The Process Myth

  • Employees must have been in their current job for one year before applying for a new job.
  • Employees must have a performance rating of solid or higher in order to apply for a transfer.
  • An employee may have one conversation with a new job’s hiring manager before discussing the internal transfer with their current hiring manager.
  • And it goes on, but you get the idea.
  • Employees must be in their current job for one year before applying for a new job. We meet our commitments to our teams.
  • Employees must have a performance rating of solid or higher in order to apply for a transfer. If someone is failing at their job, we work to improve them rather than shuffling the problem elsewhere in the company. We fix problems, we don’t ignore them.
  • An employee may have one conversation with a new job’s hiring manager before discussing the internal transfer with their current hiring manager. We understand that situations change. We want people to grow, but we are adamantly transparent in our communications because we know that poor communications results in painful misunderstandings.

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Michael Lopp. VP of Engineering at Slack. I favor bridges, critical thinking, and Mac'n'Cheese.

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Michael Lopp. VP of Engineering at Slack. I favor bridges, critical thinking, and Mac'n'Cheese.