I have been working at SLACK Incorporated full-time (Less than a year)
Slack has been a great company to work for so far. The department I'm in has a great culture and relaxed atmosphere where you actually can socialize with your coworkers and have fun. This company is definitely an upgrade from where I was working previously and I've learned that many people have been working here for years. This gives me great confidence in the long term because I'd like to stay for many years to come.
The hours are pretty flexible and there is Flex Friday (which means you can leave early on Friday but make up the time other days of the week).
One thing I was surprised by was the amount of personal time you get. 8 sick days for the year, 10 vacation days (increases after 5 years), personal days and 'float'days.
Also, my manager is extremely personable and helpful...she provides guidance and truly cares about you beyond the office scope, which I appreciate.
The entire department is also team oriented, and I've asked numerous coworkers for help on random things and all of them are very receptive and helpful.
As far as the work load goes, it's very interesting because you get to work with healthcare clients that are literally worth billions of dollars and you learn a lot about medical devices, new technologies and how doctors are improving the health of patients.
I'd definitely say that the work is very fulfilling because I'm doing something that matters and impacts others on so many levels.
Also, the company has a very structured and organized training program when you start so I didn't feel lost in the beginning. Additionally, the company has their own internal training courses that you can sign up for to brush up on skills or learn about the programs you have to use.
On Friday's the company has free Philly Pretzle Factory pretzels, and during the summer, Mr. Softee comes and we get free ice cream. On top of that, there are multiple coffee stations all over the office...from full coffee pots to Kuerig machines in which are free! Also, there is a 'micro market' in the building which is like a little convenience store per se. There's snacks, pre made meals (breakfast sandwiches, hoagies, salads, etc) and other treats. The prices are OK and aren't bad if you forgot lunch or don't feel like going out.
The company also provides a holiday bonus that's a pretty healthy amount and there are numerous company functions throughout the year that provide food and beverages. And they provide tuition reimbursement, life insurance and 401K.
Everyone I've encountered has been friendly, and it really is a great company to be at, I'd definitely recommend working here.
The health insurance plans are a little pricey in my opinion and the office could use a bit of a refresh. Also, while the location isn't bad, there isn't too much around...there's a dunking donuts just about a minute away, but the closest Wawa is a bit of a hike, so lunch break runs can be a little time consuming.
Advice to Management
Keep up the friendly and personable relationships, they are very welcoming. Also, consider looking into other health insurance providers/vendors like ADP which might be able to offer more competitive health insurance packages. Also, it would be a great to have a work from home day once a week or a few times a month. And maybe we could consider having a company wide instant messager program to make it a little easier to communicate with one another on a daily basis.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SLACK Incorporated (Thorofare, NJ) in January 2017.
I applied via Slack's website in January. Shortly thereafter, HR contacted me and scheduled an interview for the Staff Writer position. A week later I met with the HR director, completed two knowledge tests, and then met with two editors -- the executive editor and managing editor/hiring manager. I thought the meeting went well, but a few days later HR called back asking me to interview for a different position. I researched the position and agreed. We scheduled an interview for two days out. One day later, HR called me back to cancel. Apparently they hired internally in that 24-hour timeframe. They said they'd keep my information on file, but I asked for my writing samples to be mailed back. I'd rather work for a more organized, considerate company that will value my skills.
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