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Stack Overflow Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
2008
Company - Private
Internet
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. We partner with businesses to help them understand, hire, engage, and enable the world's developers. Our products and services ... Read more

Stack Overflow Reviews

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Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky
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  • "Tough to find a better startup tech environment"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in New York, NY
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    I worked at Stack Overflow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Stack Overflow for 6 years in sales and, as my headline implies, it'd be difficult to find a better startup environment. While it has all of the typical lumps of a startup, it more than makes up for it with its collaborative and friendly environment, inclusive and (increasingly) diverse culture, products that put the end user (i.e. the community of developers that make SO so powerful) first and the people. The people are what make Stack Overflow such a special place to work. Everyone is genuine, helpful and eager to contribute their small slice towards an amazing work family. It's a place that genuinely cares about its people.

    Cons

    Senior management needs to be more transparent about the direction of the company. We all know its doing well, but providing employees (particularly the ones who have spent many years there) more transparency on exit strategy is critical if it wants to keep them.

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Stack Overflow Interviews

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    Interview

    Techincal and relaxed. Phone interview led to a technical Google Hangout interview which was about data structures and algorithms in the language comfortable for me. I chose Python and nailed the question asked. It was then followed by a in person interview, where the employers gauge my interests and expertise.

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Stack Overflow Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Crain's New York Business, 2013
  • Best Places to Work, Crain's New York Business, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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