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Snap Overview

Santa Monica, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2011
Company - Public (SNAP)
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Snap Inc. is a camera company.<br/><br/>We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have ... Read more

Snap – Why Work With Us?


Snap is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

Our Values

Kind | Smart | Creative

Here at Snap, we believe that kind, smart, and creative people help us drive our mission forward every day. We listen from the heart, think empathetically, and help each other grow. We think deeply, question conventions, and strive to never stop learning. And we challenge the status quo to make things with a sense of purpose.

Snap Inc. Benefits - What We Offer

Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms.

Every Snap office has its own set of benefits built around its needs, but here’s a rundown of some of the programs you might find in your office:

Family

  • Paid maternity, paternity, and family caregiver leave
  • Adoption, surrogacy, infertility, and fertility preservation benefits
  • Backup child care coverage, caregiver assistance, and digital maternity care support
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and AD&D insurance

Health

  • Comprehensive medical coverage, including PPO, HSA, and HMO options
  • Dental coverage, including orthodontia benefits
  • Vision coverage, including LASIK benefits

Body

  • Gym perks and discounts
  • Team fitness classes, hikes, and races
  • Sports leagues
  • Cooking and nutritional workshops

Mind

  • Generous time off and leave programs
  • Meditation and yoga classes
  • Emotional and mental health support programs and apps
  • Speaker series, classes, and subscriptions to educational programs
  • Social gatherings, team outings, and volunteering programs

Financial Fitness

  • Snap Inc. provides a 401(k) plan that allows you to save on a pre-tax, Roth, and after-tax basis for your retirement (yes, we even have the Mega backdoor option!)
  • Rocket Lawyer memberships
  • Financial education programs
  • Compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!
Snap Inc. - Put Your Heart Into It

Giving Back

At Snap, there are tons of opportunities to make a lasting impact — both at work and in the community!

Our giving programs focus around three key pillars: empowering youth, education, and the arts. We volunteer thousands of hours every year through Snap CAMP (Community, Arts, and Mentorship Projects). Whether we’re renovating houses for new mothers or offering free coding classes to women in need, we’re always finding new ways to give back.

In addition to our sponsored volunteer projects, Snap team members can also take paid time each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice that aligns with our three giving pillars. We want to help you give back, your way!

Snap Council

Every employee is invited to Council — a small gathering of people from across different teams — to take an hour to share our stories and to connect to one another. Sometimes we’ll learn a new skill, try a creative activity, work on a volunteer project for the wider community, or simply share what’s on our minds.

Taking part in Council regularly can help foster better communication, more creative collaboration, and a deeper connection with yourself, your team, and your community.

Snap Inc. - What Is Council?
Snap Inc. - Diversity and Inclusion

Millions of people from all walks of life use Snapchat every day to communicate with friends and family. It’s important to us to bring the same diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives together here at Snap Inc!

We strive to cultivate a culture of inclusivity, and we’re investing in new ways to strengthen that culture every day — through employee resource groups, internal development programs, unconscious bias training, networking opportunities, recruiting initiatives, and more.

We want to make sure that everyone comes to work knowing that they have a seat at the table and a voice that’s heard.

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups are created and led by members of the Snap Inc. family. They empower us to come together to celebrate a common cause, raise awareness, encourage advocacy, and refine our approach to recruiting.

Whether they’re throwing social events, hosting guest speakers, or spearheading new volunteer efforts, our Employee Resource Groups are always working to make a real difference — and real friends!

Veteran Fellowship Program

Our veterans offer unique skills, leadership, and perspectives that we value immensely here at Snap. However, the transition into a civilian workplace can sometimes be a challenge, so we’ve launched the Snap Inc. Veteran Fellowship program to help facilitate it!

After the launch of the program, two-thirds of our Veteran Fellows received full-time offers — and all of them accepted. This program is just one part of a larger recruiting initiative to help cultivate stronger veteran representation here at Snap.

Snap Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to make an impact in a fast-paced workplace"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Snap full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mid-sized company to work for, with a highly scaled app and a very fun culture. The impact a good engineer can have on the company's bottom line is astonishing compared to larger firms. The company's rough post IPO years are over now, and things are back on the right track.

    Cons

    The fast pace of work may not be for everyone. The technology is less mature than at larger companies.

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Snap Photos

Snap photo of: Lunch at Snap's onsite restaurant, The Park.
Snap photo of: SnapNoir Paint Night at the NYC office.
Snap photo of: Lunch at Snap Inc!
Snap photo of: Snap’s LA Engineering office.
Snap photo of: The Snap team at our first Bring Your Kids to Work Day!
Snap photo of: Women in Engineering Mixer 2018
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Snap Interviews

Experience

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41%
22%
37%

Getting an Interview

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    SWE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Snap (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2019.

    Interview

    HR Behavioral Screen (30min)
    - Talk about your background, why you want to apply, general screening to make sure you're not a robot

    Phone Coding Interview (1 Hour)
    - 10-15min talk about past work, be ready to deep dive into technical details
    - Medium/hard coding question (mine was about caches)

    Onsite (4 coding interviews, 1 lunch Interview (system design I think))
    - really enjoyed these, everyone on the team is super smart and friendly.
    - Graph/String/Array/DP questions + 10-15minute per coding interview to do some behavioral.

    I interviewed at Snap in Toronto (Bitmoji office)

    I interviewed at snap last week in Toronto. Everyone was super pleasant, and professional. The process was smooth and I was completely aware of where I was in the interview process at all times, and team got back to me any time I had any questions.

    Unfortunately, I stumbled under interview pressure and did not pass the bar. The questions were a range of maybe LC mediums and hards - all were ones I had not seen before in practice, but could be reasonably solved if you had good general problem solving skills and worked with your interviewer. I brute forced one, and did not get optimal solutions for another. However, was super impressed by everyone. Hopefully can reapply in a couple months after I brush up on my skills since I know this is a place I would want to work at.

    Interview Questions

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Snap Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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