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Green Hills Software Overview

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Santa Barbara, CA
201 to 500 employees
1982
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
From the seasonally green hills of Santa Barbara comes Green Hills Software, an oasis for embedded systems developers. The company provides a variety of software tools for developers of embedded systems (combinations of microprocessors and components used in many different ... Read more

Green Hills Software Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
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    I have been working at Green Hills Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Challenging work on a large variety of projects.
    - Code base is relatively high quality and well tested. Code reviews are required.
    - Very stable company. GHS is profitable and has been around for a long time.
    - Management is all programmers. They tend to have a good grasp on how long a project will take and how many resources it will require.
    - Willing to spend lots of money on hardware to improve developer productivity.
    - Good work/life balance. Flexible schedule. Overtime is not expected.
    - Yearly raises are generous.

    Cons

    - Management is all programmers. Some lack basic people management skills.
    - Stock options are essentially worthless.
    - Many employees are extreme introverts which makes for awkward socializing.

    Advice to Management

    Give regular updates on how the company is doing as a whole, and what direction it is headed.

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Green Hills Software Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Green Hills Software (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I got in touch with a recruiter at an event on campus.
    First was a behavioral interview at the career center.
    Next, I received a 25 question test with questions on debugging and problem solving, and finding the output of certain code. I also had to submit a sample of code that I have written.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult part of a project you've done? Elaborate more on your projects, etc.   Answer Question
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