Tier rankings for the tech companies

Mar 14, 2019 137 Comments

If you have problems with discussing tiers, then GTFO of this post. These rankings are based off the data points from other tier blind posts, If you think these rankings are off, then please comment with your own rankings.

Tier = Pay, prestige, wlb, culture, benefits, talent pool, brand weight on resume, people have starry eyes when you tell them where you work at

Tier 0: Be your own boss
Tier 1: FNG
Tier 2: Apple, Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Linkedin
Tier 3: Amazon, Microsoft, Stripe, Pinterest, Slack, Snap, Dropbox, Robinhood, Palantir, square
Tier 4: Salesforce, Twitter, nvidia, Opendoor, Box, Bloomberg, Walmart Labs
Tier 5: Zillow, Yelp, Oracle, Quora, Tableau, Reddit, Houzz, purestorage, Expedia
Tier 💩: Cisco, Autodesk, IBM, HP, VMWare, Intel

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TOP 137 Comments
  • Google oohW14
    Haha Glassdoor employee needs help
    Doing his job!
    Mar 14, 2019 2
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Yes, we're shit in ranking companies, we ranked InNOut before Google, Facebook.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • 😂
      Mar 14, 2019
  • Uber / Eng
    sight

    Uber Eng

    PRE
    Facebook, Cisco, Dell
    sightmore
    There is far too much focus on tiers at Blind.

    Which is better? Sweeping the floors at FNG or leading engineering at a place that doesn’t even make your tier list today, but could be on the top of the pack in 10 years?

    Let me remind you that Cisco, HP, Intel were all “Tier 0” at one point in time.
    Mar 14, 2019 5
    • And they still are if you are in B2B. But blind being what it is, people have no idea about Enterprise software and only knows about the hyped B2C companies
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Salesforce psiM71
      Microsoft knows about B2B though, they're king in that.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Yes, but they became cool again because they did some PR towards Linux (including Linux in their B2C windows 😍) and hiring q lot of vocal famous developer.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      Uber Eng

      PRE
      Facebook, Cisco, Dell
      sightmore
      Microsoft, Cisco are still cash cows. Many of the other companies on your list, ranked as higher tier, would kill for profits like them. Given these are all for-profit companies you can create another list where Apple is on top. It’s all about the criteria.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Cisco HR-Angel1
      I know this guy is clueless..
      Mar 15, 2019
  • Amazon higher. Facebook way lower (especially over the two last years)
    Mar 14, 2019 6
    • Dude? Have you been going outside recently? The street creds for Facebook are down the drain
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Mist Systems shciekjdn
      Banana 🍌 kush
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Facebook Solais
      🍌🍌🍌

      Does Amazon even provide tier 1 bananas? Or is it some buy one pound get one free deal from the about-to-throw-out pile
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Google topCon
      Facebook is definitely tier 1. Most Amazonians would jump ship to FB if given the chance.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Amazon huntdaunt
      You should split Amazon into AWS and Amazon ( ecommerce alexa and everything else). You can keep AWS where Amazon is, and maybe bring down Amazon a tier lower.
      Sep 30, 2019
  • Google Happyness
    This is stupid. People that rely on tiers like this are kind of pathetic to me. One person's 'Tier 1' is another person's 'Tier 25'.
    Mar 14, 2019 6
    • Google Happyness
      Lolol. Why do you think I would follow your stupid instructions? I'll do as I please. Don't be unnecessarily butthurt. There is nothing you can do about it. 🙂
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Google topCon
      Liz-Fong? ;-)
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Google Happyness
      Never heard of him ;-)
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Uber God.
      People who click into tier posts to complain about the stupidity of tier posts are the same people who still get trolled by trump.

      Just lol if your still getting your jimmies rustled by tier posts in 2019
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Google Happyness
      People who try to draw an equivalence between a stupid tier post and trump are amusing.

      Just lol if you're one of those people.
      Mar 14, 2019
  • Expedia newline2
    Expedia should be tier 3 wtf
    Mar 14, 2019 4
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Nah, check your eyes, it's 5
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Amazon qaXt47
      Hadn't laughed in a while
      Mar 16, 2019
    • Hi Dara
      Mar 20, 2019
    • Google Goodmood
      So funny. Expedia should be tier7
      Oct 6, 2019
  • Everything is questionable here but SNAP being Tier 3? Fuck that. Tier 42.
    Mar 14, 2019 4
  • Indeed nvcfss
    💩 post
    Mar 14, 2019 1
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Ok Sister, I'll pass it onto dad Recruit
      Mar 14, 2019
  • Bloomberg ySfK74
    FN > G. Amazon should be lower.
    Mar 14, 2019 3
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Can you explain?
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Bloomberg ySfK74
      Google has a lot of bad teams that do nothing interesting or valuable. FB and Netflix way less. As of Amazon, there are lots of peeps that joined Bloomberg from there so it can’t be that good.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      Every company has shit teams and good teams, the ranking is for a company as whole
      Mar 14, 2019
  • Lyft tier 3. Not even close to Uber
    Mar 14, 2019 1
  • Facebook Solais
    LinkedIn and Dropbox should be tier 2.

    Maybe move Apple to tier 3.
    Mar 14, 2019 5
    • Glassdoor QHTz40
      OP
      LinkedIn I agree with, not so sure about Dropbox.

      Why you think Apple is tier 3? Their refreshers are huge and decent wlb.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • New pfkd9
      Apples refreshers are entirely org dependent. They can be big but there's no guarantee. Even if they were good, they start you off at a really uncompetitive comp with perks and benefits worse than other companies (no free food, 401k is meh, etc.) By the time you've stayed long enough to really reap the benefits of the refreshers, you could have just jumped to another company for higher comp.

      I know someone who started off at at apple 4 years ago and he got at least 100k refreshers every year. His tc is around 300k with 4 yoe. Reaching 300k at fb/gg/li in 4 years isn't that hard and you get free food and way better benefits. So in the best case at apple where you're getting good refreshers you're still better off at other higher tier companies. Wlb can also suck.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Google topCon
      Apple is definitely tier 2. Good prestige and TC.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • New pfkd9
      Dropbox has strong talents and a high hiring bar. They pay around the same as tier 1s. However their business is questionable. In 2014, their share price was valued at around 19. Today, FIVE YEARS later, they're at 22. That's like a 15% growth in 5 years which is just absolutely pathetic given that fang easily doubled, with a couple of them multiplying way more. And as a startup, it should be way easier to grow than a large tech company.
      Mar 14, 2019
    • Dropbox is tier 3. Great pay useless product
      Mar 14, 2019

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