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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Design Org is Awesome

    May 25, 2021 - Designer in San Francisco, CA
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    Reading through some of these reviews it sounds like engineering is getting pushed too hard and there is lots of drama, but the design org is wonderful. Both marketing/brand and product design is full of some incredibly kind and talented (like, seriously, wildly talented) IC's and management (both mid-level and executive) provides plenty of room to learn, experiment, and fail. I've produced the best work of my career here and have learned so much. I've been around for over 4 years and going to hold onto the job here as long as I can. There were a couple years there right before and right after the acquisition where there were constantly re-orgs and leadership changes, and that was seriously frustrating and sometime scary that we were going to get laid off. However, things seem to have settled down and I actually now feel really solid on my team's positioning and our leadership structure. From the design org at least, I'm feeling like the company may finally be over the hump of the acquisition growing pains. Also, compensation/benefits are A+ and work-life balance is great on our team. I never feel bad for taking time off to recharge, and aside from one or two projects a year where deadlines can get a little crazy, I am always able to turn off outside of a ~40 hour week.


    - MSFT-ish growth has softened the entrepreneurial spirit of the startup days where everyone was trying to create value from the bottom up. Much more of a day job than it used to be, albeit a pretty darn great day job. - Executive leaderships defense of the ICE contract was patronizing as hell and lost us a lot of talented employees. - Most company energy goes toward Enterprise sales, which keeps the lights on and fuels the rocketship of growth, sometimes to the detriment of the Open Source world, which I believe GitHub does at it's own peril. - As always in tech, too many successful white dudes leads to some naive tech-optimist echo chamber vibes.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Resting on reputation at this point

    Nov 5, 2020 - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
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    • Life changing pay + benefits + stipends • Remote first organization, home office setup • Extremely talented ICs - some of the smartest people I've worked with • Passionate legacy employees • World class products & experiences • Opportunity to learn and grow • MSFT acquisition added much more resources


    GitHub is no longer the friendly, employee first driven company it had built it's reputation on. Since the MSFT acquisition, the environment has changed drastically, leaving behind very few remnants of once a thriving culture. • Cliquey. Very personality driven culture; character is less important. • Not a lot of empathy. Demanding hours & workloads increase by the day. • Constant change without much transparency. Lots of re-orgs. • Review process is broken with no ability to respond to critique. • Fail-fast, fail-small mentality, with little margin for error • Does not value diversity! • GitHub actively has an open ICE contract. • Women and POC have an incredibly high turn over rate and are paid significantly less than their white colleagues. • There is only 9% diversity in leadership. • ERGs do a majority of the labor to push diverse agendas and equity.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    “Big Company” feel, experience varies by team

    Aug 19, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    I hands-down love my team. It is supportive, collaborative, a genuine joy to work with every day. Without getting too “we’re like a family”-ish, because we do have good healthy boundaries, I genuinely feel like these folks are my friends! They’re also brilliant at their jobs, and getting to learn from them is a privilege.


    It’s had some growing pains over the last few years since getting bought by MSFT and taking on tons of new folks. Cross-company communication is trickier because there’s a lot more of us now. Overall, I’ve noticed happiness varies widely by team. I love my team and most of my reporting chain, and I know others do too. But, I also know of others whose departments sound challenging to work in (and not in a good way). We’re a big company now, so experience varies by team more I guess.

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    10 people found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Not great

    Oct 15, 2021 - Engineering Manager 
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    - Remote - MSFT RSUs doing very well In-demand product


    - Almost the entirety of leadership are formerly long-tenured Microsoft employees, and bring with them a fairly toxic work environment - Lots of fire drills and a blame-y culture - The exec team can't decide what kind of company they want or how to lead - Many teams are chronically understaffed - Just sort of has this weird underlying unhappiness covered up by fake positivity

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    32 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Mixed bag with MSFT

    Jan 11, 2021 - Senior Solutions Architect in Baltimore, MD
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    We're on MSFT paper and overall benefits are good. Work life balance is good.


    GitHub culture of innovation and community contributions is fading as MSFT becomes dominant culture. Far too many white dudes and not nearly enough females. First place I've ever worked at that does not offer a referral bonus. Not a place I can fully utilize my experience or grow my career.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    It's a Microsoft company now.

    May 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Still good benefit. Strong product presence.


    Turning to a Microsoft company to serve ACR at MSFT. Old timers leaving

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