Thanks Blind community. I know a lot of posts here are shitposting and whining and some racist trolls thrown in but fwiw Blind really came through for me during interview and offer negotiation process. Wanted to share some of my experience here since it seems like Blind lately has lost a little steam from early days, or in case someone needed encouragement.
I went through the process with Google, FB and a couple startups at the same time and somehow made my way through to final onsite with each company (not even a phone screen from Dropbox, Pinterest or Ebates though). I scrolled through Blind every day looking for comp data points and company culture to narrow it down. There were lots of valuable nuggets about how to negotiate for each level and what I could expect in terms of wlb by org. Thanks to Blind advice about similar situations I had some good market-driven numbers and was able to leverage competing offers for more comp. In the end FB offered me the highest tc with a team I liked so I came here and am pretty happy as a clam so far.
I definitely would have second guessed myself more, wouldn’t have negotiated as hard or felt as chilled through the interview process if Blind didn’t exist so I’m grateful. Good luck to those interviewing and those who are leetcoding hard. Blind offers a lot of good insight through the process. Keep on keeping on, we’re all slogging through these working years until we reach sweet sweet retirement one day.
Edit: Lol I got no more PMs to give. But i do want to help out with some info. Replied below (tacked on to top comment for visibility)
- Western Digital xfcs35Happy that it worked 4 u. In the other hand, those were not 2 mins, were more like 90 seconds :)
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- JLL jhTr50Blind is a Korean honey pot used to destabilize and gather surveillance on desperate and unwitting Western worker bees in order to bring down capitalism and the fourth estate.
- Salesforce qawaaajWhoever got an actual response from OP, post it here. Why all the secrecy? Blind helped you but you don’t want to help the next person on Blind? Just nasty
- Oracle OraBorai wish we had blind when i joined oracle. definitely a helpful place. I dont think whiners are bad ppl we all are whiners depending on our situation. A guy with low TC might whine about TC. A guy with high TC might whine about not having a GF. An M5 might whine about bad WLB. A woman might whine about equality. People will whine especially when its blind. What i cant stand on Blind is TrumpTurds lol
- Booking.com I❤️TarekI had an offer from FB, but Blind told me those who work at FB have a shallow moral compass. Thank you Blind.
- Why does everyone wants to talk on PM. Why cant u have an open (anonymous) discussion here? I have never PM'ed anyone on blind till date