• @wewbull
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    12 months ago

    We have a fairly big step up in pay from junior to senior. I can take on 2 or 3 juniors to a high senior or especially principle engineer.

    We’re often also taking juniors on that we already have a relationship with through placements during their university course. That minimises the risk.

    • @huginn@feddit.it
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      12 months ago

      Internship placement would be great. Fighting to even get interns lately though. All management talks about is “efficiency” these days.

      Using a SE 1-5 scale where 1 is junior - I’m generally talking about companies (or at least my current employer) preferring to hire SE2 rather than SE1. An SE2 is maybe 50% more expensive than an SE1 at {current employer} while an SE4 is about 3x an SE1.

      A very small company I worked at basically only hired juniors right out of school but with the understanding that they’d stay on for at least a couple years to help out. The CEO was an engineer in the code though: fun shop. I trained 2 juniors there to competency… But it was a significant investment to do so.