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Note: This situation originates from a student team, rather than a workplace, but I think it is quite fair to be regarded in similar fashion to a workplace/company environment. We treat our work seriously, our products with pride and we have targets/aim to reach. Only exception is that work is voluntary.
I am working with a group of electrical engineering students as part of a university student team (I'm in aerospace engineering myself). The senior members (including team leader) are very experienced and knowledgable. I have no doubt about that and appreciate their input and assistance.
There are a few points where they drive me nuts however:
They are incredibly opinionated. It's very much a strong black or white opinion if a technology is good or bad: "This software package is good, that software package is awful". They refute anything they don't like. Example: They hate the Arduino boards for whatever reasons. I really don't care if I use an Arduino to verify some sensor is working. I need to verify that it works, and I could not care less if it is 'slow' or 'unpuritan' or what not else if it's going to get the job done quickly and easily.
I have the feeling that they don't differentiate between bad solution and untested solution. For instance, they complain there are issues and downsides with reflow soldering, but in reality I think that they just haven't tried it enough to know. I think they are grossly overstating the downsides in the context of our work compared to manual soldering.
I'm feel I'm too inexperienced to want to put my foot down hard, since I'm certainly not always right being junior and outside the field. As reference, when plenty of good and proper videos on the internet what we are trying to do, there must be some sense in it. I am convinced countless hours go to waste since we just 'reject' possibly better and more efficient solutions.
On the occasions I have been able to push for change, it has worked well, and people appreciate it. But a new situation is a new battle. As a result of this (in my eyes) their credibility suffers. I cannot trust them to actually give me a unbiased and decent interpretation of a situation. I'd like to do stuff without getting hindered by their opinionated gibberish.