Check Out The Classy Offer Letters Instagram Sent To Recruits

Engineer Robert Cezar Matei turned down a job offer at Instagram, but he’s not kicking himself over it.

Instead, he took a job at Quora.

Today, as TechCrunch just noted, he posted a long explanation of his relationship with Instagram and founder Kevin Systrom, and explained why he turned the offer down — he just believed more strongly in what Quora was doing.

Matei also says that Systrom and cofounder Mike Kreiger “struggled” to hire good engineers because a lot of people looked at Instagram as “just an app, and apps are made by hobbyists.”

But not for lack of trying. Apparently, every offer was accompanied by a personal letter “peppered with shared experiences and pictures.”


Here’s a photo from the letter Matei got:

Instagram offer letter

Photo: Robert Cezar Matei via Quora

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