Work Hard and Play Hard as an Imgur Employee
What does it take to become a part of the Imgur team? You need to be passionate, forward thinking, and—of course—you need to be obsessed with the internet.
“We’re looking for people who love the internet as much as we do,” shares Imgur founder and CEO Alan Schaaf. “We love people who are passionate about what they do, and we’re looking for people to have fun with us.” As a popular online image sharing community that got its humble start as Schaaf’s college project, Imgur quickly became the go-to site for exploring and discussing images publicly online. And, with millions of users, it’s safe to say that the platform fills a major digital void.
But, aside from the fact that employees get to spend their entire workdays looking at memes and dancing cat videos, there’s another thing that people love about working at Imgur: the supportive company culture. “Imgur’s a collaborative family culture,” explains Andy Sacher, a full stack developer at Imgur. “It’s about keeping it professional, being a little bit goofy, having a good time, making sure you get work done, and supporting your community.”
While Imgur’s team is comprised of intelligent and driven big dreamers who are committed to getting the job done right, the company recognizes that all work and no play isn’t a recipe for success. So, Imgur made “work hard, play hard” one of its core values. The company organizes bi-weekly beer parties in order to acknowledge milestones and celebrate big (and small!) wins.
And, even with those regular celebrations and outings, the company never forgets that employees have dreams and ambitions outside the four walls of Imgur’s San Francisco office. So, Imgur offers all employees a Passion Fund stipend, which they can use to explore their interests—whether those interests are to travel, take classes to learn a new hobby, or something else entirely.
Needless to say, life as an Imgur employee is sure to be inspiring, fulfilling, and fun—with a healthy dose of amazing memes, of course.
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author