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Two minutes of gratitude to Blind

Facebook 🔥errday
Mar 1

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.

Cheers.

YOE: 6
TC: 310k

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)

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  • Lyft crossfire
    Op, share your offers and negotiation process please.
    Mar 134
    • Microsoft surbooking
      Me 2
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft
      wyba qnbab

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Google, Amazon
      wyba qnbabmore
      Share please.
      Mar 5
    • T-Mobile BUMI47
      Me too?
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft
      wyba qnbab

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Google, Amazon
      wyba qnbabmore
      Is OP really grateful to the community? Cmon OP it’s time to show your gratitude
      Mar 5
    • Salesforce hahacc73
      Me too
      Mar 5
    • Amazon .•_•
      Please share with me too. Will be very helpful. Or in the wider audience interest, you could share here as well if you wish!!
      Mar 5
    • Me too
      Mar 6
    • Microsoft olive tree
      Me 2
      Mar 6
    • Share with me please! Thanks
      Mar 7
    • Microsoft
      wyba qnbab

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Google, Amazon
      wyba qnbabmore
      I don’t think OP wants to share inspite of so many people asking.
      Mar 7
  • Western Digital xfcs35
    Happy that it worked 4 u. In the other hand, those were not 2 mins, were more like 90 seconds :)
    Mar 16
    • Google / EngMr Glass
      He's asking you for 2 minutes of silence in gratitude for Blind, lolol
      Mar 5
    • TextNow Morgand
      Wait, damn, was this for the Google could org?? Can I please contact you ASAP in some way outside blind?? I've an interview with Google cloud org this week and I need as much insight as I can!! Can you share an anonymous Google doc link and we can chat there?
      Mar 5
    • Facebook hphpd
      I hear Google Cloud is hiring very aggressively to compete with AWS and Azure so right now your chances are higher
      Mar 5
    • TextNow Morgand
      Well I mean, they can just interview plenty and still maintain the same bar of difficulty and standard
      Mar 6
    • Google / EngMr Glass
      ^ Someone with sense and logic on Blind! OMG what's happening to Blind now? I'm concerned 😅
      Mar 6
    • TextNow Morgand
      ^is that supposed to be a compliment?
      Mar 6
  • Thanks to Blind I referred someone and got 10k bonus. Easiest money I’ve ever made
    Mar 52
  • JLL jhTr50
    Blind 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.
    Mar 53
    • Google / EngMr Glass
      I'd like to buy your Tinfoil hat, sir.
      Mar 5
    • Costco TXOA37
      Sweet! I like it even more now. Down with Capitalism! Eat the rich! Do we riot now?
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft / Field OpsMuadDib_
      I needed a good laugh.
      Mar 6
  • LinkedIn FatWeiner
    Why not give back to the community and post your numbers?
    Mar 50
  • Amazon why?
    Why PM? Why not in here?
    Mar 50
  • Salesforce qawaaaj
    Whoever 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
    Mar 51
    • Google / EngMr Glass
      Or change your username and then post it. OP will never find out anyway and we all benefit 🤔😉
      Mar 5
  • Oracle OraBora
    i 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
    Mar 50
  • healthfinch bel
    Under no circumstances do I want you to PM me. Congrats.
    Mar 50
  • Oracle
    1clear

    Oracle

    PRE
    Amazon, Microsoft, 500 Startups
    1clearmore
    310 to retirement is long way. But I was the one helping you out all along, so all the best, happy to help. Now I’m looking for my finder’s bonus.
    Mar 50
  • Evernote flTr75
    Congrats! Sounds like the (blind) transparency worked well for you. Please reciprocate and share your negotiations process and tips for all. I would be very appreciative.
    Mar 50
  • American Express Roger1334
    OP is saying he is happy for the forum that helped him to achieve his goal ...but he'd only share his strategy in PM....Wtf?
    Mar 50
  • Amazon / Engstackit
    Given all the me too's, you could probably do even better then your new great comp as a hiring consultant!
    Mar 50
  • Leanplum blings
    How do you know clams are happy?
    Mar 51
  • Airbnb / Eng......!.
    Lol @ all the TC PM thirst queens here
    Mar 50
  • Intuit z9nkay
    You get 10 DMs a month OP isn’t going to message all of you
    Mar 50
  • Booking.com I❤️Tarek
    I had an offer from FB, but Blind told me those who work at FB have a shallow moral compass. Thank you Blind.
    Mar 63
    • Cisco ciscooooo0
      Same - but they offered be 2 levels below my current role doing diddly squat (granted was higher TC)
      Mar 6
    • Google / EngMr Glass
      "diddly squat" 😂😂
      Mar 6
    • Cisco ciscooooo0
      Yeah one of the gals in the interview loop said she just chills on the roof drinking smoothies half the day... guess that would be the life but with a kid would rather have unlimited wfh
      Mar 6
  • Fannie Mae / Product
    Homely

    Fannie MaeProduct

    BIO
    Product guy. 4 yoe. Looking for opportunities.
    Homelymore
    Why don't people just PM him?
    Mar 50
  • Qualcomm dynasty001
    Can you shed some light on your preparation and anything that you think would help for someone who is preparing for those companies as well.
    Mar 50
  • Pinterest pindiot
    Why don’t you post your negotiation & offers here ? Thank you
    Mar 20
  • Can you copy paste the info to me too ? I’ll pm you
    Mar 14
    • Facebook 🔥errday
      OP
      Sure
      Mar 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      ImYourGuy

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      Amazon
      ImYourGuymore
      Would love the info as well. Can you pm me. Glad to hear it all worked out!
      Mar 5
    • Apple waters
      Interested as well
      Mar 5
    • VMware theuser01
      OP. Congratulations! Please PM me the details as well. Would really appreciate it.
      Mar 5
  • Twitter San Diego
    F u for going private. F off.
    Mar 70
  • Microsoft howser
    Me too
    I am interviewing shortly with both Google and Facebook
    Mar 50
  • Facebook TYsa84
    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
    Mar 63
    • Booking.com FBSucks!
      You are missing out on shit buddy.
      Mar 6
    • Google / EngMr Glass
      "missing out on shit"😂
      Mar 6
    • Facebook TYsa84
      Its anonymous, what's to hide?
      3d
  • Facebook 🔥errday
    OP
    Replied under top comment above
    Mar 52
    • Microsoft VxDG20
      Can't see any reply from you in the first comment. Only "I'll PM you" in second... am I Blind?
      Mar 14
    • New / Engzzzzzz-ZZ
      Even I can't see it under top comment. Who's the commenter of the top comment ?
      Mar 14
  • Cisco ciscooooo0
    Clear troll here - he’s not sending anything just wanted to work everyone up!
    Mar 50
  • ServiceNow ksdW54
    I'm not even sure why I have this app. It seems like a trap.
    Mar 50
  • Akamai Technologies lifeuno
    Time to pay back with some referrals 😛
    Mar 50
  • Google / EngMr Glass
    PM me for Google referrals
    Mar 50
  • Google / EngMr Glass
    PM, or just post it here as a comment reply 🙂
    Mar 50
  • Microsoft / Productpizzaqueen
    Congrats on job and TC. Hope you continue to enjoy FB.
    Mar 50
  • LinkedIn / Engryhchj
    Interested as well. Thanks in advance!
    Mar 50
  • Amazon O(logN)
    Me too! And congratulations
    Mar 50
  • Amazon bay-zohs
    Same
    Mar 50
  • Rally Health ecRP23
    Me as well please. Would love to know how to negotiation.
    Mar 20
  • Thank you 🙏 Op . Respect and congratulations
    Mar 20
  • Netflix enjoylyfe
    Same. I'd love to know too
    Mar 20
  • BlackRock Ikqf10
    Congratulations. I did pm you as well
    Mar 10
  • Stripe / ProductwzkT66
    could you also PM me please? thanks!
    3d2
  • Futurism elonsmusk
    Same^
    Mar 12
  • Autodesk BWSw16
    PM me too plz
    Mar 140
  • Capital One
    Drake

    Capital One

    BIO
    Nothing was the same.
    Drakemore
    What's your title? Or some variation of it for anonymity
    Mar 70
  • AMD WBFS52
    Congratulations and blind does help!
    Mar 60
  • New / Englzf66
    So who used Blind for something other than 💰?
    Mar 60
  • Primer AI / Eng
    gEMD88

    Primer AIEng

    PRE
    SAIC
    BIO
    Two time CTO with experience bringing SaaS to market. Can provide career advice.
    gEMD88more
    Thanks for sharing.
    Mar 60
  • PayPal y0y0y0y0
    .
    Mar 50
  • Facebook NickiMinaj
    PM me too please unless you've passed your PM limit
    Mar 50
  • Microsoft Fjcsgkg
    Please PM me as well
    Mar 50
  • PayPal Jhgfds
    PM me please
    Mar 50
  • Cisco UPhF72
    Congrats buddy. Please share your experience
    Mar 50

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