Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij GitHub (Langer dan een jaar)
The ability to work remotely, unlimited vacation, good pay, excellent healthcare benefits, 401K matching, learning and development stipend. I work in a fantastic team with kind, hard-working and easy-going people. Since I am a remote employee, I log in every day thinking about how lucky I am to have joined such a great company where people treat me with respect and where I do not have to commute. Sure, there are times when there's confusion, not clear direction and ambiguity, or other times when the company has sold their product to companies or to government agencies that seem to oppose company values, but this happens in all companies. In spite of those things, which I consider a few bumps in the road, I find that the company has an amazing culture and that they spend a lot of effort in trying to keep the culture open, friendly, respectful and inclusive. Sure, things have changed, and maybe 2 years ago, the culture was better than now, but even so, this is much better than so many other companies that have strict hierarchies, bully and toxic cutures, or that give you barely 10 days of time off. I feel happy and valued at GitHub and it has improved my quality of life ten-fold from my previous job. I feel that many people at GitHub do not realize how good it is at GitHub and they focus on the few negative areas that can be improved, and do not realize that other companies are so much worse. My personal experience has been great and all in all it's one of the best companies to work for, and I have already been lucky to work for 2 other amazing companies.
I am very concerned that this is too good to stay this way, and my biggest concern is about the GitHub acquisition. Other cons are that there is ambiguity and constant change. Also, lately we have more restrictions about much we can spend on the phones we use for work or laptops get now replaced less often. This makes me feel that will be even tighter once we are under Microsoft.
Advies aan management
Improve communication. Sometimes, several months go by before we have a company all-hands meeting. Concerned about the company being acquired by Microsoft.
Ik heb online gesolliciteerd. De procedure duurde 1 dag. Ik heb gesolliciteerd bij GitHub (Amsterdam (Nederland)) in maart 2016.
I received an email from the hiring team that they were very impressed with my back ground (uploaded my CV) and if we could set up a (video conf.) call. I was thrilled to receive such an energetic email. The interview as with the recruiter at HQ in SF, I'm located in the Netherlands. Due to technical issues.. installing the plugin on my laptop went wrong, we only had 5 minutes left for the interview. I should have asked to reschedule the call, (what can you tell in 5 minutes if you know the recruiter is in a rush?) Instead, I answered the questions...... It is a bit weird that the recruiter did not mentioned it herself to reschedule the call. How focused can you be if you need to drop off in 5 minuted? This was the shorted interview I have ever experienced. They've decided to move on with another candidate. And I still wonder how I should have interpreted the email that they were very impressed?? A bizarre experience and a bit unprofessional to not have rescheduled the call.