Stack Overflow Benefits Overview
From the beginning, Stack Overflow’s mission has been to be the best place anyone has ever worked. We make an extra effort to provide everything a person could ever want in a company, from completely free medical insurance to on-site chef prepared meals everyday at noon. Stack Overflow truly cares about our employees as people, and we have provided benefits that reflect how people really live.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Stack Overflow covers 100% of the costs of preventative care, including x-rays for you and your family!
Our vision plan cover you and your family with a $150 credit towards lenses or frames each year for after a $20 copay for an eye exam.
Health Insurance Benefits
Stack Overflow covers 100% of the medical costs, from prescriptions to copays to major medical events (such as births!) through an employer-funded HRA.
Employees are provided a $50,000 life insurance policy, with no premiums associated. If you would like supplemental insurance over and above that, a small amount will be deducted from your paycheck.
In addition to reimbursing up to $150 per month toward gym memberships or fitness class costs, we host regularly host yoga in our office.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Stack Overflow provides a Roth IRA and Regular 401(K) options for our employees.
Stack Overflow matches 100% of employee contributions up to 3% on earnings and 50% of employee contributions between 3% and 5% of earnings.
As Stack Overflow isn’t public, employees are provided stock options upon their start, and then issued more upon later in their tenure for evergreen or promotion grants.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
All of our employees receive stock options with their offer letter.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Stack Overflow allows employees to participate in a DCA (Dependent Care Account), and employees can put up to $5,000 a year pre-taxed toward expenses for day camps, preschool, or au pair fees.
Generous Parental Leave
For employees who have worked here a year, Stack Overflow provides 16 weeks at 100% pay for all primary caregivers, and 10 weeks at 100% pay for all secondary caregivers. This goes for adoptions, too.
Flexible Work Schedule
Stack has employees all over the world across many departments. While in the NY office hours are generally 9am-5pm, it is flexible and employees can generally work the hours they choose.
Remote Work Program
Stack Overflow is very much a remote-friendly company. Nearly 30% of our employees are remote. We encourage Slack chats and video meetings. If you are full-time remote, you even get a desk and chair.
Family Medical Leave
Stack Overflow provides 12 weeks of unpaid time, and also 7 days of paid leave per 12-month period in order to provide care for a family member who requires it of the employee.
We assist our employees by offering financial assistance in the adoption of a child. We'll reimburse up to $5,000 to use towards legal expenses, adoption agencies or other adoption professional fees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Each US employee at Stack Overflow earns 20 vacation days on a regular accrual schedule per paycheck. Upon reaching the third year of employment, employees earn 25 days per year.
Our employees work really hard, so by the time they’ve reached their 5th year of employment, they’ve earned dedicated time to relax and reset! Stack Overflow provides 4 weeks of paid time off.
Stack Overflow provides paid time off on all major federal holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Stack Overflow has unlimited sick days, though if employees are out more than a consecutive seven days, they could be eligible for Short Term Disability Leave and covered through our insurance.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
We don’t have beer on tap, but we do have cold brew on tap! Our beverage fridge is stocked up on Thursdays and Fridays so employees can unwind at the end of the week.
Stack Overflow employees are encouraged to wear whatever makes them comfortable! Jeans and t-shirts are the norm. Whenever you see someone in a suit, you know they are here interviewing! :)
Stack Overflow provides $130 toward commuter fees each month. Employees can choose between most NYC public transportation options include a monthly unlimited metrocard (most common).
Since so many teams have members who operate across many locations, department meet-ups are typically scheduled annually. For office locations, there are typically two off-site parties a year.
Free Daily Meals
Stack Overflow is lucky to have talented chefs and kitchen crew who work hard to provide delicious and nutritious lunches each day the office is open.
While Stack doesn’t have a designated game room, there are various gaming stations throughout the office, including but not limited to: an Xbox, a Nintendo Switch, a dart board, and a ping pong tabl
If chefs preparing lunches weren’t enough for you, Stack Overflow also provides fully stocked pantry shelves ("Snack Overflow"), fresh fruit, fridges, and cabinets for all breakfast and snack needs.
Stack Overflow reimburses up to $150 per month toward gym memberships or fitness class costs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Stack Overflow reimburses up to $1,750 and three paid work days per year for relevant conferences or workshops to eligible technical staff. This includes travel budget.
Stack Overflow provides employees who have been employed for 6 months with up to $5,250 in employer education assistance benefits tax-free each year for undergraduate or graduate courses that qualify.
Stack Overflow takes diversity and inclusion seriously and firmly believes diverse teams build better products. We have several active affinity groups who host Slack channels and meetups.
Additional Perks + Benefits
We really think about the experiences of our employees and how we can make lives easier. Little things like the remote employee holiday party stipend, or the take out reimbursement for new parents - these are small gestures, but show how we really understand our employees and support them in each aspect of their lives. Stack Overflow truly believes in everyone being able to bring their full selves to work.
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