tension was in the air since that.
After the interview as a feedback I was told that as a lead (I came from a position of a tech lead in a startup) I was expected to be doing more architectural work and planning and not hands-on coding. Really, in a startup with less than 4 developers frantically trying to put out the MVP, I should have spent more time on architecture?
Did Zalando need developers? Why reject based on weather preferences then? Why reject developers with more than a decade of experience at all?
Overall the process was not that nice either. There was no office tour, not too much friendliness, etc.
Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch