How's your company's work-life balance?

Marin Software renj21
Mar 15 23 Comments

I have heard that salesforce is great for that balance
And Adobe has an annual end-of-year month-long office shut down for engineers, is that true?
Anyway, how's your company's work-life balance, in terms of PTO, stress, annual shut down, other things etc...

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  • Adobe xbid57
    Week long, not month long...and it comes out of your vacation quota
    Mar 15 4
    • Marin Software renj21
      OP
      Damnnn I though it a month long... How many days is your PTO there? And what if you used all of your PTO, I assume they will still give you that one week at the end of year?
      Mar 15
    • Adobe xbid57
      Not sure really...I've never checked how many leaves we get since I've never come close to exhausting them 😁
      Mar 15
    • Marin Software renj21
      OP
      You should really push it and see what happens, lol. How's the stress level there? Chill? People doing 9 to 5? Also which office is this?
      Mar 15
    • Adobe xbid57
      It used to be chill, but with the push towards the cloud, there's more and more pressure on engineering to always be available and also take on qe/ops tasks. So stress levels are increasing by the day
      Mar 15
  • Spotify / Eng VnEB34
    Literally European working standards. 6 hour work days, 35 days of vacation, 6 months to a year of family leave.
    Mar 15 2
    • Datometry / Eng LangEr
      NYC ?
      Mar 15
    • Marin Software renj21
      OP
      That's not bad at all. 35 days of PTO assuming that is not counting any company or federal holidays right?
      Mar 15
  • Adobe tihwv
    Well it's week long though most make it a month long vacation starting early December and returning mid January.

    There's also another week long summer break week of July 4.

    No cap on time off, manager discretion. Several end up taking around 2 months off a year.

    No wonder we have amazing stickiness.
    Mar 15 2
    • Walmart.com fiVn5$!Br
      Sounds amazing. This is across all orgs?
      Mar 16
    • Adobe adobedoe
      In the three major BUs, yes. IT is a different story.
      Mar 16
  • New / Ops
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    Rakuten USA
    tooQ10more
    Tokyo, Japan: Monthly pay includes 40 hours of OT; tremendous pressure not to consume much PTO. (Average consumption last year was 4 days.) Half day of PTO charged if any number of minutes late, unless proof of train delay is supplied.

    The calendar has about 15 holidays built in, though, which is much better than in the US.
    Mar 15 3
    • Intel / Eng pleb
      Sounds like slavery.
      Mar 16
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

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      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      Sounds like it, and at times it feels like it too!
      Mar 16
    • Collective Health rucbaou8
      Isn't your working class paying a huge emotional toll here? My perception is it comes at the cost of family and many folks are drinking heavily.
      Mar 16
  • Salesforce SnackForce
    Amazing WLB.
    Mar 15 2
    • Marin Software renj21
      OP
      What's your PTO policy and holidays anyway?
      Mar 15
    • Salesforce SnackForce
      Unlimited above senior level. Standard 10 PTO, 4 sick days, 7 Volunteering days etc otherwise
      Mar 16
  • Cisco / Project Juan Tutri
    Best work-life balance I’ve had yet. Generous work from home policy (most of my team only goes in 2-3 days a week, some only come in 1 day a week). Good remote policy too - want to go fuck off to visit family in another state? Work remote, save your vacation days. Stress is moderate depending on team and such as usual but my team is pretty chill so it’s just a matter of managing workflow. Annual shutdown Christmas to New Year’s. 40 hours a year to spend volunteering for charity.

    Pretty happy with it so far.
    Mar 15 0
  • Facebook ujrx8r0
    WLB is nonexistent at FB.
    Mar 15 1
    • New setter
      Can you tell a bit more about it? How much do you work if you had to quantify? Thanks
      Mar 16
  • Salesforce pRaX60
    SF in EMEA: 25/30 days PTO (depending on the country) + national holidays + VTO + work from home
    Mar 16 0
  • Oracle orcl32
    even orcl has
    Mar 15 0

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