Work-Life Balance at Buffer

About: Buffer is a remote company providing social media management software to growing brands, serving more than 75,000 customers.

Company size: Buffer has a fully distributed team, with employees spread out across 15 countries, 11 timezones and 42 cities.

One of our core values at Buffer is to Default to Transparency. This means absolutely everything in the company is shared knowledge. It was scary at first, not least because the idea goes very much against the grain. I found myself hesitating, not because I genuinely could think of reasons not to share, but simply because no one else shares some of the things we’ve shared.

Joel Gascoigne // co-founder & CEO of Buffer

Work-life balance benefits at Buffer

  • Competitive salary: Buffer’s salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience.
  • Work remotely: live and work wherever you like!
  • Health insurance: available all of our team members, international or US.
  • Home office setup: Laptop and $500 allowance to set up home office
  • Minimum vacation: 3 weeks/year at a minimum
  • Family leave: 3 months of family leave for all parents, and more is possible
  • Working smarter stipend: allowance for a co-working space or working at a coffee shop
  • Sabbaticals: Take a 6-week break, fully paid, after every 5 years with Buffer

Careers at Buffer

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Additional reading

Joel Gascoigne – Questions I ask myself about working as distributed team
Inside Buffer | How We Hire: A Look Inside Our Hiring Process

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