Friday, October 22, 2010 12:06 PM
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly
Still fresh in my mind is the day that I interviewed at Atalasoft. It was 2007, the economy was still in full swing, and companies were hiring computer science graduates like it was going out of style. I interviewed with a number of companies but Atalasoft stood out in one important aspect:
It was the hardest interview process I’ve ever endured bar-none. I was nervous, I was shaking, I felt like I was going to throw up… I was pushed to my limits.
This might sound like an awful thing to endure, but it meant a lot to me. It wasn’t the highest paying offer I had, it wasn’t at the most prestigious company, it wasn’t even working with the most cutting edge technology. However, I knew I was going to be working with very smart people and I knew that they would be expecting a lot from me day one.
This, I thought, is a company that will force me to grow fast.
Today, I know I made the right decision in coming to Atalasoft. They have gone above and beyond in supporting me in all of my endeavors, whether it had immediately tangible benefits for the company or not. I’ll always remember Atalasoft as the place I became an author, a Microsoft MVP and as the place where I graduated from being a mere programmer to a true Software Engineer.
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