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  • www.mop.ba
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • Company - Private
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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Ministry of Programming Reviews

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5.0
Former Employee, more than 3 years

"Best company in Bosnia if you are looking for Startup culture."

Jan 14, 2022 - Software Engineer in Sarajevo
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Positive Outlook

Pros

Very casual and relaxed working environment. If you like working with startups and startup culture but yet get benefits and salary that goes above what one single startup can offer its a GO. I

Cons

If you are total introvert then startup culture is probably not for you. Otherwise go for it.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Ministry of Programming

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Ministry of Programming Interviews

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  1. Senior QA Automation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sarajevo
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Ministry of Programming (Sarajevo) in Dec 2021

    Interview

    The interview process is very slow, it took around 40 days, first is the screening with their recruiter - this part is pretty standard. They introduce the company, you talk about yourself and say your salary expectations.

    After that, they give you a task, this task is very time-consuming and should be improved a lot - it takes far too much of the applicant's time. A task seems redundant for senior roles, or it should be something significantly shorter, MoP is not the only company out there and people have existing work, other applications, and personal lives, so having a task that takes a full week is too much. To be fair they do give you an extra day or two if you ask for it.

    When, and if, you pass the task you go to a technical interview, I got an interview by their most senior QA guy - this interview was the best, concise, and on-point.

    After this, you have pretty much the same kind of talk you had with their recruiter, but now it's with their VP of Engineering - I was expecting this to be the last step, as one would think a VP of Engineering is the hiring manager and would make you an offer, but that is not the case. Their board gets the offer, and then you are expected to hear back from the recruiter.

    Through the entire process, I had a feeling that they are thrilled with my knowledge and character and eager to offer me a role. I asked for an amount that is above the average for the Bosnian IT industry (around 2k Euros net) and that was probably the main reason for not getting an offer. They are marketing themselves as the highest paying company in the country, but their marketing differs too much from reality.

    The reason they provided for the refusal was very generic and non-convincing, I was perhaps naively expecting them to be better than the average - but they're not, MoP is just a typical Bosnian company, it's no wonder more and more people are leaving the country and deciding to go to the freelance route just to avoid the local companies completely. Bosnian IT companies ask for too much but offer very little in return.
    Interview

    Questions were about my personal experiences and the technical questions were primarily related to the task.

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