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GitLab Onboarding

Onboarding is incredibly important at GitLab. We don't expect you to hit the ground running from day one.

We highly recommend taking at least two full weeks for onboarding and only in week three starting with team specific onboarding and training. Please feel free to participate in your team's work in your first two weeks, but don't feel like you have to contribute heavily. All onboarding steps are in the onboarding issue template which is part of the People Ops Employment project.

Each onboarding issue has a main section that contains tasks relevant to all GitLab team-members and a due date of 30 days. Below the main section are department and role-specific tasks. Some roles and departments have tasks that link to a supplemental issue template or an additional onboarding page. Reach out to your onboarding buddy or other GitLab team-members if you need help understanding or completing any of your tasks.

The lists below categorize each onboarding resource by its location.

People Ops onboarding issue template

Supplemental onboarding issue templates

Additional onboarding pages