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I once worked for a company where everyone was a developer (except for two people in administration).
They had about 30 people.
This was from 2014 to about 2017 (just saying, because you may get the idea I'm talking late 90's early 00's).
Before I got to work there I got a questionnaire with questions like "what's the next number/figure in the sequence?", "what happens to a candle and a drop of mercury in an elevator that's going down at a certain speed?"(???) something with a sailboat and wind, one question where I had to make a basic HTML page, and two or three database design questions.
I skipped the nonsense questions like the sailboat and mercury because I really don't know anything about sailing or friggin' mercury Confused | :confused:
I somehow made a mistake in the database design, which was unfortunate.
Anyway, I got the job and immediately noticed everyone's knowledge was stale.
They were working on old languages and frameworks, two teams did EVERYTHING in Oracle (yes, EVERYTHING, if all you have is a hammer...), I got across JavaScript code that returned various types from the same 100+ lines function, despite everyone being an "Oracle expert" (they wrote their own Oracle management tool) I got some very strange looks when I asked about JOIN syntax and tracing, etc.
The person who was in charge for keeping up with new technologies only shared the occasional Oracle update (he was in that everything Oracle team).
The few good people all quit, save for one who has a family and makes good money there, although he once told me "my career is going backwards here, I'm currently doing Oracle and Delphi."
I quit because my team was extremely toxic due to some people being stressed out because they couldn't keep up.

I really don't know what their questionnaire was testing, but it wasn't quality in any way.

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