How’re the Slack employees feeling about today’s direct listing? Is everyone offloading their shares?
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- Volvo / Project YdCn11Anyone uses slack? Can it replace email? If yes, will Microsoft or Google buy them?
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- Amazon / Eng HauahfikPfffffft Amazon Chime will take off any day now just you all wait
- Slack / Product dubdMost people I talked to are taking a sensible approach: sell some of the stock to achieve some financial goals (e.g. pay student debt, diversify, etc.) or accelerate some projects (e.g. house renovations, etc.) and keep a chunk invested in Slack for the long term.
I’m sure there are people who sold everything on day 1 and others who will hold the stock for a long time.
People celebrate, congratulate each other and then go back to their jobs.
There are no ice sculptures, bro hugs or bragging about $. But we’re damn proud of what we’ve been building. If anything this is a time of reflection for what we want the next 5 years to be like.
- The new Google Chat is coming to eat Slack's lunch. You heard it here first. You are welcome.
- Shoutout to the Slack team. Congratulations on a solid IPO! Wishing y’all the best from DBX
- Our firm used to have HipChat and Jabber for internal chat, but now it has been replaced by Slack.
- Okta / Other wep31lAtlassian sold the IP to slack https://www.businessinsider.com/atlassian-sell-hipchat-slack-2018-7
- I haven’t really used email for ~4-5 years now, all important communication has been done on Slack at the last three companies I’ve worked.
Email is for stuff like “AWS Support” conversations, contacting vendors, etc. but even a lot of vendors are now just joining our Slack team as external collaborators.
- Cruise Automation dkMsa890My last two jobs where we had slack our productivity dropped significantly. Seems impossible to stay focused for more than 20 mins without an idiot pinging you on slack and expecting a direct answer.
Unfortunately slack is providing dopamine to people (like Facebook) at the expense of real work and productivity.
Cannot wait to dump that bullshit app
- EA Vt93ccsbTI am a fan of the group conversation aspect. However, the DM and AT spam makes it difficult to get anything done. It got much worse when we ditched Skype as our IM client.
My take is that if you are someone using DM/@ to get info, you love it. If you are the one on receiving end you might hate it, particularly if you get lots of non-urgent contacts or people asking for things easily found via search.
- We moved to Teams in February and pretty much everyone hates it. We used to use skype and slack and thought Teams could replace both- which it does in an way that is inferior to both.
- Its more difficult to track time spent on calls than skype. Its too easy to be placed into groups that don't really concern you within the organization. Mettings occasionally dont show up when they have been made or changed. Its really easy to make a ton of threads in a team rather than replying directly to a response to continue that thread. It integrates so well with email that i get multiple notifications for the same thing frequently.
Admittedly, i could probably go into prefs and fix some of the issues... but slack and skype work better off the shelf.
- Uber john_listSeems like a crazy valuation but what do I know. Would encourage slack people to at least take some chips of the table after a massive day one pump but to each his own