Getting rejection due to technology stack ?

Ironshore arch135
Jul 19 22 Comments

Hi I recently had couple of onsites which I got rejected .I think I did good on coding and design. But I m mostly working in Microsoft stack . Does that cause rejection? Is there any bias towards java / python compared to C#? One company told me design and coding were good but technology stack is totally different

Thanks

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  • NetApp kgywhj
    13 yoe isn't hard to get familiar with Linux env in 2 weeks max?
    Jul 19 7
    • NetApp kgywhj
      That's the spirit!
      Jul 19
    • Splunk iLnGsV
      🤣
      Jul 19
    • Bloomberg 1337c4lyfe
      Were you living in a cave?
      Jul 20
    • Google emc2too
      Don’t be religious about these technologies. That would be a red flag.
      Jul 20
    • Ironshore arch135
      OP
      @bloomberg, google . Yea I was too religious towards msft technology, not any more
      Jul 21
  • Google PersonR
    For three companies you tagged technology stack does not matter.
    Jul 19 1
    • Ironshore arch135
      OP
      It’s actually not the companies I tagged other than fb
      Jul 19
  • Google rafaNadal
    It’s highly dependant on the role you are interviewing for.

    If it’s a regular SWE interview then tech stack doesn’t matter at most companies as long as you aren’t just a JavaScript person
    Jul 19 0
  • VMware kiwiss
    It’s usually not an issue for big companies. Small companies prefer people with relevant experience because they hire a limited number of people.
    Jul 19 0
  • Booking.com / Other
    仆街 冚家鏟

    Booking.com Other

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    Have you tried interviewing with msft?
    Jul 19 3
    • Ironshore arch135
      OP
      Have an offer with them already
      Jul 19
    • Booking.com / Other
      仆街 冚家鏟

      Booking.com Other

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      Congrats. Maybe msft is the place that suits you best
      Jul 19
    • Ironshore arch135
      OP
      Thanks Hmm yea let’s see
      Jul 19
  • Facebook / Eng lkj630
    Yes and no. If you have no Unix-like experience, that could be an issue.
    Jul 19 3
    • Ironshore arch135
      OP
      Yes that was asked in my fb onsite . I told I have absolutely no experience in Unix or Linux :( . I had a very small experience but not confident on answering questions on those and all Te rounds were well so didn’t want to lose a chance by not answering. I m having 13+ yoe . Do you think that will slim my chances for coming interviews ?
      Jul 19
    • Facebook / Eng lkj630
      If you're planning to do any full stack dev, it will be on Linux, using not-c#.
      If you're doing frontend only, you could perhaps get away without any of it, but honestly, spend some time and at least get comfortable using Linux. The only Windows only roles that I know of are in video transcoding or Oculus related things. Everything else runs on Linux. I think the problem is that because you'd be coming in as a senior engineer, you'd be expected to just know these things on the job. If you are able to pickup a new language and os quickly, then no problem. But if you're wanting to code in c#, on Windows, then this is a no.
      Jul 19
    • Ironshore arch135
      OP
      I can pickup . Got a rejection anyway .so gonna do some Linux before next Onsite . Feel sad missed 2 good opps :(
      Jul 19
  • Bloomberg 1337c4lyfe
    I would reject you on the spot for not having proper understanding of the world and for being too siloed.
    Jul 20 0
  • Bloomberg 1337c4lyfe
    For a real engineer stack shouldn’t matter. In 13 years you’ve had plenty of time to research what’s out there. Especially with all the easy YouTube info there is no excuse.
    Jul 20 0

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