Slack employees work in the company's San Francisco office.
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Many professionals can easily recall the days of multiple out-of-control email chains and loose papers of correspondence, and then Slack came along and helped to bring organization to the workplace. As the modern workplace evolves, Slack's mission will likely take on even greater importance.


How Slack Makes The Workplace More Efficient

Slack coworkers collaborate at the company's San Francisco office.

Slack co-workers collaborate at the company's San Francisco office.

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Slack is the leading channel-based messaging platform used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. Slack offers a secure, enterprise-grade environment that can scale with the largest companies in the world.

Slack came along at a time when large organizations were struggling to coordinate with teams to get them moving in the same direction, and gave these companies a place to connect their conversations, information, and software.

With remote workforces expanding and becoming more prominent, Slack has become an essential tool for many businesses. Some well-known companies that use Slack include Oracle, E-Trade, SAP, and The New York Times.

Slack by the numbers:

  • 12M+ daily active users
  • 119K+ paid customers
  • 65 of the Fortune 100 use Slack
  • 150+ countries have daily active users in Slack

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Slack is headquartered in San Francisco and has other American offices in New York, Chicago, and Denver, along with international offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Dublin, London, Paris, Munich, Melbourne, Sydney, Osaka, Tokyo, and Pune.

In addition to its offices, Slack offers remote roles and remote work flexibility. Job seekers interested in remote work positions should review all postings carefully.

Slack has job openings in analytics, business development, business technology, communications, customer experience, customer success, design, engineering, legal, marketing, product management, program management, recruiting, sales, and solutions engineering.

Slack also has a great 12-16 week summer internship program where interns are given real projects that make an impact.

3 Great Things About Working At Slack

Slack is embracing the future of work.

As a company that has developed a platform that makes working and collaborating remotely easier, it only makes sense that Slack would also embrace remote work flexibility.

While COVID-19 sent Slack's workforce remote, the company's leadership quickly realized that a remote-first work environment would likely persist long after the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the company opened up remote work positions and has given most employees the option to work remotely on a permanent basis.

The company is working hard to reimagine the workforce as things continue to evolve.

"Slack is committed to shaping the future of distributed work. Whether that means working out of one of our offices, having the flexibility to work from home a few days a week, or working remotely on a permanent basis, we're providing more choices to employees on where they can do their best work," the company states.


Slack is for everyone.

Slack has a diversity, engagement, and belonging (DEB) program that encourages a diverse workforce on multiple levels. The company realizes that sometimes the best talent falls through the cracks because they don't always have the easiest access to certain career opportunities. To address this, Slack has a few different initiatives going.

  • Partnership with Year Up - Slack works with Year Up, a workforce training program that connects underserved young adults with meaningful career pathways. According to Slack's most recent diversity report, 87.5% of Slack's Year Up interns have converted to full-time roles.
  • Employee resource groups (ERGs) - Slack has multiple ERGs that allow employees with shared characteristics or life experiences to come together. These groups are constantly evolving and helping to push new company initiatives.
  • Rising Tides - A six-month sponsorship program for a talented and diverse group of high performers and emerging leaders at Slack who have historically lacked access to this type of support. Program participants receive career development training, executive coaching, and one-on-one sponsorship with a Slack executive team member, with a focus on building a supportive community of peers.
  • Next Chapter - This program helps formerly incarcerated individuals find skilled, long-term employment in the technology sector and shift perceptions around re-entering individuals. The first three apprentices that completed this program are now full-time engineers at Slack.


Employee happiness is important at Slack.

Slack employees are focused on doing their part to make other people's work lives easier, and Slack leadership strives to do its part in returning the favor for its own employees.

While at work, Slack wants its employees to be creative, collaborative, and supportive of each other while having fun. Outside of work, Slack encourages its employees to unplug and leave work behind. So far the company seems to be doing something right as it earned a culture score of 4.2/5 on Comparably and was named one of the "Best Places to Work" by Glassdoor in 2020 and 2021. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield earned a high score of 92/100 on Comparably.

Some of the employee benefits and perks at Slack include:

  • Personal development stipend - Slack employees receive an annual allowance for professional development, plus a monthly stipend to be used toward anything
  • Health and wellness - Free medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families; Slack pays 100% of premiums and also offers access to a range of free mental health and well-being resources
  • Parental perks - Slack offers generous parental and new-child-bonding leave, along with access to child-care assistance services for kids up to age five

Career Opportunities At Slack

To apply or learn more about working at Slack, check out the company's careers page.

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Professional quotes motivate and inspire you to become the best professional you can be in your career. They remind you that you can achieve what you want to achieve. What does success look like to you? If you ever need some inspiration, read these quotes...

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  1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius
  2. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk
  3. “Work to become, not to acquire." —Elbert Hubbard
  4. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn
  5. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." —Michael Jordan
  6. "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller
  7. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln
  8. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." —Thomas A. Edison
  9. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz
  10. "I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart
  11. "Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." —George Lucas
  12. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." —Walt Disney
  13. "Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." —Johnny Carson
  14. "I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller
  15. "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden
  16. "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White
  17. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." —General George Patton
  18. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein
  19. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." —Mark Twain
  21. "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." —Confucius

1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius

Inspirational Career Quotes Confucius


2. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk

Inspirational Career Quotes Carlton Fisk


3. “Work to become, not to acquire." —Elbert Hubbard

Inspirational Work Quotes


4. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn

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5. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." —Michael Jordan

Inspirational Career Quotes Michael Jordan


6. "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller

Inspirational Quotes About Failure


7. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln

Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes


8. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." —Thomas A. Edison

Inspirational Thomas Edison Quotes


9. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz

Inspirational Career Quotes


10. "I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart

Inspirational Career Quotes Jon Stewart


11. "Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." —George Lucas

Inspirational Quotes George Lucas


12. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." —Walt Disney

Inspirational Walt Disney Quotes


13. "Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." —Johnny Carson

Inspirational Career Quotes


14. "I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller

Inspirational Career Quotes


15. "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden

Inspirational Career Quotes


16. "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White

Inspirational Quotes About Life


17. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." —General George Patton

Inspirational Quotes About Success


18. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein

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19. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Career Quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson


20. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." —Mark Twain

Inspirational Career Quotes About Success


21. "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." —Confucius

Inspirational Career Quotes Confucius

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