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my experience at puppet labs was not bad

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

I worked at Puppet Labs full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

one of the main pros about puppet labs was the overall great company morale. the work was great and very satisfying. i loved what i did.

Cons

one of the main cons about puppet labs was lots of back stabbing and politics.

Advice to Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Puppet Labs full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great earning potential as everyman and his dog is using Puppet. Recent round of funding again (2nd) meaning the company has the potential to really go places.

    Cons

    Open source product is there a compelling enough story to move from the free version to the paid version.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Puppet Labs (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO has good advisors as well as a good head on his shoulders, and the company is trying to take the long view. The perks (lunches, cute well-behaved dogs, pinball, kegs, semi-raucous Friday all-hands "meetings", nice headphones) are cool but I'm here because I get to work with incredibly smart, caring people, and we listen to each other, or at least, we try to. My team is really good and I respect what other teams are doing.

    Cons

    You have to deliver, and sometimes there aren't enough hours in the 40h week to get it all done, but you still really have to get it done. You're supported and even cared for, but a lot is expected of you, and no wonder - we sell really good software.

    Advice to Management

    Bring salaries up to industry standards - 3% raises yearly "standard" are not standard at all, and you will lose good people. I know two individuals who have left, VERY good people very well loved, who have left to make $20k more. Don't rely entirely on cool-factor and stability as reasons that people will join/stay.

    Stay just as exacting and demanding as you are with hiring.


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