I wasn't personally laid off, though I knew people who were. This company treats their developers like absolute trash. Where do I start?
- Their codebase in ANCIENT and they aren't willing to modernize or change. They tried to but continued to repeat the mistakes in the old codebase, so what's the point really?
If you pointed out any mistakes they made you were shamed into silence and I was often told I didn't know how anything worked
- I had one of their devs tell me that the file system was the same as a database and that we could use the file system interchangeably, but I'm the dumb–s?
- The scrum managers are like brutal overlords. They treated devs like children and wouldn't let us create Jira tickets or update them at all. We had to go through them for literally EVERYTHING.
- We had at least 15+ hours per week completed wasted in meetings that we really didn't need.
I'm glad I left when I did because weeks later they laid off everyone I worked with (would have been me too). Be glad you don't work there and if are thinking about working there, think again, you deserve better.