Social media giant HootSuite has been forced to review its policy on unpaid interns following an outburst of flak on Reddit that quickly went viral.

The original Reddit post -- which suggested the Vancouver-based tech company is breaking the law -- attracted 400 responses overnight and revealed a deep well of frustration with the practice, The Globe and Mail reports

Outraged posters linked to a 2011 article from the company’s community marketing director, Dave Olson, which detailed HootSuite’s position.

“My internships are (almost) always non-paid,” Olson wrote. “You are receiving free (or cheap) labour and in exchange, you should share your experience, feedback and inside tips and tactics.”

HootSuite has since indicated the policy is now under review. “When we created the internship program, I believed we were doing the right thing by offering the opportunity for young people to add experience to their resume and join a Vancouver success story.

"If we learn these internships are not compliant, we will fix it,” HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes said in a statement.

The statement added that over half of the interns in the past year went on to full-time paid positions at the company.

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  • "Hurray! We have beer and wine on tap!!"

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  • HootSuite's community department handle 6 million users.

  • See the empty desks? <a href="http://blog.hootsuite.com/hiring-developers/" target="_blank">They're hiring</a>.

  • See the beer taps?! Look at them!

  • Fresh fruit kept on hand to keep scurvy away.

  • Ping pong table, 2 Foosball tables, and picnic tables keep the office casual and comfortable.

  • Of course they have a cabin-themed nap room.

  • Is that a mural of beautifully detailed owl quills or surfboards?

  • Exercise room to keep employees active, flexible.

  • Oh who's this? Just <a href="https://twitter.com/invoker" target="_blank">CEO Ryan Holmes</a> chilling on a office leather couch with his dog.

  • It almost looks like a sauna in there.

  • Indoor picnic table meetings, they happen here.

  • All eyes on HootSuite employees.

  • Log stumps are mandatory in West Coast office style.

  • Tent meeting spaces. BYOB marshmallows.

  • Whiteboards everywhere.

  • Nothing says startup style louder than using Apple products with a mean lean.

  • Ambrosia Humphrey, VP of Human Resources, shows off an intern's successful unorthodox pillow resume.

  • Humphrey shows what pouring beer at 10 a.m. looks like.

  • Shhh, a developer is taking a rare nap.

  • Panorama view of HootSuite's rooftop view.

  • Panorama view of HootSuite's cafeteria.

  • That's a wrap!