We offer generous, flexible policies for leave so team members can prioritize the wellness and happiness of them and their families.
The guidance below is fairly high-level, and gives ample room for interpretation based on individual priorities and needs. That said, everyone is also expected to utilize these policies in good faith, and do right by their team.
Our policy of flexible, unmetered paid time off is intended to provide employees the ability to spend time away from work without worrying about accrued days or penalties.
While sometimes referred to as "unlimited time off", there are some norms and guidance to keep in mind:
Use it! A common failure mode of "unlimited PTO" is people not actually taking advantage of it. We can't force you to do anything, but know that you're encouraged to take time off where and when you want. If you don't feel like you can, please talk to your manager and they will make it work.
Team members do not need to seek permission for time off, unless the intended time away exceeds 14 consecutive calendar days (including weekends and holidays). However, team members are asked to give at least 2 weeks heads-up before a trip where possible.
The process for notifying the team about PTO is the following:
In the event of a PTO request for longer than 14 days, please plan to notify your manager at least 30 days in advance, and anticipate a conversation about whether a leave of absence would be a better fit.
It is your responsibility to minimize disruption from OOO. If you're missing a critical meeting, make sure you have a plan with your manager about how to make up the content or otherwise address the function of the meeting while out (e.g. work with your manager on your sprint plan ahead of time).
Finally - when you're away it's ok to be away. We expect hard work and focus from people while they’re in the office, and encourage everyone to fully unplug when they’re out. There is 0 expectation that you’re checking email or Slack or joining any meetings while you’re on vacation, outside of very limited circumstances.
We observe the following US Federal Holidays company-wide: MLK Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving (including the following Friday).
In December, we will typically take a company-wide week off around Christmas / New Years:
Note that our WFH and OOO policies mean you can work remotely or take extra days around these or other holidays to be with family, travel, etc. as long as you’re communicating it out and making sure there aren’t disruptions to the team.
If you or a loved one takes ill, we expect you to prioritize wellness for you and your team, and take time away or WFH as appropriate. If at all possible, it's asked that you communicate this to your team and note it as a status in Slack.
Please let your manager or leadership know what we can do to help.