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GitHub CEO Nat Friedman
Nat Friedman
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Easy to have work/life balance due to remote work policy and unlimited vacation(in 8 reviews)

  • "Because of this, the company goes to a lot of effort to make remote work effective(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Most roles don't have a 2-5 year plan -- meaning, there is no clear path for career growth(in 3 reviews)

  • "Employees live in a culture of fear but the pay is at the 95th percentile and folks just accept the sadly deteriorating culture(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    Unrivaled Opportunity for Impact Paired with Amazing Flexibility

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    Current Employee - Analytics in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - You can quickly get into a position to impact how coders collaborate around the world - GitHub's culture is very understanding that different people work best in different situations, and oftentimes have family obligations - A rapidly growing company where there is still the opportunity to move up (unlike at Google / Facebook)

    Cons

    - Having an ongoing CEO search always give a cloud of ambiguity, but it seems like there is some good movement on that front - Whenever an organization undergoes culture change, there are bound to be people who prefer the old culture

    Advice to Management

    Double down on the CEO search (some people are getting antsy), and think about how you could use your core product in new business areas

  2. Helpful (1)

    Best place I've ever worked

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Trust, flexibility, great product, brand name, awesome leadership that has done this before. I really feel that these will be the best working years of my career. There's plenty of room for promotions if you hit your numbers and with Microsoft in the picture, I have no doubt their influence will accelerate our ability to succeed.

    Cons

    Just like any startup we learn by doing, so there are occasional ups and downs, but the growth mindset and comfort with mistakes is embraced at the highest levels of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on modelling the right behavior and as you bring in additional leaders, make sure they fit the mold of what you're working to build.

  3. great

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    Former Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GitHub full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    it was wonderful lots of fun

    Cons

    none is wrong with this placce

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  4. Helpful (3)

    Bright outlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Amazing benefits and flexibility -Super promising new CEO -Generally all very nice co-workers to interact and work with -Customer-centric approach and new management being added

    Cons

    Still have some processes that need to be worked out, growing challenges

  5. Helpful (23)

    A sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GitHub full-time

    Pros

    Remote friendly in theory. (it really depends on your team) Some of the smartest and most incredible people I've met. Unfortunately none of them were valued by leadership.

    Cons

    GitHub used to be a dream job. But the company is changing and with it leadership is showing it's true colors. This isn't a company that values diversity in any way other than name. Leadership is toxic and abusive, and no one in charge will actually discipline the people who need it. Women and POC have an incredibly high turn over rate, but the company still claims to value equality.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who value people to lead people. Stop abusing and underpaying women. Start taking a good hard look at your company 'values' and see if you're actually meeting them.

  6. Helpful (6)

    Amazing benefits, respectful and inclusive culture. Overall a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The ability to work remotely, unlimited vacation, good pay, excellent healthcare benefits, 401K matching, learning and development stipend. I work in a fantastic team with kind, hard-working and easy-going people. Since I am a remote employee, I log in every day thinking about how lucky I am to have joined such a great company where people treat me with respect and where I do not have to commute. Sure, there are times...

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    Cons

    I am very concerned that this is too good to stay this way, and my biggest concern is about the GitHub acquisition. Other cons are that there is ambiguity and constant change. Also, lately we have more restrictions about much we can spend on the phones we use for work or laptops get now replaced less often. This makes me feel that will be even tighter once we are under Microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication. Sometimes, several months go by before we have a company all-hands meeting. Concerned about the company being acquired by Microsoft.

  7. Helpful (8)

    A unique company with unique opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    GitHub has evolved considerably over the past year. From solidifying its vision, to exponentially expanding its B2B market presence, to an eventual acquisition by Microsoft. With regards to growth potential, the future has never been brighter. My experience at GitHub has been overwhelmingly positive, and the growth opportunities are abundant. With excellent leadership, numerous development opportunities, and a top-of-the-line...

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    Cons

    The vast majority of complaints relate to growing pains and management changes. Although none of these have impacted me directly, it is important to note that this is a major turning point in the company’s history.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening to your employees. Their opinions are more valuable than that of any consultant.

  8. Helpful (31)

    Chaos and Incompetence Abound

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GitHub full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding the the pay is decent. There is a full bar at HQ if you are really into drinking. You don't have to use your real name. Everyone uses monikers like the 1995 movie, Hackers. You can even change your title to "Nasty Woman" before an election and that's HR approved.

    Cons

    The management lackluster and direction is constantly changing. Re-orgs occur quarterly due to the lack of experience and direction of leadership. At this point it's just rearranging the deck chairs of the Titanic. Anyone who has worked for a grown-up company will not be able to stand the immaturity. The positive reviews here don't surprise me. The majority of the company is young and lacks any experience. So...

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    Advice to Management

    What management?

  9. Helpful (4)

    Great Company

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at GitHub full-time

      Pros

      This company really tried to treat their employees as best as possible. There was the old saying of optimize for happiness which I feel like they really strived to achieve. I wish them all of the best in their acquisition by Microsoft.

      Cons

      Can't think of any complaints that are present at the company that are not the usual development areas of any company.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work!

    • Helpful (14)

      Poor Management.

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at GitHub full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great benefits, culture and perks. (the best in the industry) One of the best places I got to work for when it comes to their awesome remote policy. Overall, the employees thrive on support, and encouragement to perform your best work everyday.

      Cons

      There is no little to none leadership when it comes to expectations and goals set company wide. The recruiting team is an absolute mess. No expectations, POLITICS, FAVORITISM, and of course no set goals when it comes to employee growth. No set processes followed or implemented, consistent fire drills and no change.

      Advice to Management

      Politics and favoritism will lead to an absolute failure for team growth and culture. Management needs to follow what they sell to candidates. Poor and micro management being implemented in the team, neglected by seniors, will cause people to leave or feel burnt out. Change it.

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