65% would recommend to a friend
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- 5.0Nov 30, 2020Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
True open source mentality (most of the work is contributed upstream), fully remote and async, very high quality team -- and nice people!
Achieving what is expected can be challenging, especially at the beginning while learning everything, so it's better to have in mind that it will be a significant effort. It's possible to get to a good pace though - most people who pass the trial period end up staying for a very long time.1
- 5.0Jan 8, 2017Full Stack DeveloperFormer Contractor, less than 1 year
Everything is set up for effective remote work. Requirements are detailed and precise, and developers can manage their own time. Standards are high, with rigorous code reviews and very talented colleagues. Strong free software ethos - everything is open source.
Some of the work is a bit tedious (lots of DevOps tasks). The edX project has a lot of stakeholders, so each change goes through several rounds of review and the pace of development can be very slow.7
- 1.0Apr 6, 2019Open Source DeveloperFormer Contractor, less than 1 year
all remote work & nice people
Next to no onboarding Hire fast, fire fast: just like others I got hired after the initial interview. Barely any communication apart from scrum meetings6
- 5.0Jan 24, 2023Senior Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsCairo, Cairo Governorate
I had the best experience of my life there. Smart ethical and humane founders who hired great people. Care about you as a person and are generous with their knowledge and time to help you grow. I am still in touch with many folks even though the company shut down a while ago. Learned a ton and had lots of fun.
A bit chaotic at times but such are startups.
- 5.0Dec 1, 2021Open Source DeveloperCurrent Contractor, more than 1 year
OpenSource first mindset - 95% of work goes towards the community. Fully remote - work from anywhere. Fully Async - work on your own time. No hierarchy - flat organizational structure. Awesome team members. Managing full lifecycle of a project/client - developers do it all. Management listens to developers, tries to improve processes. Very transparent, I've seen some conversation is being done by people here which can be easily a "Not to do" for other companies.
Not really a downside but different from other companies - Due to the async nature, one has to plan early for a lot of things. Since developer works end to end from requirement collection to DevOps, some might find it boring to do meta works.
- 5.0Jun 17, 2021Administrative SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsQuebec, QC
OpenCraft fully embodies its values, and provides a remote and mostly asynchronous workspace that allows you to truly focus on the things you need to do, when you want to. You’ll constantly be challenged, in the right way. You’ll work with high-profile clients whose names will look good on your resume. The team is hard-working, brilliant, and very supportive — I couldn’t ask for better colleagues.
Remote and async work requires a lot of self-organization and resourcefulness. You need to be good at managing stress, learn not to over-commit, and take breaks and time off. The job requires top-notch work and brings lots of challenges. Your colleagues will support you, but don't expect a lot of babysitting. Self management (no manager, sharing multiple roles between work cell such as budget planning, sprint planning, etc.) can be a challenge for the unfamiliar.
- 1.0Nov 3, 2021Software DeveloperFormer Contractor, less than 1 year
Fully remote, supposed flexibility on what to work on
It was really not newcomer friendly, it was really time consuming to set up their development environment. And it was a real struggle to find tickets to work on. There was a team meeting to get to know the team and I wasn't able to get a single word in. The meeting was mandatory and it lasted more than the allocated time but they didn't want to compensate for the extra time. There is a massive overhead in admin task like keeping track of time and fining tickets compared with the actual technical stuff which is what I applied for. You are there working as a hourly contractor, so you get full time employment but not any benefits that usually come with employment. The onboarding system is overwhelming, they give you a massive document to go through and there's a test at the end which feels ridiculous.3
- 1.0Mar 31, 2022Senior Software EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Interesting projects. A lot of open source contributions.
- Horrible place to work for, you get paid hourly and you have to find tasks on your own to work for, whenever a new task is created it feels like throwing a piece of meat to a bunch of dogs where you have to assign yourself fast and fight for it in order to get paid - Contract specifically states you will get 40 hours worth of tasks at least by opencraft and they are obligated to do so, but that does not seem to be the case, I am not sure how you think we should take work seriously even if you didn't commit on what is stated in the contract, we all work to get living and pay bills if my work does not do that then I will not be taking this seriously. - Management don't care at all I talked with the CTO about this and they did nothing and the CEO had a scheduled meeting after my trial period, he postponed it for a week and then he didn't bother attending - Even when you get a task, it's just part of a bug or missing documentation and a quick fix somewhere, only engineers who have been there for 3+ years get meaningful projects -Although a lot of team members are idle they are still hiring and I don't know why - My mentor was a nice person but he was fairly new and he could not support much when I get blocked - I3
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OpenCraft has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 27 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at OpenCraft to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
65% of OpenCraft employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated OpenCraft 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.