My recruiter for this large company wouldn't tell me until the morning of the interview (had asked two weeks ago). He told me that they said any language would be fine. When it came time to start writing the code on the board in the first coding session, I started writing the code in C# and told them what it was. But in the middle of me describing my tree traversal code, they said "you know this position uses Java, right?" And I said yes, and informed them that others told me that it's the algorithmic core that is focused on and that they said any language used on the board is great. Then they told me I needed to write it in Java. Then I turned to change some of the code. As I'm explaining, I turn around, and they're looking at each other, laughing silently. Then we covered two more problems.
After the interview, I go get some water. They're ahead of me, and I hear them mentioning C# and one of them rubbing their hand over their head and the other one laughing.
I wish I was Eurasian so that I wouldn't have to deal with this malcontent and extreme pain like this. Why on Earth do we have it so unbearably difficult? Why on Earth am I being manipulated for things I can't change?
- Amadeus Trick2gIf it’s a true story, then I feel for you man. It’s unfair. But if it’s made up like you are known in these forums for, then I guess nice try.
- Nvidia dushankIf you knew the job would use Java, and you knew how to code in Java, why use some other language for the interview?
Forget what the recruiter told you. Common sense would be to code in Java.
The interviewers do sound like jerks, but you should have never put yourself in the situation to begin with.
- New / Engphokingr8Get revenge:
buy the company with funding from non eurasian sovereign fund, change their tech stack to c#, have those 2 write Wpf apps.
- Intel IntelegacyThis usually happens in Interviews. Managers seems to be ok with other programming language experience but Engineers under would be perplexed in the interview process. In your case both C# and java more or less Same in basic syntax probably their collection s library might differ.
- Microsoft pJcW86Tell them they should work on their communication skills and they should tell THEIR recruiter they are not infact accepting any language and the interview will be in Java and then walk out.
Idiots if they worry more about the language vs. what you actually wrote to solve the problem.