Tesla Blocking Blind

Tesla et.1
May 24 278 Comments

Why is Tesla opposed to their employees using Blind? We can’t access the app on the company network. Have to use phone data instead. And it seems they’re blocking emails from Blind too. I told a couple of co-workers about the app but they haven’t been able to receive a verification code to complete the sign-up process!

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  • Google Trump2024
    Good. I’m glad to see one company clamping down on their employees. Google needs to do the same with the outrage mobs.
    May 24 89
    • Airbnb fanyad
      Ivana2024?
      May 26
    • Google Mr. GIass
      lol
      May 26
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      I'm glad this thread on blind turned into a Facebook comment section.
      May 26
    • Google Mr. GIass
      Me too. It's the level of discourse most fitting for the current administration 😂
      May 26
    • LinkedIn boringdude
      Google did it with James Damore
      May 27
  • Intel babubhatt
    Can you blame them?
    May 24 2
    • New xmslask
      Why not?
      May 25
    • New / Mktg
      CHPN08

      New Mktg

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      Amazon
      CHPN08more
      100% yes, I can blame them.
      May 25
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    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      It doesn’t cost the company anything to not block confirmation emails. It actually costs them more to block because someone has to put effort into doing it. This is clearly not an issue of “on your own dime.”
      May 25
    • Splunk KE94107
      I guess it’ll be Elon who files the case that puts Blind out of business, eventually.
      May 25
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

      BIO
      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      You can link your LinkedIn email to your work email, then use LinkedIn auth for blind.
      May 25
    • Google it aint me
      Blind emails for some reason always end up in the spam/junk folder. Did you check there?
      May 25
    • Tesla / Eng ✍️🧔🤳
      Yep. Pretty sure verification email doesn't reach mailbox. Clearly blocking this internationally.
      May 25
  • Microsoft richardhea
    Because your CEO is a giant turd afraid to hear the slightest discontent.
    🍆
    May 24 6
    • Varian Medical / Product
      NzLh55

      Varian Medical Product

      PRE
      Apple
      NzLh55more
      Elon did meme review with pewdiepie. That may have been funny but it’s not exactly a manly voice of strength.
      May 25
    • Google Mr. Glass
      It’s metaphorical, turd. Do you know why so many people believe in him? That’s the manly voice of strength part. He has the courage to go against the leftist collectivist consensus-seeking mob and speak his mind about outlandish, impossible things. And you know what? He goes and does them. The guy put a Tesla in friggin orbit.
      May 25
    • Oath minou
      Wow, the pinnacle of fragile masculinity calling himself Mr. Glass. A little bit on the nose, eh?
      May 26
    • Individuality from a Google drone. Huh.
      May 30
    • Google Mr. Glass
      ^ I agree Google culture encourages drone behavior, but don’t tell them. I’m a secret infiltrator reporting from within 😉
      May 30
  • Netflix psych0d@d
    God I wish F*ckedCompany.com was still around 😀
    May 24 8
    • GoodRx BobAxelrod
      Whatever happened to Pud?
      May 25
    • Oracle HKF045zh
      He probably ascended due to his awesomeness
      May 25
    • Amazon / Product
      logistics

      Amazon Product

      BIO
      Formerly employed at 21st century buggy whip maker and now enjoying business at the speed of light.
      logisticsmore
      It was a thing of beauty. That together with despair.com got many a laugh from me.
      May 25
    • New / Eng
      kr580

      New Eng

      BIO
      Dev/tech ops senior guy
      kr580more
      ValleyWag! Ah, times...
      May 25
  • Uber ksur76
    Uber did the same when there was a s*** show going on with Susan Fowler and Travis Kalanick. For some reason the restrictions were gone after Dara became CEO.
    May 24 6
    • Uber Uberer
      Seems good for now
      May 25
    • Overrated fowler
      May 25
    • Apple TheNiceGal
      Was Susan Fowler a good employee? Was there a truth behind the story?
      May 25
    • He is a campion of gender equality at work and building transparent teams. Great leader with good insights into business and financials. Look at his past companies - many will be surprised to know that more women than men work on technology roles. He groom leaders on technology front and empowers them to lead most areas related to tech.
      May 25
    • Uber kasrows
      Fowler is no longer a test engineer at her current job
      May 26
  • Microsoft / Product
    Brazuka

    Microsoft Product

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    Brazukamore
    Blind is a bad thing for companies so it doesn't come to me as a surprise
    May 24 4
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      Blind is only a bad thing for companies that suck. Companies that are great probably benefit from information being spread around anonymously on Blind.
      May 25
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Brazukamore
      Not true. It gives more info to the worker that can then increase their likelihood of flight and tc negotiations skills. A good thing for the worker but bad for companies (of course worse for some more than others). Blind can also be channel for leaks.
      May 25
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      Right...they’ll take flight to companies that pay well and have good wlb. Therefore, beneficial to good companies (reduced recruiting costs).
      May 25
    • Amazon / Finance ggrrddee
      We don't live in the slavery age anymore dude. You're totally wrong.
      May 27
  • MuleSoft ORNk01
    Flailing of a dying company.
    May 24 3
    • Uber Uberer
      True Story
      May 25
    • New / Data
      Binomials

      New Data

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      Amazon, Facebook, Google
      Binomialsmore
      May 25
    • Kasardia / Eng CLQ
      You're a fucking dumbass
      May 25
  • Facebook public2
    CEO probably doesnt want anyone else stealing his crazy thunder?
    May 24 0
  • Facebook / Strategy missamber
    Guess they aren’t even trying to hide their attempts to silence employees.
    May 24 7
    • Chevron / Ops
      KEmj36

      Chevron Ops

      BIO
      Keyboard pounder for a lot of different types of technology.
      KEmj36more
      Call me paranoid, but people I invite I always send to an alternate email address. I figure if the company is tracking emails, they can see the confirmation and then watch blind for any new users.
      May 25
    • IBM / Project UmmYeah789
      I work for a company that provides enterprises level cloud environments for large organization and we send the admin/user invitations to their corporate email addresses. You would be shocked at how many of them can't receive the emails because the IT guys block emails that aren't on their whitelist. Therefore, they have to send a request to the IT email administrator to add our @ #####.com to their approved whitelist. This is normal to cutdown on spam and viruses being sent via email.
      May 25
    • Oracle LAoh31
      Would this large anonymous organization you happen to work for be IBM by any chance? Im just super good at guessing such top secret information.
      May 25
    • IBM / Mktg pxDx83
      Ha ha. Busted!
      May 25
    • IBM DFkv70
      Lol
      May 28
  • AnchorFree overtimer
    Just use vpn, so you'll not waste the data plan :) . Touchvpn is free (it's one of our apps, really free and really fast, I recommend).
    May 24 5
    • Amazon Mr.T
      Do you store logs? If so, no thanks.
      May 25
    • Amazon / Eng Hauahfik
      You’re better off just using a cell connection than a random VPN on your company’s WiFi.
      May 25
    • Amazon / Eng 1099-B
      Setup your own VPN at home on raspberry pi.
      May 25
    • Google it aint me
      Is there an easy guide on how to do the setup?
      May 25
    • Microsoft Matroska
      VPN won't help incoming employees trying to validate new accounts.
      May 25
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    Only an idiot employee would allow their Blind traffic to go over their employer's network or on a company-owned asset.
    May 25 8
    • Microsoft / Eng DeviousOps
      BTW are you sure it is not in spam folder?
      May 25
    • Google UkHq61
      I thought you could do LinkedIn verification ?
      May 25
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      I laughed. Like conspiracy theories Hyad? Freaking idiot.
      May 25
    • Microsoft Hyad70
      @Brazuka:. You might not want to speak to that which you don't understand.
      May 27
    • Facebook N0thanks
      Company asset with MDM and custom CA. Brazuka are you a tard?
      Jun 1
  • New
    exMcKinsey

    New

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    Tesla Motors
    exMcKinseymore
    Use LinkedIn
    May 24 5
    • Microsoft boohoohoo
      This ^
      May 25
    • Microsoft Matroska
      Use Linkedin if you don't care for anonymity.
      May 25
    • New
      exMcKinsey

      New

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      Tesla Motors
      exMcKinseymore
      @Micorsoft How? It just sends response headers with email right?
      May 25
    • Microsoft Matroska
      Maybe I'm not up to speed on blinds validation process. But the problem as I see it is that blind requires email validation before you can create a company specific account. If you're saying just use LinkedIn instead of blind, how does that give you anonymity?
      May 25
    • Microsoft boohoohoo
      Well, you’re not really anonymous to Blind as you provide an email for validation in either case.
      When I signed on, there were two validation options: receive an email at work or put a work email in LinkedIn and have Blind read that to validate you. The latter can workaround the blocking as long as LinkedIn mails are not also blocked.
      May 25
  • Sprinklr Blek
    Good I hope other companies do the same
    May 25 3
    • Microsoft Teslanos
      Yet here you are 🙄
      May 25
    • Glassdoor bvz
      😂
      May 25
    • HERE / Eng
      hut loot

      HERE Eng

      BIO
      Imposter engineer.
      hut lootmore
      He just doesn't want it to get too crowded here, like yosemite on memorial day weekend
      May 28
  • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
    File a complaint anonymously with the state and federal Department of Labor for violating the National Labor Relations Act regarding suppression of communication about pay and working conditions.
    May 25 4
    • Microsoft Teslanos
      They screw over their workers on workers comp. they don’t care
      May 25
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      They’ll care when the government orders them to unblock or face fines.
      May 25
    • Microsoft Hyad70
      Idiot
      May 25
    • Microsoft Teslanos
      Well that was insightful 👆
      May 25
  • HPE / R&D
    Ingenieur

    HPE R&D

    PRE
    Amazon, Microsoft
    Ingenieurmore
    Typical left minded company. All about censorship.
    May 25 3
    • Zynga
      glipglorp

      Zynga

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      Mozilla
      glipglorpmore
      Strapped on the tinfoil pretty tight today, bruh.
      May 25
    • HPE / R&D
      Ingenieur

      HPE R&D

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      Amazon, Microsoft
      Ingenieurmore
      I’m not paranoid, but saw this pattern in multiple companies with “liberal” views, but no real respect for freedom. In fact, they’re terrified about it.
      May 25
    • MailChimp blue.exe
      You’re both paranoid and irrelevant.
      May 25
  • BYTON bytCN
    Try working during work time and use blind on your own dime. Then you don't need to concern about not being able to use the company network for this
    May 25 3
    • New / Data
      Binomials

      New Data

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      Amazon, Facebook, Google
      Binomialsmore
      Genius as fuck
      May 25
    • BYTON bytCN
      Walking around the office and seeing people on social media all the time drives me crazy
      May 25
    • New / Data
      Binomials

      New Data

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      Amazon, Facebook, Google
      Binomialsmore
      I see people on Amazon and eBay. I’m just like, “shopping,” really? 🤷🏻‍♂️🧐
      May 25
  • eBay xMDS35
    Blind not checking that you still work at a company just makes this place a good stalking ground for insider trading. That probably has something to do with it given Tesla's love of the SEC.
    May 25 3
    • HPE / R&D
      Ingenieur

      HPE R&D

      PRE
      Amazon, Microsoft
      Ingenieurmore
      that could be a real/honest concern
      May 25
    • Google UkHq61
      Checking still working isn't gonna be all that useful. What would you do about vendors and interns ? or journalists ?

      Blind is a result of isolation culture within companies, which don't provide any venues for internal discussion or debate for those who want to engage in them, even for technical matters.

      More companies need to have open internal groups, not just some obsecure mailing lists for everyone to freely talk and discuss things.
      May 25
    • Nvidia NNco88
      💯
      May 25
  • Amazon GoGoJ
    So you can't tell us when to short $TSLA
    May 25 0
  • Zynga
    glipglorp

    Zynga

    PRE
    Mozilla
    glipglorpmore
    Maybe they'd just prefer that when you're at work, you.... Work.
    May 25 1
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      Big difference between blocking the app on the company network (ok, IMO) and blocking confirmation emails.
      May 25

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