Canonical Reviews

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Canonical CEO Jane Silber
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    Cutting Edge Leading OpenStack Cloud Technology Company, Great People, Fun Environment!

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    I have been working at Canonical full-time (more than an year)


    Highly intelligent Motivated People provide the world with the Ubuntu OS, along with OpenStack Cloud Support and Service. Potential to travel around the world to attend trade shows and training. Freedom to spend on the job time reading to increase your technical knowledge. Very supportive colleagues and a great place to work.


    Frequent job turnover across the organization possibly due to inconsistent System Engineer and US Sales Management. Learning how to do your job well, navigating the company culture and the ability to get along/fit in well with your team are key to being successful here.

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    Develop positive, supportive relationships with your team, if they share their concerns with you, take them seriously and bring them to the attention of the Execs. Focus on finding a remedy to resolve their issues so they don't leave the company. Give employees more support, hire more people so employees are not overworked and provide more training for them. Lastly, stay competitive in the marketplace by providing a company match for the employees 401k contributions.

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Canonical Interviews

Updated Oct 7, 2014
Updated Oct 7, 2014

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Canonical.

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    went through 4 phone interviews with 4 different interviewer at different time zones. The admin arranging the interview had set up the interview time wrong twice, 4 interviews took me a month, and after that they just ignore you without any notification, no response to my inquiry at all.
    Very inefficient, unfriendly, and unpleasant interview experience.

    Interview Questions
    • One interviewer keep asking very broad and unspecific questions like "how do you think about abc..?" , and constantly stop my answer in the middle, unable to express what I know about the topic   Answer Question
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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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