Slack

1. Interview Questions
2. Engineering at Slack
3. Career Levels and Compensation

Strong executive leadership pointing the company in the right direction. Best culture I've experienced so far -- the people I work with are driven yet compassionate. We are expected to work hard and smart for 8 hours a day, then go home. Building a product that I use on a daily basis is exciting. Frequent reorganizations and process changes, not surprising for a fast-growing company but could be annoying. On certain teams, there's a lot of tribal knowledge that makes it difficult for a newcomer to start contributing right away. People can be too nice to the point where difficult topics are avoided.

Interview Questions

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Write some code to get the number of tags on the any website given a URL.
Review a pull request on Github.
1 week take-home exercise: Build a single page application image gallery, connecting to a public image api, and add lightbox functionality. Make it performant and cross-browser compatible.
Create a Twitter client architecture. Must have persistent storage; explain that architecture.
Given a quick whiteboard mock of a web app, discuss how you would design and implement it.
Build a UI with JavaScript.
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Engineering at Slack

This information was sourced from reviews originally posted on Glassdoor.

Wonderful culture: humility, empathy and just plain good natured personalities abound. Having worked at many large, high profile internet companies the hardest thing to get used to is: yes, these people are also very very smart and talented.

Work with some of the brightest and diverse people in tech. A lot of the engineers at Slack were previously at Facebook, Google, etc. and helped build out those companies. Awesome perks, good, food, great snacks, amazing founders very transparent work place. The people at Slack are very emphatic and help you when you need it. Oh yeah, free weekly massages are pretty awesome. Tough deadlines can be stressful at times. Slack doesn't have catered food all days of the week.Some teams definitely have more work to do than others. If you're an engineer on one of these teams life can be a little stressful.

Lots of openness & communication from the executive,Good focus on work/life balance. Everyone leaves at a reasonable hour and you aren't expected to work outside of work hours. Everyone takes vacation. We get ownership of our projects and get a say in what we work on. Pay is decent but not the best you can get in the industry.

Growing pains, sometimes things are changing so fast that is hard to catch up with everything going on. Keep focus on fostering the culture that has helped succeed. Working on the same product you use on a daily basis is extremely motivating and fun. Lots of technical and professional challenges. Great opportunity to grow in your career. Great salaries and benefits.

Engineering Levels

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Associate Engineer
G03
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Engineer
G04
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Senior Engineer
G05
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Staff Engineer
G06
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Senior Staff Engineer
G07
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