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solid place but some culture clashes with salesforce

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solid place to work - most people are very smart and willing to help. leadership changes objectives a lot but it does depend on what team you are. Overall good, but seems to be going down hill


comp / smart people


leadership work like balance can be tough depending on which team
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Great Company, No Management Direction

I love working for Slack as a company and generally love the product and the company's mission to create a Digital HQ. However, there is little to no direction from senior leadership and managers tend to shift metrics and goals very often without informing their employees. This is very frustrating as it is difficult to tell how you're doing in any given role.
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What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Time and location flexibility
Areas for improvement
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Energizing work tasks
  • Sense of belonging

Poor work life balance/high chaos

Startup mentality, over allocated staff, long days, little appreciation for efforts, inconsistent messaging from top down, low maturity as an organization, burnout, history of high attrition, likely due to leadership issues and over allocation of resources without extra compensation. Elitist attitude toward coworkers and lack of support and recognition from coworkers and leadership. Extreme focus on diversity, at the expense of the homogeneous. Lack of time to attend training. Loss of on site benefits of lunches and nice workspace due to Covid, etc. etc. etc........Extra workload due to Covid, not enough money to cover expense of working from home, mixed messaging on future remote work policy
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Great place to work

Like any Tech company in San Francisco, there are a lot of perks but Slack has a laid back work environment that allows you to do you job and be creative.I can't wait until Covid allows us to all go back to work!
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Fun place to work

Loved working here, the culture is great. Workplace team needs more advancement paths and career goals. People are generally friendly in all other departmenmts.
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Wonderful work environment and mentorship

Slack was one of the best research and work experiences I have ever had. The research team was stellar and provided the mentorship I desperately wanted. They provided constructive feedback on my work and guidance on being successful in the industry. The company culture was supportive and great. They wanted you to be happy and go home at the end of the day. I felt like a part of the team since day 1. The perks and people were great. 10/10 an amazing company to be a part of.
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No real training

They pretty much sink or swim you .if you can't adjust to their system without training you are let go. They also let the FTE employees roam free without and responsibility. So it's on you to learn and train yourself and if you mess up prepare for a write up.


good people and users


poor management, micromanagement and only contract positions available no full time
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Manager needs improvement, good culture overall

The manager I worked with was terrible, and needs further training to do her job better. The amount of responsibility versus the payoff for this role was not worth it by any means.


Free food and coffee


no breaks besides unpaid lunches, poor management
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Terrible company with horrible people

If you actually care about yourself, do not work for slack. It is a horrible company with bad management written all over it. I would not be surprised if it went bankrupt within 7 years.
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Overworked and underpaid

Procurement staff is hostile and threatens the team if you submit an rfp on every occasion. Toxic work environment and management steals your work and credits it as their own.




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Fun innovation work place

Interested place to work on a fast-paced platform is every tech savy innovation Mind setters dream.. the company basically connect other stores to one plat form chat boots, Store Shipping Development information... Teammates meeting, price changes, inventory sales, profit sharing, documents sharing you name it....


Free to work when you want


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Fast-paced and exciting place to be

A challenging yet incredibly rewarding experience. Kind, thoughtful, and motivated colleagues. Exciting and fun product. Company values you can stand behind. I'm learning something new every week and actually having fun doing so. 👍🏼
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It was awesome

Great company with lots of great people. Everyone is crazy smart and the work is fulfilling as well. Project ownership from start to finish.
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Based on 16 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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