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:
A Referral is not:
"Thank you for your interest in GitLab. We would prefer you apply for the position you have in mind directly via our Jobs page (https://about.gitlab.com/jobs/). This will ensure the right GitLab team member reviews your profile and replies back to you! Unfortunately at this time, I cannot refer you for the position as we have not had a chance to work together. To ensure we maintain an inclusive (https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/inclusion/) recruiting process, I cannot influence your application."
Add a Referralsection of Greenhouse and reads, "Share your link with people interested in working at your company Every time someone clicks on your link and applies for a job, your hiring team can track you as a source," this is not considered a referral because there's no way of determining who clicked a link on Twitter from a genuine referral, for example. For that very reason,
Social Referralsare ineligible for the referral bonus. Regardless, the promotion of our vacancies is always appreciated!
Other Referral clarifications:
Before submitting your referral, please check the Country Hiring Guidelines page, Entity and PEO sections, to see if GitLab can hire in the country where your referral lives. If the country is not listed or is marked as
Not Open for Hiring, we will have to reject the candidate for the open vacancy.
All GitLab Team Members can submit a referral by either submitting them directly through Greenhouse - if the vacancy is open externally - or by creating an
Issue in the Referrals Project using the
Referral Submission template if the vacancy is open internally. We ask that you please try to submit the referral in Greenhouse first and, in the event that you can't find the vacancy, use Issues as the second option.
+icon in the top right corner, then
Add a Referral.
Add a Referralsection on your dashboard and that'll take you to the same page.
Jobfrom the dropdown, make sure that an
Officeis not selected.
Social mediafield is not required, we highly encourage that the referral's LinkedIn URL is provided.
Add this referraland you'll see the referral in the
My Referralssection of your dashboard.
Confidential, please post in the
#talent-acquisitionSlack channel and we'll follow-up in a DM.
To see what positions are available to submit an external candidate for please visit the Careers at GitLab page.
Things to note:
CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS ONLY -before a requisition, please note that that requisition 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 send an email to the
email@example.com. Please note that the Talent Acquisition 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 5 business 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.
Additionally, it's possible that a Referral could be marked as Rejected in Greenhouse prior to any other communication from the Talent Acquisition Team. If you'd like to share an update on the hiring process with your Referral, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition Team first.
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