A diverse group of people with a wide array of interests, Duolingo’s team is known for being quirky—and they recently had a talent show to demonstrate all their hidden talents. The office functions as a close-knit community, with the founders integral parts of the company and employees with similar interests often hanging outside the office to eat at nearby restaurants, attend music festivals, go rock climbing, and more.
Duolingo employees are given not just one but two managers to help propel them forward in their individual careers. One manager acts as a role manager, who focuses on career development, while the other is a team manager, who oversees employees' day-to-day activities. The two-tiered system ensures that employees are able do their job effectively without losing sight of their big-picture career goals.