I have been working at Mail.ru full-time (More than 3 years)
Big projects, professional growth opportunities
Lack of essential management skills among managers. Not clear career opportunities, unreasonable compensation schemes.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mail.ru (Saint Petersburg (Russia)) in April 2015.
Went through the first interview round and ended up with the reject (April 2015). HR from recruiting company reached me out in LinkedIn and proposed to apply for two "hot" positions which has to be closed ASAP. Even though I was in passive search, I have kicked in and HR conducted an interview (a week later, due to my request). The office was a quite pleasant place and HR seems to be a knowledgeable person, able to discuss technical questions. The interview was arranged on 18.30 p.m. and consisted of * initial chit chat with HR about my interests and overall awareness of company/positions * test (pick a right answer / propose your own) which I passed without much struggle and, finally, * programming of two trivial and well known algorithmic tasks. For a later assignment I had to use notepad or some other non-IDE editor, without option to compile my code. I did quick, yet what I thought to be good enough version, with enumeration of probable issues (e.g. if we have numbers larger than Long.MaxValue, we'll be better of using BigIntegers instead of Longs). HR was in a hurry, so she asked me to save the code in textfile and assured me that some developer will take a look at it later on. Nevertheless, next morning I got reject from recruiting company without any additional info, even though I explicitly asked for a details.
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