I started out as a fresh grad in this game company as a QA and legacy game programmer. I was very happy to have the job and eager to learn but the poor attitude of the 'senior' devs shot me down. Ironically, I never ever considered a job in game development in my life - it was the only job I could find at the time. They found me on LinkedIn and I was desperate for a job so I took it. They didn't want to train me at all and I was left to my own devices 99% of the time. I tried my best to look into their custom framework but whenever I had an important question about it they shot me down. I hardly call asking questions about how things work and why they are done 'hand-holding'. You cannot Google stuff like that. And yes, I did give things an honest shot before bugging them. They expected me to be at their level and know everything. How could I? They had been at it for 7 years.
I had never worked as a programmer in my life and had a lot of struggles getting started on any of the projects. I didn't know how to use github etc. and instead of offering suggestions to improve my learning they just were bitter and looked down on me and gave a horrible attitude. I did not put these things on my resume and they were not listed under the job requirements and I did not learn them in my studies so they had no right to direct their anger at me. I hated it. I felt so unappreciated and disrespected. They do this to all 'newbies'. They don't want to help out with 'rookie' stuff. One of the other people threatened to quit if they didn't get more help.
As a result, I just stopped asking them for help and did unpaid overtime quite a bit getting myself up to speed - I distanced myself from them and quit asking questions. I never REALLY got a handle of the framework they were using but I still managed to get 2 games out.
I am a curious person and I like to know ALL about the tools I am using. When I ask questions I should have known the answer to a year ago (I've been there 2) they look at me like I'm crazy and stupid but they didn't want to help at the time so how would I know. It's getting to the point where I've had it with these people. I feel depressed and have lack of confidence. You have probably seen my other posts.
What kind of questions would you ask at the next interview to avoid these kind of people again?
Would you bring it up with management?
What would you say at the next interview if they ask why I left?
I cannot understand these people because I like to help others as much as I can regardless of their experience level and I like to collaborate.
If junior devs are such a burden on seniors why bother to hire them in the first place if our 'lack of skills' is so disgusting to you?