Among the many crucial engagement statistics, revenue figures, and crucial risk factors revealed in Snap Inc.'s Thursday S-1 filing is one interesting nugget that gives a glimpse at what work life is like within the company that makes Snapchat.
"One of the ways we support our team is through our 'Snap-a-Wish' program," Snap, a company hoping to raise $3 billion through its initial public offering, detailed in an official filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Snap-a-Wish program is structured to be similar to the Make-a-Wish program, from which it borrows its moniker but for far less critical situations.
The program was "created to help take care of team members who are facing adverse or unusual circumstances," the filing reads. "In the past, we have used this program to provide things like last-minute plane tickets for family emergencies or immediate help (and a rental car) when a car was stolen."
Make-a-Wish, of course, is intended to help grant the a wish for children with life-threatening conditions, but it's nice to get an idea of what the work culture can be like at Snap, which is known for its extremely secretive culture.
The Snap-a-Wish program is mentioned as part of Snap's S-1, the filing that gives the public market its first look at every crucial bit of information about Snap before the company finally starts trading on the stock market. The program was detailed within Snap's description of its team, which now consists of nearly 1,900 employees.
"Our team is kind, smart, and creative," the filing reads. "When we say 'kind,' we mean the type of kindness that compels you to let someone know that they have something stuck in their teeth even though it's a little awkward."
A Snap spokesman declined to comment when asked for details about Snap-a-Wish.