Compensation

Do you think Blind is helping increase tech wages?

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I see people bragging about how their TC’s are in upwards of 500K. Do you think it helps remaining of us open a bigger mouth during salary negotiation. Also, Can you stop accepting peasant wages and keep the bar low for everyone else?

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  • Castlight Health / EngMalotru
    It's all BS. Everyone rounds up to the next hundred thousand.

    TC 175k
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    • Oracle 🔴vs🔷
      Well also it depends on your location. Most people here are from Bay Area and Seattle. Obviously if you’re from
      Midwest or the south or something your TC won’t be as high.
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    • Oracle 🔴vs🔷
      I would post my offer letter but I think it’s under nda.
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    • Microsoft seniorthis
      Blind has helped me negotiate quite a bit!
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    • Amazon ChiknTikka
      Not saying everybody is 100% honest on Blind. But there are plenty of pretty objective pieces of data on here. For example, I used the Google ultimate comp post extensively. That was assembled from a huge scale internal poll at Google. In general there is no incentive to lie on Blind so only trolls and attention whores do. Most are honest. I wont even tell you my TC here, since you will just call me a liar.
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    • Oracle 🔴vs🔷
      What’s your TC? ChiknTikka, I wanna know.
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    • Amazon ChiknTikka
      >700k
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    • Oracle 🔴vs🔷
      Are you like L7 or something
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    • Gusto Fidget sp
      @Amazon, the new Blind top contributor system does incentivize lying
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    • Amazon ChiknTikka
      @Oracle yup. @Fidget It incentivizes trolls and flamebait I suppose. I am a top contributor many times over but don't show the badge since I think it just advertises how much time I have wasted here.
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    • Microsoft horizontal
      Blind gives you a rough idea and some help on negotiating. You don't need to blindly believe all crazy tc numbers. Cross reference with levels.fyi as well.
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  • Goldman Sachs / OtherBFJ
    I asked for a raise a few weeks ago because of all the TC dick measuring on here. Turns out I have been grossly underpaid the past 2 years.
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    • Castlight Health / EngMalotru
      How much was your raise?
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    • Goldman Sachs / OtherBFJ
      30k. Idk bonus yet.
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    • Oracle 🔴vs🔷
      I asked for a raise and was promptly denied. Manager said I shouldn’t listen to random people on the internet. These people weren’t lying though because I got the high TC.
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    • Goldman Sachs / OtherBFJ
      I framed it like: I know a lot of people in the industry and I know my base is on the low end. I’d like it re-evaluated.
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    • Oracle 🔴vs🔷
      Oh maybe I was SOL because my base was good but I had no RSUs
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    • LinkedIn oldslice
      Congrats on the increase, but how is 30k grossly underpaid? What percentage is that?
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  • Google / EngSexyVirgin
    Blind helped me get a $100k bump in my salary. Knowledge is power. Without Blind, I'd still be blinded by the slavers in my previous company.
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    • Microsoft / EngBadum tsh
      Did you switch company or ask for a raise?
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    • Google / EngSexyVirgin
      Switched company to Google
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  • Facebook ujsX74
    No. 😂😂😂 You TC-obsessed fools here aren’t impacting anything.
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    • Microsoft Farmancy
      So said the Facebook employee
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    • Facebook ujsX74
      Yeah I said it. And?
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  • New AaBaA
    No! It's only making people more depressed
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  • IBM Spar007
    I could negotiate successfully as a new grad because blind told me the TC bracket for new grads at Microsoft. Time spent on blind posts paid off really well.
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  • Google / Product4pmCoffee
    Yes. It could help more if TC/GTFO changes to TCCLLLY/GTFO. 415GL5BAPM10
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    • New AaBaA
      What's that?
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    • Netflix 102020in
      Looks like TC COMPANY LEVEL LOCATION (Role??) Years of experience.
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    • Google / Product4pmCoffee
      ^^ 👌🏻 role=ladder
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  • Amazon fvnj74
    You grossly overestimate the share of people using blind.
    Even if it did, it would only work for a handful of top tier tech companies.
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    I think so. Honestly it’s time for more transparency
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  • Dell LMA🌚
    As if increase in tech wages is needed. Props to the people who post their salary/offer breakdown.
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  • VMware BobbleHat
    For sure. Anytime someone gets a hint that others are making a penny more, I hear about it constantly.
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  • Adobe tDYD64
    For big companies, it is forcing them to pay higher within bands/levels. For mid companies it is forcing them to pay higher as well as stretch the bands. So yes it has helped increase pay generally.
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  • Twitter Oomnj
    Well there are a lot of people here arguing for unions so not sure if blind helped them increase wages
    7d0

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