Culture of giving

"8x8 is passionate about improving communications for people and businesses and is equally committed to giving back to the larger community. We have a responsibility to support the communities in which we live, work and play. These efforts help employees feel more connected to 8x8, their colleagues and their neighborhoods. Giving back to the community is an important part of the 8x8 culture."

- Vikram Verma, CEO

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Food Sorting Event

Each holiday season, we serve one of our local communities by sending volunteers to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley. Our CEO leads the way as one of the first to sign up and you’ll find him and countless others at the food bank sorting and packing items for distribution.

Month of Giving

Every fall, 8x8 conducts a corporate giving program. Our employees collect food, toys and books for local organizations near our HQ in San Jose, CA.

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Giving back to the Community

In the US, our employees put together care packages and made blankets for cancer patients. In the UK, Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink Day is one of England’s biggest fundraising events…

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Support Local Schools

8x8 sponsors events like a Walkathon at our local school to support the communitues that we live in.


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Support Low Income High School Students

8x8 is a sponsor of the Cristo Rey program. Founded in 1996, the program works with 35 schools nationwide, helping them achieve a nearly 100% high school graduation rate. Each student works one day a week plus one Friday per month. Students are assigned to a supervisor who helps manage the student’s work and ensures that the student is trained on assigned projects. The money that the student earns goes towards their college tuition. 8x8 is happy to partner with the program and enable high school students to learn valuable skills and further their education.

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Supporting our Troops

We recognize the tremendous sacrifices military members, veterans and their families have made for our nation. Our mission at 8x8 is to thank those who serve our country. Our Veteran Initiative is geared towards partnering with military service members looking to transition into a civilian workplace. Many of these individuals are mission-driven and can handle any situation they may find themselves in. We continuously work to improve our veteran presence and actively partner with organizations to enable us to do so. This past Veterans Day, 8x8 partnered with Operation Gratitude to send handwritten letters to our troops overseas. Many troops do not receive mail from home and being in a foreign country for the holidays can wear on their spirits. Hearing their name during mail call is just the type of support they need to keep going.

Our People

“We care about our people. People are everything.” - Vik Verma, 8x8 CEO

Fast Start

The Fast Start Program is designed to provide newly hired employees with an in-depth understanding of 8x8's people, culture, and products. This is a two-day event held on-site at 8x8's Corporate Headquarters in San Jose. The program is set in an engaging team environment and features executive speakers, activities and networking opportunities and ends with dinner at our CEO’s house.

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Why 8x8?

Our employees deserve the best and at 8x8 we strive to take care of our employee’s health and well-being in various ways. A weekly catered lunch that encourages employees to eat together, a gourmet coffee cart once a week, snacks on every floor and vending machines with healthy snacks are just some of the perks of working at 8x8.

A wellness room allows some private time to take a break and de-stress. We also offer monthly onsite massages, healthy cooking classes, onsite yoga, meditation and fitness classes. A mother’s room is provided, as well, to enable nursing mothers to have a private space to express milk for their newborns.

Summer Internship

The Summer Internship Program at 8x8 is designed to immerse students in meaningful projects that will help them develop real-life working skills within a corporate environment. We hope to equip all interns with lifelong skills such as networking, collaboration and professional integrity. In our unique work setting, students will hit the ground running and in turn, will learn how to be a resourceful self-starter in a fast-paced environment.

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Santa Run

The “Santa Run Silicon Valley” is produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation (SVLGF) which represents more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. 8x8 is proud to sponsor the Santa Run and the Book Drive this year.

Women@8x8

“Technology is gender-neutral”

The gender gap continues to widen in the tech industry and 8x8 is taking initiatives for women in technology with an aim to close the gap. We celebrate International Women’s Day every year and we have a ‘Women @ 8x8’ group which, in support of diversity, welcomes both men and women to host and volunteer as speakers at events.

8x8’s ‘Women in Tech’ program is for women in all roles, not just engineering. The group is designed to promote conversation and talk about the challenges many women face in the workplace. We host a variety of events such as online webinars, workshops and speaker series. Areas of focus include leadership development, work-life integration, building a personal brand and more. Our goal is to provide all women at 8x8 with the tools, knowledge and support needed to flourish in a technical work setting.

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WalktoberFest

In the month of October, 8x8 encourages employees company-wide to get out from behind their desks and take their meetings on-the-move. Employees are incentivized with weekly prizes to gain as many steps as they can during each workday and our encouraged to share their stories of how walking more is transforming their health.

Petrolheads: 8x8's car enthusiasts day

Every summer, 8x8 hosts an 8x8's car enthusiast day at our HQ. The event is open to all employees with any kind of car or motorcycle and they’re encouraged to share stories about their car, just put it on display, or come to enjoy the sights and stories of the other vehicles. All 8x8 employees have a chance to check out the cars, review the specs and interesting facts printed and displayed on the dashboard and talk to the owners about them, all while enjoying an outdoor BBQ. The highlight of the event is after lunch when the infamous announcement is made, "ladies and gentlemen, please start your engines", and employees get to hear the cars/bikes simultaneously revving their engines. The event is very well attended and some team members from the global offices even plan their visits to the HQ around the time of this event.

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Offsites

Team Building

In today’s high-pressure working environment, a connected, cohesive team is integral not only for business but for the members of the team. With that goal in mind, departments are encouraged to motivate employees with offsite events that build trust, unite team members, fine-tune communication and stimulate out-of-the-box thinking.

Diwali

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated every year at 8x8 since Indians make up a large part of the tech workforce and Diwali is an integral part of the culture and celebrations.