Technical incompetence at Wayfair -- is there anything worse??

Mar 16, 2019 179 Comments


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  • Uber bobaboi
    Did you type this on mobile?
    Mar 16, 2019 22
    • Wayfair / Eng cplusplus1
      I can vouch for almost everything the person mentioned above. I have been asked questions like "What is git?" "Can pandas parse Excels?" from L3 and a Tech Lead respectively. Recently I read an email where they hired a guy for an SDE role who was a "chef" until 2 months ago. I don't know what's happening really. People put on busy masks by going into meetings and spending 1h talking vaguely about things, eventually coming out of the meeting having achieved nothing. At the end of the day, they advertise saying they're the best in the business when it comes to tech. Hahaha, sure sure.
      May 9, 2019
    • Snapchat / Other dudeLA
      I gave interview to Wayfair and it was the stupidest interview ever in my life.
      Jun 26, 2019
  • Google GodOfAllah
    If you cannot write a blind post with optimal length, how dare you judge anything else.
    Mar 16, 2019 7
    • OP, I think you can ignore the man who calls himself God on blind.
      Mar 18, 2019
    • Amazon WicH21
      What a load of bull! I loved the post. Hopefully you get out op!
      Mar 20, 2019
  • Wayfair 47th
    Man, I’m not even a developer but I hear about this shit on the day to day and it seems this is pretty spot on. The entire engineering department is led by chickens with their heads cut off.
    Mar 17, 2019 10
    • Wayfair CUpR17
      They should of asked employees what the value in benefits of JIRA is compared to PT. PT makes people quit.
      Mar 17, 2019
    • Salesforce / Mgmt GQch66
      PT makes me sad. Of course, I came from Salesforce, which uses a custom version of Salesforce for its issue tracker. It's bad, but not as terrible as PT.

      The best part of being acquired by Salesforce was getting to jettison our GitHub-based robust CI/CD and JIRA integration. :(
      Mar 18, 2019
  • Wayfair olYP50
    Trust me there internal wheels in motion to start solving these issues. The problem is at our scale it's hard to turn the ship on a dime. The cloud is not the winner you seem to think it is. We have smart engineering who seem to forget the basics to scaling. We are working on changing the culture one piece at a time.
    Mar 17, 2019 9
    • Wayfair KpJP81
      What slack channel was this discussed in?
      Mar 26, 2019
    • Wayfair WNEm45
      Jun 1, 2019
  • SpaceX Elon'sMusk
    Damn I wasn't planning on reading a novel tonight
    Mar 16, 2019 1
    • Wayfair str(10)
      It's not fiction tho...
      Mar 17, 2019
  • Rubrik PartyStick
    OP please practice what your preach and shard your post properly
    Mar 16, 2019 1
    • And please do it based on client-side cookies
      Mar 20, 2019
  • Bloomberg ezJV08
    Tldr: TC or Gtfo
    Mar 16, 2019 1
    • Wayfair CUpR17
      Mar 16, 2019
  • Monster unholy!
    Love love love love this post.
    Mar 16, 2019 0
  • Amazon / R&D

    Amazon R&D

    ⭐️ Post of the Year ⭐️
    Apr 8, 2019 0
  • Honestly first time hearing someone using Read Uncommitted transaction isolation level.

    3TB of RAM is REALLY a lot. We have done someone spiky (very high traffic) events in the world and still our primary database has only 64G RAM (in spite of one of the major application don’t have connection pooling).
    Mar 16, 2019 6
    • SAP / R&D

      SAP R&D

      Mostly human
      This is exactly like my job! With (nolock) is necessary when you have hundreds of people reading the row. Normal reads take a shared read lock, which doesn't block other reads, but DOES block updates. Do you want people reading a company data row to block an admin updating a value there? You don't. With nolock shouldn't be used on data that might have _just_ been inserted. But on the 99.9% of the data that is more than a second old it's fine
      Jan 31
    • SAP / R&D

      SAP R&D

      Mostly human
      Our server only has 1 TB ram. DB is 8 TB. We have: 1000 tables, 5000 stored procedures, many complex triggers.
      Jan 31