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Puppet Overview

Portland, OR
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Puppet is driving the movement to a world of unconstrained software change. Its revolutionary platform is the industry standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us. More than 30,000 companies — including more than ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to enable a world of frictionless software change, where the software that powers everything around us is automatically delivered, updated, monitored, and secured.

Company Updates

  • We’re thrilled to welcome Distelli to our family! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQyeb

    Welcome to the Puppet family, Distelli!

    Puppet announces acquisition of Distelli to provide a comprehensive solution for automating the entire software delivery lifecycle.

  • Our VP and Managing Director of EMEA Sales & Operations, Marianne Calder, has some great insights into the gender gap in the tech industry. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQYHu

    EXCLUSIVE: Puppet exec on the gender gap within the tech industry

    Marianne Calder, MD EMEA at Puppet, the software automation firm, is at the forefront of innovation in a sector that IDC claims is essential for businesses to remain competitive in 2017. A strong advocate for Women in IT, Calder discusses her career, the issue of diversity and what can be done to bridge the gender gap within the technology industry in an exclusive interview with Information Age.

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Puppet – Why Work For Us?

Today, software is everywhere. It’s on our wrists, on our walls, and in our cars. It’s changed the way we shop, the way we work, the way we heal, and the way we stay connected to those we love.

Yet we also know there is no future with fewer servers. Software is only getting more complex, evolving faster than humans can keep pace. How can we benefit from future innovation if it takes too long or costs too much to implement it?

It’s time to fundamentally improve the way we do things so we can change without constraint.

Puppet is leading the movement that will define the next decade of software.

Today it’s characterized by the general realization that for companies to remain relevant, they have to constantly provide great software to their users.

Tomorrow it’s defined by a world of frictionless software change – where any company can deliver a better experience to their users, at any moment.

We’re building a world of unconstrained software change. Where the software that powers everything around us is always available, is constantly modern, and accessible from anywhere.

We’re Puppet, and we hope you’ll join us.

Our software helps people automate repetitive tasks so they can elevate their work and contribute more value to their organization — not to mention getting their evenings and weekends back. Here at Puppet, we’re passionate about helping both our customers and our employees love their jobs, do meaningful work, and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Working for Puppet may be just the breath of fresh air your career needs. We’re driven and collaborative, creative and disciplined. We're experimental, brave, open and communicative. We argue, give each other credit, share company metrics and lunch on weekly basis. We prefer Google Docs to PowerPoint, and you'll have a big screen on your sit-stand desk. We're home to engineers, writers, artists, designers, accountants, events organizers, sales pros … and a people-focused HR team.

Health insurance

We know how important health coverage is, so Puppet offers robust medical, dental, and vision benefits to help keep you and your family healthy. Along with these comprehensive health benefits, we provide the resources and information to help you understand your options.

Stock options

We want all employees to have a direct stake in Puppet's success, so all our employees receive stock options.


Puppet helps employees save for retirement with a 401k program along with a company match. The company pays 100 percent of the plan's administration fees. Employees have access to free ongoing retirement planning and investment advice with Morgan Stanley.

Time off

In addition to 10 paid company holidays, we offer about four weeks of paid time off (PTO), managed through an honor system for all exempt employees and a tracked system for non-exempt employees. We encourage employees to take their time off. Recharging your batteries is key to creative problem-solving, innovation, and maintaining joyful engagement with your work and your colleagues.

Parental leave

Puppet provides two weeks of 100-percent paid parental leave for new adoptive and birth parents, in addition to regular PTO and paid disability leave.

Pre-tax accounts

We offer pre-tax savings accounts for health care, dependent care, and parking/mass transit to help employees lower their living expenses. If you bike to work instead, we’ll put funds into a bike commuter savings account for your bike commuting expenses.

Life and disability insurance

We provide life insurance that pays 1x your annual salary, plus short- and long-term disability insurance coverage that covers 60 percent of your income. We hope you’ll never need it, but we have you covered just in case.

Travel insurance

Employees are covered with robust company-paid business-travel accident insurance and travel medical insurance. This applies whether you’re meeting with a local client, flying overseas, or taking business-related trips anywhere in between.

Volunteer Days 

Employees are given 1 paid day per quarter to volunteer for a charity of their choice.

Puppet perks in our Portland office

Biker perks

More than a third of the people in our Portland office bike to work. For them, we have an in-office bike repair shop, secure bike storage, changing rooms, and a bike commuter savings account into which Puppet contributes funds for each biker to use on things like tune-ups, new tubes or tires, or to save up for a new bike.

Mother's room

Our private mother's room is a quiet, comfortable, and relaxing space for nursing moms.

Quiet room

Our offices are very open to allow for a collaborative working environment, but we all work at our optimal level in different ways. The quiet room offers a respite from the noises of people, fluffy dogs, and the espresso machine.


Puppet employees get free access to the Block 300 building's onsite gym, lockers and showers. The gym has weights, up-to-date exercise equipment, and cardio machines for when our Portland weather is just too rough for a jaunt on the waterfront.


Our dog-friendly office has plenty of dog treats and dog lovers. Many studies have shown the benefits of working with dogs in the office. We agree, and so do Louis, Winston, Otto, Nana, Digby and Juniper (to name just a few of our canine friends).


The Puppet pantry is fully stocked with delicious and healthy snacks, and some really yummy not-so-healthy snacks, too. On Monday mornings we provide bagels and fresh fruit for the office.

Weekly lunch

Once a week we have lunch brought in from one our favorite local restaurants or food carts. Joining everyone at lunch is an easy way to get to know your co-workers better, meet new people, and expand your palate.

Drinks on us

Whether you like espresso, drip, pour-over, loose leaf, silk bags, beer, cider, juice, still water, bubbly water, soda, milk, cream, soymilk, almond milk … we've got it all.



308 SW 2nd Ave. Fifth Floor

Portland, OR 97204

United States




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United Kingdom



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Puppet Reviews

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Puppet CEO Sanjay Mirchandani
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    "Puppet is pretty cool"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Designer in Portland, OR
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    I have been working at Puppet full-time (Less than a year)


    Puppet is growing, so there is always opportunity here. The culture is great! We have great group of diverse people. They always encourage you to take care of yourself, so you're able to work from home when needed. They provide all your coffee needs, to keep you going. PLUS free bagels on Mondays, catered lunch on Wednesdays, and a fully stocked snack pantry at all times!


    High turn around rate, but that's how the tech industry tends to be...

    Advice to Management

    None so far! Keep it up

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Puppet Photos

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Puppet Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Puppet (Portland, OR) in March 2017.


    The first stage was a phone screen with a recruiter. The questions were general, mostly about my last job and what I hoped to gain from an internship. At the end of the phone call, the recruiter let me know that they would be inviting me down for an in person interview.

    The in person interview happened a week later at the Portland office. I met the recruiter in person first, and after a tour of the office I had a quick behavioral interview. After that, I was interviewed by a panel of three engineers about technical questions. The questions were mostly based on the projects listed on my resume, as well as the classwork I'd mentioned.

    The last part of the interview was a pair programming exercise. I was given a sheet with four problems on it, and I was allowed to choose which one to work on. The problems varied in size, difficulty, and subject matter. After picking the language I wanted to use, I began talking through the problem with the interviewers. I was encouraged to use whatever resources I wanted (the internet, past projects, etc). It was truly a pair exercise, with the interviewers contributing equally. I was asked to explain my reasoning behind decisions, and after completing the problem the interviewers asked me questions about how I could widen its scope.

    Overall, it was a very good experience. Everyone was very kind and engaged, and they went out of their way to make sure that I felt comfortable. About a week after my onsite interview, the recruiter called to offer me a position.

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Puppet Awards & Accolades

  • Oregon's Most Admired Companies, The Portland Business Journal, 2016
  • Company Growth of the Year, Oregon Tech Awards, 2016
  • DevOps Solution Award, Computing’s Vendor Excellence Awards, 2016
  • Top 25 Disrupters of 2016, CRN, 2016
  • Best of Interop Finalist, Interop, 2016
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