Tier rankings for the tech companies

Glassdoor QHTz40
Mar 14 130 Comments

If you have problems with discussing tiers, then GTFO of this post. These rankings are based off the data points from other tier blind posts, If you think these rankings are off, then please comment with your own rankings.

Tier = Pay, prestige, wlb, culture, benefits, talent pool, brand weight on resume, people have starry eyes when you tell them where you work at

Tier 0: Be your own boss
Tier 1: FNG
Tier 2: Apple, Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Linkedin
Tier 3: Amazon, Microsoft, Stripe, Pinterest, Slack, Snap, Dropbox, Robinhood, Palantir, square
Tier 4: Salesforce, Twitter, nvidia, Opendoor, Box, Bloomberg, Walmart Labs
Tier 5: Zillow, Yelp, Oracle, Quora, Tableau, Reddit, Houzz, purestorage, Expedia
Tier 💩: Cisco, Autodesk, IBM, HP, VMWare, Intel

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TOP 130 Comments
  • Google oohW14
    Haha Glassdoor employee needs help
    Doing his job!
    Mar 142
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Yes, we're shit in ranking companies, we ranked InNOut before Google, Facebook.
      Mar 14
    • New gpelxl2
      😂
      Mar 14
  • Uber / Eng
    sight

    UberEng

    PRE
    Facebook, Cisco, Dell
    sightmore
    There is far too much focus on tiers at Blind.

    Which is better? Sweeping the floors at FNG or leading engineering at a place that doesn’t even make your tier list today, but could be on the top of the pack in 10 years?

    Let me remind you that Cisco, HP, Intel were all “Tier 0” at one point in time.
    Mar 145
    • And they still are if you are in B2B. But blind being what it is, people have no idea about Enterprise software and only knows about the hyped B2C companies
      Mar 14
    • Salesforce psiM71
      Microsoft knows about B2B though, they're king in that.
      Mar 14
    • Yes, but they became cool again because they did some PR towards Linux (including Linux in their B2C windows 😍) and hiring q lot of vocal famous developer.
      Mar 14
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      UberEng

      PRE
      Facebook, Cisco, Dell
      sightmore
      Microsoft, Cisco are still cash cows. Many of the other companies on your list, ranked as higher tier, would kill for profits like them. Given these are all for-profit companies you can create another list where Apple is on top. It’s all about the criteria.
      Mar 14
    • Cisco HR-Angel1
      I know this guy is clueless..
      Mar 15
  • Amazon higher. Facebook way lower (especially over the two last years)
    Mar 145
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Let me smoke what you're on
      Mar 14
    • Dude? Have you been going outside recently? The street creds for Facebook are down the drain
      Mar 14
    • Mist Systems shciekjdn
      Banana 🍌 kush
      Mar 14
    • Facebook Solais
      🍌🍌🍌

      Does Amazon even provide tier 1 bananas? Or is it some buy one pound get one free deal from the about-to-throw-out pile
      Mar 14
    • Google topCon
      Facebook is definitely tier 1. Most Amazonians would jump ship to FB if given the chance.
      Mar 14
  • Google Happyness
    This is stupid. People that rely on tiers like this are kind of pathetic to me. One person's 'Tier 1' is another person's 'Tier 25'.
    Mar 146
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      "If you have problems with discussing tiers, then GTFO of this post", do you even know how to read bro?
      Mar 14
    • Google Happyness
      Lolol. Why do you think I would follow your stupid instructions? I'll do as I please. Don't be unnecessarily butthurt. There is nothing you can do about it. 🙂
      Mar 14
    • Google topCon
      Liz-Fong? ;-)
      Mar 14
    • Google Happyness
      Never heard of him ;-)
      Mar 14
    • Uber God.
      People who click into tier posts to complain about the stupidity of tier posts are the same people who still get trolled by trump.

      Just lol if your still getting your jimmies rustled by tier posts in 2019
      Mar 14
    • Google Happyness
      People who try to draw an equivalence between a stupid tier post and trump are amusing.

      Just lol if you're one of those people.
      Mar 14
  • Everything is questionable here but SNAP being Tier 3? Fuck that. Tier 42.
    Mar 144
  • Expedia newline2
    Expedia should be tier 3 wtf
    Mar 143
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Nah, check your eyes, it's 5
      Mar 14
    • Amazon qaXt47
      Hadn't laughed in a while
      Mar 16
    • Uber ihnfhijj
      Hi Dara
      Mar 20
  • Bloomberg ySfK74
    FN > G. Amazon should be lower.
    Mar 143
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Can you explain?
      Mar 14
    • Bloomberg ySfK74
      Google has a lot of bad teams that do nothing interesting or valuable. FB and Netflix way less. As of Amazon, there are lots of peeps that joined Bloomberg from there so it can’t be that good.
      Mar 14
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Every company has shit teams and good teams, the ranking is for a company as whole
      Mar 14
  • New smh2313
    Lyft tier 3. Not even close to Uber
    Mar 141
  • Indeed nvcfss
    💩 post
    Mar 141
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Ok Sister, I'll pass it onto dad Recruit
      Mar 14
  • Credit Karma WRra32
    Stripe and MSFT/Amazon in same tier? Wtf?
    Mar 140
  • Facebook Solais
    LinkedIn and Dropbox should be tier 2.

    Maybe move Apple to tier 3.
    Mar 145
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      LinkedIn I agree with, not so sure about Dropbox.

      Why you think Apple is tier 3? Their refreshers are huge and decent wlb.
      Mar 14
    • New pfkd9
      Apples refreshers are entirely org dependent. They can be big but there's no guarantee. Even if they were good, they start you off at a really uncompetitive comp with perks and benefits worse than other companies (no free food, 401k is meh, etc.) By the time you've stayed long enough to really reap the benefits of the refreshers, you could have just jumped to another company for higher comp.

      I know someone who started off at at apple 4 years ago and he got at least 100k refreshers every year. His tc is around 300k with 4 yoe. Reaching 300k at fb/gg/li in 4 years isn't that hard and you get free food and way better benefits. So in the best case at apple where you're getting good refreshers you're still better off at other higher tier companies. Wlb can also suck.
      Mar 14
    • Google topCon
      Apple is definitely tier 2. Good prestige and TC.
      Mar 14
    • New pfkd9
      Dropbox has strong talents and a high hiring bar. They pay around the same as tier 1s. However their business is questionable. In 2014, their share price was valued at around 19. Today, FIVE YEARS later, they're at 22. That's like a 15% growth in 5 years which is just absolutely pathetic given that fang easily doubled, with a couple of them multiplying way more. And as a startup, it should be way easier to grow than a large tech company.
      Mar 14
    • New smh2313
      Dropbox is tier 3. Great pay useless product
      Mar 14
  • Bloomberg / OtherGOALSlayer
    You keep posting this same ranking post over and over - you need to be comforted on an anonymous app full of virgins?
    Mar 151
    • Microsoft / Engcaltrop
      OP has a script running which creates the same post once every month.
      Mar 15
  • Apple / Engcho Chang
    Why is twitter so low? Should be tier 2
    Mar 155
    • VMware yehaaaa
      Twitter sucks
      Mar 16
    • Apple / Engcho Chang
      They offer 170k+ TC to new grads, 240k+ TC for SWE2, and 350k+ TC for senior. And they have free food. What makes them worse than tier 2?
      Mar 16
    • New f9jfjr
      Pretty much non existent refreshers it seems from old threads
      Mar 17
    • VMware yehaaaa
      Oh they have free food... ok tier 2 it is.
      Mar 17
    • Zynga Hola123
      I agree - I would rate twitter at tier 2. Strong eng talent, pay and wlb.
      Mar 29
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    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Good point
      Mar 14
    • Google topCon
      Netflix is definitely tier 1 just based on TC alone. They're one company I know for sure that FB and Google folks would consider moving to. Cash is king.

      Don't change this.
      Mar 14
    • Google topCon
      Huh? Where can you make 400k+ in cash as L5 at a private equity firm? Name of company please.
      Mar 15
  • Amazon Yvys73
    think LinkedIn probably tier 2 they pay more than Amazon and Microsoft
    Mar 142
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Good point, I was on the fence
      Mar 14
    • Google topCon
      Their perks and wlb are awesome. Only things lacking are TC and prestige. Definitely tier 2
      Mar 14
  • Homeaway imperials
    Pure storage? Wtf. If it’s a company people haven’t heard of, it should be shit tier.
    Mar 146
    • 🙄yes because only the B2C hyped companies are in good tier. Did you hear about Enterprise software?
      Mar 14
    • Homeaway imperials
      If it’s a company worth its salt in terms of the tier metrics OP considered, Engineers would hear about it regardless of B2C hype or enterprise
      Mar 14
    • The tier metric is in term of hype based on how well consumers know the company. That's it.
      Mar 14
    • Homeaway imperials
      No it isn’t. “Pay, prestige, wlb, culture, benefits, talent pool, brand weight on resume, people have starry eyes when you tell them where you work at”
      Mar 14
    • Pay, wlb, culture, talents can be way higher in unknown unhyped companies.
      All the other elements in your list are all there to increase the ego of the employees. Some people need it. The secure engineers that know what they want don't
      Mar 14
    • Homeaway imperials
      You are trying to defend the company. I am simply arguing where it belongs in the list of tiers that are defined by the criteria that OP outlined
      Mar 14
  • WeWork snorlaxx
    Where’s the WeWork love at? We got beer on tap, chairs that don’t look like chairs, and we’re the most overvalued company. But is WeWork a real estate or a tech company? The answer is yes.

    Tier 3 pls.
    Mar 142
    • Credit Karma WRra32
      Just checked h1b salaries. 210k base for a senior software engineer is solidly in the tech space. :)
      Mar 14
    • WeWork snorlaxx
      We got them RSU now too
      Mar 14
  • VMware yooooooolo
    I would prob add WalmartLabs to 3
    Mar 142
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Updated, but I think they're tier 4
      Mar 14
    • VMware yehaaaa
      I would agree they are 3 also. They have some impressive tech
      Mar 20
  • Amazon hmob8b
    C'mon give Intel some love
    Mar 141
    • Intel movaxbx
      He did. Right in the arse
      Mar 14
  • Airbnb / Engzealotry
    Arbitrary and useless...
    Mar 142
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      you mean our salary data 😂
      Mar 14
    • Airbnb / Engzealotry
      Sad cringe
      Mar 14
  • Facebook Recognized
    Lyft and Twitter should be Tier 3 imo
    Mar 241
  • Amazon Cynimist
    Umpteenth stupid tier post of the month.
    Mar 141
    • Google topCon
      It's useful for folks moving around.
      Mar 14
  • Square / Engsj42hc
    I'm tempted to downgrade fb, aapl and lyft.
    Mar 140
  • Uber God.
    Tip my cap to OP. Strong 💩 post.
    Mar 143
    • Credit Karma WRra32
      What tier is Glassdoor? (OP’s company)
      Mar 14
    • Google topCon
      Tier 0. Op owns it.
      Mar 14
    • Lyft sceakyK12
      this lol
      Mar 16
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    So let me try to get this. Tableau is full of people who left msft because of the mediocre talent and terrible pay. And we are Tier 5 and msft is tier 3?
    Mar 143
    • Google Happyness
      Depends on how you look at it. If people couldn't cut it at MS and switch to Tableau, it would make sense for Tableau to be considered mediocre.
      Mar 14
    • Tableau Zero Cool
      Of course, but that was not the case from what I hear. Everyone has their horror stories about the shit they've seen at msft.
      Having one bar for the whole msft doesn't make sense, there's some good places and other terrible things with the worst quality you've seen in your life. Heck even levels don't mean shit at msft, a Senior in bing is an sde2 anywhere else in the company
      Mar 14
    • Google Happyness
      It's going to take a while before people take 'Tableau' seriously. Don't take it personally. Microsoft is an established name in the industry and with that comes some instant credibility. Tableau isn't quite there yet.
      Mar 14
  • Tyler Technologies / EngRGOd34
    More than tiers, you need to consider if your position brings you joy. I don’t work at what many would consider to be a top-tier tech company. However, I get great satisfaction at my job, love my coworkers, and get paid decently relative to the cost of living.
    Mar 140
  • Uber ihnfhijj
    Why is Netflix tier 1 outside of its pay?
    Mar 183
    • Google Happyness
      Because FAANG!!!! lol. What else did you expect from Blind?
      Mar 18
    • Google topCon
      It should be tier 1 just based on pay alone. Who pays more than Netflix?
      Mar 18
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

      TableauEng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      ThePlaguemore
      Because they have a pretty awesome microservices architecture
      Mar 18
  • Intel / Eng007agt
    AMD & Qualcomm?
    Mar 143
  • Tinder rool
    Damn no love for Tinder (pun not intended 😂).

    As a biased employee I'd put us tier 3, we dominate our market and most of our eng is former Yahoo, Google, Twitter, Pinterest. TC is also insane if you joined 2016 or earlier.
    Mar 142
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Haha, what's with you guys, didn't hear anything lately?

      Are you getting acquired or going public anytime soon?
      Mar 14
    • Tinder rool
      We went public in 2017. Match Group owns us, $MTCH. It was really quiet but they valued us at $3B at the time. There was just some news that we're valued at "at least" $10B now (can confirm). So we're just quietly raking in the $$$ haha
      Mar 14
  • Zynga Hola123
    Swap Apple and Twitter?
    Mar 281
    • Apple / Engcho Chang
      At worst apple is tier 3
      Mar 29
  • Amazon aqPy20
    Why is Square tier 4?
    Mar 141
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Acked, they're low end tier 3 especially with their engineering talent, and definitely better than Twitter
      Mar 14
  • Netflix rweiou
    Where would you put Atlassian?
    Apr 20
  • Google topCon
    Op, in general, I agree. Good job.
    Mar 140
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    I disagree
    Mar 140
  • Compass Povx78
    I’m a new grad and Compass offers me 170K TC. Which tier is Compass at?
    Mar 205
    • Google Happyness
      The real estate company? Or the business analytics one? I looked up 'Compass' and there seem to be several companies who share that name.
      Mar 20
    • Jet.com asd01
      The real estate for sure
      Mar 20
    • Compass Povx78
      Real estate
      Mar 21
    • Compass Povx78
      We have a bunch of engineers come from google.
      Mar 21
    • Jet.com asd01
      As new grad, I think that’s an acceptable offer. FANG will give you more TC certainly
      Mar 21
  • Lyft jakelyft
    Can you move Lyft to tier one?
    Apr 101
    • Google topCon
      Depends. What's the TC like after IPO?
      Apr 10
  • Lyft g5tv
    Lyft still be tier 1.
    Mar 231
  • Perficient / EngLoveToCode
    What about Oracle OCI, Intuit, Adobe, Drive.ai, Spotify?

    These are not even Tier 5?
    Mar 151
    • Amazon Cynimist
      Drive.ai seems like just another overfunded messed up startup to me. I interviewed for a top level role there. Not a single impressive exec in the mix. Honestly, no idea how they could even hire as much as they have or get consideration in a "tier" beyond yet-another-self-driving-startup. Andrew Ng's wife is out so other than whatever stock they have, he is just a name they use for fundraising/recruiting.
      Mar 15
  • Google / Engandone
    Where is Blind and Leetcode?
    Mar 141
    • Credit Karma WRra32
      Glassdoor doesn’t ask those questions
      Mar 14
  • Lyft g5j
    Lyft is tier 1. It just ipo
    Apr 20
  • Lyft g5tv
    Where is credit karma?
    Mar 240
  • Lyft g5tv
    I know FAANG folks are about to flood in to our interview loop. Lyft should be fairly places in the same league.
    Mar 230
  • Amazon HouseBezos
    What about PayPal?
    Mar 140
  • Homeaway imperials
    Where is Tesla?
    Mar 140
  • Cerner fFSR32
    Repoin the below 💩 squad
    Mar 140

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