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GitLab Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
GitLab Inc., based on the GitLab open source project, is a company that helps developers collaborate on code to build great things and ship on time. We're an active participant in our global community of customers and contributors, trying to serve their needs ... Read more

Mission: At GitLab we have one vision. Everyone can contribute to all digital content.

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GitLab – Why Work For Us?

GitLab Inc.

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is an application to code, test, and deploy code together. It provides Git repository management with fine grained access controls, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds, wikis, and continuous integration.

GitLab Inc. has 4 product offerings:

  1. GitLab Community Edition (CE) - free, self hosted application, support from Community
  2. GitLab Enterprise Edition (EE) - paid, self hosted application, comes with additional features and support
  3. - free SaaS for public and private repositories, support can be purchased
  4. - a private single-tenant GitLab instance run by us

GitLab Inc. also offers:

  1. Git and GitLab Training
  2. Consulting
  3. Custom Development work
  4. GitLab is a community project, over 1000 people worldwide have contributed to GitLab! GitLab Inc. is an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. 


At GitLab we have one vision. Everyone can contribute to all digital content. For more information see the our strategy.


Our Tanuki logo symbolizes this with a smart animal that works in a group to achieve a common goal.

About GitLab

GitLab is quickly becoming the standard for source code version management for any company, large or small. At GitLab, we help large enterprises move to Git and build better software.

Why work for GitLab?

GitLab is growing fast. Working for GitLab means joining a very productive, ambitious team, where independence and flexibility are both valued and required. Your work will directly have a large impact on the present and future of GitLab. We like to spend our time on things that matter. We are a remote only company and you can work from wherever you want. 

If you see yourself as a good fit with our company’s goals and team, then please review the current job openings on this page, and submit your resume and cover letter to be considered!

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    I have been working at GitLab full-time (Less than a year)


    All remote, fully distributed, remote by default
    Exciting opportunities to grow, literally anyone can contribute to anything
    Great engagement from community and customers
    Product led company
    Creating the future or remote work everyday


    No 401k matching
    No health/fitness expensing

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing
    Empower and trust your individual contributors to be the DRIs
    Hire smart, fire quick

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GitLab Photos

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GitLab photo of: Oct. 2017 Summit
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GitLab Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GitLab (Remote, OR) in September 2016.


    I interviewed with very many people at GitLab. I was told upfront that I would need to interview with 10+ hiring managers. I was prepared for the long interview process and was given the access to book with each of them on my own time. It was really hectic because I chose to interview with sometimes three in one day, but with each conversation, I became more excited about the position. The interviewers were really passionate about their jobs and made me feel really at ease. With many I was able to have a really casual conversation. After 10+ interviews, I finally interviewed with the CEO which was intimidating and challenging.

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Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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