January 14, 2022
Score 7 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with CodeSignal
I've had to use CodeSignal when applying to numerous amounts of internship applications for Computer Science Software Engineering jobs, and generally, it's been a pretty smooth experience in regards to taking a technical interview asynchronously and sending the results to whatever company I've applied to. Overall I would say its interface is quite simple and easy to use, and I've never had a real issue with it. My only real complaint would be that I've seen some wide variation in difficulty in some of the questions that I feel has turned some job applications into more of a lottery of getting easier vs harder questions. This variation in difficulty is a little frustrating when it can feel like you won't get to move on in an application process due to simply not getting lucky.
- Simple and easy to use UI
- Wide variety of coding languages supported
- Easy to use testing cases in order to debug
- Questions often feel a large variation in difficulty.
- Can often feel unfair that you won't move on due to being unlucky
- Hidden test cases can be frustrating
- Weeds out candidates
- Requires no employees to man actively
- saves employee time
Codesignal has a nicer interface than what I've experienced with these other products, making it the easiest to use and debug in that is quite pleasing to the eyes. The syntax highlighting is quite nice and it is now a familiar environment for coding in for me and I find that quite nice to not have to learn a whole new UI just to take a job application.
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I mean in the world of tech jobs Online Assessments are incredibly common so CodeSignal just rightfully fits in with the wide array of companies asking for online assessments to weed out candidates that are unable to solve some coding problems. I do think the CS industry might rely a little too heavily on these assessments, but that's more of an industry thing rather than a specific comment on CodeSignal.