Girlfriend in a pickle

Jun 27, 2019 22 Comments

Hello friendly folks of blind!,

My gf is a ux designer, fresh out of grad school and has two offers to choose from .

1) HCL (outsourcy company), ux lead (lead designer with no experience? Strange) 86k in Seattle.

2) Relatively unknown startupy company(free lunch, friendly folks, good reviews , the works), ux designer , 80k in Seattle.

She is on her Visa, and hence I am inclined towards a more stable/well known company like hcl. But I don't like Indian outsourcing companies a lot.(plus an h1b for a ux lead with no experience looks shady af)

What would you guys choose/advise?


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TOP 22 Comments
  • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
    Jun 27, 2019 0
  • I’d advise her asking for herself
    Jun 27, 2019 3
    • Microsoft Mindfuck
      It's likely that she asked him for his advice as well, which I don't think is appropriate... don't be an SJW for no reason.
      Jun 27, 2019
    • It’s also likely that she can speak for herself
      Jun 27, 2019
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    HCL is a horrible, horrible place to work. I would pick option 2 even if the offer was half the amount.
    Jun 27, 2019 2
    • Autodesk boba415
      Jun 27, 2019
    • Cisco horus20
      This. HCL brands you as body shop loser meat.
      Jun 27, 2019
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    • Microsoft ohgetfj
      This. Always set yourself up for the next gig.
      Jun 27, 2019
  • Microsoft GOD!!
    Thanks a ton you guys 😁
    Jun 27, 2019 0
  • Facebook public2
    Jun 27, 2019 0
  • Pacific Life Corporation awser
    Startup over HCL every time.
    Jun 27, 2019 0
  • Microsoft fah-loozy!
    Id figure out what happens with visa if startup Blows up and gf loses her job. Happens all the time. If you ain’t comfortable with the startup risk and don’t like the hci thing, find a stable mid-size company.
    Jun 27, 2019 0
  • Monster unholy!
    Startup. No question. Way more room for learning/growth. HCL is shady af to assign a lead role for new grad, even if master's student. Shows they don't know much about design or how to utilize ux.
    Jun 27, 2019 0
  • New AXWY54
    HCL as their visa teams know how to file and handle H1 visas
    Jun 27, 2019 0


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