Do you share TC with your coworkers?

Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
May 22 312 Comments

We all know that here at Blind, it’s TC or GTFO. But do you also talk about your pay with your coworkers? Why or why not?

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  • Tableau YwcI06
    Only the ladies!

    ... No, seriously, women in tech are underpaid. Knowing what peers are making helps negotiation.
    May 23 9
    • Apple / Design iamshroud
      Wage gap between men and women is BS. My coworker, young lady, had 0 experience in software got SDE2 position in FANG with TC 200K
      May 23
    • Dell uigi
      "This documented systemic problem is BS because I saw one instance of it not being true!"
      May 23
    • Tableau YwcI06
      No really, I know this guy who uses anecdotal evidence and he was right!
      May 23
    • Facebook / Creative
      I have yet to see the “documented” situation. Most of difference is between different roles/levels...
      May 23
    • Two Sigma / Eng eary
      I've done this too, women seem to be less confident and less greedy and it hurts TC
      May 23
    • Pinterest LucyB
      Spent 11 years at Google and know for a fact I made more than most men at my level when I left.
      https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/04/technology/google-gender-pay-gap.html
      May 23
    • Two Sigma / Eng eary
      A lot of the conversation around that article was about women being under promoted.

      It's also possible this is something like mansplaining on our part.
      May 23
    • Mirantis zNsi44
      This "documented systemic problem" was proven to not be non-existent when factors were accounted. Lookup glass door research, one of many.
      May 23
    • New / Eng
      jiiy43

      New Eng

      PRE
      HSBC
      jiiy43more
      I would be totally open to share my TC with my coworkers but it's always so awkward to start the conversation. Do you just straight up ask?
      Yesterday
  • Microsoft Specific
    Not sharing your TC helps businesses exploit you and your coworkers.
    May 22 3
    • Uber ZombieZoo
      That wasn’t the question
      May 23
    • New / Eng
      Psynaptic

      New Eng

      BIO
      Working on Brain Machine Interfaces
      Psynapticmore
      So? It's not like your comment is any more relevant to the question.
      May 23
    • Uber ZombieZoo
      Brilliant:)
      May 24
  • Tinder trolol
    Rarely. Don't want people to get jealous or resentful. It's also just not classy
    May 23 8
    • Grab S0What
      This classy shit is a trap.
      May 23
    • Tinder trolol
      🤷‍♂️ think what you will, but imo talking about how much money you make is trashy. Screams of insecurity.
      May 23
    • Tinder trolol
      Caveat - it's okay on Blind 😉
      May 23
    • Dell uigi
      Tying your worth as an individual to how much others think you make is trashy. Giving people the data they need to get paid equal to their peers is not trashy.
      May 23
    • Tinder trolol
      Agree to disagree. The only person I've told my TC in years is my spouse. Not even my parents know my TC. Whether or not you think it's trashy, many people do ascribe their self-worth to their financial success. From a purely social pov it's smarter to not talk about it.
      May 23
    • Unity / Data
      Mr. Bate

      Unity Data

      PRE
      Microsoft
      Mr. Batemore
      Wow. Unironically using the word "classy" has to be the saddest thing I've seen on this app.
      May 23
    • Greenshades Software hpDA23
      You're confusing self-worth with the market value of your time. Your compensation is literally the value the company places on your bring there. The only thing that benefits from keeping it a secret is the company's bottom line.
      May 24
  • Ricoh dilligaf
    Hell no. Not only is it prohibited, it's tacky imho.
    May 23 10
    • Blackstone / Eng wfjsk
      Prohibited? Lmao yikes. I bet bosses are loving this thread
      May 23
    • Amazon PcketRcket
      Actually you should get informed- not only is it not prohibitive- many states have laws protecting your ability to discuss (ex WA)
      May 23
    • Nvidia lilbity
      What kind of libtard state apparatus takes away ones right for free speech and right the assemble by discussing numbers?
      May 24
    • Uber / Eng rqDs70
      California also protect you, you can talk about your compensation with anyone and the company cannot fire you for that
      May 24
    • Amazon / Design Gayz0s
      What kind of moron thinks 'libtards' is funny/insulting/etc.? Its such a lame term. Is that the best these guys can do?
      May 24
    • Ricoh dilligaf
      I actually never took the time to figure out whether it was really prohibited or not, ie illegal. However, it's been our corporate culture for so many years that I never really gave it a second thought. I guess that means the employers win.
      May 25
    • Procore tbradysuxs
      All across the US you can discuss your pay unless you sign a contest that says otherwise. People can always discuss the conditions of the workplace which includes pay, frustrations with management etc.
      May 27
    • Pinterest kGHH34
      What kind of asinine idiot thinks its liberals that block your ability to discuss compensation
      Jun 6
    • Nvidia bitcoineow
      Same ones that work at Pinterest
      Jun 6
    • Intuit RammyG
      Talking about compensation is protect by federal law.
      Jun 6
  • New / Eng
    pineappple

    New Eng

    PRE
    Deloitte
    BIO
    DevOps Engineering is real thing.
    pineappplemore
    Coworker told me once. He has 12 yoe and I have 3. I make way more than him. This is why you don't talk about TC with your coworkers.
    May 23 10
    • Blackstone / Eng wfjsk
      Yeah imagine how awful it'd be for someone to realize they're underpaid. Much better to let employers get away with paying people that little.
      May 23
    • New / Eng
      pineappple

      New Eng

      PRE
      Deloitte
      BIO
      DevOps Engineering is real thing.
      pineappplemore
      I didn't tell him mine, should I have?
      May 23
    • Two Sigma / Eng eary
      Would you want to know if you were him?
      May 23
    • New / Eng
      pineappple

      New Eng

      PRE
      Deloitte
      BIO
      DevOps Engineering is real thing.
      pineappplemore
      No, I wouldn't. I assumed he made way more than me and felt anxiety when I knew he was about to spill the beans; relief when I found out he made less.
      May 23
    • Wayfair bnKI45
      That's a real d*CK move not telling him
      May 23
    • Facebook blueriver
      Anxiety when you thought he made more, relief when less? Why so emotionally invested in this?
      May 23
    • Apple gWND05
      That’s fucking awful for you to not tell him or follow up with managers to negotiate a raise on his behalf. It shows you don’t respect him enough and are greedy
      May 24
    • Cisco / Product
      dw3!abG

      Cisco Product

      BIO
      🔥Oooo that dress so scandalous, know another brother couldn't handle this 🔥
      dw3!abGmore
      Negotiate a raise on someone else’s behalf? Is this real? I would never do that unless a direct report and I was making a case for their impact to be worth $x
      May 26
    • AnchorFree 🍪 cookie
      You should have told him at least, that the market has changed in the last 10 years while he was working his butt and not paid attention or did any research about the wages.
      May 27
    • AnchorFree 🍪 cookie
      P.S. 12yoe 160 TC because of people like you who never told me to look up past Glassdoor 🤣😂😅

      jk,I don't blame anyone except my stupidity.
      but you get the point...

      Now be a good friend and go tell him he deserves a raise 😋😊
      May 27
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Yeah, but only for bedtalk.
    May 22 1
  • Airbnb woFr6L
    Yes, with really good friends
    May 22 6
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      Hey its me ur really good friend
      May 22
    • Airbnb woFr6L
      Sure. I have the same base as yours and 20% more equity
      May 22
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      I’m confused. I don’t have any equity!
      May 22
    • Airbnb woFr6L
      That means we have the same TC. 120% * 0 = 0
      May 22
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      Good, I would’ve been mad 😡
      May 22
    • Microsoft / Data _john_doe
      Best comment thread ever lol
      May 23
  • Never share comp with anyone in your circle ⭕️ .. it will either lead to ego issues or cause unnecessary insecurity. That’s why blind was invented - do it here
    May 23 3
    • New
      AquaMayne

      New

      BIO
      Tc = broke. Education: the Derek Zoolander school for kids who can’t read and want to do other stuff good too
      AquaMaynemore
      But first multiply it by 1.6 , then share it here.
      May 23
    • Salesforce Zed12
      Yup, I always share my salary after I convert to the metric system.
      May 24
    • New / R&D zipzap1
      “I’m a new grad making 350k at big N, am I doing ok”

      *eyebrow wiggle*
      May 24
  • Blackstone / Eng wfjsk
    The only person that benefits from you not sharing TC is your employer. Who wants to pay everyone as little as possible
    May 23 2
    • Facebook Sffffft
      Meh. You guys talk about it EVERYWHERE anyway so one could keep quiet and just read. *shrug*
      May 23
    • SeatGeek gGqW85
      IDK about that
      May 31
  • Cisco / Product U there
    Do you? At TS
    May 22 12
    • Amazon vriP37
      You're saying 450 is a junior TC at TS?...
      May 23
    • Facebook / Design
      wzke92

      Facebook Design

      PRE
      Apple, Facebook, R/GA
      wzke92more
      Pretty common that juniors will and seniors won’t.
      May 23
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      Higher up probably refers to the managers who probably pull 600+.

      I would consider an E5 at FB still a junior employee.
      May 23
    • Google xkvpspecmg
      By junior you mean less YOE or level?
      May 23
    • Salesforce notblind42
      Yoe??
      May 23
    • Amazon vriP37
      If E5 is a junior a E6 is a head. How do you draw that line? Our of curiosity what is an average YoE for an E5? I wouldn't say L6 at Amazon is a junior that's a senior role. It's not really senior senior but def not a junior.
      May 23
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      I draw the line there because it's the level where everyone is sort of expected to reach with time, while a promotion above that is something many people never get. Generally correlates to significant management duties but not necessarily.
      May 23
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      I was referring to all of those things: yoe, level, management duties, etc. The higher up they are the less I know about how much they make.
      May 23
    • Cisco / Product U there
      Wonder what a VP make at TS
      May 24
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      You can be a VP after 5 years at the company so my TC should be in the ballpark
      May 24
  • Seagate toti420
    No! Only those with small ***** flash their TC to coworkers.
    May 22 4
    • Microsoft Specific
      Good company shill, shame harder.
      May 22
    • Cruise Automation OEia63
      Til: seagate is still a thing
      May 23
    • Seagate toti420
      Where the f you think all the data including these conversations on Blind are stored? That’s right, Seagate hard drives. Idiot.
      May 23
    • Cruise Automation OEia63
      Lol triggered
      May 23
  • Amazon foreverL5
    I’m good at reading people, so for honest people I will tell them anything they want to know.

    Then there are snakes at work who mark up their TC by 30%... not even worth talking to.
    May 22 6
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      Why would they lie?
      May 22
    • Amazon / Data pozbuw
      Hahha is 30% markup an avg?
      May 23
    • Facebook tasmen
      Why do you think the “snakes” are marking up their TC but not the “honest” people hiding their real TC from you?
      May 23
    • Amazon foreverL5
      Not sharing is better than lying. People who lie generally feel vulnerable about their salary, or simply want to feel superior to you and exaggerate their actual pay.
      May 23
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      How do you know they’re lying though?
      May 23
    • Microsoft
      jYCKmD

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Google, Facebook, TuneIn, Cisco
      jYCKmDmore
      Tupeé fallacy
      May 24
  • Amazon engineer86
    Thanks to blind i already have a pretty good idea on how much my coworkers making based on their level
    May 23 7
    • Amazon never.more
      I feel like a lot of people on blind lie. TC aside, a lot of people here state higher than the cap salary
      May 23
    • I never understood why people lie on blind especially when it’s anonymous. Like you literally gain nothing since nobody actually knows who you are
      May 23
    • Cox Automotive Fake-name
      I don't understand those liars either.

      TC: 32 Billion
      May 23
    • Cadence / Product
      luna.

      Cadence Product

      BIO
      .
      luna.more
      I dont think people lie on blind .. people find it hard to accept high TC thats all..
      May 23
    • NetApp / Eng GmQX46
      Is blind really blind? Maybe that's the fear...
      May 23
    • Dropbox iLUo57
      It is until a leak, yeah?
      May 23
    • Sometimes when you get an offer, you may not want to quote the exact numbers, afraid that the hiring company's recruiting team is here watching and may identify you. I nevers lied about TC here but just think it can be a good reason to tweak the numbers...
      May 23
  • Okta 9j6Hk75
    i lie to them about my TC and leave fake pay stubs laying around to sow discontent.
    May 23 1
  • WeWork Gdic84
    I always do. It only empowers us all.
    May 23 10
    • IBM / Eng TechLad
      What is your TC?
      May 23
    • WeWork Gdic84
      330K
      May 23
    • Microsoft bKFl33
      330k at wework? What is your role?
      May 23
    • WeWork Gdic84
      SWE. For TC I included base salary & RSUs that will be vested over 4 years.
      May 23
    • Microsoft bKFl33
      Oh, you mean the RSUs that are not worth anything because WeWork is still private? Cmon, what's the base?
      May 23
    • Nvidia / Eng Mr.XoXo
      Also TC is base+rsu/4
      May 23
    • WeWork Gdic84
      @bKFI33 Why are you being such a dick?
      May 23
    • WeWork Gdic84
      And @Mr.XoXo thanks for clarifying, I wasn't sure how people typically calculated TC. In that case it's about 230K.
      May 23
    • State Street Corporation / Eng HsOm43
      @Gdic84 how many yrs of exp you have? And can you give us your base+rsu split? Thanks!
      May 23
    • WeWork Gdic84
      @HsOm43 yeah definitely! 5 yrs of exp. Base is around 195K and RSU split is around 30K.
      May 23
  • American Express bugger!
    I like to stay in my ignorance bliss. Blind is bad enough already
    May 22 5
    • Google wdyt
      I agree. Bad feelings could happen if someone gets judgy about someone else’s performance and then feels either jealous or self critical.

      Though it would be excellent if TC could be shared anonymously within the organization.
      May 23
    • Lmao every company I’ve worked in has some anonymous TC sharing tool, especially Google
      May 23
    • Google wdyt
      ah that’s good to know, I didn’t know it was common for other companies
      May 23
    • Tbf I’ve only worked in 2 companies so that’s a really small sample size lmao
      May 23
    • American Express uktg07
      You’re better off. Not only did Amex hire me at a more junior level than They should have, but they underpaid me to begin with and I am waayyy behind the curve. A friend left late last year and she made over $40K more than me and was trying to get me into her new company. Would have been $50K more if I didn’t negotiate when I was promoted. Her salary more than doubled plus equity, but she did go for a director role in her new gig.

      I have no idea if they’re still not giving raises with laterals, as they told us a couple years back. Imagine someone going from manager to senior manager at the same exact pay rate. Why even bother with the title change? This is why many are leaving for their competitors. Only way to be paid fairly. Everyone I know who’ve left got at least $20K more.

      Trump saved them billions, yet they can’t share the wealth. Solid rating, yet less than 2% raise. The only thing I’m happy about is that analysts get bonuses starting next year. They work harder than entire teams oftentimes, weekends and nights included to support many of the lazy managers who treat them like slaves.
      May 27
  • Cisco / Eng yaUr85
    always. it only benefits employers not to.
    May 23 0
  • LogMeIn / Other fbdbdnfm
    Hell no, a few companies ago a bunch people on my team did that. It hurt the team morale a lot, there was some head scratching inequality in the pay. It stirred up resentment.
    May 23 3
    • Dell uigi
      Your management hurt team morale by not linking pay to level of contribution. If the company was truly a meritocracy there would be no head scratching when salaries were revealed.
      May 23
    • LogMeIn / Other fbdbdnfm
      Absolutely true they did a shitty job. The best paid person on the team was one of the lowest contributors and least experience.

      For me it was a valuable lesson though, that stuff is going to happen. I think it is a bad idea to talk about it with peers.
      May 23
    • Facebook / Eng
      baldnshort

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      baldnshortmore
      Similar experience. At my last job I found out that even the fresh grads on my team were making the same as me. I was chief architect. I quit the week I found out.
      May 24
  • Microsoft Specific
    Not unasked, but I will.
    May 22 1
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      Someone’s gotta ask first!
      May 22
  • Amazon TBtV84
    Got drunk and spilled the beans then realized my co-workers were getting bent over hard lol
    May 23 4
    • Crew aXFh35
      🤣😭
      May 23
    • State Farm HCgs3333
      And that’s why experienced people don’t share. Because we’ve been there done that. In my case, the coworkers that heard me were “friends”, and from that point on, they followed me at work more closely than my manager and every conversation was about justifying how I made 50% more than them. Ended up losing some “friends” over it. Fuck those assholes. It’s been more than 10 years and I still make way more than they do.
      May 23
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      HCgs3333 isn't that a good thing? Now you know they're definitely not your friends, and they're not friend material. All that matters at work is the money rolling into your own pocket, anything to get more is good.
      May 23
    • State Farm HCgs3333
      It is good now, yeah. But I didn’t need the drama at the time, you know?

      I’m all for transparency. I think everyone’s salary should be public. But if it’s not, don’t hate the ones that negotiate better, you know?
      May 23
  • Oracle strong20
    I'll share if they do.
    May 22 5
    • Oracle raises.py
      $184k, IC2
      May 22
    • Commvault 🖕tc
      Aww
      May 22
    • Oracle / Eng
      wCfJ36

      Oracle Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      wCfJ36more
      Hehe. 320k IC4. But this TC is good right now cause of market. I think people need to really consider the target price they were allocated or a 20% market correction that is due.
      May 23
    • Oracle / R&D
      stupidd

      Oracle R&D

      PRE
      Walmart
      stupiddmore
      220k IC3 here.
      May 23
    • Oracle / Eng Weblogic1
      What teams at Oracle are those TC for?
      May 23
  • Akamai Technologies xJGl81
    It is stupid not to share. People won't know how bad they're getting screwed if you don't.
    May 23 1
    • Dell uigi
      Can't agree hard enough.
      May 23
  • Mixpanel OeVh00
    You can share it with a friend but never a co worker. That is pretty stupid to do
    May 23 3
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      Why do you think it’s stupid?
      May 23
    • Cisco / Eng yaUr85
      Never go full ret@rd
      May 23
    • BYTON
      CgMd22

      BYTON

      PRE
      Qualcomm
      CgMd22more
      Agree sharing with a co-worker who is also a friend helps.
      May 24
  • Nvidia zLUX20
    No way! I keep it all for myself and my family.
    May 23 1
  • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
    At small companies you get screwed really bad if you don't share. Bigger companies you can check the comp bands and anecdotal anonymous reports easily which kind of makes things usually a little more fair, while at small companies I've seen 50-100% differences at the same level.
    May 23 0
  • New
    AquaMayne

    New

    BIO
    Tc = broke. Education: the Derek Zoolander school for kids who can’t read and want to do other stuff good too
    AquaMaynemore
    You don’t want to find out the idiot next to you makes double and you don’t want that idiot next to you to find out you make more... just leads to problems. Keep it between you and whoever does your appraisal.
    May 23 4
  • VMware / R&D c@$hc0w
    Dont talk tc in person. This is what blind is for
    May 23 0
  • New bmmC14
    No, cause it leads to greed. Greed leads to chaos.
    May 23 5
    • Oracle strong20
      Chaos is a ladddddeeeerrrrr
      May 23
    • Microsoft Specific
      Greed directed at the company that's underpaying you, maybe.
      May 23
    • Synopsys pl449
      Chaos leads to hate. Hate leads to anger. Anger leads to suffering.
      May 23
    • Qualtrics / Sales 2lgit2quit
      @synopsys r/unexpectedstarwars
      May 24
    • Nordstrom
      Dr-Strange

      Nordstrom

      BIO
      I'm me😂
      Dr-Strangemore
      @bmmC14, it'll help you to prep yourself so that if your colleague with same work, same or less experience is getting double then it's your time to start leetcoding. Otherwise, you'll be the one who will have that greed. 😂
      May 24
  • Amazon yacht 🛥
    How many of you share how long or short is your d$ck at work?
    May 23 2
    • Microsoft FFSake
      Why tell, just carry it around completely disclosed and with pride
      May 23
    • Procore tbradysuxs
      6.5 hard 3-4 inches flaccid. I’m a grower.
      May 27
  • VMware dNiC41
    Sharing helps everyone understand what they can get paid and is only beneficial. It's only a negative if you have a weak ego and can't deal in the truth.
    May 23 1
    • VMware / Product lRQQ72
      Nope, not even close. You can't go to the manager and say "pay me more because dNic has more". But you absolutely can go and say "give me more because I am above all my peers and here is why." the budgets are given (people fluent just opened) and if your peers are less aggressive the more you are likely to get!
      May 23
  • Adobe foobabar
    I didn’t used to. Now I will because it only helps me and others at my level.
    May 23 0
  • Splunk hWhn44
    I share with people with the same tenure and level as me, to understand whether someone or me is getting screwed on pay
    May 23 0
  • DocuSign ayrg12
    Money changes people's perception of you. No, I do not.
    May 23 1
    • Cadence / Product
      luna.

      Cadence Product

      BIO
      .
      luna.more
      This
      May 23
  • Microsoft Hgrs71
    Those who mark up their salaries, they just want you to feel bad about your job. Sharing salary is unhealthy at so many levels according to me. You will never be happy knowing what someone is making, especially when it's 30% higher 🤣. Guess what, you don't have a way to validate it
    May 23 0
  • Interloc Solutions / Eng talentless
    I'm open about it. I don't bring it up randomly but if it is relevant to the conversation I won't shy away from it either
    May 23 0
  • Netflix / Eng sfo8492
    If asked, yes. I don't tend to just offer it up though.
    May 23 5
    • Two Sigma / Eng timberlake
      OP
      So... what’s your TC?
      May 23
    • Intuit CowsRfuzzy
      140k is great for NYC
      May 23
    • Netflix / Eng sfo8492
      TC is 435k, 6 yoe
      May 24
    • Expedia hnAy18
      Where did you work before Netflix? When did you join Netflix? How did you prepare for the sys design interview?
      May 25
    • Netflix / Eng sfo8492
      Did the startup grind at a few places, joined within the last two years, didn't do any prep. Brought the knowledge and experience I had to the table.
      May 25
  • Nvidia lilbity
    https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/truth-about-discussing-your-salary

    "Your employer may discourage you from discussing your compensation with your co-workers, but did you know it’s not actually illegal? In fact, the law gives you the right to have those conversations if you choose..."

    All of you saying it's illegal to discuss pay at work also believe in 🎅 too right?
    May 24 0
  • eBay djsusv
    if you don’t, you’re getting screwed.
    May 23 0
  • Salesforce lolbatz
    Just share it on Glassdoor.
    May 23 4
    • Wayfair bnKI45
      Glassdoor salaries are always well below the real range for a given role
      May 23
    • Cision YoHl60
      @bnKI45 is that true? For San Fran or in general?
      May 24
    • Wayfair bnKI45
      Yes, in every case I've seen the ranges are about 10% lower. This could be because dev salaries are increasing quickly but they include data from a couple of years ago in their calculations
      May 24
    • Salesforce lolbatz
      It certainly gives you a ballpark. I’ve seen some people be grossly underpaid and they had no idea.
      May 25
  • Walmart.com Vijayan
    Only ppl who know my salary are I, my wife and my mgr. I follow don't ask don't tell when it comes to salary.
    May 23 3
    • Grab S0What
      🤦🏻‍♂️
      May 24
    • And most likely anyone in HR that deals with payroll and probably your manager's manager.
      May 24
    • Indeed lndeed
      your manager shouldn’t know unless you tell them
      May 26
  • Elementum badass2
    Nope, no need to make them jealous. :)
    May 23 2
    • Oracle / Eng otLQ15
      How do you know you won’t be jealous?
      May 25
    • Indeed lndeed
      sounds like a lose lose situation then
      May 26
  • New / IT johndoe01
    I dont. But I want to... it's time to change the culture and start the needed employee conversations
    May 23 1
    • New
      AquaMayne

      New

      BIO
      Tc = broke. Education: the Derek Zoolander school for kids who can’t read and want to do other stuff good too
      AquaMaynemore
      It works well in low paying non skilled jobs where everyone knows they make 15 an hour. Can’t work in a scenario where there are huge gaps for the same job. Employers will always short change the guy who didn’t negotiate.
      May 23
  • Microsoft bruuuu
    I don’t share with teammates unless I know them really well, as it screws up team chemistry in my experience.

    I do think sharing compensation between peers is good since it shifts the power toward the people when it comes to negotiation. I had recruiters try and tell me the typical salary of a dev in Seattle is 60k and because I swap salary deets with my peers I was confidently able to call bullshit.
    May 23 0
  • Amazon YupYupYupY
    Totally inappropriate to talk about with co-workers.
    May 23 4
    • Nvidia lilbity
      Only if it's low TC
      May 24
    • Intuit / Eng wabaduba
      I concur, ducks up team dynamics if there is a huge gap
      May 24
    • Microsoft jzef21
      Found the manager
      Jun 2
    • Amazon YupYupYupY
      @jzef21- I’m an IC not a manager. However, I grew up in place where we knew what was couth and was gauche. Talking about income falls into the latter.
      Jun 2
  • The only people that don't want this information to be shared are management and HR. It's been forced down our throats since gradeschool that discussing your compensation is "tacky". This is just a tactic to keep the working class from negotiating better salaries. It seems to be working fantastically as unions have been in large decline since the 1980s. Union membership in the private sector is now under 7%, a level not seen since 1932...
    May 24 2
    • VMware / R&D c@$hc0w
      So you too love conspiracy theories?
      May 24
    • What I said is just a fact. Income inequality in the US is back to levels not seen since right before the great depression. Wages have been stagnant since the 80s. Do these things not have a correlation?
      May 24
  • Google
    OldAndGrey

    Google

    BIO
    35 years in tech.
    OldAndGreymore
    Only if asked. (L7 750k 30yoe)
    May 24 1
    • GE / Eng
      sDcxy3

      GE Eng

      BIO
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      sDcxy3more
      Does anyone ask?
      Jun 3
  • Dropbox KmWW57
    I wish we all would. It would help all of us and not our employers.
    May 23 1
    • Dropbox EGmQ80
      Share it on Blind or levels.fyi anonymously, not with people you actually work with.
      May 26
  • Facebook / Eng 435
    With my husband, he’s my coworker
    May 23 1
    • Amazon / Design Gayz0s
      TC in this case stands for the c|_|nt
      May 24
  • Intel imbatman
    Yes. It helped me to start looking for a new job.
    May 23 1
    • Intel V6ene
      Before or after Intel?
      May 23
  • Grab S0What
    I would share my TC with anyone. But over the years I have learnt that not everyone is worth it. Some asshole would just stay silent after I tell them my TC.
    May 23 1
    • Aon Hewitt sfstreets
      Same, gotta make sure the other person is on the same page
      May 24

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