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Employee Complaints About Snap Personnel Chief Led to Outside Inquiry

There might not be a more unique, or controversial, human resources chief than Snap’s Jason Halbert, a decorated ex-military officer who served two tours in Afghanistan.

Mr. Halbert, who came to Snap with no experience in corporate human resources but is close to CEO Evan Spiegel, is infamous for regaling the staff with military stories that range from odd to inappropriate, according to interviews with nearly a dozen current and former Snap employees. To many, he reflects an increasingly combative and paranoid company culture that has driven away several experienced executives and drained morale.

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Mr. Halbert launched into a story about how he couldn’t visit Mexico because in the past he’d hunted terrorists there, gotten into a gun battle and now local drug dealers have a contract out on his life