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A former Snap employee says she emailed over 1,000 engineers at the company on her last day to highlight a 'toxic' and 'sexist' work culture

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A former Snap employee says she emailed over 1,000 engineers at the company on her last day to highlight a 'toxic' and 'sexist' work culture

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In a memo sent to about 1,300 Snap employees and obtained by Cheddar, a former Snap engineer described what she says was a "toxic" and "sexist" company culture.  The email was sent on the employee's last day of work. The writer of the email was recently interviewed about her decision to send the email. Snap says it's already working to improve company culture and diversity, but acknowledged that "we certainly have more work to do."

A former Snap employee highlighted her qualms with what she described as Snap's "toxic" and "sexist" culture in an email sent to about 1,300 people on her last day of work, Cheddar's Alex Heath reports

Shannon Lubetich, who worked in Snap's software engineering department, sent the email last November. The email focused on the many ways an engineer could be described — with phrases including "A person who takes more than 2 days off when their child is born," "isn't straight," and "who doesn't drink Red Bull or alcohol" — and mentioned that while not everyone would fit that description, "it's not fine if you think, consciously or subconsciously, that these traits prevent you from being a good engineer." 

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