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Pros
  • "Remote first work allows for great flexibility and work/life balance(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great for remote work since 80% is remote(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "the work life balance some time(in 5 reviews)

  • "Listen to your good managers and stop keeping the rotten ones(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent company culture except for senior leadership in Engineering

      Jan 26, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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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      23 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing company culture

      Apr 21, 2021 - Sales in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Amazing benefits, great company culture, fast paced company with a huge amount. of potential growth.

      Cons

      Many new products and advancements to the platform that can be hard to keep track of.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Things have gone downhill during the past few months

      Mar 17, 2021 - Product 
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      Pros

      You can work remotely 100% of the time, unlimited vacation, company pays 100% of your health insurance costs

      Cons

      Too many reorganizations, lots of Microsoft employees getting transferred and changing the culture, increasingly slow and with cumbersome processes, lots of politics and empire building by (mostly) Microsoft employees who get promoted when they join, very few incentives for employees who have been here before the Microsoft acquisition, teams are now getting squeezed with OKRs and metrics

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      30 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Resting on reputation at this point

      Nov 5, 2020 - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      • Life changing pay + benefits + stipends • Remote first organization, home office setup • Extremely talented ICs - some of the smartest people I've worked with • Passionate legacy employees • World class products & experiences • Opportunity to learn and grow • MSFT acquisition added much more resources

      Cons

      GitHub is no longer the friendly, employee first driven company it had built it's reputation on. Since the MSFT acquisition, the environment has changed drastically, leaving behind very few remnants of once a thriving culture. • Cliquey. Very personality driven culture; character is less important. • Not a lot of empathy. Demanding hours & workloads increase by the day. • Constant change without much transparency. Lots of re-orgs. • Review process is broken with no ability to respond to critique. • Fail-fast, fail-small mentality, with little margin for error • Does not value diversity! • GitHub actively has an open ICE contract. • Women and POC have an incredibly high turn over rate and are paid significantly less than their white colleagues. • There is only 9% diversity in leadership. • ERGs do a majority of the labor to push diverse agendas and equity.

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      28 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Some great people, but also politics and mistreatment

      Apr 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      There are some really sharp, caring and thoughtful people on the team.

      Cons

      A lot goes on behind the scenes that is not communicated. Employees can be treated as numbers instead of people, with deceit and a lack of care. They often don't "walk the talk."

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing place to work!

      Feb 4, 2021 - SDR in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Attainable goals, supportive management, super strong benefits and stock options, unlimited PTO (use at your best judgment), openness from management, career growth opportunities and some programs to improve your professional development - honestly the best place I have ever worked and I intend to stay at the company for a very long time!

      Cons

      Nothing significant, but it has been tough to get promotions, at least right now, because we are in the middle of a pandemic - it would be nice to have a more robust training program because most of the onus of learning new information is on our backs.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Phenomenonal company

      Apr 5, 2021 - Trust and Safety 
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      Pros

      Fantastic colleagues who are gifted and a pleasure to work with. Fantastic culture and company Great benefits and perks

      Cons

      None, it really is a great place to work

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Apr 29, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Great engineering culture, generous benefits, unlimited vacation.

      Cons

      Not a ton of opportunity for growth.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Feb 23, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Athens, GA
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      Pros

      Great co-workers, great managers, good compensation, good mission

      Cons

      Moving from medium to big sized company. Sometimes you may not agree with the company policies. Some struggles with coordination as the company continues to grow quickly.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Android Developer

      Mar 8, 2021 - Android Developer in Dhaka
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      Pros

      1.Version Control 2.Documentation 3. Showcase your work 4.Markdown 5.Integration options

      Cons

      1.Skipping empty folder 2.Security 3. Pricing 4. Lacks first-party support for mobile (no app component) 5.Searching is good but not great.

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