The Lala List
A list of companies one would not want to touch with a 10ft pole while wearing a Hazmat suit. PRs for new additions are welcome. The list itself is in no particular order.
Code of Conduct
- In order to add a company, please Send a PR with company name and public proof of notoriety.
- Personal grudges, word-of-mouth, arbitrary defamation, and second-hand knowledge would not be considered as enough proof.
- Proof to be shared in form of screenshots, tweets, archive.is links - anything that is/was a public comment from the company management and is viewable publicly (without logging-in/paywalls).
- Please do not send screenshots of private conversations and email chains of people simply disgruntled by work or interview processes.
Every candidate who asks in the first 5 questions they have - "How many working days / week?", should just reject them at that stage I think.— Abhishek Agarwal (@abhishekaggy) December 27, 2017
When you're 21-25, if you're stressed about working 6 days a week, I don't think I want to work with that.— Abhishek Agarwal (@abhishekaggy) December 27, 2017
What a great thread! Top 3 takeaways:— Aakrit Vaish (@aakuvaish) March 14, 2018
1. Make the offer signing process very serious. Contracts, NDA, penalty for not joining. via @anuj
2. Share on social media someone is joining via @PrashantPansare
3. Give a laptop the moment they accept via @prabirkaushik https://t.co/r8PjE6JKOy
I think we should create a public / non editable google sheet with names of people who backout after accepting. Obviously need proof before putting anyones name on the list. A Glassdoor for people interviewing.— Swapan Rajdev (@SRajdev) March 13, 2018
(Diversity over merit)
Yo tweeps know women in backend/DevOps looking for positions? Hiring for 1 of the most challenging roles, scaling our AI platform globally— ashwini asokan (@LadyAshBorg) 8 February 2017
(Name and shame a candidate publicly if he decides against joining the company - because ethics???)
1. Shorter notice periods - 2 weeks. Give and get— Satyen V Kothari (@saty_77) March 13, 2018
2. Founders secret blacklist of flakes
3. Name and shame socially
Pick any/all that you find acceptable.
(Apparently, younger people don't need a life. Thanks to @harshalbot)
While I am all for work-life balance, when you are just starting off in your career, you should just put in the hours.— Sanket Nadhani (@sanketnadhani) 16 May 2018
(Ability to handle pressure and long hours. Are you hiring developers or pressure cooker. )
Ability to handle pressure and long hours. 10 Jun 2018
Unapologetic about exploiting their employees. Convince employees it's okay because "Barack Obama works like this".
Last I checked, it was 3:07 am. I’ve been working since 11 am yesterday, and I’ll likely be in the office until 6 am when I’ll walk home, fall asleep for a few hours, and come back to do it all over again.
In a company survey, we learned that SocialCops employees pull an average of 5 all-nighters per month and work about 60 hours per week. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and someone is usually working in the office at any given time, be it a Sunday afternoon or Friday evening.
Deepu often comes to work at 4 pm and leaves around 5 am. Krishna, another engineer, loves working in long continuous stretches — several days straight spent in the office alternating coding and Xbox — followed by a full day at home
(The Mumbai Floods are but a minor inconvenience, it seems. Thanks to @harshalbot)