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"One of the best jobs one could ask for"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
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I have been working at Canonical full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Work with some of the best in their field, from the comfort of your home, on the most popular and innovative Linux distribution in the market today.

Cons

Must have the guts to swallow the backlash every time a new project is announced. The free software community has no mercy.

Other Employee Reviews for Canonical

  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies doing open source software"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canonical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working atmosphere, working from home is a great plus, great commitment by everyone.

    Cons

    Decision making is sometimes too vertical and not very well articulated.

    Advice to Management

    I'd like to see a better decision making structure and a clearer set of goals for engineers other than shifting projects every 3 months


  2. Helpful (2)

    "An energetic start-up that listens to it's staff but is growing way too fast"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canonical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, both based in offices and remote (work from home).
    Lots of opportunity to carve your own path in the company and make product suggestions and enhancements.
    Great technology and ideas on howto adapt it.
    Company meetings and developer meetings yearly face-to-face.
    Good office locations.

    Cons

    Not well organised and constantly changing. Lots of middle management with little added value.
    Teams are pushing Ubuntu to many different areas which ends up with little focus on each area.
    Company has grown rather large without necessarily making any more money.

    Advice to Management

    Cut middle management and focus on the key product, let staff in on how the company is making money or not

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