Blind bluffing or what

Minted choloman
May 15 20 Comments

New here, reading through posts on W2s and yoes, I realized how those numbers deviate from what I and my friends have.

Seriously, how does a fb e4 having a 600k paycheck? I myself have received top band e4 offer before, and it tops at like, 350k a year(translates to top band TC ~700k). I have also seen Amazon L5 with a 950k W2, I have dozens of L5 friends from Amazon and none of them earn this much in Seattle or Palo Alto. I can list a handful of other crazy TC that's way out of the band than what recruiters told me.

I'm genuinely interested in understanding how so many top 5% performers are on Blind, and how their W2s are so much higher than literally, all my ok-performing friends have.

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TOP 20 Comments
  • Blind tc= (base*1.3)+(stock*insane growth expectation over vesting period)+(record breaking bonus %) 🤣
    May 15 1
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      I doubt that's the case because people been swearing on those are their real W2 numbers.
      May 15
  • I haven’t seen any E4 here claim to have 600k TC. Most numbers I have seen here correlate well with irl experience. Blind is a microcosm of real world, not top 5%
    May 15 4
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      600k TC is actually achievable, mine was higher with competing offers from other FANG. top band is some where 167+360+100
      May 15
    • Yeah but not for E4. There’s no way 360k worth of stock vests every year, div by 4. If 100k is sign on annualize that too. With paper money any TC number you can pull outta your a$$ is achievable, but again Blind community cautions against it
      May 15
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      I misunderstood what you meant by TC, I was referring to the package when you sign the offer.
      May 15
    • Zynga 2blind
      @minted how long ago did you get this offer? Also, which other competing offer did you have? Did you have Google too?
      May 20
  • Amazon
    beedoop

    Amazon

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    Microsoft
    BIO
    Brb bio.
    beedoopmore
    You mean you can’t just believe random numbers posted on an anonymous website on the internet?!? What!!!
    May 15 1
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      I was really hoping this site can be constructive, so..
      May 15
  • Uber lock_up
    No FB E4 has 600k paycheck
    May 15 1
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      except on Blind.
      May 15
  • Google brokeaftbh
    You want it one way

    But it's the other way.
    May 15 0
  • Nvidia wagecuck
    I think you’re exaggerating. Haven’t seen any insane numbers on blind like you claim.
    May 15 4
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      I won't bother digging through the posts, but it's one of the "Show your W-2" posts. I remember seeing tc like 600k for E4 and 1MM for E7.
      May 15
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      on a second thought my memory might tripped and it could be an E5 W-2, but still, insane numbers
      May 15
    • Nvidia wagecuck
      600K for E5 with stock appreciation is not unheard of.
      May 15
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      vast appreciation for FY18 fb stock, I hear what you are saying...
      May 15
  • New / Product
    VeniceLA88

    New Product

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    Mostly startups. Interested in exploring new opportunities in Los Angeles.
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    Generally TC above $400K is uncommon, at least from what I’ve seen. I only know a few people above. If I were to guess most people here make a normal amount (200-350)
    May 15 1
    • Minted choloman
      OP
      that's what I thought, majority E4-E6 makes < 400k, at least within my friend circle.
      May 15
  • Zynga 2blind
    I saw a post with 168/400/100 on here for E4 but that was a research position.
    May 20 0