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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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. 🙄