Leaving Sourcegraph

We value the contributions of every teammate, and have made a long term bet on you and your career by having you on the team. If you are considering leaving Sourcegraph, please share with your manager what would make you happy to stay (e.g. work on a different team/project, switch roles, change compensation) so that we can propose a plan to keep you on the team.

If you have decided to leave, please let your manager know as soon as possible so that we can begin to hand off your responsibilities to someone else. We will miss you and will be happy to provide references to your future employer for all of the awesome things that you accomplished at Sourcegraph.

Being removed from the team

We want everyone to be successful in their jobs and careers and we do our best to only extend offers to candidates who we believe will be successful on our team, but no hiring process is perfect and occasionally we need to part ways with a teammate.

You will be removed from the team if we observe a pattern of behavior that doesn’t meet the expectations for your role. Your manager will make it clear to you if you aren’t meeting expectations and will strive to give you feedback that will help you improve, but it is up to you to take ownership and begin making the necessary changes to prevent recurring incidents from putting your job at risk.

If, after thoughtful deliberation, we decide to remove you from the team, then your manager and a representative from People Ops will meet with you over video chat (we are an all remote team) as soon as possible to tell you that today is your last day. The decision will be final and it will be based on the feedback that has already been delivered to you, so we will not discuss or rehash the reasons. We will offer you a generous amount of money so that you don’t have to worry about paying bills as you look for your next job if and when you accept an agreement to not take legal action (and other standard departure terms) because we would rather give money to you and your family than to lawyers.

Hiring managers please see here for additional information on teammate departures, and please see our announcements page for information on how to notify the company.

Exit Survey & Meeting

After formally communicating your resignation via email, you’ll receive an invitation to complete an exit survey in Lattice. The exit survey contains the following themes and questions:

Company Outlook:

  • This company is headed in the right direction.
  • I would recommend this company as a great place to work.
  • I would consider returning to this company in the same role.
  • I would consider returning to this company in a different role.

Employee Experience:

  • Overall, I looked forward to work each day.
  • I had the opportunity to develop professionally here.
  • I was able to build meaningful relationships here.
  • I was able to regularly disconnect from work.
  • I felt that I was a valued member of our team.

Enablement and Training:

  • My role was described to me accurately before I joined this company.
  • My onboarding experience helped prepare me for this role.
  • I felt comfortable asking for help when I needed it.
  • Overall, I had the tools and training needed to do my job effectively.

Future Endeavors:

  • I plan to remain in the same industry as this company.
  • My future role keeps me on the same career trajectory as my role at this company.
  • The experience I gained in my current role was instrumental in helping to land my future role.
  • My future role allows me to utilize the skills and experience that I gained while in my current role.
  • My future role offers a more competitive compensation package.

Manager Effectiveness:

  • My manager communicated effectively and set clear expectations.
  • My manager regularly provided me with constructive feedback.
  • My manager took the time to discuss my career growth.
  • I would consider working with my manager again.

Responsibilities and Role Clarity:

  • My workload was reasonable given the expectations of this role.
  • I was able to clearly see how my work contributed to our team’s goals.
  • I was able to clearly see how my work contributed to our company’s goals.
  • I was encouraged to innovate and try new things, even if they failed.

Rewards and Recognition:

  • Giving praise and recognition is encouraged here.
  • I received the right amount of recognition for my work.
  • I was compensated fairly for my contributions.
  • Overall, I was satisfied with this company’s total rewards package (For example: benefits, equity, bonuses, etc.)


  • What were your top 3 reasons for joining Sourcegraph?
  • What are your top 3 reasons for leaving? (For example: Career Advancement, Career/Role Change, Leadership/Strategic Direction, Personal Reasons, Compensation/Benefits, Retirement, Role Not as Expected, Other - with an explanation).
  • Was there a specific moment or turning point that led to this decision?
  • What did you find the most rewarding part of your experience here?
  • What did you find the most challenging part of your experience here?
  • If applicable, what would need to change here before you consider returning?
  • How would you describe your experience working at this company in three words?
  • If you have already decided and are comfortable disclosing, which organization will you be joining in the future?
  • If you have already accepted a role elsewhere, what is your new job title?
  • If you have already accepted a role elsewhere, what is your new base pay?
  • We welcome any information you’re willing to share, including specific numbers or ranges (For example: $10-20k less per year, $10-20k more per year, about the same).
  • What advice do you have for Sourcegraph?
  • Anything else you’d like to share?

Additionally, a member of our People team will also reach out to schedule a live exit meeting. We ask that you complete the survey prior to the exit meeting. Our People team member will ask you about your reasons for leaving and your overall experience at Sourcegraph. Think of this as a deeper dive into your exit survey responses. While the exit survey is intended to capture quantitative data about why teammates leave, the exit meeting helps us capture qualitative data. The meeting is conversational.

Though both the exit survey and exit meeting are optional, we highly encourage your participation! By giving feedback as you’re leaving, you’ll help us continue to build an exceptional place to work so we can continuously grow.

Transfer of Information

In preparation for leaving the company, we ask that you try your best to transfer all relevant files to your manager by the time and date of your departure. If there exists any personally sensitive information within your Sourcegraph Gmail account, we ask that you remove this before your departure. Additionally, any files/documents owned by you will be transferred to your manager for re-assignment, and any incoming emails will be forwarded to your manager. The account will be permanently deleted after the successful transfer of files. As an exception to this rule, Sales team members’ accounts may be deemed necessary to remain open to account for historical email threads that are of importance to the current pipeline. Incoming emails to sales accounts will be forwarded to the appropriate point of contact.