Slack Direct Listing

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Jun 20 153 Comments

How’re the Slack employees feeling about today’s direct listing? Is everyone offloading their shares?

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  • Volvo / Project YdCn11
    Anyone uses slack? Can it replace email? If yes, will Microsoft or Google buy them?
    Jun 20 36
    • Apple toooooo
      Apple started using it. Glad we’re using it. Loved it before, was missing it dearly.

      Do other big tech companies use Slack?
      Jun 21
    • LinkedIn stierlin
      LinkedIn uses Slack
      Jun 21
    • SAP / R&D
      mVH75Bds

      SAP R&D

      BIO
      Mostly human
      mVH75Bdsmore
      Teams has a new killer feature - mark a message as important and it will ping the other person every two minutes. This is a killer feature, in that it will lead to someone being killed very soon
      Jun 22
    • Deloitte IjKI62
      That's basically the digital shoulder tapping. You're right someone will get killed
      Jun 27
    • Deloitte IjKI62
      I like to see what Slack has in store in terms of plans to integrate into augmented reality platforms and work streams.
      Jun 27
  • Slack bSBd03
    Very exciting here in the SF office
    Jun 20 1
    • AdRoll ipopwc
      Congrats! You all have a kickass product and deserve it.
      Jun 20
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    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      That's exactly what we did at our M$ shop lol
      Jun 20
    • TechStyle Fashion Group vusA17
      @svvc78 because many businesses are ditching office. Especially if collaboration is key. Oh, and Teams sucks.
      Jun 20
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      @techstyle "many businesses are ditching Office" Lol. Office commercial revenue is +20 BILLION and growing at almost 20% per year. Lastly, Microsoft is the most valuable company in the world in case you don't follow the market.
      Jun 20
    • Okta hpence
      @svVc78

      Spoken like a true acolyte.
      Jun 20
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      I don’t really like Slack or Teams. All I know is that Teams uses less battery than Slack on my Mac.
      Jun 20
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    There must be blackout period for them to sell
    Jun 20 5
    • Airbnb / Eng jiJY36
      Not for direct listings
      Jun 20
    • New ulpC55
      Was gonna say, isn't one of the points if doing a direct listing not having to wait 6 months like with an ipo
      Jun 20
    • Pivotal / Other AllDaSmoke
      Same
      Jun 20
    • Uber / Eng barnacles.
      Blackout dates are to do with insider trading and lockup period is to do with listing. I think people got confused here
      Jun 20
    • Slack sl@ck
      No blackout periods.
      Jun 20
  • Amazon / Eng Hauahfik
    Pfffffft Amazon Chime will take off any day now just you all wait
    Jun 20 12
    • Wolters Kluwer gtUY05
      Hahahaha dream
      Jun 20
    • LinkedIn nubody
      Chime kicks both slack’s and bluejeans’ ass at the same time! It is as productive as it can get. Slack is a fancy mirc.
      Jun 20
    • Yelp / Eng h3h3
      Yahoo Squirrel is the future
      Jun 20
    • Oath
      nerdsRule!

      Oath

      BIO
      hit me up if you’re hiring. I am strong in algorithms and decent at development skills. Will try my best to get you your referral bonus, hate Verizon!
      nerdsRule!more
      squirrel got rebranded to yahoo together which got killed “again”
      Jun 20
    • PayPal MonMonMon
      😂🤣🤣🤣😂
      Jun 20
  • Slack / Product dubd
    Most 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.
    Jun 20 3
    • 👍🏽😀👏🏽
      Jun 20
    • State Farm howmuchbro
      OP
      This is an answer I was looking for. Cheers.
      Jun 20
    • Google NSFW4
      So what is a typical slack employee making with the IPO? Are they millionaires now
      Jun 22
  • Google PSBudd
    The new Google Chat is coming to eat Slack's lunch. You heard it here first. You are welcome.
    Jun 20 7
    • Google PSBudd
      I guess sarcasm doesn't come through as expected when you type something. Apologies.
      Jun 20
    • AdRoll ipopwc
      Hehe. I did catch the sarcasm, but: I mean, with Google’s footprint and workforce, they could probably slap together a competitive Slack clone in a short period of time.

      I always wonder what keeps Google from doing this more frequently/aggressively.
      Jun 20
    • Microsoft / Eng DeviousOps
      Well well well... As if google managed to do anything else competitive except a search engine and Android... Everyone else is safe...
      Jun 20
    • Intuit iyutre
      and then Google chat will be dropped 18 months later
      Jun 20
    • LinkedIn gtjddk?
      I am still waiting for its announcement in google plus
      Jun 20
  • Slack jkirl
    No way I’m dumping. Slack is equivalent to crack.
    Jun 20 1
    • Capital One / Mgmt
      IamBuying

      Capital One Mgmt

      BIO
      I love people!
      IamBuyingmore
      That’s what Motorola folks said before the iPhone came out.
      Jun 20
  • Dropbox Owens333
    Shoutout to the Slack team. Congratulations on a solid IPO! Wishing y’all the best from DBX
    Jun 20 2
    • New Bboy44
      Direct Listing :)
      Jun 20
    • Dropbox Owens333
      Ah yah. You rite.
      Jun 20
  • D. E. Shaw & Co. / IT WUjO56
    Our firm used to have HipChat and Jabber for internal chat, but now it has been replaced by Slack.
    Jun 20 7
    • Arcesium tVdC57
      Hipchat sucks. Glad you’re moving over to Slack, used to hate to reach out to folks at Desco using jabber.
      Jun 20
    • Amazon / R&D
      stayfocus

      Amazon R&D

      PRE
      500 Startups
      BIO
      Inspire everyone around you. Take extreme ownership.
      stayfocusmore
      What was the reason behind replacing hipchat
      Jun 20
    • D. E. Shaw & Co. / IT WUjO56
      Slack has better functionality than Hipchat. Maybe that's why Atlassian deprecated it in favor of Slack.
      Jun 20
    • Okta / Other wep31l
      Jun 20
    • Google gooogley
      Hows the tc at de shaw? Is it a good place for swe?
      Jun 20
  • Intuit iyutre
    please use the money to build a non electron app
    Jun 20 0
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    We use it as IM, haven’t seen it’s email
    Jun 20 4
    • AdRoll ipopwc
      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.
      Jun 20
    • Airbnb $$$👑💍
      E Fuck Trade? Why is name censored.
      Jun 20
    • Slack Aifm50
      @ipopwc - look into single channel guests and shared channels. Let's you move a lot of that support discussions into Slack (and expect a response from your reps faster!)
      Jun 20
    • Microsoft / Product
      SvVc78

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      Microsoft, Adobe, Flipkart
      SvVc78more
      Think beyond just engineering. For engineering folks this might work, but not for all functions. I haven't seen usage of these replace emails in other industries. Slack/teams is great for transactional stuff though
      Jun 20
  • Facebook khIU05
    They’re valued more than Lyft. Think about that. Congratz Slack folks!
    Jun 20 0
  • Tinder trolol
    Slack is amazing! Glad you guys finally went public, keep up the good work!
    Jun 20 0
  • Cruise Automation dkMsa890
    My 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
    Jun 20 2
    • Intuit iyutre
      couldn't agree more. I am trying to make a point to only check a few times per day. if I'm available and communicating it means I'm not doing my actual work.
      Jun 20
    • I 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.
      Jun 21
  • Ford GXqN18
    Dat new icon is trash tho
    Jun 20 1
    • Slack xSWh53
      Sorry you don't like it. Our designers knew the feedback. Tho hard to have something everyone like it :)
      Jun 20
  • Adobe ytrj74
    some fun exercise - look up slack offer comps here with RSU and map them to the current stock price $$$$. congrats slack!
    Jun 20 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng
    FSCK<GO>

    Bloomberg Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    FSCK<GO>more
    Who is now a millionaire?
    Jun 20 3
    • Nordstrom / Eng tikimon
      Who cares?
      Jun 20
    • Uber himu00
      The Bloomberg guy cares
      Jun 20
    • Goldman Sachs deejdsol
      Folks in banking have sold their souls to money ironically!
      Jun 21
  • New / Design
    mnng

    New Design

    BIO
    ux ui designer w MFA
    mnngmore
    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.
    Jun 20 2
    • Facebook dXQm00
      What's wrong with Teams?
      Jun 20
    • New / Design
      mnng

      New Design

      BIO
      ux ui designer w MFA
      mnngmore
      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.
      Jun 21
  • Uber john_list
    Seems 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
    Jun 20 3
    • Bank of America Private Bank Mavericky
      I agree! The valuation has way too much hype
      Jun 20
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      Probably need to wait 6 months
      Jun 20
    • PayPal MonMonMon
      Look who’s speaking. 120billion
      Jun 20