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  • Esther Schindler
    See what you started? Interviewing Your Next Boss: Putting the Programming Lead on the Hot Seat Should developers interview the tech leads to whom they ll
    Message 1 of 41 , Feb 24, 2009
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      See what you started?

      Interviewing Your Next Boss: Putting the Programming Lead on the Hot
      Seat
      Should developers interview the tech leads to whom they'll report?
      http://www.javaworld.com/community/node/2500


      On Jan 28, 2009, at 8:29 AM, Jeff Langr wrote:

      > Esther Schindler wrote:
      >> How often have you gotten to interview someone to whom you might
      >> report? In enlightened companies or elsewhere?
      >>
      > A few times, a good while ago. It doesn't always indicate positive
      > things--in one place, a group of us interviewed somebody for whom
      > all of
      > us "peons" had great distaste. They hired the candidate anyway. At
      > least
      > it made our proper place in that company crystal clear; it was simply
      > more fuel for us to want to leave.
      >
      > I think it's narrow-minded to not involve people in interviewing
      > managerial candidates (and that includes managers more than one level
      > up, and it also means interviewers from interacting teams, not
      > reporting
      > to them). If you consider the value of the manager contributing
      > more to
      > coordination (like the company in Maverick, which it's not in most
      > places), it makes no sense.
    • Esther Schindler
      See what you started? Interviewing Your Next Boss: Putting the Programming Lead on the Hot Seat Should developers interview the tech leads to whom they ll
      Message 41 of 41 , Feb 24, 2009
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        See what you started?

        Interviewing Your Next Boss: Putting the Programming Lead on the Hot
        Seat
        Should developers interview the tech leads to whom they'll report?
        http://www.javaworld.com/community/node/2500


        On Jan 28, 2009, at 8:29 AM, Jeff Langr wrote:

        > Esther Schindler wrote:
        >> How often have you gotten to interview someone to whom you might
        >> report? In enlightened companies or elsewhere?
        >>
        > A few times, a good while ago. It doesn't always indicate positive
        > things--in one place, a group of us interviewed somebody for whom
        > all of
        > us "peons" had great distaste. They hired the candidate anyway. At
        > least
        > it made our proper place in that company crystal clear; it was simply
        > more fuel for us to want to leave.
        >
        > I think it's narrow-minded to not involve people in interviewing
        > managerial candidates (and that includes managers more than one level
        > up, and it also means interviewers from interacting teams, not
        > reporting
        > to them). If you consider the value of the manager contributing
        > more to
        > coordination (like the company in Maverick, which it's not in most
        > places), it makes no sense.
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