This information does not apply to contributors who have joined us on a part-time trial period - we ask that you complete the trial period with us first before buying devices. We do have loan laptops available if you need one for your trial - please ping People Ops and we'll get one sent across to you post haste :)


We all work remotely and it's paramount that everyone has the tools they need to do their best work. You can set yourself up with new devices as indicated below.

Your devices can be replaced for new ones after 24-36 months, depending on how they work for you. We expect a new phone to last about two years, and a new laptop about three, but as with anything: talk with People Ops if you need anything different.

When you get a new device, make sure to add it as an asset under your profile in BambooHR, specifying the serial number.

What if my start date is in the future/I am new?
You can order your things as soon as two weeks before your start date, and no need to wait for your probation period to be over.

What if I leave Status?
Please check out this offboarding guide for your options on recycling or buying back your laptop.

Getting reimbursed
When buying gear at an Apple store, you may receive a discount in certain countries if you mention that it is a business purchase while providing the company details of Status (or optionally your company details in case you are working based on a contractor agreement).

Please submit your costs via Expensify, with an invoice including the device serial number.

If cashflow is an issue and you'd prefer not to outlay the cash upfront for your new device, please ping @ceri or @stef who'll help you within buying the device.

Laptop
Everyone can expense one laptop for a value up to EUR 2000 or equivalent.
If that's not sufficient for your current role needs, please discuss with People Ops.

If you're happy to recycle a nearly new used laptop - firstly - thank you for being resourceful! Please ping People Ops and they'll send one across to you.

We currently have the loan laptops available in the following locations:

  • Laptop & mobile, Portugal - ping @stef
  • Laptop, US - ping @rajanie
  • Laptop, UK - ping @ceri

Phone
Everyone can expense one phone up to EUR 800 or equivalent.
If you're in QA: the team has a variety of phones available, discuss with Anna which device makes sense for you to have.
If that's not sufficient for your current role needs, please ping someone in People Ops to discuss.

Mic headset
You may find yourself getting involved in presenting updates during our Town Halls. If so, please consider checking your mic sound quality in advance with a fellow team member to make sure that it's clear. You might find it useful to buy an inexpensive but functional mic headset. The Sennheiser SC30 comes highly recommended for its noise-cancelling mic.

Security
Safety first! Check out this WIP list of security precautions you can take to secure your devices. If you need a Yubikey, ping @ceri, who can send you one.