I have an interview coming up at a marketing agency. They have multiple developers so I feel they should be somewhat competent. I'd rate my own skills as middleweight. They want a full-stacker.
I've looked at their own website prior to my interview and it is pretty unimpressive:
- 100+ requests with a whopping 14MB+ of data transferred (massive res images etc.)
- Google Page Speed score of 0 for mobile / 0 for desktop. I have NEVER seen this before.
- Multiple css files loaded in with no minification. Random mixture of classes and IDs. Strange overrides.
font-familystyles all over the shop. Duplicate styles. It's a mess and a maintenance nightmare.
- Multiple js files loaded in with no minification. Mixture of jQuery and native JS. Potentially copy pasted code. Again an unstructured mess.
- No off-the-shelf CMS. Probably some in-house nightmare written in PHP 4 with Smarty.
My question - should I diplomatically call them out on this at the interview stage... ("I noticed there are a few quick wins on your website you might be able to implement to improve performance")? Do I be honest...? How will the lead dev (who will be in my interview, along with the non-technical MD) feel about this? Pretty peed off I'd imagine. Do I just not mention their website at all?
Advice please. Thanks.