Interviewed at GitHub

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griesrt1

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May 25 36 Comments

No coding, only open ended questions. Two different interviewers asked me the same question: “what are you doing for help women in tech?”. Then at lunch this SJW who was the “diversity and inclusion director” made a reference to me being white and bald insinuating that I’m just another white guy who doesn’t have empathy. Then at the end they asked me whether I regretted saying anything during the interview. What a giant trash pile.

Edit: To be somewhat fair, this was right after the CEOs wife was abusing other female engineers at GitHub. Might have been a reaction to that bad press

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/diversity-guru-discusses-white-women-2016-2

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  • Unity smQr11
    You sound like a fucking prick
    May 25 5
    • PIMCO MvnUp
      smQr11, hateful much? You must be drinking that hate fueled SJW Kool aid. Someone having a different perspective or opinion doesn't mean they're a "fucking prick." And for what it's worth, a GitHub employee treating OP different and making assumptions about him because he's a bald white guy is messed up. GitHub is the screwed up party in this scenario.
      May 25
    • Unity smQr11
      I work in HR. The reason you ask these kind of questions (rather than tech questions) is because the candidate immediately comes across as an incel alt-right waste. Makes the rejection email easier.
      May 25
    • New / Eng
      griesrt1

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      So just by being white and bald that makes me an alt right waste? This is interesting. Do you think racism is genetic? Lol
      May 25
    • Unity Lvl1Crook
      Sorry but "incel alt-right waste" made me laugh... Who classifies people like that lol
      May 25
    • Microsoft Teslanos
      Actually smqr11 sounds like the fucking prick.
      May 26
  • Riot Games jadukn
    The use of the term SJW as pejorative, putting diversity and inclusion director in quotes, and the fact that they asked you whether you regretted saying anything leads me to believe that you probably said something that was seemingly innocuous but was deeply meaningful to tour interviewers. That you did not stop for even a moment to reflect on yourself is a red flag to me. Tech skills can be taught. More is required these days.
    May 25 6
    • Riot Games jadukn
      Imagine feeling threatened by the realization that the world doesn't revolve around you, and that building a global organization requires thinking about the needs of people who aren't like you. Imagine being so completely obtuse about that fact that you attack the very people who are trying to help you appreciate it.
      May 25
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

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      It seems very racist/sexist to think that the only way to understand people of other races/sexes is to be one of them - as if there are such significant fundamental differences between them.

      I had heard that both concepts were social constructs.
      May 25
    • Riot Games jadukn
      @Tier1 ?? I can't tell who that is addressed to.
      May 25
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

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      You
      May 25
    • Riot Games jadukn
      Strange. I didn't say that the only way to understand a group of people is to be one of them. I said that building a global org requires thinking about the needs of people who aren't like you. Do those two statements sound the same to you?
      May 25
  • Google hodling
    SJWs are a disease and must be avoided like the plague.
    May 25 1
    • Apple
      ST8izGr8

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      ST8izGr8more
      Amen
      May 25
  • Sounds like discrimination to me. No one from HR should be insulting a candidate, especially someone from D&I. Sounds like a toxic environment to me. Their loss.
    May 25 0
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    cHeCk YoUr PriViLeGe
    May 25 2
    • PIMCO MvnUp
      Cause non-URMs can't have opinions. They're too privileged.

      Sorry white and Asian guys but your opinion doesn't count.🤷‍♀️
      May 25
    • Amazon anw2Bwm
      Asian people are definitely URM in C Suite and higher management
      May 25
  • Microsoft leetworld
    Github has awful interviews process. 4 hr take home assignment even for msft internal candidates. Fuck of
    May 25 0
  • Apple
    ST8izGr8

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    “Diversity and Inclusion” Director 😂😂😂😂 what a fucking joke
    May 25 0
  • Was this a recent experience? The incident you referred to regarding the former CEO’s wife happened in 2014 and you said this interview was “just after” that.

    I’m not saying GitHub’s interview process doesn’t suck. Far from it. But if you’re talking about an experience from 2014-15, you need to give that context...
    May 25 3
    • Expedia / Eng hnAy18
      What's your TC?
      May 25
    • GitHub
      SQL75

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      The article link is also from 2016 and about Nicole Sanchez— who has been gone for years too. While I am not a fan of Nicole, her & her team/policies are long gone.
      May 26
    • New / Eng
      griesrt1

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      OP
      That’s good to hear. The d & I person was someone else.
      May 26
  • Uber / Eng ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°
    Right?! I hate it when the rights of others infringe on my right to be bigoted.
    May 25 0
  • Microsoft
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    Wtf. This is completely unacceptable and is opening us up to lawsuits.
    May 25 0
  • Amazon / Eng scoops34
    We need to stop feeding these companies money.
    May 25 0
  • Salesforce HnKlqP
    Why hasn't a lawsuit been filed?
    May 25 0
  • Expedia gVMe85
    Can you give an example of these open ended questions?
    May 25 1
    • New / Eng
      griesrt1

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      Technical how would you build system x. Architecture stuff
      May 25
  • Expedia / Eng hnAy18
    What does sjw mean?
    May 25 1
    • New / Product
      FwXM77

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      FwXM77more
      Social Justice Warrior.
      May 25
  • Uber :-|
    No coding?
    May 25 1
    • New / Eng
      griesrt1

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      No
      May 25
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Not inclined
    May 25 0