How To Prepare for the “Worst Best Job in Tech”

Katie Burke
9 min readFeb 19, 2020
A few of my incredible People Ops teammates, photo courtesy of Sandalwood Photo:

Last week, JP Mangalindan wrote an article for Protocol about Chief People Officers, a role he cleverly called “The Worst Best Job in Tech.” If you haven’t read the article, you should consider it. The article documents the ups, downs, and challenges of high-profile Chief People Officers and the roles they assume in a world where employees, candidates, and customers have more information about the inner…

Katie Burke

Chief People Officer at HubSpot. Proud graduate of Bates College, MIT Sloan, and Space Camp. On the interwebs @katieburkie