Canonical

Canonical

Remote, 110 Southwark Street.
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Company description

Canonical and Ubuntu are at the forefront of cloud and IoT computing, helping customers master the challenge of operations on hybrid cloud, bare metal, and container-based systems. Our Graduate Field Software Engineers are at the heart of this process, demonstrating, designing and delivering exciting solutions to a range of customers, from startups to Fortune 500s. If travelling around the globe and working with some of the smartest people in the industry sounds appealing, and if you like to dig into the code, Canonical might be the place you are looking for!

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Company reviews

Average rating: 3.88
Canonical review from a volunteer's perspective
Status: Employed
I have been volunteering for Canonical i.e. in Ubuntu project which is Canonical's product for a year now.I've meet great colleagues who taught me how to be persistent, prolific an passionate. Ubuntu/Canonical community is not the only thing that person can benefit from. Here is always something new to learn whether how to work with people whether how to work with some new technology.
Posted on: August 21, 2022
Conflicted
Status: Employed
Canonical is a great company with amazing technology and smart people. It is unfortunately deeply conflicted by what it wants to be when it grows up.
Posted on: August 21, 2022
Undergoing growing pains
Status: Previously employed
Canonical is the smartest group of people I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Right now they are undergoing growing pains as they try to find profitability. The work is fast-paced and extremely demanding.
Pros
International Travel
Cons
No 401k matching
Posted on: August 21, 2022
Fast-paced cloud- and IoT-oriented software company
Status: Employed
I began at Canonical as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed software developer looking to get into the world of open source software, and it did not disappoint. The direction of the company changed frequently (and very dramatically, last month). which often made it difficult to keep up with, but there are a few projects that the company managed quite well such as Juju and Snappy. The culture is progressive and kind with regards to work-life balance, and the travel restrictions for remote employees light and manageable.
Pros
Software I could believe in, wonderful coworkers, chance to travel
Cons
Rushed deadlines, mercurial management
Posted on: August 21, 2022
750+ person startup
Status: Previously employed
Work can be very interesting but the expectation is that you will work 10+ hours a day plus nights to be successful with the global team. Lots of travel which is great if you want to see the world, but if you have a family that can be a challenge.
Pros
Can work remote
Posted on: August 21, 2022
Top technical stature however management not there
Status: Employed
Management was spotty and direction was ill-defined in the beginning. Training requirements were defined however expectations were not in-line with the stated training deadlines. (ie: 2 weeks to complete however management wanted the training completed in 3 days or less).
Pros
great benefits and very good pay
Cons
management was all over the place, lack of solid direction.
Posted on: August 21, 2022
More OSS friendly that the haters would lead you to believe
Status: Previously employed
Yes, Canonical wants to make money. But internally, they are by and large 100% behind Free and Open Source. They only drawback is that they are lead by Shuttleworth, who can be pretty abrasive in his management style.
Posted on: August 21, 2022
company moves too fast
Status: Previously employed
Company tried to grow too fast. Huge number on horizon but not enough people/resources to see very many to fruition. Company istoo fragmented. A limited number of employees in too many locations worldwide.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Too isolated
Posted on: August 21, 2022

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