When Stack Overflow was founded, CEOs set out to create a company where people were put first. Through carefully conducted interviews, Stack Overflow hires smart people who can be trusted to perform without extreme supervision. Whether employees work from their desks, the coffee bar, the couch, or even one of the office’s many nap rooms, they’re given free range to complete their tasks without question.
Stack Overflow works to build expert question and answer communities for online information seekers. By offering 136 outlets for users to post, answer, and peer review specific topics such as mathematics, science, cooking, and computer programming, the company bridges the gap between novice knowledge inquiries and expert advice—creating a rewarding experience for all involved.