Companies You Would Never Work At (2019 version)

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Mar 4 1,096 Comments

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  • Amazon / Eng eye
    Amazon
    Mar 4 9
    • 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
  • Uber God.
    There’s so many terrible companies out there and people in here like “amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Deloitte”. Yeah ok blind
    Mar 4 1
    • Amazon
      poorrep

      Amazon

      PRE
      Amazon
      poorrepmore
      This
      Mar 4
  • M*Modal / Eng stremf
    Facebook
    Mar 4 0
  • Cognizant msquare
    Any Indian consulting company, including my current one.
    Mar 4 6
    • 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 / Eng wuali
      Any company that hires engineering from these companies, including my current one.
      Mar 5
  • Uber bagpack
    Lyft
    Mar 4 1
  • New / Product
    s108

    New Product

    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 5 10
    • 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

      Twitter Eng

      PRE
      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 4 8
    • Facebook / Eng SheepWolf
      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 5 10
    • 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 4 3
    • Facebook / Eng SheepWolf
      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 4 4
    • 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.com R&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

    Yahoo Eng

    PRE
    Yahoo
    .broadwaymore
    Never work again at Yahoo. Oath. VerizonMedia. Verizon.
    Mar 4 8
    • 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 / Product SnoopDoge
      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 / Eng scoops34
      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

    Apple Mgmt

    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 4 4
    • Microsoft truthist
      Good luck with that!
      Mar 4
    • EA / Eng amulbaby
      ROFL
      Mar 4
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      UFEn11

      Bloomberg Eng

      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

      Apple Mgmt

      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 4 14
    • 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 / Eng wuali
      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
  • Pinterest / Mktg cRIj0
    No one has said Pinterest. Bravo!
    Mar 5 2
    • Uber OgKush8
      That’s because nobody even thinks of Pinterest
      Mar 5
    • Deloitte / Consultant FHAs14
      Bravo!
      Mar 5
  • Intuit
    Nulla511

    Intuit

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

    • Amazon / Eng ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
      For me, it’s because intuit lobbies to keep tax laws and the process of tax returns complicated.
      Mar 4
    • Salesforce / Product bgeukfn
      Guess you're just not into it?
      Mar 4
  • Intel Telus
    Facebook. I like to be paid, but couldn't live with myself ethically. Gross and thoughtless.
    Mar 4 8
    • 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 / Eng tikimon
      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
  • Goldman Sachs wooper
    Facebook I guess.
    Mar 4 0
  • Cognizant msquare
    Job Satisfaction is a myth.
    Mar 4 1
    • Adobe bVhVjJD
      Especially for a Cognizant employee.
      Mar 5
  • Apple tungsten19
    All, I don’t want to work at all
    Mar 4 0
  • 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 12 8
    • Amazon / Eng Rnd&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

      New Eng

      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 / Eng Rnd&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

      Twitter Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google
      tremendousmore
      N00b Facebook reject engineer spotted
      Mar 20