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  • "Everyone I've met so far at GitHub is very engaging(in 24 reviews)

  • "and work-life balance is great on our team(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "the work life balance some time(in 6 reviews)

  • "MSFT-ish growth has softened the entrepreneurial spirit of the startup days where everyone was trying to create value from the bottom up(in 5 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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      24 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      One of the best software companies in the world

      Jan 12, 2022 - Regional Sales Director in London, England
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      Pros

      The 900lb Gorilla in the space

      Cons

      becoming slower to innovate as we get bigger

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Jan 11, 2022 - Systems Administrator 
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      Pros

      Very professional and fun place

      Cons

      Cant really think of some downsides

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Like working at a bustling library full of beautiful, weird nerds

      Jan 6, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      - smart, passionate, and thoughtful coworkers - huge impact, interesting problems - remote work is well supported and benefits are great

      Cons

      - leadership changes / turnovers have been frequent since i've been here - sometimes feels like it is turning a little too corporate, and focusing too much on enterprises rather than the users as a whole

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      Jan 7, 2022 - Staff Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      - Trust by default - Helpful colleagues - Supportive leadership

      Cons

      - Not very aggressive in shipping

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      AMAZING!

      Dec 17, 2021 - Director 
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      Pros

      Incredible culture, fun atmosphere, brilliant people.

      Cons

      None to speak of really.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best Place I have Ever Worked!

      Dec 10, 2021 - Sales Operations in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Great Benefits! Great Pay! Smart and Friendly People! Generous Stipends!

      Cons

      No company is perfect, but any cons listed would be so small, not worth mentioning

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A place to quietly rot

      Jan 8, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      Still some good people around, drawn in by the brand Work life balance is very achievable — as long as you don’t care about growth in the “work” part Pay is decent, benefits quite good (not MSFT benefits though)

      Cons

      It’s full bore ahead on MSFT mediocrity in engineering leadership (both technical and people management) now. Bad ideas, poor execution, and unbelievable arrogance Product is an insane mess and the lack of competence and leadership spills over onto engineering Absolutely no interest in hiring or retaining diverse teams Attrition is through the roof Entire leadership team has turned over in past 3 months This isn’t the GitHub you’re looking for

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Remote first company, not a full remote company

      Nov 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Remote work based company while it has offices around the world

      Cons

      Previously visiting HQ in SF is encouraged for any remote workers but rules to visit have been introduced

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Company

      Nov 19, 2021 - Software Developer in Indore
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      Pros

      no work load, Friendly environment, good tech support

      Cons

      management is very strict for work

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