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What Employees Say
I worked at Signal full-time
By far the biggest strength is the people. Signal is a tight-knit group of people, and regardless of your age or interests it is easy to fit in and make friends immediately. There are a ton of happy... hours, team outings, and events that make it a very enjoyable place to work. Many people who have left Signal keep in touch and drop in to game nights or happy hours. Overall, I think the company is very well run. I can really only speak for the tech department, but there are a ton of incredibly smart people who know how to build good software and Signal puts a lot of thought into how they build their products. It’s a great place to learn and grow regardless of your experience. For the most part I think the work is challenging and rewarding. The work-life balance is very reasonable too. In addition to the unlimited PTO, the company is very lenient to working from home, remotely, and respectful of people’s time. The people who come into the office every day do so because they genuinely enjoy interacting with their co-workers. The office is also very nice - lots of free snacks, beer fridge, games, and so forth, which I guess is pretty typical for a tech company nowadays.
Obviously the recent rounds of layoffs are concerning, and one has to question how well the company is doing based on this. Many smart people, including the original CTO, have left the company (many... still remain, though). Signal started offshoring a ton of their work, which has dampened the tight-knight culture and engineering quality. I also don’t think the product area Signal is in is very exciting. An alarmingly large percentage of employees don’t REALLY know what the company does or how it does it. Most of the people there enjoy the work because of the engineering standards and challenging nature of the work — I don’t think many people think the work is super impactful, though. Some people really abuse the unlimited PTO and flexible WFH policies, and I don’t think Signal really rewarded those who were more productive than others. The pay scales and promotion rubrics are unclear. Your starting salary is the biggest indicator of your future pay, not performance.