I have been working at SLACK Incorporated full-time (More than 3 years)
So many pros!
Leadership is forward thinking and adaptable
Talented staff are recognized for their contributions
Room for growth--I can't count how many promotion announcements were made this year. Slack expands when it is time to expand and most definitely promote from within
Casual dress code, friendly atmosphere, employee picnics and activities make it fun to be here
The work is challenging and rewarding
Salaries are totally fair--anyone who says otherwise is not comparing apples to apples
Top executives/leadership actually knows who you are. COO is so personable and thanks the worker bees all. the. time. Feels amazing
People complain about the outdated decor. Ok maybe the carpeting could be replaced but who cares. there are sections of the campus that are prettier than others but we have a nice courtyard, lobby, breakrooms, and honestly I kind of like the vintage feel of the offices and conference rooms. Reminds you that this is a family run business with a history.
They do try to make improvements constantly like updating the artwork and adding a cafe. They even surveyed employees about these changes.
But ok, I'll give you the carpet. It's old. Sure.
The only thing I'm not happy about is the health benefits. They are completely unaffordable for families. If my spouse's employer did not offer coverage then one of us would have to stay home, there is no way to afford both Slack's healthcare and daycare and have anything left to have a point.
Advice to Management
Keep doing the good work of being open minded and listening to your leadership and your staff. Nevermind the complainers. We didn't need them in our awesome company anyway.
And maybe see what can be done about the healthcare. What do we do?
Note I'm saying we--I have been here a few years after being "elsewhere". And I'm all in.
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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