Life at Flatiron

Broad and inclusive employee support offerings

At Flatiron, we believe in supporting our people at work and at home so they can live healthy, sustainable lives that work for each individual and their family. That’s why we offer:

  • Work/life autonomy via flexible work hours and flexible paid time off

  • Flatiron-sponsored fitness classes & reimbursement

  • Spring Health (Mental health wellbeing)

  • Ovia Health App (Maternity and Family Planning)

  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks for either parent)

  • Transition back to work program following parental leave

  • Child and caregiver travel benefits for new parents

  • Backup child care

Shannon Johnson, Support Engineer, IT Ops

Our workforce should reflect the diversity of the many patients who live with cancer

We strive to create an environment where varied perspectives work together to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We believe in elevating voices, celebrating differences, and cultivating belonging. To achieve our vision, we will work everyday to:

  • Hire and retain a diverse organization where people embody our mission to learn from the experiences of every cancer patient .
  • Create equitable access to opportunities for all Flation employees and the people in the communities we are a part of.
  • Foster an inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive.

Our DEI journey focuses on our three anchors: community, culture and career


We are committed to supporting Flatiron’s mission in expanding access to cancer research in communities where we live and identify by engaging with our community partners through different channels.

  • Advancing inclusive research to understand and address disparities in cancer outcomes in partnership with Head of Health Equity/Health Disparity
  • Establishing community outreach as it related to Flatiron and tech industry


We aim to create a diverse workforce at Flatiron and retain our top talent with initiatives such as mentorship programs, talent development programming, and networking opportunities.

  • Supporting Flatiron’s 9 Employee Resource Groups by providing space for employees to share unique experiences and perspectives and create a culture of belonging
  • Gathering and transparently sharing representation and inclusion metrics across the company


We are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive by celebrating our differences, enabling brave spaces, and creating a deeper connection throughout all facets of our company.

  • Building diverse pipelines at all levels
  • Ensuring our recruiting, performance, compensation and career and leadership processes are fair and unbiased
  • Investing in employees’ career and professional development through programs like executive mentoring and manager training

Fostering a culture of continuous learning

One of our values is “Learn, Teach and Grow.” To help employees live this value, we offer the following:

  • Flatiron University training curriculum which includes presentation skills, leading meetings, coding languages and more

  • Professional development benefit for attending conferences, industry events and external courses

  • Regular company-wide cross-functional knowledge sharing sessions

  • Panel sessions and presentations from cancer patients and patients advocates

  • Management training

  • Career coaching opportunities

  • Hackathons for all employees (not just our engineers!)

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