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PagerDuty Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (PD)
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
PagerDuty is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time, and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're excited to launch our philanthropic foundation, the PagerDuty .Org Fund, which focuses on Time-Sensitive Global Health, with a vision to bring medical care to people who need it, in the hardest-to-reach places, in the moments they need it most. Read more on our PagerDuty blog! #RealTimeImpact

    Launching the Fund to Connect Remote Communities to Essential Medical Care | PagerDuty

    When it comes to impacting lives-around the world and in our own communities-it's often about empowering the right group of people to take action when minutes matter. Whether it's acting on predictive signals to move families to safety before Hurricane Dorian makes landfall or helping more than 100 people regain their eyesight every day, PagerDuty plays a critical role in empowering teams to take life-impacting actions in critical moments.

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    Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises Sail Into Digital Transformation With PagerDuty

    Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises is an international cruise line that is known as "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line." The company carries millions of passengers around the globe every year. John Padgett, Chief Experience & Information Officer, talks about how PagerDuty helps maintain a memorable and personalized experience for all passengers by supporting Carnival's technology-infused infrastructure.

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PagerDuty – Why Work With Us?

PagerDuty is a Digital Operations Management company.
Our cloud-based platform manages real-time operations for any type of business. We all rely on digital services throughout the day -- we get a ride from Lyft, Slack our team and order Starbucks from our phones. PagerDuty ensures these services are always on, delivering a perfect user experience every time.

PagerDuty empowers organizations of all sizes with real-time and data-driven insights to drive better business results. DevOps, ITOps, and SecOps teams use PagerDuty’s award-winning platform for real-time operations to improve operations, deliver exceptional customer experiences, and accelerate innovation. Today, over 11,000 organizations across all industries have deployed PagerDuty. Notable customers include IBM, GE, Box, and American Eagle Outfitters.  

PagerDuty is for People
We put people at the heart of everything we do and our people-first culture is part of what makes us unique. We have an inclusive and open culture that attracts the best talent to drive our growth. Our team reflects our community -- diverse men and women of all ages, from many cultures and countries. In addition to having a woman CEO, half of our leadership team is women and a quarter of our management team is underrepresented minorities. We fundamentally believe that a diverse team drives the best results.

We also support the people who work to make a difference in our world. Through we give back to our community, investing 1% of our equity, product and time. helps mission-driven organizations in diverse fields empower their teams to respond in real-time to positively impact their communities.

We take our mission seriously, whether it’s building an amazing product or great culture. We inspire our people to solve real customer problems, to be authentic, have fun and create something life changing. It’s pretty simple; we know that inspired people are at the core of helping our customers achieve phenomenal success.

We Invest in Our People

What you can do with your career becomes a shared journey to what we can achieve together.  We have loads of opportunities for training, highly impactful leaders, and an impactful performance management process.  We don't just talk about how you're doing once a year.  Our people set quarterly goals with their manager and then have check-ins monthly against those goals to make sure they’re growing professionally and doing meaningful work aligned to our key business objectives.

We Take Care of Our People

We're not just talking about free lunch and cool benefits (though we have those too).  We know that to work at your best, you need to have an environment that encourages collaboration and is friendly, fun and inclusive.   Our values guide our decisions and how we work individually and interact as a team every day. 

We Care about the Community

We are part of "Pledge 1%" which means we donate 1% of equity, 1% of product and 1% of all employee time to charitable or philanthropic causes. Additionally, investing in diversity and inclusion is one of our most important missions at PagerDuty as we build the next generation of leaders. We partner with several organizations dedicated to that cause including Code2040, Hackbright Academy, and the Hispanic IT Executive Council.

A Product to be Proud of

PagerDuty is investing in cutting-edge technologies like machine learning, automation, analytics, and more to help our customers solve their most critical challenges. We reinforce our offerings with an enterprise-grade platform with high reliability, availability, and strong security and control capabilities. We focus on innovation and on delivering the best solutions to support every operational use case. We’re proud of our product and think you will be too!

For Engineers Who Solve Hard Problems

As software eats the world, we empower engineers to own their own destiny, and organizations to deliver better digital experiences. Get your adrenaline going as you work on a range of technical tasks as part of a scrum team in an agile environment. We want people who are passionate about building innovative and disruptive products that customers love, and which deliver business results. We empower our people to mentor others, to build strong teams and accelerate professional growth. Join us in our quest to build the modern Digital Operations Management platform.

Company Wide Hack Days!

Once a month at PagerDuty we have a company wide hack day! Hack day isn’t just for our engineers, but for anyone who would like to make PagerDuty better for our customers. Ideas are presented to the entire company and we vote on our favorite ones. Hack day ideas that win become part of the product--our people directly impact the experience of our customers.

Interning at PagerDuty

I had the privilege of doing a software engineering internship at the PagerDuty office in San Francisco, and it was incredible experience. I got to work alongside talented engineers on a team where my work was valued—and often resulted in a deployment to the live product.  During my internship, I was able to improve my personal development in addition to my job responsibilities. I had the opportunity to join a data science interest group, give a lightning talk, and help facilitate a Breakathon. However, what really stood out to me was the culture. I’ve completed five internships at other companies, and I don't think I have experienced anything quite like what PagerDuty has. The easy camaraderie and strong empathy among my teammates were like nowhere else, and I looked forward to coming to work everyday, even on a Monday morning. I'll forever be thankful to have had such an experience and met so many people I admire. It’s an experience I can't recommend enough.

Interview FAQ Guide

“ At PagerDuty, we are proud of our interview process, which is designed for mutual discovery. We focus on understanding your skills, experiences, and how you work best. For you, it’s the chance to learn more about the role and our mission, meet people who would be your teammates and collaborators, and hopefully find out a little bit about the culture that we Dutonians think is pretty special."

- Andrea Constantinides, Director of Inclusion and Belonging, Recruiting Innovation and Operations

If you’re thinking about interviewing at PagerDuty or are currently in the process, lucky you! You are in the right place. Here, you will find all the detailed information that will help you navigate the interview process and, at the same time, hopefully answer all of your crucial questions.

We understand that interviews can be stressful so we developed a process that truly allows us to get to know you and your past experiences so we can better assess whether you and PagerDuty are a good match.

PagerDuty is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Should you require accommodation, please email and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.



After an initial chat with your recruiter, a call will be set up with the hiring manager. If all goes well, you will then proceed to an onsite interview at our San Francisco or Toronto office.

The onsite process includes, on average, four or five interviews that last for around 30-45 minutes each. During your interview, you will meet with your recruiter. This is your opportunity to ask any and all questions about PagerDuty and/or the interview process itself. During this time, your recruiter will also delve further into the company’s vision and values.

If you have a midday interview, a delicious lunch will also be provided. Please read on for some interview tips and to prepare for the specific team you will be interviewing with.

Product: Prior to interviewing, it is recommended that you start a free trial of PagerDuty to familiarize yourself with our product. After an initial chat with your recruiter, a call will be set up with the hiring manager for this role. If the hiring manager decides to move forward with your application, you would then proceed to an onsite interview. The majority of our interviewers are in San Francisco, but we also have a few in Toronto. If you are applying for a director-level role, you will also be meeting with the Vice President of Product.

UX Design: Come prepared to share your design portfolio with us. We want to see design work from various phases of a completed project, not just finished work, as we are interested in seeing how you got to the finished state. Plan to show at least 3 projects during the hour.

Customer Success: After an initial chat with your recruiter, a call will be set up with the hiring manager. After your call with the hiring manager, a writing assignment will be given to you, which will need to be completed and sent back to us within 48 hours. We will share the details of the writing assignment with you via email. If your completed assignment matches what we are looking for, we will contact you to schedule an onsite interview.

A loaner laptop will be provided for you on the onsite day as you will be expected to prepare a demo to present to the team. Please ensure you become familiar with the core concepts of PagerDuty; we will expect you to be able to manually trigger an incident and receive a phone call.

Customer Support: After an initial chat with your recruiter, a call will be set up with the hiring manager. If the hiring manager decides to move forward, we will contact you to schedule an onsite interview. A loaner laptop will be provided for you the day of the onsite.

Prior to your onsite interview, you are expected to create an account so you can access our Knowledge Base and become more familiar with the PagerDuty interface since you will be doing exercises on it during the interview. We want to ensure that you become familiar with the core concepts of PagerDuty; we will expect you to be able to manually trigger an incident and receive a phone call.

Note: If you are applying for a Technical Support Engineer role on our Customer Support and Success team, the onsite will also include a Scripting/ API and monitoring slot.

Sales: You will start with an introductory phone call with your recruiter, followed by either an in-person meeting or phone chat with the hiring manager.

There are multiple sales levels at PagerDuty. If you are interviewing for entry-level roles such as Sales Development Representative or Business Development Representative, you will be meeting with four or five members of the team.

If you are interviewing for higher-level roles, you will be required to present a demo to showcase your ability to close deals. We will provide you with a laptop for this demo and all the preparation that you will need. The rest of the day will include meetings with the team.

Marketing: You will start with an introductory phone call with your recruiter, followed by either a quick in-person meeting or phone chat with the hiring manager. If the hiring manager chooses to move forward, we will contact you to schedule an onsite interview to meet the team.

Because PagerDuty has distributed teams and supports working remotely, you may have video interviews during your interviewing process.

Engineering Interviewing

Your interview process will begin with a brief call with your recruiter to see if the position is a good fit. If we decide to move forward, the next step will either be an introductory phone call with the hiring manager or a 60-minute technical session. Don’t worry, we will let you know what to expect!

Technical Session:
This session focuses on practical coding skills and will be a home exercise with you and one of our engineers based in either Toronto or San Francisco. One of our recruiting coordinators will reach out to schedule a time that is best for you.

Prior to the call, you will be required to spend about 30 minutes preparing a todo skeleton application. You will need to have the development environment set up and the project ready to go for the interview session. We will be focusing on what you can accomplish during the call itself, so keep things simple and be sure to read instructions carefully!

If your technical session is successful, we will invite you onsite to meet with four or five members of the team. We do have interviewers-in-training so it is possible that you may meet with more team members who will be shadowing the coding slots.
In terms of preparation, you will need to bring a laptop with a working development environment of your choice. If you don’t have a laptop, we can provide one for you.

The onsite day includes a few different coding and whiteboarding sessions. The coding sessions will be conducted by our engineers in either the San Francisco or Toronto office and will last for approximately an hour each. You will also have an interview with the hiring manager for this role. If you have a midday interview, lunch will be provided. (FYI, lunches here are pretty delicious).

For the coding sessions, communication is key when solving problems. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and talk through it out loud to the interviewers in the room. We really want to see your thought process! If you make a mistake, don’t stress. At PagerDuty, we value resilience and strive to always learn from our mistakes.

During your onsite, you will meet with your recruiter. This is your opportunity to ask any and all questions about PagerDuty and/or the interview process itself. At this time, your recruiter will also delve further into the company’s vision and values.
If you are applying for a director-level role, you will also be speaking with the SVP of Product Development.

After you have spent time with us onsite, the team will gather feedback and decide if you meet the expectations for this role. Your recruiter will then get back to you as soon as possible.

Because PagerDuty has distributed teams and supports working remotely, you may have video interviews during your interviewing process.

Innovating for customers in a dynamic, high-velocity, hyper-competitive market requires awesome people doing the best work in their careers at PagerDuty. For our people and our teams to thrive, we must set clear goals and define our values—in plain English—that translate to behavior.

Our values are more than words on a poster—they define the way we win together, the fabric in a tapestry of ethics, integrity, equality, and inspiration for our community:

We are extremely proud of our inclusive company culture. It’s been a core tenet and asset for our business from the start. From our CEO and leadership team to our newest hires, we are thoughtful, intentional, and visible in demonstrating our values in all we do.

PagerDuty’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity programs focus on two core areas fundamental to our success: DISCOVER amazing talent from underrepresented populations and sustaining an inclusive environment where everyone can FLOURISH.


Representation in Recruitment. PagerDuty’s goal is to have candidates from underrepresented groups at our on-site interviews. We also require the agencies we work with to provide a diverse candidate pool.

Career Accelerator Program. We are redefining pathways to employment at PagerDuty through our Career Accelerator Program. Based on a traditional internship or co-op program, we bring individuals on board for sessions that last 8 to 16 weeks, for a total of three sessions per year. But unlike a traditional internship program, we identify our talent through hackathons and partners like Code2040 and Hackbright, and look for those returning to the workforce after time away, as well as veterans transitioning into corporate careers. Over the past two years, over 50% of our participants have been from groups traditionally under represented in Tech.

Fair Recruitment Practices. From the moment we open a new job, we work to integrate diversity at every step:

  • Recruiters and hiring managers review their sourcing strategy, with a focus on increasing representation in the pipeline.
  • Job descriptions are reviewed for inclusive language.
  • We use structured interviews to help remove interviewer bias. Our interviewers and hiring managers are requested to complete training courses which includes a component on bias awareness and mitigation.
  • Candidates with disabilities can request accommodations at any step of our process.


Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are funded, voluntary, employee-led groups that foster a diverse and inclusive workplace culture. While each group has its own flavor, their mission, activities, and goals are aligned around these four core pillars:

  •  Connect with others from a shared demographic group and their allies
  •  Enrich our inclusive culture through relevant learning, educational, and celebratory activities
  •  Empowermembers through professional development and leadership opportunities - including mentorship
  •  Support PagerDuty’s business goals by participating in and organizing service and recruiting events

We currently have five ERGs with members and allies around the globe:

  • Array: Black and Latinx
  • PageAble:  People with Disabilities + Accessibility
  • PatriotDuty: Military and Veterans
  • RainbowDuty: LGBTQIA
  • SisterDuty: Women 

Equal Pay.We have implemented systemic changes to promote gender pay equity. At PagerDuty, male and female team members are compensated equally, within 1-2 percent, job for job, at the same level. We’ll also be expanding our efforts to focus on race/ethnicity this year. We’re committed to equal pay and have taken Glassdoor’s Equal Pay Pledge. 

Parental Leave. Our paid U.S. parental leave provides 22 weeks. We also provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave for non-pregnant parents, including adoptive parents. We are incredibly proud to have made it more possible for all of our team members on “BabyDuty” to have the much-needed time off to care for and spend with their new child.

Teaming Inclusively. Whether a Dutonian is an individual contributor, manager, or leader, we have workshops dedicated to raising awareness of, understanding and mitigating bias in our daily interactions. Additionally, we ensure that bias awareness training is embedded into learning sessions around performance evaluation, recruitment, teaming, and coaching.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms.  We believe every Dutonian should feel comfortable using the restroom that they are most comfortable in.

Name Guide. We recently launched a tool where Dutonians can verbally record their name and attach it to our internal look-up tool. Now we can make sure we’ve got the pronunciation right before you walk into that first meeting with a new colleague.

Mother's Rooms and Prayer Rooms in our offices.


We partner with leaders in the diversity and inclusion space that not only help us build diverse pipelines, but also provide coaching, mentoring, and professional development for our people. Our current partnerships are with:

  • Code2040
  • Hackbright Academy
  • Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC)
  • The Bridge School

PagerDuty is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process.  Should you require accommodation, please and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

PagerDuty Reviews

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    "An empathic and fast-paced company"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at PagerDuty full-time (More than a year)


    Like every company, PagerDuty has its issues, but it does its best to listen to feedback from employees and quickly implement changes. In my opinion, the people who work at PagerDuty are genuinely kind, empathic, and do their best. In engineering and product, at least, there really are no tech bros which is saying a lot for being a tech company.

    Jenn, the CEO, is wonderful. She is constantly iterating on how best to share information with us and her energy always makes me more excited to work at the company.

    Work/Life balance is 100% there, for me at least. I'm never asked to work outside of working hours unless I'm on-call, and if I have a particularly busy on-call week my coworkers or manager are quick to acknowledge it and give me time off to rest.

    The company also does a good job of showing us how our work is impacting the lives of other people. Whether that's big, profitable customers using PagerDuty to add technology to their older business models, or small non-profits using PagerDuty for life-saving actions like suicide hotlines, PagerDuty makes sure we know how our work impacts our customers.

    I've been at PagerDuty for over 2.5 years and am so proud to be a Dutonian. Instead of letting people leave when they no longer want to stay in their original role, I've noticed PagerDuty works with employees to find a better fit for them within the organization. The company recognizes talent and wants to keep it and help it grow rather than let us move on to other companies with open roles that are more suited to our new interests. That, to me, is the sign of a company that cares about its people.


    The company is growing quickly and we're far past the point of being able to know all the people and what they're working on. This can lead to duplicate work being done and a general feeling of siloing if you don't make an effort to talk to other teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the feedback of PagerDuty's people. We share it because we care, not because we want to start drama!

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PagerDuty Photos

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PagerDuty photo of: The On-Calls - our PagerDuty Band - with guest vocalist, Jennifer Tejada, CEO
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PagerDuty Interviews



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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PagerDuty.


    Written application, followed by video call with to-be manager, then video call with an engineering lead. I found the conversations open ended and fun. We discussed Pagerduty in general but no expectation for a nuanced understanding of the company itself. No analytical test questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Process I would take to tackle PM problem.   1 Answer
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PagerDuty Awards & Accolades

  • Best Workplaces, Inc., 2018
  • Best Place to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal., 2018
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Winner (Northern California), Ernst & Young, 2018
  • Forbes Cloud 100 List, #16, Forbes, 2018
  • Silver Stevie Winner: Customer Service Team of the Year, The International Business Awards, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

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

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience


Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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