At Snowflake Computing, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 112 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.24. It was published on Apr 4, 2017. 3078 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management is competent at running the business.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

What They Do

We asked Snowflake Computing to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a cloud data warehouse company created with the vision to reinvent the data warehouse, bringing together all users, all data and all workloads in a single repository.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Mateo, California, 94401 US Sites: 3
Major Locations: New York, New York; Seattle, Washington US Employees: 180
US Revenues: $15 million Worldwide Revenues: $15 million
Employees Worldwide: 180 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2012

Snowflake Computing has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2017 (ranked 85)

Best Medium Workplaces 2017 (ranked 27)

Snowflake - Our mascot on our ski lift

Perks and Programs

We asked Snowflake Computing to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Our values: We have a lot of great perks, but what really defines us and make us excited to come to work every day is our values. They define who we are, what we believe in and the respect we have for each other. It’s the foundation for our outstanding culture and work environment.
  • Our annual ski trip: Our founders built our vision when living in Lake Tahoe, CA. Based on that heritage and our name Snowflake, the entire organization is invited to a 3-day ski trip in North Star every February. Our employees are pampered with Spa days, skiing and fun filled evenings. It’s the ultimate team building and bonding event that create memories we all share for a lifetime.
  • Snow Stars – Our women’s support group: We have formed a support and networking group for the women at Snowflake called Snow Starts. We have ongoing and scheduled events such as formal training and social after work events. We want to support, retain and help all women with their professional development and success at Snowflake.
  • Weekly optional social events: We truly believe that teams who play together, stay together. We organize social events every week. Waffle Wednesday features a full breakfast buffet cooked by Snowflake employees. On Thursday we end the day with a wine tasting and cheese event. We also have running and workout teams. We work hard to keep our “family like” work environment as we grow to hundreds of employees.
  • Celebrating diversity: Our strength and success is based on our wide diversity and backgrounds. We celebrate that and every year we organize a company-wide international potluck event where we bring together dishes from all over the world.
  • Free breakfast lunch, dinner and gym membership: We provide provide breakfast lunch, dinner and healthy snack options all day long. It’s highly encouraged that we eat together, which is another opportunity to communicate and get to know each other better. We also have onsite massage chairs, walking work stations, ergonomic chairs and gym memberships
  • Open communication and no hierarchy: We take pride in open communication. We have weekly all hands meeting and board presentations and discussions are presented to all employees after every board meeting. Our executive sits together with their teams in an open landscape. We believe everyone in our organization is equally important and impact is not related to a title.


$125,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Engineering $145,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Engineering
100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
Snowflake Halloween Party


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (25% use it)
  • Telecommute option (25% use it)
  • Subsided On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Massage, walking work stations, massage chairs, breakfast, lunch dinner, social happenings every week, annual ski trip for the entire company)


80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take80 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)20 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $50,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
4 LEED certified building(s) Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Nancy Venezia is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 1 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

International Potluck Party


Snowflake Ski trip

How to Get Hired

We asked Snowflake Computing for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Experience and relevant skills are obviously very important, but cultural fit is equally important. We’re looking for candidates that truly appreciates our values, our values need to come natural to them. You need to be believe and live by all our values.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

You need to be passionate about what we do and our mission. You need to demonstrate relevant experience or the strong ability to learn quickly. You also need to demonstrate that you belive and can live by our values.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We're expanding across our entire organization. We're looking to fill over 100 positions primarily in Engineering, Sales and Customer Success.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Go to our careers section on our website. Learn about our product and industry. Watch the videos with our customers.

hiring Outlook

100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 137% Job Growth
10 Average applicants per opening 1,000 Total job applicants
40% New hires by employee referrals 10% Openings filled by current employees
10 Recent graduates hired 4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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