Companies You Would Never Work At (2019 version)

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  • Amazon / Engeye
    Amazon
    Mar 49
    • Amazon gibbers
      Lol
      Mar 4
    • Amazon idbslw
      I too said this
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft / Ops
      Grumpy PM

      MicrosoftOps

      BIO
      Axe yo momma
      Grumpy PMmore
      Without a doubt
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft avR
      Yep, a no no, coffee tastes bad, horrible door tables, and oncall is a beep
      Mar 4
    • Google JqBx48
      Coffee is honestly the real reason I left Amazon. Also, Google doubled my comp.
      Mar 4
    • Amazon ghhgfffdf
      Used to say this but once I got the offer and the bonus I couldn't say no
      Mar 4
    • New 'Murica
      How much was the TC? I know they do a really high sign on
      Mar 4
    • Kaiser Permanente pagz54
      +1
      Mar 5
    • Amazon MTwain
      Yo, Kaiser dude... grown-ups are talking here....
      Mar 6
  • M*Modal / Engstremf
    Facebook
    Mar 40
  • Uber God.
    There’s so many terrible companies out there and people in here like “amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Deloitte”. Yeah ok blind
    Mar 41
    • Amazon
      poorrep

      Amazon

      PRE
      Amazon
      poorrepmore
      This
      Mar 4
  • Cognizant msquare
    Any Indian consulting company, including my current one.
    Mar 46
    • Amazon / Engeye
      So yes to Infosys?
      Mar 4
    • Cognizant msquare
      Nooo. Stay away from Infosys, Cognizant, TCS and others like these
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft vzusism
      You do realize cognizant is an American outsourcing company right, HQ is in NJ ? I know it may feel the same as Indian outsourcing companies ....
      Mar 4
    • Cognizant msquare
      Yeah yeah.. thats prerequisite of going global.
      Mar 4
    • Garmin pop0618
      Wipro is also registered in NYSE but should be avoided like plague.
      Mar 4
    • American Express / Engwuali
      Any company that hires engineering from these companies, including my current one.
      Mar 5
  • Uber bagpack
    Lyft
    Mar 41
  • New / Product
    s108

    NewProduct

    BIO
    Mostly startups. Interested in exploring new opportunities in Los Angeles.
    s108more
    Facebook. Several companies I know actively discriminate against anyone who’s worked at Facebook or Palantir, as it typically is indicative of lack of a moral compass.
    Mar 510
    • Nvidia Brouwer
      Out of curiosity which companies or industries?
      Mar 5
    • LinkedIn Pudingi
      Hahaha. What a troll!
      Mar 5
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

      TwitterEng

      PRE
      Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
      tremendousmore
      Lol. “Several companies I know” I.e. several companies you’ve been rejected from. Having Facebook on your resume is an automatic interview at 99.99% of places.
      Mar 5
    • Facebook TYsa84
      I got interview call at every company i wanted
      Mar 5
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

      TwitterEng

      PRE
      Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
      tremendousmore
      I don’t doubt that. It’s funny to see so many tech bros on this thread using mainstream media and recent press to trash Facebook, discounting the engineering pedigree and quality of talent there. Moral compass is an effective buzzword to hide behind these days I guess. Disclaimer: I’m ex Fb so call me biased but even then this is hilarious. Especially Uber bros calling out fb is 🤷‍♀️
      Mar 5
    • Uber svu
      I’m a proud “uber bro” here. Our company have issues, we made mistakes, but I come to work feeling we made a positive change to how people get around and have access to flexible temporary income in the last decade. We don’t sell ads or induce people to spend time on intentionally superficial and meaningless social apps like Instagram. I would never discount how talented people at Facebook are though. I think not interviewing Facebookers for “lack of moral compass” sounds really extreme and idiotic.
      Mar 6
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

      TwitterEng

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      Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
      tremendousmore
      Your criticism of Instagram as a superficial meaningless social app can be countered by millions of small business owners who’re able to reach their customers because of apps like Instagram and thousands of people using Instagram, Facebook and twitter to affect social and geopolitical change. It’s not all rosy - social networks have their dark side too as is all too evident if you’re aware of what’s going on. However - the point being made here is tech employees trashing a tech company because of their domain is duplicitous at best, moronic at the worst. Uber’s predatory business practices should give pause to the Uber bros that have suddenly grown a ‘moral compass’ after having their company and reputation trashed by mainstream media.
      Mar 6
    • Uber svu
      “Suddenly grown a moral compass”? You should have paused before writing that down and assuming that people working for Uber didnt have one to begin with. I joined Uber in 2013 after talking to a lot of Uber drivers who loved the flexibility Uber provided, as well as my friends who loved it as a new way to get around. I still believe the net benefit from Uber both now and in the long run to humanity is positive and way greater than those social media apps. And that’s partly what kept me going, even though I’m not denying that those ISOs and RSUs helped too.

      Of course not all social media apps are born equal. I think reddit and twitter are still better by design than facebook/instagram, because the content there is less superficial, imo.
      Mar 6
    • Mozilla TdOc42
      As a candidate this rings true. I’m currently on the job hunt and a friend offered to refer me into Facebook. Although I admire FB’s talent, I just can’t with them. It seems like a creepy ad-company that collects users’ data by any means necessary. Privacy ethics be damned.

      This may be an unfair perception but I just figured Facebook employees are purely money-driven. Things like ethics just aren’t important to them.
      Mar 9
    • Hotwire rpdI04
      Ethics are expensive. If Facebook can't afford them, I wonder who can.
      Mar 9
  • Goldman Sachs GoldenSack
    Amazon
    Mar 48
    • Goldman Sachs GoldenSack
      Also Goldman
      Mar 4
    • Amazon / Engeye
      Why not goldman?
      Mar 4
    • Goldman Sachs GoldenSack
      Well I actually do work for Goldman now. But I wouldn't recommend it for most people. Takes a certain type to survive GS
      Mar 4
    • Facebook / EngSheepWolf
      OP
      What's your role Golden?
      Mar 4
    • Goldman Sachs GoldenSack
      Ops non tech
      Mar 4
    • American Express D.BCooper
      Slc? Looked at an ops job there. Not sure.
      Mar 4
    • Goldman Sachs wooper
      Can be great or bad at Goldman. It's very dependent on team and if you're front office or federation
      Mar 4
    • Chase GdQc76
      i feel you, d sol really hates federation
      Mar 4
  • Uber OgKush8
    CNN, MSNBC, the rest of the fake news media
    Mar 510
    • Flagged by the community.

    • American Express / Engwuali
      You want them to guess their voting preference? 🤔
      Mar 5
    • Uber OgKush8
      Nice, I love how today’s tolerant liberals think it’s okay to be outright racist. That’s why you’ll be on the wrong side of history. I’m not white
      Mar 5
    • The New York Times Qxsu88
      ThAt's WHy yOU'lL bE On tHE WrOnG sIDe oF hIStoRy 🙄
      Mar 5
    • Credit Karma / EngPingu
      Why do we continue to tolerate Liberal outrage? I’m tired of having to sit silent every time someone brings up a social justice issue that is super complex, because skepticism is seen as a microaggression in the bay area. How can ideas be iterated on in that sort of culture?
      Mar 5
    • Amazon tumama
      You would totally have had a point if you had included Fox News as fake. That kinda gives it away that by fake you mean what doesn’t support your ideology.
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft metoo++
      ^Wrong again, Jussie. The only thing Fox News ever “did wrong” was cover the conservative side of news. Before them you only had fake news.
      Mar 5
    • LimeBike Tobystoots
      Triggered Bloomberg guy only proved uber guys point 😂
      Mar 5
    • Wells Fargo yyNq22
      Why everyone got triggered 😂😂😂😂
      Mar 5
    • Uber OgKush8
      We even got someone from the failing NYT to comment on this!
      Mar 7
  • Facebook Probe
    If the TC is good enough, manager and team are chill, and the work looks interesting, I would work for any company.
    Mar 43
    • Facebook / EngSheepWolf
      OP
      Right. But that's the point. To see which companies don't fall into this criteria.
      Mar 4
    • Facebook Probe
      Oh ok, in that case Amazon and Microsoft.
      Mar 4
    • Google JqBx48
      🤣😂🤣
      Mar 4
  • Amazon axmck
    So every FAANG is on here at least handful of times. It would appear that Blind is made up of mostly FAANG employees who aren’t thankful for the role that they have. It’s always someone else’s fault, in this case the company that puts food on your table and allows you to drive that stupid Tesla.

    I hate Amazon for so many reasons it’s hard to count, but even having said that, I’m thankful that I have been able to do good work in a top tier company and make some money.
    Mar 44
    • Western Digital xfcs35
      Great comment, seriously!!
      Mar 4
    • Nvidia shm
      It’s not thanksgiving yet! Chill bruh!
      Mar 4
    • Zenefits GhGt50
      I think it’s due to the fact the people working for FAANG are more willing to shout out for their companies. It would make things a little bit awkward when you mention some non top tier companies and some people reply “what is that company?” .Those names are common knowledges for people here to naturally start the conversation.

      Therefore, even if we force everyone here to speak out a company, you would still see a high percentage of appearances for FAANG.....This question is not able to really get an unbiased answer unfortunately.
      Mar 4
    • Walmart.com / R&D
      channel4

      Walmart.comR&D

      PRE
      Bazaarvoice, Rackspace, Target, JCPenney, Effective
      BIO
      Trickster like Harvey and Bugs. Rebel with 4 causes
      channel4more
      Stockholm syndrome
      Mar 6
  • Yahoo / Eng
    .broadway

    YahooEng

    PRE
    Yahoo
    .broadwaymore
    Never work again at Yahoo. Oath. VerizonMedia. Verizon.
    Mar 48
    • Veritas bmn
      Oops! Just joined today.
      Mar 4
    • true[x] G120591
      Previously worked at VerizonMedia. The WORST!
      Mar 4
    • Amazon / Engscoops34
      Why?
      What's wrong with it?
      Mar 4
    • Tumblr plgjrvcor
      It would be simpler to answer what isn’t wrong with it. Answer: good cell phone discount that inexplicably doesn’t expire until like a year after you leave.

      But that’s basically it. Everything else that could possibly be wrong with a company is wrong there. I’d seriously rather go to prison than work again for Oath / Verizon Media / whatever dumb new name they pick next year
      Mar 4
    • Verizon / ProductSnoopDoge
      So far things are good. TC isn’t competitive. But have a great manager and team members are amazing. WLB is great. With WFH option.
      Mar 4
    • Uber Saghoo
      Yahoo is where tech workers go to die.
      Mar 4
    • Amazon / Engscoops34
      Wtf. Can I get some horror stories here on Verizon and Yahoo?
      I think my Sr. SDE had worked at Verizon for a decade, and another teammate said he was having a lot of fun there as a contractor until the numbers got bad
      Mar 4
    • Oath fsadef
      Just a lot of politics between mediocre talent. People get caught in the crossfire and some of the more idealistic ones get screwed over.
      Mar 7
  • Apple / Mgmt
    j3ffB3z0s

    AppleMgmt

    PRE
    Amazon
    j3ffB3z0smore
    All tech companies who do not meet this list of requirements:

    Pay me 900k TC and allow me to only work on things I want, when I want, and not too much work so that I have to do more than 40 hrs a week but preferable less than 40 and also the work has to always be interesting and challenging. Free food and all the same conveniences I could have at home. A few months of paid time off a year as well.
    Mar 44
    • Microsoft truthist
      Good luck with that!
      Mar 4
    • EA / Engamulbaby
      ROFL
      Mar 4
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      UFEn11

      BloombergEng

      PRE
      AMD
      UFEn11more
      I like that you capped it at 900k, like even in a imaginary scenario you don't wanna go overboard.
      Mar 4
    • Apple / Mgmt
      j3ffB3z0s

      AppleMgmt

      PRE
      Amazon
      j3ffB3z0smore
      As soon as you hit a million it’s a hard no. But something about 900k still makes it seem reasonable! Not sure I’d be happy with 900 though, I guess TC isn’t everything? 🤔
      Mar 4
  • Apple Cfdsftd
    Fakebook and Google evil who pioneered selling user data and taught other companies how to monetize it.
    Mar 414
    • American Express / Engwuali
      Do you realize that you acknowledge it's a shady practice when you ask "But what about your shady practice?"
      Mar 5
    • Google lj6fs
      So amex doesn't keep pii? Everyone does, Google just gets more media attention. If anything what Google stores is locked down more securely given all the attention.
      Mar 5
    • American Express / Engwuali
      Oh, Amex keep and sell PII. What's your point?
      Is your morality relative to what Amex and apple does?
      Mar 5
    • Google lj6fs
      Exactly you sell it. We keep that locked down as we can monetize via ads. Yet who makes the headlines re: privacy.

      From personal knowledge, I know (friends in the industry)that there is a PR war against Google, funded by competitors. The real story is everyone collects data, but Google hires the best to safeguard privacy. You're lucky a spotlight isn't shined on you.
      Mar 5
    • New / Englzf66
      Google hires "the best" doesn't mean anything when you can't even articulate what you define as the best. You're not going to get away with best programmers, educated or anything else because it's a bullshit statement. All of these companies are hiring people whom you would define as the best but they want zero to do with Google, Facebook and a number of other companies.
      Mar 5
    • Google lj6fs
      Why should people trust amex? Apple after the fappening(this is why Google doesn't use security questions). In the end there is implicit trust in the engineers of the company to protect customer data.
      Mar 5
    • Visa FoffBoy
      my data is violated every day
      Mar 5
    • American Express / Engwuali
      You don't get it. No one here is implying Apple or Amex is doing any better. People need a bank. Banks know this. So they collect and monetize user data. Similarly, people need Google. Google knows this. So they collect and monetize user data. It's evil no matter who does it.
      Mar 5
    • Google lj6fs
      I don't think you speak for everyone else but I appreciate your reasonable outlook.
      Mar 5
    • Facebook doesn't sell anyone's data.
      May 5
  • Intuit
    Nulla511

    Intuit

    BIO
    No
    Nulla511more
    Intuit
    Mar 44
    • Amazon / Engeye
      Why not?
      Mar 4
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Amazon / Engᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
      For me, it’s because intuit lobbies to keep tax laws and the process of tax returns complicated.
      Mar 4
    • Salesforce / Productbgeukfn
      Guess you're just not into it?
      Mar 4
  • Pinterest / MktgcRIj0
    No one has said Pinterest. Bravo!
    Mar 52
    • Uber OgKush8
      That’s because nobody even thinks of Pinterest
      Mar 5
    • Deloitte / ConsultantFHAs14
      Bravo!
      Mar 5
  • Goldman Sachs wooper
    Facebook I guess.
    Mar 40
  • Intel Telus
    Facebook. I like to be paid, but couldn't live with myself ethically. Gross and thoughtless.
    Mar 48
    • Amazon Deedadoo
      +1
      Mar 4
    • Facebook JustCause
      My guess, at least 8 people failed our interview :)
      Mar 4
    • Facebook
      n00body

      Facebook

      PRE
      Google, Amazon, Intuit, Uber
      n00bodymore
      @JustCause people who hate certain companies don't necessarily mean they failed to interview (or failed to get to interview) - it just means their perception of the company is shit. And I wouldn't say this lightly: you're not helping change that.
      To reply to @Telus: I invite you to have an honest conversation with someone who works at Facebook (and enjoys working at Facebook Inc, for the good reasons)
      Mar 4
    • Facebook
      n00body

      Facebook

      PRE
      Google, Amazon, Intuit, Uber
      n00bodymore
      (Oh and my comment by no mean says that I enjoy working at FB. I don't like my wlb so....)
      Mar 4
    • Nordstrom / Engtikimon
      Who wouldn't want to work for a company that provides a net negative benefit to society and culture?
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      +
      Mar 5
    • Facebook
      n00body

      Facebook

      PRE
      Google, Amazon, Intuit, Uber
      n00bodymore
      @tikimon I invite you to try to prove that... Forget society for a second - and note the (positive) cultural changes that happened within the last 10 years because of Facebook.
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      He doesn’t have to prove anything to a spy ad whore like yourself.
      Mar 5
  • Cognizant msquare
    Job Satisfaction is a myth.
    Mar 41
    • Adobe bVhVjJD
      Especially for a Cognizant employee.
      Mar 5
  • Apple tungsten19
    All, I don’t want to work at all
    Mar 40
  • Facebook. Probably the only company of the list that provides negative value to humanity.
    We are engineers and we make a ton of money. It is in our duty to chose a company that doesn't sell your data or makes everyone lose their time.
    Sometimes I really don't get how Facebook engineers can sleep at night
    Mar 128
    • Amazon / EngRnd&Abt
      You're full of it. Keep thinking you're making a positive impact in the world if it helps you sleep better at night.
      Mar 12
    • Tableau Ydobon
      Obviously hit a nerve with this one....
      Mar 12
    • Amazon / EngRnd&Abt
      Lol. You're either really young or really naive. Wait until you have a couple kids and a mortgage to pay. Then you will realize it is a job at the end of the day. Your view that what we do is so holy as a profession is laughable. Unless you went into bioinformatics and are at the edge of finding a cancer cure, then stfu. But you didn't, because your TC would be a fraction of what you make today -- which involves scaling the backend to the shopping cart on that site or the likes of it. See how holy you are? So stop conflating your hate for fb because of social, political reasons with fb as a workplace. You sound stupid.
      Mar 12
    • Amazon / EngRnd&Abt
      Sorry the world doesn't work the way you envision it. But to make sweeping generalizations about how all engineers at fb should not be able to sleep at night is ignorant. You don't know their stories.
      Mar 12
    • New / Eng
      BogoSort

      NewEng

      PRE
      Samsung Electronics
      BIO
      while (LC) { TC++; }
      BogoSortmore
      I like it how people who haven't been to G/FB/MS/A... breath such hatred for these companies.
      Mar 12
    • Amazon / EngRnd&Abt
      Yes, comparing Nazi germany with fb is a very appropriate analogy and in no shape or form does it cement my original theory about how I thought you were conflating your political/social hatred for fb with the typical software engineer who works there and tries to prevent people's accounts from being hacked. 🙄
      Mar 12
    • Shopify
      u73v0e5g28

      Shopify

      PRE
      Apple
      u73v0e5g28more
      Um, Facebook has tonnes of positive value, it just depends on how you use it. It's a tool like any other.

      Facebook groups are great, and so is keeping in touch with family. Just keep your friends list small, and don't share/post crap.
      Mar 20
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

      TwitterEng

      PRE
      Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
      tremendousmore
      N00b Facebook reject engineer spotted
      Mar 20
  • Amazon gemalto
    Cambridge analytica
    Mar 40
  • Facebook person52
    Haha. All these tech companies are some of the top places to work. I'm guessing you guys have never worked at an old school bank or insurance or healthcare company.
    Mar 41
    • Amazon bOjD60
      Exactly. Most people would kill to work at any of these companies.
      Mar 4
  • Amazon / EngUbuntuOS
    Facebook - so creepy
    Mar 40
  • Tesla XDbw83
    Tesla
    Mar 45
    • Bank of America / DatatSWv17
      No Tesla cuz of bad WLB or other reasons too?!
      Mar 4
    • Tesla XDbw83
      Bad WLB 60 - 80 hours a week plus meetings on weekends, 0 company benefits, extremely poor management, and they play layoff roulette every 90 days, also lower pay than most companies
      Mar 4
    • Bank of America / DatatSWv17
      Damn..sounds painful..thanks for the clarity.
      Mar 4
    • Tesla XDbw83
      Pretty painful 😂
      Mar 4
    • LinkedIn YVmc82
      Meetings on weekends? Say no?
      Mar 5
  • Splunk yrMA84
    Never say never
    Mar 46
    • Bloomberg yvKJ65
      How is splunk
      Mar 4
    • Splunk yrMA84
      Pretty good.
      Mar 4
    • Morgan Stanley flkxx
      Didn't your stock drop 5% today thanks to Chronicle?
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft / Eng😈 Mornin⭐
      It is never for 2019.
      Mar 4
    • Google Mmkaay
      You just said never
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft / Eng😈 Mornin⭐
      Everything comes with best before date 😋
      Mar 4
  • Huawei.

    Not sure about their TC or culture, but I’d never work for a company that’s an extension of the Chinese government.
    Mar 41
  • Bob’s Roofing Company

    I don’t know anything about roofing.
    Mar 40
  • Twitter ejPj07
    Juul. My grandfather died in his 60’s after a lifetime of smoking. Juul is hooking an entirely new generation on nicotine. Fuck them. Vaping supporters might say vaping is harmless, but people who vape are more likely to try smoking cigarettes. Again, fuck Juul.
    Mar 51
    • Activision Blizzard / Engs5ft361Jx
      I went from half a pack a day to sipping on the liquid nicotine teet so seems fine to me

      Also anecdotally, i havent seen all these kids who supposedly switch from vape to cigarettes. I try smoking a cigarette now and it tastes like total shit, why would they want to taste ass and smell like ass
      Mar 6
  • Barclays PLC sscL38
    Why Uber is bad place to work?
    Mar 48
    • Poor culture. Managers with no experience. Misrepresentations to employees. Fast production cycles are impacting product quality. Constant rapid fire production cycles often don't allow for bug fixes. Lack of transparency in town hall meetings.There's a lot more, but I give away my position if I got into more detail.
      Mar 4
    • Oh. And also the toxic culture. It's still a very backstabbing, throw-your-colleague-under- the-bus culture.
      Mar 4
    • Uber Luisito
      ^this guy doesn’t work at Uber
      Mar 4
    • Uber AnonJones
      No, he probably does.
      Mar 4
    • Nutanix kFWK67
      How do people get "New" as company in Blind?
      Mar 4
    • TextNow conny
      Poor team, not the company
      Mar 4
    • Uber / Enghotboi
      Lmao picasso butthurt. Everyone else from Uber on blind loves working here
      Mar 4
    • Nordstrom / Engtikimon
      Alex, what are "things inexperienced white dudes love"?
      Mar 5
  • Booking.com / ITB.eer
    Google or Facebook
    Mar 47
    • Facebook TYsa84
      I see, coz u will never get in
      Mar 5
    • Facebook / EngSegTree
      Or maybe he or she just isn’t interested. Get off your ego trip.
      Mar 5
    • Booking.com / ITB.eer
      Mostly due to moral/ethical objections
      Mar 5
    • Facebook TYsa84
      What are your ethical objections with google? I personally am ready to give them all my data in return of how much it has helped me, my family and the world. I am mot asking anyone to do that. But, we as a species would not be here without it. Its easy to be influenced by media and go into the ethical rant just because these companies are big enough to be targetted, while all the other companies would do the same if they could or are already doing it but nobody pays attention. The whole human race would be 5 years behind without google search engine, android and hundreds of other innovations made or supported by this company.
      Mar 5
    • Amazon / ProductShldvBnEng
      Also booking wouldn’t exist without google.
      Mar 5
    • Facebook TYsa84
      Are u willing to stop using google search, google maps, android phones, smart TVs, facebook, insta, messnger, whatsapp and google drive, google cloud, google photos, youtube and gmail too? If u have ethical uses why would you contribute to their revenue? Let me know how it goes.
      Mar 5
    • Facebook TYsa84
      37% of traffic to booking.com come through search, guess what platform people are using to do a search on internet.
      Mar 5
  • Uber God.
    Congrats to Facebook on overtaking Uber as the most hated company. This serves as strong indicator that now is probably a great time to go to Facebook. People will get bored soon and have to find a new company to post their self righteous indignation about.
    Mar 54
    • Salesforce today’s
      Yep
      Mar 5
    • Amazon hsl44428q
      You are both still the most hated, for different reasons. Facebook it's the business model and Uber it's the surprisingly large array of asshole it has working there.
      Mar 5
    • Bossa Nova Robotics Pjjq85
      Also Uber.
      Mar 5
    • Nextdoor wo9lqlwo
      I don’t like Facebook simply because I don’t like the products they put out. They’re not fun to use and they don’t make me feel good.
      Mar 5
  • Autodesk prexitonic
    Facebook.

    Not even related to any of their pr over the last year. Based entirely on a previous experience there when interviewing. It was so bad that I actually left the interview half way through the on-site.
    Mar 410
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

      BIO
      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      Details?
      Mar 4
    • IDEO / OtherRBPV51
      Spill the T
      Mar 4
    • Intel / Ops
      rt2d2

      IntelOps

      PRE
      Cisco
      rt2d2more
      Their interview process is insane .. the position I interviewed for they even changed location during the interview process and said I had to work from the office .. most my work can be done remotely
      Mar 4
    • Uber domin8
      Oh, Facebook wants the employee to show to work. Nasty!!!
      Mar 4
    • Autodesk prexitonic
      The interview questions were fair. Difficult, but that’s to be expected.

      The problem was with the interviewers I met throughout the day. The first person came into the room with his hand in a bag of Cheetos. Licked his fingers clean then tried to shake my hand. He looked at me a bit strange when I did not want to touch his Cheetos and saliva covered fingers. He then went on to hastily scribble a problem on the board without saying a word and then pulled out his phone and make a phone call. I tried to ask if he needed some time to finish his call before we got started, at which point he gestured toward the phone as if I was being rude and should be more reverent to him and then waved me off in the direction of the problem. So I sat and waited for him to finish his call. In that time I emailed the recruiter I was dealing with and by the time someone else got to the room to ask him what was going on, the damage was done.

      The other two interviewers I had after that were not nearly as awful, but they both very clearly did not want to be there and all three were people I would have been on a team with so I packed up my stuff and left.
      Mar 5
    • Uber domin8
      @autodesk, when was that. It sounds like the interviewer was not trained on interviewing. That likely was many years ago. If it's recent you should write up your experience and ask the recruiter to share this with the hiring manager.
      Mar 5
    • Intel / Ops
      rt2d2

      IntelOps

      PRE
      Cisco
      rt2d2more
      @Uber .. there wasn't even compromise to work from the office I applied for and commute a few times to the office they wanted me at. 100 miles a day to and from was not worth it. So turned them down.
      Mar 5
    • Autodesk prexitonic
      @uber, that makes sense. I did tell the recruiter about it immediately and asked that it was reported. I never heard anything back and the recruiter ghosted so I just wrote Facebook off entirely at that point. I have friends that work there and they in general like it, but my personal experience was so intensely awful that I see no reason to ever try again no matter what has been changed.
      Mar 5
    • Facebook TYsa84
      Out of curiosity how did u know they were gonna be your teammates? Most people choose their teams in bootcamp.
      Mar 5
    • New / Eng
      BogoSort

      NewEng

      PRE
      Samsung Electronics
      BogoSortmore
      You don't want to work at Facebook office? I'd love to live there.
      If they have a work from home -- I'd probably beg for them to let me come and work from home from their building :P
      Mar 6
  • New / Product5gVb6z
    Juul
    Mar 42
    • Uber paparoach
      Why
      Mar 5
    • Twitter ejPj07
      They profit off of addicting people to nicotine
      Mar 5
  • VMware jsofktb
    Any Chinese company
    Mar 50
  • Facebook, their product/business model is reprehensible
    Mar 47
    • Salesforce today’s
      That’s a little dramatic, don’t you think?
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      No
      Mar 5
    • Facebook hphpd
      At least we have products and a business model
      Mar 5
    • Rackspace xJtp85
      I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft FBisEvil
      Whatever you have to tell yourself to sleep at night, you piece of shit.
      Mar 5
    • Cloudera opppp
      It kinda just keeps going from bad to worse
      Mar 5
    • Facebook hphpd
      Sorry you feel that way, MS - I suppose only one of us is calling random strangers we know nothing about pieces of shit though 😅
      Mar 5
  • Microsoft foobarpoop
    Facebook. don't wanna work for a CEO who still thinks like a college kid
    Mar 40
  • Amazon insomnia
    ITT: People posting companies that they work for.
    Mar 40
  • Oath girlduv
    Great this post included every single company in the Bay Area. I’m going back to my dads farm in North Dakota!
    Mar 52
    • Tumblr elwE87
      got room for one more?
      Mar 5
    • Amazon / Engeye
      Lol
      Mar 7
  • Amazon 86Lion
    Amazon. Shitty perks old tech low TC, top down management. Low pay even more so in Canada.
    Mar 57
    • Hotwire rpdI04
      The tech is so backward that one of the interviewers perhaps didn't even know that priority queue is available as a standard data structure and it's not necessary to know the implementation for using it to solve problems. Maybe you all Amazonians, still code each and every data structure by hand.
      Mar 5
    • Bank of America / DatatSWv17
      Damn Hotwire..you must've gotten a really bad interviewer at Amazon bud..
      Mar 5
    • Credit Karma / EngPingu
      I think you missed the point of the interview. A priority queue is a pretty simple problem that you can use to showcase that you know how to program. I would expect it to be used as a phone screen question, sort of like FizzBuzz
      Mar 5
    • Amazon 86Lion
      Sorry to hear you had a bad interview experience. Happy to hear you didn't join Amazon though lol. Sadly, the question of how a pqueue is implemented seems to be all too common in many places.
      Mar 5
    • Vanguard
      Roxas

      Vanguard

      PRE
      Vanguard
      Roxasmore
      Bad interviewers at Amazon? Let me chime in! Two weeks ago I was tasked with solving a problem with a specific time complexity. I solved the problem but couldn’t get the exact complexity and when I asked the interviewer how to do it she said it was impossible. So she asked me to do something that was impossible.

      And the interviewer before her was a complete asshole. Dude was rude and fucking annoying , I could hear him sigh every 30 seconds. Seriously fuck that place I got a job with a much better company 4 days later .
      Mar 5
    • Oath Jkin
      My Amazon interviewer asked me how Java GC collector works.. I told him the basically theory you'd find online. Then he asked to go deeper and describe how it is implemented.. "did you read the source code?".. Like what kind of freakin nerds do you have there, that read Java GC source code to prep for interview?!
      Mar 5
    • Hotwire rpdI04
      Even an Expedia hiring manager asked me the implementation of Concurrent HashMap and several other things that we just take as a given or standard part of the language. The point is that not knowing these things doesn't prove anything. Questions which can be looked up anytime online shouldn't be asked. It's the problem solving that should be rather tested. But, even they they overblow it. They will give you a complex maze or graph problem with recursion, DP or backtracking involved and ask you to code the optimum solution. Even if solving these problems may be just a matter of practice, it doesn't seem too exciting of work now.
      Mar 5
  • PayPal gtrx
    Amazon and facebook.
    Mar 46
    • Western Digital
      telllme

      Western Digital

      PRE
      Western Digital
      BIO
      You may enter up to 160 characters.
      telllmemore
      You work at PayPal and telling other companies are not good?
      Mar 4
    • Visa uAoe08
      What’s wrong with PayPal?
      Mar 4
    • PayPal gtrx
      Yeah, I should be working for western digital to comment :) sorry dude. Lol
      Mar 4
    • TextNow conny
      Lol you work at PayPal cuz you never got into Amazon or Facebook
      Mar 4
    • Oracle Cloud_PMT
      What’s wrong with amazon ?
      Mar 5
    • Nordstrom / Engtikimon
      What's a Text Now?
      Mar 5
  • Salesforce Dhdiebzbsi
    Trump 2020
    Mar 40
  • Amazon bOjD60
    Seems the standard response is: <company I am currently working at>

    Lol... This community is just a bunch of whiners.
    Mar 42
    • Microsoft / MgmtIamSatya
      Or Amazon
      Mar 4
    • LinkedIn 123$
      No it's Amazon
      Mar 4
  • Twitter / Eng
    tremendous

    TwitterEng

    PRE
    Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
    tremendousmore
    Juul, Pinterest, Amazon, Oracle, IBM, Yahoo, Workday, Intel
    Mar 48
    • Uber fellow99
      Twitter
      Mar 4
    • Vanguard
      Roxas

      Vanguard

      PRE
      Vanguard
      Roxasmore
      What’s wrong with yahoo?
      Mar 4
    • Salesforce shaman
      What's wrong with workday? Just too boring?
      Mar 4
    • Yahoo / Eng
      .broadway

      YahooEng

      PRE
      Yahoo
      .broadwaymore
      The guy from Vanguard was time travelled from 1990s to present. Dude, how can you ask what's wrong with yahoo!!! It does not exist. 2019 yahoo is product for verizon, by verizon and of verizon. It is verizon media. You get verizon company phone that is the only perk. No wlb, no job security, poor pay, poor immigration, poor benefits, poor bonus, poor management, poor executives, stale tech, poor engineering culture, and keep counting.
      Mar 4
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

      TwitterEng

      PRE
      Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
      tremendousmore
      @shaman Workday because of its over reliance on DSLs and internal frameworks. It’s where young talent goes to die and they’re unable to hold onto good quality engineers. For PMs it’s great.
      Mar 5
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

      TwitterEng

      PRE
      Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
      tremendousmore
      Also forgot the OGs - should’ve added Cisco and SAP to the list
      Mar 5
    • Salesforce shaman
      @tremendous I see. I imagine things are different if you work backend or infra
      Mar 5
    • Vanguard
      Roxas

      Vanguard

      PRE
      Vanguard
      Roxasmore
      @.broadway hahahahahahahaha I actually got a Software Engineering job offer with yahoo and I’m a little glad I didn’t take it after reading that.
      Mar 5
  • Athenahealth duderino
    Facebook

    I just don't like their industry. I like to feel like my work helps to make the world a better place. At athenahealth i feel like I'm helping to modernize the healthcare industry, which is severely behind the times.
    Mar 45
    • Microsoft ygv
      Lol... Don't be sour grapes. Did you fail to get into FB and now justify your existence?
      Mar 4
    • Google zswq
      Why do you assume they failed FB’s interview? FB’s interview is the easiest IMO, as long as you really want it.
      Mar 4
    • Salesforce Lababab
      Agreed with zewq, whoever leecode hard can get into fb.
      Mar 4
    • Groupon afw
      "leetcode hard" is pretty hard for me🤣
      Mar 4
    • Google zswq
      You can practice again and again. Finally, remember the solution.
      Mar 4
  • Uber XEa3j
    Verizon
    Mar 43
    • Intuit / Eng
      j123x

      IntuitEng

      PRE
      Cisco, Verizon, Oracle
      j123xmore
      I enjoyed working at Verizon. Daily 6 hrs of work and played 1 hr of foosball everyday in that 6 hrs....
      Mar 4
    • Nordstrom / EngNcjdkelsk
      Sounds like my experience as well lol
      Mar 4
    • Visa samK
      You guys coming to the foosball tourney?
      Mar 4
  • PayPal rooki
    Companies are not crazy it’s the boss that makes it crapy. People do not leave company they leave managers . Companies should seriously start thinking well on training their managers
    Mar 41
    • Credit Karma / EngBug4J
      Not that simple, managers take and follow orders from the company leadership, they are the company
      Mar 4
  • Groupon afw
    Groupon.

    Once I get the f outta here.
    Mar 46
    • OmegaFi jorquart
      Eh why
      Mar 4
    • Groupon / EngRPmY41
      Lol. Please elaborate.
      Mar 4
    • Groupon afw
      I need to elaborate?
      Mar 4
    • Groupon / EngRPmY41
      Na. I got out.
      Mar 4
    • Groupon afw
      Good for you! Where you at now?
      Mar 4
    • Groupon / EngRPmY41
      Paypal
      Mar 4
  • Lyft sceakyK12
    Trump Corp.
    Mar 51
    • Twitter / Eng
      tremendous

      TwitterEng

      PRE
      Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
      tremendousmore
      Lots of potential for upward mobility... followed by possible jail time
      Mar 6
  • Turo ninja1234
    Infosys they offer 90k for 5 yr experience in Bay Area . A JOKE COMPANY
    Mar 50
  • Optum / ITzkzkzkzk
    I find it hilarious that people are mostly talking about FAANG where there so many shitty companies out there. Reassures my point of how most of the people working for those companies live in a big bubble without any notion of how the real world is...
    so many other shitty companies and everyone is talking about those where most kids coming out of college would give an arm and a leg to work for any of them.
    Mar 47
    • Qualtrics nglomg
      Maybe the question should have been where would you never work given places that you typically would work at
      Mar 4
    • Optum was horrible when I was there. Is it any better now?
      Mar 4
    • Optum / ITzkzkzkzk
      No. Still shitty
      Mar 4
    • Microsoft
      fresh68

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Taco Bell, Campbell Soup, Jack in the Box
      fresh68more
      The thing is everyone knows about the smaller shitty companies. But no one knows about some of the shitty faangs.
      Mar 4
    • Optum / ITzkzkzkzk
      I wouldn’t call my company “smaller” we have twice the number of employees than Microsoft. And we are probably 4 piles of shit higher!
      Mar 4
    • Twice the employees of Microsoft and yet no one knows what any of them are doing
      Mar 4
    • Optum / ITzkzkzkzk
      It’s like we are colleagues or something :)
      Mar 4

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