- Oath Atinlay2Unless they break a conduct policy, not much you can do. Most interns are of limited experience by definition, that does not mean they are incompetent
- Salesforce / Eng 123kona321moreThey’re only there for a few months. Give them easier and easier work until they can handle it.
- Amazon hot 🍞Hey ok so here is the project we need help with. We have a lot of data written on paper in old English format, there are no libraries to read and extract this data. We would need to write a machine learning program to do this one time effort, but it would be less lift if someone just read it and typed it into the computer.
That's where you come in....
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- Why is this so difficult to decide if intern is inexperienced or incompetent (or both)?
Intern1: doesn’t understand what causes null pointer exception. Incompetent as this is a basic CS skill any competent CS major would have!
Intern2: writes most of his code in a single function. Understands NPE but can’t figure out the source in a 10000000 line code base. Inexperienced as he has basic academic skills but not industry skills.
Almost all interns are inexperienced (unless someone went to grad school after several years on the job), but a few of them are also incompetent.
Why is this so contentious?!!!