Brief: Kickstarter Throws Out Unlimited Vacation Days For Employees

Kickstarter Employees

Adding more changes since becoming a public benefit corporation (PBC), Kickstarter decided to nix one of its employee perks.

Kickstarter 3According to Buzzfeed News,  the popular crowdfunding platform recently changed its vacation policy, which unfortunately means no more unlimited time off. A spokesperson of the company told the media outlet the new policy now states that managers must approve the vacation days and each employee is now limited to 25 days per year.

The spokesperson shared:

“It’s always been important to us to ensure that our team is able to enjoy a quality work/life balance. What we found was that by setting specific parameters around the number of days, there was no question about how much time was appropriate to take from work to engage in personal, creative, and family activities.”

It was also noted that Kickstarter’s human resources team felt that providing clearer guidelines would help employees get a better sense of how much leisure time versus work time is right.




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