Two minutes of gratitude to Blind

Mar 1, 2019 151 Comments

Thanks Blind community. I know a lot of posts here are shitposting and whining and some racist trolls thrown in but fwiw Blind really came through for me during interview and offer negotiation process. Wanted to share some of my experience here since it seems like Blind lately has lost a little steam from early days, or in case someone needed encouragement.

I went through the process with Google, FB and a couple startups at the same time and somehow made my way through to final onsite with each company (not even a phone screen from Dropbox, Pinterest or Ebates though). I scrolled through Blind every day looking for comp data points and company culture to narrow it down. There were lots of valuable nuggets about how to negotiate for each level and what I could expect in terms of wlb by org. Thanks to Blind advice about similar situations I had some good market-driven numbers and was able to leverage competing offers for more comp. In the end FB offered me the highest tc with a team I liked so I came here and am pretty happy as a clam so far.

I definitely would have second guessed myself more, wouldn’t have negotiated as hard or felt as chilled through the interview process if Blind didn’t exist so I’m grateful. Good luck to those interviewing and those who are leetcoding hard. Blind offers a lot of good insight through the process. Keep on keeping on, we’re all slogging through these working years until we reach sweet sweet retirement one day.


YOE: 6
TC: 310k

Edit: Lol I got no more PMs to give. But i do want to help out with some info. Replied below (tacked on to top comment for visibility)


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TOP 151 Comments
  • Op, share your offers and negotiation process please.
    Mar 1, 2019 34
    • Share with me please! Thanks
      Mar 7, 2019
    • Microsoft
      wyba qnbab


      Google, Amazon
      wyba qnbabmore
      I don’t think OP wants to share inspite of so many people asking.
      Mar 7, 2019
  • Western Digital xfcs35
    Happy that it worked 4 u. In the other hand, those were not 2 mins, were more like 90 seconds :)
    Mar 1, 2019 7
    • TextNow Morgand
      ^is that supposed to be a compliment?
      Mar 6, 2019
    • McKinsey WxYZ14
      Hi! Could you PM me for tips please as well? Will appreciate!
      Oct 16, 2019
  • Thanks to Blind I referred someone and got 10k bonus. Easiest money I’ve ever made
    Mar 5, 2019 2
  • JLL jhTr50
    Blind is a Korean honey pot used to destabilize and gather surveillance on desperate and unwitting Western worker bees in order to bring down capitalism and the fourth estate.
    Mar 5, 2019 3
    • Costco TXOA37
      Sweet! I like it even more now. Down with Capitalism! Eat the rich! Do we riot now?
      Mar 5, 2019
    • Microsoft / Field Ops MuadDib_
      I needed a good laugh.
      Mar 6, 2019
  • LinkedIn FatWeiner
    Why not give back to the community and post your numbers?
    Mar 5, 2019 0
  • Amazon why?
    Why PM? Why not in here?
    Mar 5, 2019 0
  • Salesforce qawaaaj
    Whoever got an actual response from OP, post it here. Why all the secrecy? Blind helped you but you don’t want to help the next person on Blind? Just nasty
    Mar 5, 2019 1
    • Google / Eng Mr Glass
      Or change your username and then post it. OP will never find out anyway and we all benefit 🤔😉
      Mar 5, 2019
  • Oracle OraBora
    i wish we had blind when i joined oracle. definitely a helpful place. I dont think whiners are bad ppl we all are whiners depending on our situation. A guy with low TC might whine about TC. A guy with high TC might whine about not having a GF. An M5 might whine about bad WLB. A woman might whine about equality. People will whine especially when its blind. What i cant stand on Blind is TrumpTurds lol
    Mar 5, 2019 0
  • healthfinch / Eng bel
    Under no circumstances do I want you to PM me. Congrats.
    Mar 5, 2019 0
  • Oracle


    Amazon, Microsoft, 500 Startups
    310 to retirement is long way. But I was the one helping you out all along, so all the best, happy to help. Now I’m looking for my finder’s bonus.
    Mar 5, 2019 0


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