4 types of a bad employer: tips for .NET developers

4 types of a bad employer
4 types of a bad employer

When looking for a job, IT professionals very often think about whether they will meet the requirements of the company and very rarely about how the employer will meet their expectations. To avoid having to look for a new job soon, not to be disappointed in absolutely all those who are looking for smart specialists, be careful. We offer you a selection of signs of bad employers and tips on how to recognize them if you’re looking for remote .NET developer jobs.

Greedy employers

Such people want a lot from you, but they will pay little for the work. Most often, such employers can be recognized already by the description of the vacancy. They require work experience, skills, and knowledge, in addition to development, the list of responsibilities may also include testing, communication with customers, etc. But at the same time, you will not see a clearly defined salary in such descriptions. Most likely, it will be written that the level of payment is determined at the interview or the minimum amount will be written with the prefix “from”. Do not flatter yourself, you will not receive more than the specified amount, and at the interview, you will be told that your knowledge and skills are only enough for the minimum rate, which, over time, may increase. As a rule, this time does not come very soon, if it comes at all.

If you still decide to apply for such a vacancy and you are invited for an interview, look around. A stingy employer can already be identified by the office, especially not by its front part, where clients are received, but by the offices of employees. Also, it will not be superfluous to find out during the conversation what equipment you will have to work on. This will tell a lot about the employer.

Fairy tale lovers

These employers just lie to all applicants. If you read such bright prospects in the description that you, as an applicant, could not imagine even in your wildest dreams, close this vacancy. Another distinguishing feature of “storytellers” is that they promise a lot, but demand little. If in the job description, you see vague requirements and responsibilities that even a beginner can handle after the courses, but at the same time they promise courses, internships, and training from the best specialists at the expense of the company, as well as bonuses, allowances for overtime, etc. Instead, you will do everything and get nothing for it.

We are not saying that there are no companies that have it all and that employees enjoy all the benefits. But, as a rule, employees of responsible employers learn about all bonuses after being hired. Honest bosses do not need to lure good employees. They have adequate requirements that align with decent salaries and duties.

“Smart” bosses

These employers are convinced that their employees are just machines doing their job on autopilot. They tolerate no initiative, suggestions, or optimization, only the fulfillment of duties. Moreover, such employers have a very negative attitude towards those who offer them something, they will ignore such an employee in every possible way and drive them to quit eventually. “Smart” bosses do not need such specialists.

Hyperactive managers

Another category of bad employers. Such bosses have 100 projects at the same time at work, but they do not bring one to an end. Workers under their leadership are torn between tasks, cannot concentrate, programmers are constantly pulled, tasks are changed for them, and often they have to stay up late. Such bosses set unrealistic deadlines for remote workers, demanding everything at once.

To recognize such bosses, it is enough to see in the job description a promise to work on various interesting projects, and in the requirements the ability to work in a multitasking mode. This does not mean that you should not respond to such vacancies, in general, but it is worth considering.

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