Is talk about total compensation important? Also: is Blind worth it as a starting Woman in Tech?
I joined Blind while doing a summer data engineering internship, and was introduced to a world of talking about/comparing total compensation (TC), how much working software sucks, and so on. I'm finishing up my last class for my degree in computer science.
As someone who lives in a lower cost of living area, hearing about 500k TC blows my mind. As a new graduate with at least 2 years of software industry work experience, I would be happy to have anything around 70-80k base salary.
While I am looking for my first job out of college, I'm not sure whether being on Blind is actually helpful for me - from what I've seen, most of the posts are about comparing TCs and being as rude as possible to one another. To be fair, I've only been on Blind for one month, but this is my honest opinion of it so far: it seems a lot like Reddit, but with more bragging and complaining.
For my fellow women in Tech - is the talk about TC important at all? Furthermore, do you think that Blind actually helps/furthers you in your career?