I have been working at SLACK Incorporated full-time (More than a year)
High quality products and content. Well-respected in its industry. Wins lots of awards. Doing very well revenue-wise in an industry that mostly isn't. Excellent group of people. Almost everyone is very good at what they do without being "aggro" about it. Corporate culture is centered around treating everyone equally. Still owned by the family that founded it.
They tend to pay below market value. This means that there is a much higher rate of turnover than there should be for a company doing as well as they are. This has gotten better since the start of 2015, when some of the "factory culture" policies were eliminated. Upper management tends to micromanage more than they should.
Advice to Management
You get what you pay for. Reward your best performers with larger raises and bonuses. Keep up with the professional development initiatives launched recently. Upper management needn't micromanage middle management unless they're underperforming. Continue evolving toward "knowledge worker" culture instead of "factory worker" culture.
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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