Unsexy companies

Jul 25, 2017 399 Comments

We all know what the shiny, cool companies in the area are.... But what are examples of "unsexy" companies where the people who work there seem really happy? For example, I have a friend who worked with McDonald's digital strategy team, and he loved it.

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TOP 399 Comments
  • Express Paraton
    he's loving it, lmao
    Jul 25, 2017 7
    • Salesforce fdswlvxi
      😂😂 good one
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Salesforce / Mgmt Shablamo
      Shut the thread down.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • A friend of mine worked at Nike and he just did it.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Microsoft / Other
      Dгunk@Woгk

      Microsoft Other

      PRE
      Google
      BIO
      ?
      Dгunk@Woгkmore
      Going, going, gooooooooone
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon AlexaPM
      This is the best thread on blind since I joined.
      Jul 26, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng ric_ta
    They're all unsexy. Only money matters. We're all whores. Stop pretending
    Jul 26, 2017 2
    • Intel / Eng
      stingray99

      Intel Eng

      BIO
      logic design Engineer. other interests photography, travelling, hiking, exotic food, tech. travelled 30+ countries and 7 continents.
      stingray99more
      i don't get it when ppl hate on prostitution....all work is doing the same thing, just with different body part.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Microsoft Bidg
      Involuntary lol
      Jul 27, 2017
  • Symantec GOGD46
    give me a good manager, and a healthy comp package. I'm not 19, I don't care about sexy.
    Jul 26, 2017 8
    • CAA / Eng jadziadax
      Yep!
      Jul 26, 2017
    • OP
      @jadziadax Nice! How's the culture there? Always assumed agencies were super cutthroat
      Jul 26, 2017
    • CAA / Eng jadziadax
      I'm in the product development group and have limited interactions with the agents. Agent culture is totally different and separate from tech culture from what I've been told. I think it helps that we are salaried whereas they earn commission. My department is super chill though, and I've never worked with better people. We get to use whatever tech stacks we want and there's very little red tape. Leadership works really hard to support personal growth and encourage innovation and we basically have a flat org structure outside of our tech leads. It's like an alternate corporate reality lol.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      My mom used to work at Symantec and she had the manager from hell (didn't know what she was doing/did it wrong, but insisted she was the shit) 🙁
      Jul 27, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      Also, what's caa? None of the things I know it stands for are companies
      Jul 27, 2017
  • Intuit EIYx72
    Intuit... Nice benefits, great work life balance.
    Jul 26, 2017 5
    • LinkedIn manbear
      I've heard this. And good pay and annual increases..
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Google / Other sr71b
      I'm intuit...
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng rhrifbrvej
      You're okay with your company spending millions to lobby against tax reform? Beyond unsexy imho.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • New / Design cardboard
      I've heard good things about intuit as well, been curious to check it out
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Intuit HGoB21
      Intuit +1
      Jul 27, 2017
  • New vcxme
    Another vote for Walmart. You might get shit for saying you work at Walmart, but you get to work with a modern stack for the second largest online retailer in the USA.
    Jul 25, 2017 13
    • New / Eng trggrhippy
      If you're into react and node at least. Think there was a medium post on it
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Intel sillycon
      there's a second U.S. online retailer?!
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng _HR
      ^^ ya, eBay
      Jul 26, 2017
    • New KIRBY22
      There are 150 product managers in Sunnyvale and Burlingame at Walmart labs. The work life is good. 40 hour work weeks.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • WalmartLabs truthy
      Great work life balance and awesome tech stack, and I am learning rapidly. A lot of coasters and low performers here, and pretty poor communication. Pros outweigh the cons for me.
      Sep 4, 2017
  • Cisco +nt-ispklm
    Cisco, anyone?
    Jul 26, 2017 12
    • Amazon / Eng _HR
      You guys managed to be a late 80's early 90's hardware player and still manage to not go bankrupt or build opulent offices you would later move out of (*cough* sun, sgi, symbolics, almost apple *cough*)
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Cisco GfRp21
      keep aside big company politics and processes, Cisco is a great place to work. Complex products with great architectures and an amazing work life balance, but a slightly less than average pay. Fair deal for me.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Cisco +nt-ispklm
      Depends on the org; I am happy. — not many are though.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Cisco +nt-ispklm
      Btw pay is not that bad; it is around 70-80% of tier 1 companies; totally worth the work-life-balance it provides.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Cisco / Eng
      Gjoh

      Cisco Eng

      BIO
      Developing forwarding pipeline for Cisco nexus switches. Have good background with trident (t2) ASIC . Work mainly in C.
      Gjohmore
      True. I like most part of it. But we always need to be prepared just in case layoffs happen.
      Jul 26, 2017
  • Salesforce / Mgmt Shablamo
    Basically, I've found that any company doing non-consumer app work has a generally better lifestyle. Sure, it's cool to tell your friends you built a new dog shit scooping app, but it pales in comparison to being given stock that's worth ACTUAL MONEY™.
    Jul 26, 2017 3
    • Facebook / Eng instandidl
      Well, the other plus of consumer apps is you get to use what you build
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Google / Eng ae521
      Why not both? :D
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Microsoft Real Doug
      Let me know when SFDC actually makes money... You know GAAP money and not Benioff Fake GAAP.
      Jul 29, 2017
  • DocuSign oakmp
    Docusign is in tech and isn't sexy but a great company
    Jul 26, 2017 5
    • DocuSign / Eng
      GgzU46

      DocuSign Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      GgzU46more
      I think it's fairly sexy
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      tehEngnr

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      expeditors
      tehEngnrmore
      same
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon QhrC74
      Sexy enough I don't have to find printer, sign, find scanner
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon ChumbaWumb
      I use DocuSign for a very limited function, but it rocks at it. PDFs render on mobile devices and computers across platforms , and the caching of initials and signature s is just great
      Jul 26, 2017
    • DocuSign / Eng
      GgzU46

      DocuSign Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      GgzU46more
      Yeah talking to customers, it's a game changer for the ones that get it.
      Jul 27, 2017
  • Intel yAIG75
    how tf has no one from Intel commented. we're the definition of unsexy
    Jul 26, 2017 8
    • Amazon / Eng _HR
      Wat.. couldn't be more wrong, ee's are the same bucket as sde's, same echelon IMO in terms of the industry, I think you're thinking of business analysts or PM's they're the noise, you guys are actually creating stuff instead of pushing papers
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Intel sillycon
      i like the baby we made together. ♥️Show
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Intel / Eng
      stingray99

      Intel Eng

      BIO
      logic design Engineer. other interests photography, travelling, hiking, exotic food, tech. travelled 30+ countries and 7 continents.
      stingray99more
      ee is a dead profession, easier done in low cost geo's.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      Intel has the really awesome benefit of free tutoring for employees' families. I used it a lot growing up
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Intel sillycon
      poorly done in low cost geos at the moment
      Jul 27, 2017
  • LinkedIn manbear
    Would you say you "fell" into the role at Gap?
    Jul 26, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      tehEngnr

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      expeditors
      tehEngnrmore
      *facepalm*
      Jul 26, 2017
    • New / Eng
      Ant0n

      New Eng

      PRE
      Google
      BIO
      PhD in CS, MS in Applied Math, MS in Finance, originally from Ukraine
      Ant0nmore
      Rekt
      Jul 26, 2017
  • Uber
    paw patrol

    Uber

    PRE
    Expedia
    paw patrolmore
    uber is considered sexy right?
    Jul 27, 2017 2
    • Microsoft / Eng ric_ta
      Only if you think sexual harassment is sexy
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Intuit wUVe67
      Zing!
      Aug 5, 2017
  • New / Eng trggrhippy
    Friend of a friend works for Walmart and is hella hyped on it
    Jul 25, 2017 3
    • Amazon / Product
      HRHCAT

      Amazon Product

      BIO
      Hanging around down the street.
      HRHCATmore
      Heard the exact opposite. Then again living in Bentonville, AR and I'd hate it too.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • WalmartLabs NokhShpirn
      JFYI, Walmart (Labs) has two offices in the Valley.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon / Product
      HRHCAT

      Amazon Product

      BIO
      Hanging around down the street.
      HRHCATmore
      @Nokh makes sense. This person was corp in AR.
      Jul 26, 2017
  • noone mentioned ebay ..
    Jul 26, 2017 6
    • well .. back in the day :(
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      tehEngnr

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      expeditors
      tehEngnrmore
      amazon is hiring...

      ...just sayin...
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Concur DoodleBug
      Pepperidge farms remembers.
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng _HR
      I have a broken laser pointer for sale, anyone wanna buy it?
      Jul 26, 2017
    • eBay CWck72
      I have worked both in Amazon and eBay. Amazon is great to customers. but when it comes to working eBay > Amazon any day!!!
      Jul 26, 2017
  • Facebook / Eng instandidl
    How are you liking the Gap?
    Jul 25, 2017 4
    • OP
      I like it! (although I don't have a lot to compare it to). In general, people are smart, focused, kind, and cooperative. It's a pretty laid back environment. Most people don't work into the evenings or on weekends, so if work life balance is important, it's a solid place.
      Jul 25, 2017
    • Amazon QhrC74
      How do you know people are smart if you don't have a lot to compare to yet? Just asking. I felt I was no longer the special one when my whole team was smart
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Amazon rbLh87
      ^ I felt the same way!
      Jul 26, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      Oh hey you're my office neighbor! (my office is right next to the gap sf building)
      Jul 26, 2017
  • Samsung / Product
    FOTA2

    Samsung Product

    PRE
    NetApp
    BIO
    TechGeek, PMCon, HungerForLearning
    FOTA2more
    Hello, any1 backing Samsung?
    Jul 26, 2017 10
    • Samsung / Product
      DroidTizen

      Samsung Product

      PRE
      NetApp
      BIO
      TechGeek, PMCon, HungerForLearning
      DroidTizenmore
      gUGv78 seems like you have a lot of insight :) ..
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Samsung / Product
      DroidTizen

      Samsung Product

      PRE
      NetApp
      BIO
      TechGeek, PMCon, HungerForLearning
      DroidTizenmore
      KimJong-Un are you for real?
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Samsung KimJong-un
      Why do you doubt it?
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Adobe yShja2
      Also only company, so best worst, same same.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Salesforce / Eng gUGv78
      If you've only worked at one company, sure it's the best one.
      Jul 27, 2017
  • Twilio YMSX60
    Twilo's culture is super great and I love working here. We work on cool stuff in a super supportive environment. I don't know if I'd call it sexy, everyone thinks I say "Trulia" when I tell them where I work, but it's definitely 💯
    Jul 26, 2017 10
    • Twilio YMSX60
      Glad to you hear you're having a good experience. I know this sounds like bs but we're kind of silly fanatical about how our customers are doing
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Zillow Group / Eng DeskJockey
      Lol everyone thinks twilio should one mention Trulia
      Jul 26, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng instandidl
      Uh Twilio is hot.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • New vsVY63
      How the fuck can I make a 'call tree' using twilio.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Talkdesk / Other (boo)
      @vsVY63 Ask your developer
      Jul 27, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng lUnc82
    Is Amazon considered sexy?
    Jul 27, 2017 6
    • Amazon / Eng lUnc82
      :(
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Microsoft Bad Hombre
      Don't feel bad, it's only because you are standing next to Microsoft. We're so sexy it hurts!
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Uber
      paw patrol

      Uber

      PRE
      Expedia
      paw patrolmore
      Like windows vista sexy or zune sexy?
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng lUnc82
      "I do deep learning" sexy
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Tableau ivql08
      Only if you cry after sex
      Aug 4, 2017
  • Google / Eng hphu68
    Workday
    Jul 26, 2017 2
    • REI / Ops
      Eye0fT!ger

      REI Ops

      PRE
      Oracle
      Eye0fT!germore
      Not only unsexy, but that slow and annoying animated UI, ugh. Hate it so much.
      Aug 3, 2017
    • New / Design
      510Headset

      New Design

      PRE
      xero
      BIO
      I design VR experiences, mobile apps, and motion.
      510Headsetmore
      I'm an animator and even I don't care for it. Very distracting, unless you enjoy cartoons starring interface icons, i guess.
      Aug 17, 2017
  • Microsoft BoseDK
    Sivakasi fireworks
    Jul 26, 2017 2
  • Beachbody / Product koWw45
    Beachbody (makers of P90X). Started video streaming/ digital division 2.5 years ago. Good pay. Minimal politics. A little stuck in the past from a tech perspective. Everyone naturally gets into the fitness lifestyle - I've had SVPs show up to a meeting sweating in their workout clothes and hold court. Pretty awesome.
    Jul 26, 2017 13
    • Beachbody / Eng DtAC36
      Sounds like you are unhappy. Are you still there? Why do you stay?
      Aug 13, 2017
    • Beachbody LTAT27
      Almost no one is happy there. Have you SEEN glassdoor reviews?? Have you SEEN the CEO approval rating? Please do not paint a rosy picture to falsely promote a company culture that doesn't exist. The facts are; there was a mass layoff earlier this year, no one got bonuses for 2016, business is still suffering, $800m for 2016, most likely half for 2017, morale is all time low, a CTO that's not even an engineer.. Those are facts. To answer your question, no not there anymore but know plenty that are still there and most are interviewing. If you can't even sense this you need to open your eyes. People are miserable there.
      Aug 13, 2017
    • Beachbody / Eng DtAC36
      You didn't answer. Seriously, I am curious.
      Aug 13, 2017
    • Beachbody / Eng DtAC36
      Oh, I see you did answer. You are not there anymore. Ok. It is possible the company is moving on without you... and there are some good things happening. Just a thought. Find your happy, my friend.
      Aug 13, 2017
    • Beachbody LTAT27
      It says you're "eng". Are you an engineer? Somehow I doubt this. What function are you? Blind is about open anonymous honesty. You're lying here. What is your motivation to paint a false portrayal of beachbody? I said I'm not there but know plenty still on inside trying to leave. Even high level eng's. If you were an engineer you damn well know beachbody tech is outdated and nothing in the pipeline is interesting work. So again, what function in Eng are you?
      Aug 13, 2017

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