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Chef Software Overview

Seattle, WA (US)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
₹5 to ₹10 billion (INR) per year

Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack

Chef Software is the industry leader in IT automation and DevOps solutions. We are a dynamic and rapidly growing software company with a strong sense of dedication to our customers and the Chef community. We work hard but try not to take ourselves too seriously. This is a very ... Read more

Mission: Chef is the leader in Continuous Automation software, and one of the founders of the DevOps movement. Chef works with more than a thousand of the most innovative companies around the world to deliver their vision of digital transformation, providing the practices and platform to ... Read more

Chef Software Reviews

  • Helpful (3)

    "The Party is Over"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chef Software full-time


    Still some great people


    The window of opportunity has closed. The best people have left the company, the rest are leaving soon. Uncertainty clouds the future and new hired have very shaky understanding of what is going on.

    Advice to Management

    Re-allocate Habitat engineers to creating Time Machine. Adjust dials to 2015. Shop offers and accept the best one.

    Get rid of Enterprise Sales team and build out mid-market model to push InSpec.

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Chef Software Photos

Chef Software photo of: Barry Crist (CEO) explaining the importance of habitat
Chef Software photo of: Some shiny awards
Chef Software photo of: Meeting of Minds
Chef Software photo of: Concentration is key
Chef Software photo of: Don't try this at home
Chef Software photo of: Chef
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Chef Software Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (1)  

    Multiple Positions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Chef Software in February 2020.


    I had applied for 2 different positions and was recommended by the recruiters for a 3rd.

    This was a major letdown. A lot of false hopes. Almost feel like I was lead on. I originally applied for a BDR role but was ultimately not offered a position because they wanted someone with at least one year of experience.I was told based on my experience I would be good as an SDR which would allow me to build that knowledge to find success in the BDR role but at the time the SDR role was unavailable. In my 5 phone call with the organization, I discussed I had never had a sales quota before. Apparently that was the reason for not being hired for what I was told was an entry level role, or even getting to an onsite interview.

    It is unfortunate they will pass on talent because they fear they are lacking in one thing. I can assure you as a candidate who knows I might lack the experience as everyone else, that motivates me to work 10 times harder to make sure I am hitting those goals.

    Interview Questions

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Chef Software Awards & Accolades

  • Tech Impact Award in Seattle for Best Enterprise Software of 2016, Seattle Business Magazine, 2016
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2017
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