What I want to hire is a developer that’s going to stick around for at least 90 days (and then one year after that) with glowing feedback in their performance reviews. That’s true for every hiring manager.
What I don’t want is a developer that is fired for:
- Culture fit or maliciousness.
I work for a small-mid SAAS company. We do all our own hiring.
A degree in CS is favorable. Projects are favorable. Past relevant cross-experience is favorable. I would not throw out an applicant just because they lack a degree. Again, my #1 focus is placing an applicant that’s going to achieve and stick around (my bonuses are tied to those KPIs).
I learned about FCC from an applicant. He was self taught (mostly from here) and still works with the company. No degree.
I actively recommend FCC to anyone that asks me “what’s the best way to learn coding and get a job?”. I also recommend FCC to students studying CS so they’re actually employable.