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Here are the red flags I used to reveal bad workplace

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They hire anyone. Your management leaves in bulk. Your not-so-great coworkers stay around.

Experienced developers have seen it all.

Here’s what red flags I experienced, and what you can do about it.

Your dearest coworkers go away

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work here.”

“It was great working with you guys. …

Here’s why I and other experienced developers leave lucrative projects

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Do you experience the following project traits?

  • No progress
  • No clear product vision
  • No modern version control

Here’s how to detect these project traits, and why are they important.

You join an overstaffed team

You join a startup or enterprise. You get your first baby tasks.

Tasks seem fine for starters.

Months pass by and…

3 reasons why you should quit your current tech job

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A team member took credit for your work?

Do you fear pushing new ideas?

Do you feel guilty for others’ low-quality work?

You should quit your job. Here’s why.

You’re better than you think

You have impostor syndrome.

You don’t think you’re better. You’ll embarrass yourself in an interview. You don’t know better. …

3 Interview Questions Every Experienced Developer Should Ask Employers

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You must detect a bad workplace before you join.

Inexperienced developers accept any job. Seniors ask the right questions before.

Does the company blame developers? Does the company know their issues? What’s their approach to tech debt?

Here are the job interview questions you need. …

Why experienced developers shouldn’t fear demotion

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“I downgraded my role from tech lead to senior. I now make 50% more but I’m worried about my downgrade.”source

Why you shouldn’t worry about a downgrade? What would you actually miss if you stayed? Does a title really matter?

The downgrade is subjective. You start at the…

Miloš Živković

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