Before your first day

Welcome to Sourcegraph! On this page, you will find everything you need to know and do before your first day.

Is there anything missing? Please reach out to with any questions you may have.

All new teammates

โœ๏ธ Tell us more about YOU

Please fill out this form within the first 24 hours after you sign your contract. This is an important step so that we can begin your onboarding process and systems setup.

๐Ÿ’Œ Email

By default, your company email will follow this format: If you have any concerns, please reach out to

๐ŸŽฅ Make your welcome video

We have a company meeting every other week, during which we introduce our new teammates via a video! Within the 48-hours after you signed your contract, please record and submit a ~30 second video (recorded horizontally) with the below details. Please submit the final version using this google form.

  • Your name
  • Where you are located
  • Your role / who you report to / what youโ€™ll be doing
  • How you heard about Sourcegraph (feel free to only include if you heard about us in a cool way, if you were referred by someone, or if your Sourcegraph Recruiter did a great job recruiting you)
  • What you are most excited to work on at Sourcegraph
  • A fun fact about yourself ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ’ป Order your laptop

You are responsible for obtaining your laptop. You can find instructions here.

๐Ÿ“ฆ An exciting delivery

We love our swag, and know you will, too! You will be receiving an email from someone in the People team a few days before your start dateโ€”please provide the requested information so that we can send you your Sourcegraph swag pack!

๐Ÿช‘ Start getting your home office set up

If you feel like starting to get ready before your start date, feel free to begin ordering the supplies youโ€™ll need to be successful on day one. We provide new teammates with a budget of up to $2000 to spend on their office setup. This can include a new chair, desk, monitor, headphones, and more. For interns, we provide a budget of up to $925, which includes only electronic items mentioned here. You can read about our desk set-up guidelines here.

๐Ÿ’ฅ Benefits and Perks

Read more about our Benefits & Perks.

US teammates

๐Ÿ” Employment verification

You will need to present valid employment documents within your first three days at Sourcegraph (you can find a list of acceptable documents here). Please have them ready by then.

โš–๏ธ Benefits

As of January 2022, benefit eligibility begins on your first day. Keep in mind that when you get your credentials will depend on when you set everything up.

๐Ÿ’ธ Getting Paid

Sourcegraph is on a semi-monthly payroll cycle. Paychecks are the 15th and last day of every month (or the closest business day prior to those dates). You will receive an email from our payroll team, with a link to set up your payroll and benefits through Rippling.

Keep in mind that teammates starting on the day before any given payday will receive their first paycheck on the following payday.

Non-US teammates

๐Ÿ’ธ Getting Paid

If you will be on a contracting structure where you submit an invoice at the end of each month to be paid once a month, please read more about the invoicing process and find resources here.

๐Ÿ—บ Talent outside the US

You can read more about how we engage talent outside the US here.