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Luke Kanies
6 Ratings

    Growing pains of a gentle giant

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR

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


    * Inclusive, friendly culture (guided by the CEO, Luke) where people try to be as nice a Portlanders can be. Also trying to be as diverse as Portland, that is, mostly of European descent but trying hard to add some variety.
    * High level of technical competence across the org; engineering, QA, docs, sales and support.
    * Potential to become a massive enterprise company that runs the Fortune 500's datacenters.
    * Focused on Open Source! In response to the other poster's statement that PE is cannibalizing POSS: I don't see that happening. POSS is a core part of the Puppet Labs offering, and the gateway... software to PE!
    * Good compensation. The salary is not as impressive as the Bay Area but the low cost of living and high livability of Portland more than makes up for that.
    * Shiny new office on the waterfront!
    * Growing in headcount and business every year!


    * Rapid growth has led to some areas of the culture, toolchain and technology falling by the wayside but recent reorg and direction from the exec team is giving me optimism that things will improve.
    * Decision making is slow and cumbersome at times, due to endless, non-productive debate about what the "right" solution is, without attempting to just ship something and see how it fulfills user needs. Reorg/reculture is also targeting this.

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    * Keep iterating and refining! Don't let inertia, perfectionism, and cynicism slow us down!

    Positive Outlook

Puppet Labs Interviews

Updated Nov 20, 2014
Updated Nov 20, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Partner Program Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Was professional, friendly. They explained the process and was given updates along the way. Met with a lot of people which is a good thing. Could tell they had a methodology of different questions to ask. I always want feedback which a lot of companies are afraid to do. They went through what everyone said. No real surprises. Unfortunately no offer but a good experience. :(

    Interview Questions
    • No surprises here, was able to address all. That's due to studying and anticipating what might be asked.   Answer Question
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Puppet Labs Awards & Accolades

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Best Systems Management Solution, SIIA - Codie Awards, 2014
Technology Company of the Year - Rising Star, Technology Association of Oregon, 2014
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Website www.puppetlabs.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Ansible Mobile

Puppet Labs is the leader in IT automation. Our software helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

We help tens of thousands of the world’s leading companies manage millions of machines and devices. Companies like Bank of America, Cisco, Citrix, eBay, NYSE, PayPal, and salesforce.com rely on our software to deploy their... More

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