GitHub Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2020

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4.3
72%
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Nat Friedman
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Easy to have work/life balance due to remote work policy and unlimited vacation(in 9 reviews)

  • "Remote work culture is refreshing(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Nothing much, Unable to adjust work life balance due to workloads(in 3 reviews)

  • "Come to GitHub knowing that it will help your resume, but that you will largely do your best work after you leave(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GitHub full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Event and vibe, energy in the group

    Cons

    a lot of travel in the region

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Growing pains; fun but dysfunctional"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GitHub full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some seriously talented and caring coworkers, working at huge scale.

    Cons

    Mismanagement is almost endemic; expect initiatives to be taken up wholeheartedly, then dropped a few months later. The Microsoft acquisition has not been great, and the SLT have burnt so much goodwill.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Can Working Be this Amazing?"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at a company like GitHub certainly is not for everyone. They do place a significant amount of trust on each employee to do what is right for the company, the customer and the values that we have to uphold. In saying this, if you are a self-motivated individual, you should find that GitHub is a place where you can truly thrive! 1. Remote Work. Don't come in with preconceived notions. This is the real deal. You have the autonomy to pretty much create your own workflow. So don't feel guilty about that 30 minute nap after lunch on a Wednesday! 2. Benefits. The benefits rock. Especially the T&E. Nope I'm not gonna be the one to spill the beans but you will be well satisfied upon receiving your benefits package! 3. Positive environment. I read the earlier posts. I am somewhat newer so maybe I am still wearing rose colored glasses. But honestly, there seems to be an extremely positive culture.

    Cons

    1. Sense of Entitlement. I do feel that some workers internally have a sense of entitlement type of feeling. As such, being as GitHub has generally been a company that empowers its workers, anytime something is changed to safeguard the company as a whole, or if something is implemented that doesn't go with someone's exact suggestion, people can get a bit touchy feely about it. (Hence some of the earlier reviews I imagine). The grass is NOT always greener on the other side. 2. Onboarding. I loved onboarding. But it is quite confusing. This is always going to be a challenge with a company that focuses on being distributed like we are. But it is a notable challenge especially to some.

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  4. "The best company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GitHub full-time

    Pros

    Github walks the walk. You hear many employers say they care about their employees, but Github acts on it. Peers are respectful and the culture is fun. Work is interesting and I've learned a ton from my manager and team.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  5. Helpful (8)

    "Diversity problems and lack of accountability"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture of empathy and kindness. Remote first work allows for great flexibility and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to have hard conversations because it's not acceptable to criticize one other. Company and leadership are 70% white despite claiming to embrace diversity, inclusion & belonging.

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  6. "Developer Program Member"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub

    Pros

    It is open for all and also has so many tools and resources for developers to work on and to contribute to the open source softwares

    Cons

    I don't think they've missed anything they've built a great system

  7. "Great company with awesome tech and even more awesome people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic people and focus on culture Remote & work/life harmony Great benefits High level of autonomy and space to be creative Surrounded by motivated and capable colleagues -> learning all the time

    Cons

    Uncertainty around what'll come out of the Microsoft/GitHub union Can be overwhelming at times

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  8. "No I in Team - Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Business Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere Great co-workers Remote friendly flexible work schedule great benefits clear communication

    Cons

    Big learning curve constant learning I don't really have any cons, but this thing has a minimum amount of words.

  9. "Software Engineer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at GitHub part-time

    Pros

    Colaborative work, technologic, up to date

    Cons

    Low work from home, oportunities

  10. Helpful (8)

    "Fantastic people, less than ideal leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GitHub full-time

    Pros

    GitHub has incredible front line workers. Coworkers were caring and empathetic for the most part. They are still an A+ name on your resume, though that may be declining.

    Cons

    GitHub is the most chaotic place that I have ever worked. Leadership is hilariously inept for such a large company. Late in 2019 we almost doubled the number of employees quite literally overnight with absolutely no preparation. Internal resources are stressed to the limit dealing with the constant demands of leadership. Come to GitHub knowing that it will help your resume, but that you will largely do your best work after you leave.

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