Introducing our Open Salary System: Reflecting on a Decade of Transparent Salaries at Buffer

Buffer has been in business for 13 years now, and we’ve had transparent salaries for 10 of those. This means that for over a decade, all Buffer salaries have been publicly viewable, and we’ve shared our approach to salaries and the formula we based them upon openly. We’ve maintained transparent salaries through significant market (and … Read more

How Buffer Has Changed: Unpacking Every Feature We Built in 2023

Buffer changed a lot in the last year. In total, we released 26 fantastic features. We worked on 100s of small improvements and bug fixes. And wrote over 10,000 lines of code. To round up the year, we thought we’d run through the 11 most popular launches we released in 2023. New features AI Assistant … Read more

I Asked 13 Buffer Leaders for Advice on Succeeding in My New Role

As part of my comprehensive Buffer onboarding — which had me up and running at full speed in a matter of weeks — I was tasked with setting up intro calls with the company executives.  The prospect of sitting down (even virtually) with our CEO and other senior Bufferoos was daunting for a newbie. I … Read more

Buffer is Remote but not Async-First, Here’s Why

With so many years of being remote, we’ve experimented with communication a lot. One conversation that often comes up for remote companies is asynchronous (async) communication. Async just means that a discussion happens when it is convenient for participants. For example, if I record a Loom video for a teammate in another time zone, they … Read more

How Phill Agnew Has A #1 Podcast While Working Full Time (At Buffer)

Starting an online journey can be daunting, especially when staring at zero followers, zero likes, and zero comments. But what if we told you that you don’t need an existing following to make a significant impact online? Meet Phil Agnew, a creator who started from scratch with the most difficult format possible – a podcast … Read more

How We Run Performance Reviews At Buffer And Why I Have Mixed Feelings About Them

For many years, as a small startup, we did not do any sort of formal performance reviews. Instead, we did regular one-to-one meetings between managers and teammates, usually on a weekly basis. We also gave feedback to each other openly and regularly. (We even experimented with doing feedback transparently, but we went away from that … Read more

Buffer vs. Later: Social Media Management Tool Comparison

Social media management tools are a game-changer for those looking to post consistently, but not all tools are created equal. In this blog, we’ll compare Buffer with Later to help you decide which one best suits your needs. To kick off, here are seven key differences between the two products that all potential users should … Read more

Work-Life Harmony: Karinna Briseno’s Experience at Buffer

Meet Karinna Briseno, a Technical Advocate at Buffer who redefines success by balancing personal growth, mental health, and career accomplishments. With a four-day workweek, she proves you can have exciting roles, a digital nomad lifestyle, and even time for off-the-grid hobbies. Dive into Karinna’s unique journey at Buffer. 💡 Check out Karinna’s Start Page and … Read more

Schedule Your Instagram Stories with Buffer!

🚀 We’re thrilled to announce that Buffer now supports full scheduling for Instagram Stories. 🚀 We’re one of the first platforms to offer this game-changing feature, and as avid Instagram users as avid Instagram users ourselves, we know firsthand the growing impact of Instagram Stories. With over 500 million people creating and watching stories on … Read more

Buffer Diaries: Darcy Peters’ Unique Career Path

Meet Darcy Peters, Senior Customer Advocate Manager at Buffer, whose diverse journey from fitness entrepreneur and Marine Corps officer to Customer Advocacy maven is a testament to resilience and adaptability. In this candid interview, Darcy shares her experiences balancing work, family, and personal growth while embracing challenges and nurturing a fulfilling career at Buffer. 🖊️ … Read more

We Pay Out Unused Sabbaticals When Someone Leaves Buffer

In 2019, we introduced sabbaticals at Buffer. The concept is to reward long-tenured teammates and invite them to take a well-earned break from work. Most professionals have to leave their jobs to take a break longer than a typical one- or two-week vacation. Sabbaticals allow teammates to take that break and return to Buffer, refreshed … Read more

Buffer Diaries: Batsirai Chada on Buffer’s Unique Culture

Batsirai Chada is a Growth Product Manager at Buffer, where he’s worked for about nine months. We spoke to him when he first joined to find out about his journey to Buffer, how he works, and what he does outside of work. Thanks for joining me for Buffer Diaries, Batsirai! You started at Buffer a … Read more

Some Remote Workers Struggle to Leave Home: How We Handle it at Buffer

Many companies have recently enacted remote work policies, but at Buffer, we’ve been fully remote since our 2010 inception. While we experimented with a San Francisco office briefly, we’re committed to being a 100 percent remote and distributed team because of the many benefits we’ve found, including a happier team, more flexibility, and increased productivity. … Read more

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