Crazy startup year

New / Mgmt
elhero

New Mgmt

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Google
elheromore
Dec 12, 2017 19 Comments

So much bullshit. Know nothing bozos trying to take 1% of your company. Your competitor employees pretend they want to join you to get all your secrets. Your customers want a perfect product on day one. Investors want to bring down valuation because of their bs value add. You try to get diversity but most female engineers who know their stuff won't leave a FANG job. Engineering Kids out of college ask 120k .... And the list goes on

Just wanted to rant. At the end of the day, you suck it up and keep pushing!

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TOP 19 Comments
  • New / Eng eniac
    Well, what's the point of joining a startup leaving 200k a year worth of RSU's if you don't get at least 1% of the company, so that if there is a potential exit, you at least stand to make a few million for taking the additional risk.
    Dec 13, 2017 8
    • New / Mgmt
      elhero

      New Mgmt

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      Google
      elheromore
      OP
      Yeah, we have no problem with credible people that add real value. We get approached by so many people who never ran a company in their life and still want crazy comp. When you sit with them, all you hear is typical jargon: you have to focus, stay scrappy blah blah.
      Dec 13, 2017
    • New / Eng eniac
      Simple answer, don't hire them :)
      Dec 13, 2017
    • New / Mgmt
      elhero

      New Mgmt

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      elheromore
      OP
      Thanks! You made my point.

      That kind of simple answer is exactly the kind of reply you would get from advisors-wanna be. No depth or real understanding of the situation coupled the most basic non value statement.
      Dec 13, 2017
    • New / Eng eniac
      No need to get personal. I worked for a successful startup from 0 to acquisition and I know what I am talking, at least that's why people listen to me and seek my advice. You pick and choose your battles, if you think someone is not worth their salt, don't hire them is a perfectly valid answer. Also, you keep talking about "depth", what makes you qualified to evaluate that? If you're so good, why do you need an advisor?
      Dec 13, 2017
    • New / Mgmt
      Chienyii

      New Mgmt

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      Google
      Chienyiimore
      I gave out 1% of my company to an advisor who literally quoted PG's blogposts the entire time. I hear you OP
      Dec 16, 2017
  • Salesforce Mehehhh
    Most female engineers won’t leave a fang job cuz we are smart enough to know startups are full of bullshit and bozos
    Dec 13, 2017 4
    • Salesforce Mehehhh
      You don’t know that
      Dec 13, 2017
    • Salesforce Mehehhh
      You realize you can keep accounts right. And you don’t know where I have worked besides salesforce
      Dec 13, 2017
    • Salesforce Mehehhh
      Actually fb lounge was pretty boring. Salesforce lounge is pretty boring too. Both are better than IBM for sure
      Dec 13, 2017
    • Robert Half mgsquared
      Female recruiter. This. I have been asked to recruit for startups that I can tell are full of tech bros. I don’t send them my candidates in the end. No woman wants to be involved with that culture.
      Dec 18, 2017
  • Microsoft XKBH16
    Let me bring out my violin 🎻
    Dec 12, 2017 0
  • New rqkd10
    So basically a humble brag?
    Dec 12, 2017 0
  • Apple QLFh62
    On the other hand - getting funding for startups is way easier than 8-10 years ago. Especially for bullshit promising.
    Dec 13, 2017 0
  • Google tIcU55
    Whoa you guys are being a bit harsh don’t you think? It’s a hard life being a starving founder. Best luck OP, hope things look up next gear!
    Dec 13, 2017 0
  • Deloitte PVaQ48
    That's the deal. If that is too hard just get a day job.
    Dec 17, 2017 0

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