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TikTok is a company that works to inspire creativity and bring joy. As Anny Havercroft, a team leader spearheading business growth at TikTok Australia, says, “we all need a bit of joy in our lives.” TikTok’s ability to spark creativity in people all around the world — as a leading destination for short-form mobile video — is a perfect fit for finding this joy.
TikTok is innovating the way communities, creators, and users interact with tech, all while making lifelong connections. The company is building and growing at lightning speed, and it’s just getting started.
TikTok is focused on fostering a culture where people thrive, make an impact, and feel supported. In this article, we'll dive into TikTok's culture, benefits, and more that make TikTok a great place to work!
TikTok makes diversity and inclusion a top priority throughout all that it does. In fact, one of its core values is to champion diversity and inclusion.
Valuing individual differences and the unique strengths people bring to the table is at the forefront of TikTok’s hiring. Even before people enter the company, TikTok is focused on hiring practices that facilitate a sense of belonging. Interviewers are trained in inclusive hiring and addressing unconscious bias.
Sofia Hernandez of the Global Business Solutions team says, “What I've found to be foundational in creating an impactful organization, is the importance of bringing people together who collectively complement each other's experiences and skill sets. We think beyond what is traditionally looked for as a star candidate. This means hiring people from diverse career, cultural, and educational backgrounds! The more multifaceted your team, the greater the impact you can deliver.”
TikTok is driven by its mission and vision. It prioritizes problem solving and impact over bureaucracy and titles. In fact, TikTok has a title-less culture where collaborative learning is encouraged between all employees, no matter your seniority. Another way TikTok fosters its culture of transparency and growth is by having objectives and key results open to all employees — and this is true all the way from individual contributors to the CEO. This creates an environment where everyone can support one another’s growth and innovation is made possible.
Growth at TikTok is self-directed, so you can learn in a way that’s best for you. As a core value to aim for the highest, the possibilities to innovate and grow while doing meaningful work are endless. To Kathy Wang, a product manager, "The innovation that happens at TikTok is truly astounding, both internally as well as externally in the product itself." As Arushi Sardana, a part of TikTok’s Global Security Organization, says, “the environment at TikTok has been perfect for me to grow my expertise and leadership skills, get creative with outside the box solutions, and learn from some of the brightest minds and kindest people I know."
Wang also emphasizes the amazing ways you can grow at the company. “The scope and impact l have working at TikTok is unparalleled — it’s grown into such a massive platform with a vibrant, creative community,” shares Wang. “It’s an incredible opportunity to influence not just the digital media landscape, but also culture at large. At the same time, the organization is still relatively young, and I was excited to have the opportunity to build products and teams from scratch and shape the growth of the company.”
If you’re looking for a community that is always there to help each other — look no further. The TikTok team is full of warm and resilient people who are there to help you grow and flourish, both professionally and personally. This support even extends across the globe!
“I have a diversified team of brilliant people across three different countries,” says Nan Fallows, who leads the Global CRM Engineering team. “We thrive on effective and efficient collaboration, across time zones, languages, and cultures.”
In addition to an inclusive culture, TikTok has employee benefits, including:
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support employees from traditionally underrepresented groups, regionally and globally. These include Women ERG, BLXCK, ARISE, SOMOS, and Pride, which empower and connect female, Black, AAPI, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ employees, respectively. The groups also host panels, networking events, and more to help support and retain diverse talent.
A range of reproductive and fertility-related benefits.
Financial benefits, such as company equity, performance bonuses, and 401(k) with company matching.
Parental benefits, including 12 weeks at 100% parental leave pay for all new parents bonding with a newborn, adoptive, or foster child.
There is no one-size-fits-all career at TikTok — differences are what drive each employee's own individual (and extraordinary) goals. At TikTok, you will be empowered to explore outside our comfort zone while being supported throughout the process. Does this sound good to you? TikTok is hiring! Click the following link to browse open opportunities and you can create and grow with a career at TikTok.
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