Canonical Reviews

27 Reviews
27 Reviews
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Canonical CEO Jane Silber
Jane Silber
18 Ratings

    Great and spontaneous

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Austin, TX

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


    Lots of freedom in the job. No micro-managing from management. Company encourages employees to think out of the box and learn new things outside of their regular duties.


    Not necessarily a con, but, you definitely have to be resourceful in that if you want something fixed, often times you have to do it yourself. Some customer-facing roles have no defined formal escalation paths to get technical issues addressed in a timely matter.

    Neutral Outlook
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Canonical Interviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Canonical in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of an in-person interview with the hiring manager, two phone interviews with other sales engineers, and a short presentation on the company's products based on my own research. Everyone was very friendly and the interviews were very conversational. The people I spoke with were very competent and smart and their questions were thorough, but I never got the feeling they were looking to give me "gotcha" questions or prove how smart they were. This was probably the most pleasant interview I have ever had.

    Interview Questions
    • Several questions about the competitive landscape around their products. I was able to give a certain level of detail based on my research but could not answer all of the questions in total detail. (I think this was just to gauge my research rather than to be a 'gotcha'.)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was with HR rather than the hiring manager and was efficient and not very confrontational.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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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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