GitHub Reviews

Updated Jan 26, 2021

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4.1
62%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Nat Friedman
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great for remote work since 80% is remote(in 10 reviews)

  • "Remote first work allows for great flexibility and work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Nothing much, Unable to adjust work life balance due to workloads(in 4 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. Helpful (23)

    "Excellent company culture except for senior leadership in Engineering"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people at the company that are humble, empathetic, and driven to ship great software. Many core developers of Ruby, Rails, and Git work here and engineers here know their stuff really well. Hubbers are vocal and speak up about issues they care about. Company cares about diversity and inclusion and puts tremendous effort into it. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Senior engineering management changes in the last year have resulted in micro-mangement, demoralizing of teams, disrespect for the work of engineers and being tone deaf to the acual problems that engineers raise. Engineering teams can spend more effort appeasing certain leaders and figuring out how to avoid interaction with them than on soliciting customer feedback.

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  2. "Best place to be"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time

    Pros

    Everything ! From leadership to colleagues and companies culture and growth opportunities and so on

    Cons

    None that I have in mind

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  3. "great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at GitHub full-time

    Pros

    github is a great place to work

    Cons

    there are no cons for this job

  4. "Good Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - salary - benefits - team and culture

    Cons

    - the work life balance some time - strategy is not always clear

  5. "well compensated but such a mess"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Individuals on teams are generally great people to work with. - Everyone is here for their love of open source and software.

    Cons

    - Sometimes over-reaching leadership and lack of process. - Constant sense of urgency but also sudden changes to plans. - Approach to customer centered design is uneven and cherry picked. - Distrust between leadership and employees, disconnected and out of touch.

  6. "Great place to work and learn"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great impact work wise

    Cons

    Didnt see any till now

  7. "Mixed bag with MSFT"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We're on MSFT paper and overall benefits are good. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    GitHub culture of innovation and community contributions is fading as MSFT becomes dominant culture. Far too many white dudes and not nearly enough females. First place I've ever worked at that does not offer a referral bonus. Not a place I can fully utilize my experience or grow my career.

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  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (13)

    "Diversity is Lip Service, Amazing Peers just terrible Mgmt"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly cohorts/peers and cool network of amazing people after you head out, good company events (when there isn't covid) and opportunities to travel, sign-on benefits are really nice.

    Cons

    Leadership - from top to bottom. Actually listen to your ERG groups, they are the best part and the backbone of your company. Listen to your good managers and stop keeping the rotten ones.

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  9. "Dope place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Enterprise Business Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GitHub full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance. is the best out there.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from leadership regarding big changes

  10. "Review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at GitHub full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation, good health insurance, fully remote

    Cons

    No cons at this moment

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