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Updated Jul 1, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work!

    Jun 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    - Incredible coworkers, everyone is top tier. - Compensation and benefits are great. - Everyone is focused on doing great work.

    Cons

    - Becoming more corporate as Microsoft creeps in.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great work life balance

    Jun 23, 2022 - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Remote friendly, loys of perks, smart people

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive, communication can be challenging

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Not as great as it once was

    Jun 16, 2022 - Customer Success Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work-life balance Great benefits - healthcare fully paid MSFT Stock

    Cons

    Underwhelming quality of work. The company is really heavy in 8, 9, and 10 level roles so it's incredibly difficult to get promoted. People are typically way overqualified for the actual day-to-day work they do.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Passionate People

    Jul 1, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Well known company, passionate people.

    Cons

    Things can be a little slow when shipping features at a bigger company.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company, Great People

    May 19, 2022 - Account Support Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are hard working and passionate. People are understanding, friendly, and happy to share knowledge about product and best practices. Still has moments that feel like a start up.

    Cons

    Microsoft overreach sneaks in sometimes

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Maturing nicely

    May 21, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice balance between chaotic startup and mature (restrictive) enterprise Strong corporate support Highly collaborative culture "Remote first"

    Cons

    Lots of growth means some amount of chaos

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Exceptional!

    Apr 22, 2022 - Content Writer in Eugene, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting projects, great coworkers, lots of passion for the company/product. Awesome culture. Nice work/life balance. Not too stressful but very engaging. Love the remote-first focus. Perfect for me!

    Cons

    None that I have seen

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Like working at a bustling library full of beautiful, weird nerds

    Jan 6, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - smart, passionate, and thoughtful coworkers - huge impact, interesting problems - remote work is well supported and benefits are great

    Cons

    - leadership changes / turnovers have been frequent since i've been here - sometimes feels like it is turning a little too corporate, and focusing too much on enterprises rather than the users as a whole

    17 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great culture and great people

    Apr 15, 2022 - Engineering Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very smart people. Fun working environment.

    Cons

    Culture is evolving as the company scales up.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    downhill fast

    Apr 28, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -interesting product -nice office -chance to work on open source

    Cons

    -became very top down corporate after msft acquisition -employees are terrified of corporate master or really into it -over work strongly encouraged -chaotic product planning -company wants to be a monopoly on software development which was just creepy -incompetent and hostile HR

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    7 people found this review helpful
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GitHub Reviews FAQs

GitHub has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 229 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at GitHub to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, GitHub employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at GitHub. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

81% of GitHub employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated GitHub 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at GitHub to be career development, culture, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, management, senior leadership.

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