GitLab Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij
Sid Sijbrandij
137 Ratings
Pros
  • "100% Remote work with a focus on results over hours(in 29 reviews)

  • "There is a handbook that everyone contributes to that has all the information you need(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "If remote work doesn't agree with your mindset, this isn't the place for you(in 23 reviews)

  • "No cons that I have experienced(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "best company I have worked for in my career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people, work life balance, family first culture, great benefits, working from home, great product

    Cons

    No real cons that are worth mentioning. Sometimes personalities clash but thats normal. As a company, its a great place to work

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  2. COVID-19

    "No surprises here. Exactly what is advertised!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Backend Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitLab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The handbook is not a marketing tool. The whole company lives and breathes the handbook and it's fantastic. Since I joined, nothing has surprised me as every process and expectation is defined. - CEO and executive team are not hidden away. Taking an active role in day-to-day activities. Open to difficult questions from team members regularly. - Very open and transparent. If it can be public, it is. - Remote work is brilliant. Proper work/life balance is so much easier to achieve, which makes me more productive.

    Cons

    None yet! It's been an entirely positive experience. If remote work doesn't agree with your mindset, this isn't the place for you!

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  3. "I feel unbelievably lucky to be here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitLab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are great, GitLab makes a point of hiring good humans and it shows You're trusted to do your job in the most productive way for you The company goes out of its way to make sure you don't feel alone as a remote worker

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now

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  4. "Senior Product Marketing Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitLab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Remote, friendly culture, thriving industry, demanding and tolerante expectations.

    Cons

    Remote can be hard sometimes.

    GitLab Response

    November 12, 2019Employment Branding Lead

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback! There are certainly challenges to remote work, especially if it's your first time experiencing it. Check out this new resource on getting started in a remote role, and feel free to contribute to it: https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/getting-started/

  5. "Early days - what a radically different approach to work/life balance!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitLab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I mean, there are literally so many "pros" that it's almost impossible to list them all, but I guess the ones that aren't so easily obvious (in the GitLab handbook!); the team are all really, really lovely, happy to help and very welcoming. You're given a large degree of autonomy, with a simple motto: "Make GitLab great!". It's definitely a company that is on the up-and-up.

    Cons

    It's the flip-side of some of the pros, really; the fully remote aspect certainly isn't for everyone, as is the expectation to self-motivate and be generally autonomous.

  6. "Maybe not for everyone, but I love it here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Frontend Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - GitLab is a remote worker's dream - Their values are great and a much more than a sign painted on a wall. We mean them and we adhere to them every day no-matter your level or status. - You're treated with respect and everyone has a voice - The directors and higher level staff are the most approachable I've seen at any company - I get to work on a product I love - I get to meet and work with people from all over the world. Sometimes in person. Sometimes in wonderful locations.

    Cons

    - The growth here is amazing, but can be a little overwhelming at times. - Working this remotely can be hard for some people. There can be a steep learning curve if you're new to it. - Depending on your location, the pay isn't always amazing, but it is fair.

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Political correctness gone mad...!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote workforce across the globe, Competitive pay - but better negotiate upfront! They don't offer as big of raises and seem to pay new hires way better than the current employees. The brand is well known especially within the open source and DevOps community!

    Cons

    I'll be honest, as a gay man of color I'm all for equality and respecting everyone but GitLab takes PC culture to an extreme, unnecessarily. Just google "gitlab values" for yourself. It seems they are inclined to penalize even slightest of mis-utterances like "hey guys!" (which is very accepted even in the GLBT community) as opposed to "hi people...". It's pedantry at its best and I honestly don't see how so much focus on gender studies is any productive? Contrast this with a non-diverse team of 4 white, straight, cis guys, just saying, who'd never have run into this "issue." And while their "at least one female interviewer must be present" is encouraging and a step forward, I also ask where does it end. Logically, trans people are likely most likely to be discriminated against due to obvious bias we have but their culture seems to follow a biased American, PC model of "diversity" where people in power - women and men cater to themselves in practice. Please by all means make accommodations for minorities like us, but not at the risk of alienating the vast majority of your employees - my colleagues, most of whom are actually decent and accepting people to begin with. At the end of the day, because of things like these people like me get misrepresented and misunderstood by the majority...

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    GitLab Response

    September 26, 2019Diversity and Inclusion Manager

    Thank you for bringing up an important and hard topic that is challenging for all companies, including GitLab, to get it right. We’ve defined behaviors that demonstrate company values so that team members can understand what is expected at GitLab. Inclusive behavior is a priority for us and, while some of the expectations may seem overly sensitive at times, we’d prefer this over the risk of being insensitive and non-inclusive. The goal is to foster an inclusive environment where anyone can contribute. You mentioned one of the steps we’re taking to make our hiring practices more inclusive -- having at least one woman on each interview panel. To your point, there are many more dimensions of diversity beyond that, and we’re actively iterating on that approach in a GitLab issue to be more inclusive in our interview process. Thanks again for your candid input to help GitLab continue to grow and improve.

  8. "First days but - wow!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitLab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've never seen anything like that before in terms of speed, energy and talent, plus the completely grown up and remote model.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  9. Helpful (1)

    "I Still cannot believe I am working for Gitlab !!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GitLab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is growing at the speed of light !!! You have to keep in mind the company is 100% remote so you will have to adjust. The on-boarding is done smoothly and you will get full support if you need too. The product is amazing + market disruptor and this is the reason why they are growing fast.

    Cons

    none at the moment...

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great Remote Company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fully remote and distributed (if you love remote working this company is for you) - Capacity to learn and grow - Super Colleagues (literally everyone I've worked with has been friendly, helpful and warm) - The product will become bigger; if you want to be part of something that will change the way the world works, it’s a great time to join. - Great equipment was given to work on.

    Cons

    - So many meetings (You are not required to attend all of them as they are recorded. But you still feel like your missing out if you need miss any) - PeopleOps need more help - A-sync work is not for everyone - Everyone is busy so getting reviews/feedback can be at times frustrating

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