I work as a junior QA engineer in a big IT company in USA. My manager informed me that they discovered that one senior (yes, "senior") full-time, QA engineer in my team had actually lied on his resume about his experience in programming/automation. They found out that he has hardly any knowledge of automation and are now seeing if they can get him up to speed on automation. This is no surprise to me because he cannot even think about basic manual testing tasks, let alone automate manual tasks. No wonder I had to to do the work which he was expected to do. I had seen the signs well before the upper management had.
Ideally, I would like to have that co worker fired, because he lied and it was a major lie. Moreover, he often needs help for simple tasks which any reasonable person would expect a QA of "senior" experience to perform on his own.
Alternately, I would like him to be demoted to a very junior position and then rise from there if he proves the ability to learn and improve quickly. I strongly doubt that, given the low caliber of the faker.
I know that these are not decisions for me to make, but how do I voice my concerns to the upper management ? As an aside, it feels unfair that such a person might potentially be earning more than us & that he might have gotten a bonus.
I know that this problem occurs on a bigger, almost industrial scale. I wonder how or if I should mention this to my manager. Please see the first link I posted, to get some perspective.
In USA, there are many "medium" to "small"/nondescript IT contracting firms whose "contractors" have little to no experience. Such firms encourage junior contractors/newbies to use fake resumes to get contracting gigs for roles that require several years of experience.
The phone/video interviews are done by proxy and the reference checks are taken care of (most experience is in tiny nondescript IT companies). If the contractor manages to get the gig, then part or whole of his work is off shored to experienced workers who complete his work for a few months to a year, until he has learned enough to survive. If he can continue pulling this off for 3+ years, then he can remove the fake experience, put his genuine 3+ years experience & apply for jobs with real experience.