I responded by pointing out that in my military service and subsequent civilian jobs, I worked all manner of shifts and hours. If something came up on short notice, all I need is enough time to clean up and get dressed and I would be there.
Are you f’n joking me?!? In my 20+ years of programming, I have NEVER had to do that. I’m not a math guy, I’m a web/database guy. I’m not writing encryption algorithms here dude. So we waste most of the interview on that stupid problem.
IF you have 20+ years experience, you should be able to solve it in few minutes. Why complain? It only proves you are still don't get the CS fundamentals, if you apply for Google or MS, you will getting this kind of questions over and over. Again a waste of your time? My only suggestion for you is to take some CS courses instead of complaining.
Experience is relative to your area of expertise. I have a degree in CS. Ask me to write a linked list, or ask me to write a stack or queue. Factoring prime numbers is useless in a web application except in very very very specific cases as mentioned. Anyways, Intellius is a bunch of scammers and crooks and I'm glad it didn't work out. I hope they not only go out of business, but that their management is indicted in fraud charges...
Our culture demands people who both (1) fight for their ideas and (2) support the decision made, whether the decision aligns with their idea or not. We do not tolerate passive aggressive behaviors. And we very much require people who are open, honest, transparent, and direct in their communication style. My personal testimony: I make decisions every day. Some of these decisions are disruptive to how we have done things in the past. Some work. Some are corrected. I interact very closely with our CEO and other leaders and managers. I have never felt that a decision I have made was overridden. But I have certainly experienced my ideas and thinking challenged--and I value this. Our decisions are stronger, and we get smarter.
I said "Safety, prevention of all danger like theft and fights that sort of stuff."
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