If you know someone who would be a great addition to the GitLab team, please submit them as a Referral. If they're successfully hired and all Referral criteria is met, you'll receive a Referral Bonus!
While the Referral program is fairly straight-forward, there are several nuances to be mindful of. Please take a moment to review the program rules and eligibility outlined below.
For process instructions regarding referrals, please visit the Referral Operations page.
While "sourcing" and "referring" are similar activities, there are distinctions based on their respective familiarity and confidence in regards to the prospective candidate.
A Referral is:
What a Referral is not:
All GitLab team members are eligible for the Referral Bonus, except in the following circumstance:
All GitLab Team Members can submit a referral by creating an
Issue in the Referrals Project. Here's how to do that:
To see what positions are available to submit an external candidate for please visit the Careers at GitLab.
Things to note:
CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS ONLY -before a requisition, please note that that requsition is for Internal Team Members only; please do not submit a referral.
You can stay up-to-date on the status of your referral(s) in the My Referrals section of your Greenhouse dashboard. If you have any questions regarding your referral, please sent an email to the
email@example.com. Please note that the Recruiting Team is unable to provide candidate-specific feedback to Referrers (i.e you); only to the Candidate themselves. You can expect Referrals to be reviewed by the Hiring Team within 10-days of their submission.
Although we place special emphasis on Referrals, we treat Referral interviews the same as we do non-Referrals. Referral interviews should not be more or less demanding than any other interview.
To prevent wrongful hires, Referrers need to keep their bar high. Interviewers and Hiring Managers should avoid bias based on the Referrer's status. There should be no favoritism based on previous experience working with a Referral after the candidate is hired.
For details regarding the Referral Bonus Payout, please visit this page.
Other scenarios to be mindful of:
For any additional questions, please email