Incentives at GitLab

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The following incentives are available for GitLabbers. Also see our separate page on benefits available to GitLabbers.

Sales Target Dinner Evangelism Reward

Since reaching sales targets is a team effort that integrates everything from making a great product to providing top notch customer support and everything in between, we reward all GitLabbers (not just the Sales team) for every month that we reach our Sales Targets. The incentive is 100 USD to each team member for the purpose of evangelizing the GitLab story. You may use the incentive at a restaurant of your choice. Enjoy!

Discretionary Bonuses

  1. Every now and then, individual GitLabbers really shine as they go above and beyond their regular responsibilities and tasks.
    • We recognize this through the #thanks channel, and sometimes also through a discretionary bonus.
    • Managers can recommend their team members to the CEO for a $1,000 bonus.
    • On team call, the manager announces the “who” and “why” of the bonus; and the "why" should be tied to our values.
    • The manager should send a brief email that explains the bonus (same as the team call blurb) and states the amount to People Ops and our Controller who will process the information into payroll and BambooHR. People Ops should confirm when these steps have been taken, back to the manager.
  2. If you think you are meeting the requirements for another title, want to change jobs within the company, or think your growth should be reflected in your compensation please feel free to discuss with your manager.

Referral Bonuses

Chances are that if you work at GitLab, you have great friends and peers who would also be fantastic additions to our Team and who may be interested in one of the current Job Openings. To help us grow the team with exceptional people, we have referral bonuses that work as follows:

  1. We want to encourage and support diversity on our team and in our hiring practices, so we will offer a $2000 referral bonus for hires from underrepresented groups in the tech industry for engineering roles at GitLab. This underrepresented group is defined as: women, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans/Latinos, and veterans.
  2. Any great candidate that is referred and hired will earn a GitLab employee a $1,000 bonus once the new team member has been with the company for 3 months.
  3. Exceptions: no bonuses for hiring people who report to you, and no bonus for the executive team.
  4. When your referral applies for an opening, make sure that they enter your name on the application form.
  5. You can also submit passive referrals for our Global Recruiters to actively connect with via the passive referral form

People Ops will process the bonus.

Work Remotely Travel Grant

GitLab is a remote-first company with GitLabbers all over the world (see the map on our Team page ). If you want to visit a colleague in another part of the world, or promote GitLab at events in another country, then present your travel plan to your manager or the CEO, and you can receive up to $2,000 in support for your plan!

As an example, the first grant was handed to a team member who will be traveling to 6 GitLabbers in different countries during 6 months, and this team member will receive the maximum grant of $2,000.

To claim the approved award, include a line item on your expense report or invoice with the approval email as the receipt. The entire award can be claimed from the first month of travel to up to 3 months after the travel is completed.