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GitHub Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over fourteen million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is simple; code is about the people writing it. We focus on lowering the barriers of collaboration by building powerful features into our products that make it easier to contribute. The tools we create help individuals and companies, public and private, to write ... Read more

GitHub Reviews

  • Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work with lots of opportunity."

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitHub full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment working with a cutting edge project and a fast developing industry. People are really engaged and supportive. Lots of lovely perks with lots of opportunity to move and grow in career.

    Cons

    They don't always get everything right but it is because its a company playing catch up as it moves from a start up mentality into a more mature approach. The back office is catching up slowly and this may be irritating for employees looking for everything to be de facto standard of a large office. It's not. You have to sometimes fend for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Listen to your employees, continue to communicate with them on the direction of the business. Don't be fixated on what you think the path to growth is - listen to other opinions.

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GitHub Photos

GitHub photo of: 2016 interns + one octocat
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GitHub Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at GitHub in June 2019.

    Interview

    The entire interview process was conducted from my home via Zoom video call.

    The stages were:
    • Initial contact from GutHub's recruitment agent
    • A simple technical test submitted online which retrieved a further list of questions, four on customer communication scenarios and the rest about the candidate.
    • A 45 minute video call with the regional support manager, a get-to-know-you conversation.
    • A 60 minute video call with two technical members of the support team, running through some troubleshooting exercises via an SSH session into one of their test systems.
    • Final stage: 4+ hours of video calls with various GitHub people, including the regional support manager again, more communication scenarios with technical people, conversations on remote working/communication, on diversity, a conversation about drive and customer feedback with the global support manager, and a wrap-up with one of the in-house recruitment team.

    In total, I had eleven video calls. From the initial contact from their recruiter to being informed of the outcome took around six weeks, although there was a two week delay after the final stage due to a couple of factors.

    I was informed of the rejection by email and a polite request for interview feedback has thus far been ignored.

    Interview Questions

    • Several customer communication scenarios of the form "You receive the following email from a customer, asking about X. How do you respond?"   1 Answer
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GitHub Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2014
  • The World's 50 Smartest Companies, MIT Technology Review, 2014
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