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    • Work/Life Balance
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    I have been working at Canonical full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    Generally speaking, only very-highly-talented individuals work here. Most of them are also very passionate about open source. Very flexible work arrangements, cool people, responsive managers, directors who care.

    Cons

    A side-effect of having such a talented workforce, is that there tends to be relatively high churn. But I've found the most passionate ones stick around because it really is a blast!

    Advice to Management

    For US-based employees, the benefits are a quite light when compared with other US employers. Health care coverage costs seems to be right on point, but paid time off and 401k are not nearly in line with the norm.

    It's a good thing the job is so fun, flexible and rewarding! Every time a recruiter hits me with an sweeter offer financially, I immediately go back to that.


Canonical Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Canonical in February 2015.

    Interview

    After applying through their website I've received an email from the HR asking about my availability for a video-conferencing interview. The interview was very relaxed and the interviewers very friendly. After about two weeks I was told they had found someone else better suited for the job.

    Interview Questions

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Website www.canonical.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Apple, Microsoft, Google

Canonical was created alongside Ubuntu to help it reach a wider market. Our services help governments and businesses the world over with migrations, management and support for their Ubuntu deployments. Together with our partners, we ensure that Ubuntu runs reliably on every platform from the PC and the smartphone to the server and, crucially, the cloud.

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