Time to delete Blind

Apr 20, 2018 39 Comments

I have been using Blind for over 5-6 months now and have slowly became an addict, it came during the time I was searching for a new opportunity and thus became my research tool.

But lately I have realized to the skewed and inaccurate data that Blind users report on the app, I have started to feel depressed. There is a feeling on failure that has creeped up inside be, I no longer love my job as I feel my company doesn’t love me as my compensation is around 50% below as reported by most of the users here.

I don’t feel Blind as a safe environment as there are people here just to troll. It took me sometime to understand what was happening to me but my wife helped me realize that it’s all because of anxiety. Well anxiety caused by data that no one is moderating. I feel one can get a good/accurate advice here at Blind.

Thanks, it’s you not be. Sayonara.

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  • Upgrade / Mgmt
    TheCTO

    Upgrade Mgmt

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    TheCTOmore
    It’s better than Facebook.
    Delete Facebook instead.
    Apr 20, 2018 2
    • Amazon fJkT32
      Delete LinkedIn instead
      Apr 20, 2018
    • Amazon / Product
      Lookin!

      Amazon Product

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      Lookin!more
      No way. Facebook is the worst. Where’s the dislike button? Blind is realistic!
      Apr 20, 2018
  • Facebook public
    You may consider leaving the bay area if blind depresses you. A lot of folks cannot handle the green eyes monster and lets be real there is always someone smarter, richer, and luckier here. If it weighs on you consider another place (most cities are not like this)
    Apr 20, 2018 7
    • Tibco software / Eng CrypticEmp
      Classic keyboard warriors
      Apr 20, 2018
    • Amazon jejjdfm
      @public comment wasn't directed at you it was op
      Apr 21, 2018
  • Amazon cn284Aa
    Sad to see you go and really sorry for your bad experience.
    Apr 20, 2018 0
  • Flatiron Health gmp
    RIP in pepperoni
    Apr 20, 2018 0
  • Cisco archvile
    I do have same exp as op. I deleted it but got back into it when I got numbers from startup. I also got some referrals on blind . So blind needs to be used only for job search and comp negotiations. I noticed that people make a lot on blind and numbers are true for a couple of top companies. But I accepted the fact that there will always be smart asses around. But I get annoyed by similar fact that there are ass holes every where who managed to get into top companies with right set of contacts, diversity etc
    Apr 20, 2018 1
    • Grab / Eng
      grabme

      Grab Eng

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      grabmemore
      +1000 very true
      Apr 20, 2018
  • Amazon jejjdfm
    If money is your metric for success then you'll never reach it. Somebody will always have more than you!
    Apr 20, 2018 5
    • New yhspz
      My direct report insisted on measurable goals.
      Apr 21, 2018
    • Amazon jejjdfm
      @yhspz then your direct report is looking at the wrong measure. He/she is chasing after the wrong thing.
      Apr 21, 2018
  • Amazon XSXh46
    Snowflake
    Apr 20, 2018 1
    • Oracle / Product howdy
      You’re part of the problem
      Apr 20, 2018
  • Grab / Eng
    grabme

    Grab Eng

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    grabmemore
    Isn't fun to troll or get trolled?
    Apr 20, 2018 2
    • Microsoft BoobyHill
      Steve Yegge is that you?
      Apr 21, 2018
    • Grab / Eng
      grabme

      Grab Eng

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      grabmemore
      😂 you found me here as well. Damn man!
      Apr 21, 2018
  • Twitter bash312
    Blind offers that negative excitement that we all crave sometimes.
    Apr 20, 2018 1
    • Microsoft 🔪 k
      How's it negative without dislikes? Reddit has downvotes and I like it better. Here if I see something stupid I can't even downvote it. Not feeling empowered because of that, lol.
      Apr 20, 2018
  • Western Digital mCbCPP
    I strongly recommend you to change your company if your pay is less than 50% of avg pay reported. Try FAANG and start leetcoding. All the best.
    Apr 20, 2018 1
    • Internet Brands / Eng NrUs67
      This is real.
      Apr 24, 2019

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