Shakeup: Snap Inc.'s engineering dept. reorganized amid diversity claims

Shakeup: Snap Inc.'s engineering dept. reorganized amid diversity claims
Back in November, Shannon Lubetich, who was an engineer at Snap Inc. wrote an email and sent it to her entire department of 1,300 employees. She then resigned hours later. The email detailed several events that had taken place in the engineering dept. that support Shannon's claims that the department did not support diversity. One such incident was a holiday party at which models dressed as deer pranced around wearing little clothing. There were also reports of crude comments being made around the workplace. apparently, these claims were backed up by two dozen current employees inside the department. Lubetich likened the work environment to a frat-house.

Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel has since been put on the spot regarding these incidents


Not surprisingly, he has criticized such behavior and taken immediate action. People were let go, new managers were brought in, and consultants were brought on board to help create a more palatable work environment. Surprisingly, it seems that the email had an effect when it was sent, and not just when the public got wind of it. These changes have been happening over a period of months and the issue was already being handled before questions were asked. Spiegel did note that with so many younger employees, mistakes will happen. 

source: LA Times

image credit: NY Post

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4 Comments

1. MariahNotCareying

Posts: 15; Member since: May 30, 2018

Snapchat legends

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I don't know the particulars of the case but if this was a holiday party off site after work hours and the women agreed to work and get paid for wearing the outfits than why blame the men there? Should not the women who agreed to do this be blamed? Is it not their choice to do this? It remind me of the whole dart and grid girl controversies. As far as the work place again I don't know what comments were made but in today's age and political climate just saying to a women "you look nice" or "those are nice shoes" will get you convicted of rape and destroy your life forever. Spineless companies cave to anything some social justice warrior or third wave feminist spouts out. I am afraid if third wave feminism gets into mobile and tech its back to the stone age for us all. Recall the young SJW who had and issue with Google fit that said doughnut should be off your list of items? She immediate went on a social media rant that google caused her immediate pain and suffering and her safe space was violated because Google fit was implying she was fat. Google caved and removed that from their app ( spineless move). Look I am not for sexual harassment any where at anytime. However, a integrated work place has to be based on talent and merit not just because your a woman/Gay/Trans or because your black ( which I am ) but because you earned your way to the table by hard work. And for God snakes I hope women don't take every little compliment or Joke as Harassment or rape. Why is everything offensive? Man - I don't use Apple devices Woman-Co worker - "So your saying since Eve, a woman, ate an Apple and plunged the world into sin that we woman are inferior. I am offend and have been violated sexually mentally I am reporting you HR for rape" What a wold we live in.

3. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Amen. Speaking as a brown guy, I agree. Forced diversity is cancer.

4. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

The moral of the story: never invite even a single girl to your sausage party.

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