Comment tiers of tech companies in your opinion

Dec 20, 2018 45 Comments

Tier = Pay, prestige, career opportunities, wlb

Tier 0: Google, Netflix
Tier 1: Apple, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Lyft
Tier 2: Amazon, Microsoft, Linkedin,
Tier 3: Twitter, Square, Robinhood, Stripe, Pinterest, Snap, Dropbox, Palantir
Tier 4: Salesforce, Zillow, coinbase, Reddit, Spotify, Expedia
Tier 5+: Oracle, Cisco, IBM, HP, everybody else

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TOP 45 Comments
  • Amazon JSnowflake
    Lol. Lyft and Airbnb bars are much lower than Amazon (outside of Amazon new grad cannon fodder) and Lyft comp is way worse than the whisper numbers here on Blind at more senior levels. Recruiting there is also amateur hour. Apple should at best be in tier with Amazon and Microsoft. Tier 0 and 1 not really different. Google prestige is an illusion. Uber and FB are just there because comp is excellent.
    Dec 20, 2018 10
    • Amazon JSnowflake
      How am I a douchebag? I am noting a weird anomoly about the people on Blind who seem to be obsessed with this concept. I love my Indian friends and coworkers, but the "prestige" idea about an employer just leaves me SMH.
      Dec 20, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      ToGY40

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Groupon, Amazon
      ToGY40more
      It’s a little over the top but I don’t see anything wrong in having a sense of pride in where one works. Don’t think that should lend itself into putting other companies down though which is frequent enough on blind.
      Dec 20, 2018
  • Microsoft do_needful
    Microsoft is Tier -1. Better than Google.
    Dec 20, 2018 5
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      😂
      Jan 12, 2019
    • Cisco Nemo-91
      Guys this is actually true... it’s 2018 not 2015 as well.. msft has executed well on its vision... google has ads and that’s it...
      Jan 14, 2019
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Fb should be same tier as google/Netflix
    Dec 20, 2018 2
    • Glassdoor Jsjsjshh!
      OP
      FB shits the bed in prestige and wlb
      Dec 20, 2018
    • Sephora BwFC00
      Lol glassdoor you guys literally rated fb as a better place to work than google. Idiot
      Dec 21, 2018
  • Marin Software xOCX31
    Snap is not tier 3. It's"everyone else"
    Dec 20, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng
    ToGY40

    Google Eng

    PRE
    Groupon, Amazon
    ToGY40more
    I’d flip tier 2 and 3 on your list.
    Dec 20, 2018 1
    • Square / Eng aiset
      +1. Lnkd deserves tier 2 (or 1) though.
      Dec 21, 2018
  • HP / Eng Modulus
    HP is definitely Tier 0 when it comes to WLB, engineering culture, and ability to move within the company. Not so much on pay and prestige.
    Dec 21, 2018 4
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      Haha! Fair enough mate. Work life balance is indeed worth its weight in gold.
      Jan 3, 2019
    • HP / Eng Modulus
      That's what they told me when I asked why HPI, the "largest startup", only pays average.
      Jan 3, 2019
  • Uber 5b
    Netflix offer top pay for L6-; I just don’t see why it is highly regarded in other dimensions you mentioned. Have many close friends worked there
    Dec 20, 2018 2
    • Netflix bread
      What have you heard?
      Dec 20, 2018
    • Tableau Zero Cool
      Doesn't Netflix have a great microservices infrastructure?
      Dec 20, 2018
  • Uber lamJ33
    Lyft tier 1 Lolz
    Dec 20, 2018 1
    • Microsoft DeepML
      Ridiculous. So everyone admires a taxi company?
      Dec 20, 2018
  • There are daily threads on “tier” and “prestige”, its numbing
    Dec 20, 2018 0
  • Marin Software xOCX31
    Nah. Tier 5 is at least name brand. Somehow recruiters tell me ibm on my resume is good even though i know the truth. My no name small companies are clearly lower level for prestige. Tier 6+ is"everyone else"
    Dec 20, 2018 0

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