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Updated 29 May 2018
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Automattic full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone is friendly
    - Company culture is pretty good
    - You can work from (practically) anywhere
    - You get to travel a lot
    - Great work/life balance
    - A lot of nice perks (E.g. new computer every 18 months, an allowance for enhancing the ergonomics of your home office set up)

    Cons

    - Communication in a remote-only organization can be hard at times
    - Teams are restructured fairly frequently, can be hard to keep track of things
    - Conflict of interest policy is a bit too restrictive


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great company but weird culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Automattic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Amazing benefits
    - Remote and very flexible
    - Smart co-workers
    - Lots of travel, if you're on a good team.
    - The pay is great but also appeared random compared to others.
    - Saying you worked at Automattic is really good for the resume.
    - You will work on a ton of different projects which keeps things interesting and always learning.

    Cons

    - Nearly impossible to switch teams.
    - They will force American cultural values and disregard the diversity of the company from all over the world.
    - Don't cause drama. Keep to yourself and do the work.
    - If you're not the right fit for the team, tough luck.

    Advice to Management

    The role of a team lead need to be reviewed. It's very much a ladder despite what you're telling others.

  3. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Happiness Engineer in Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Happiness Engineer in Greenville, SC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and company culture.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of!


  4. "Everything is great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic full-time

    Pros

    Remote Job, Smart people, Opportunity to grow and take initiatives

    Cons

    None as such! All is good. Pros outweigh the cons!


  5. "Truly One Of A Kind Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Happiness Engineer in Sapporo-shi (Japan)
    Current Employee - Happiness Engineer in Sapporo-shi (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Automattic has developed a highly focused and extensive hiring process in which applicants are carefully considered and evaluated. In the end, when making it passed the initial interview/trial stages and are brought on full-time, you will be working alongside with only the most diverse, open-minded, intelligent, and high-performing individuals there are. Never have I experienced such a positive and welcoming work environment.

    - You will be working with WordPress, the leading CMS, now currently powering 30% of the web. No other CMS comes even close to this number (and aren't even in the double digits).

    - Colleagues truly look out for each other regardless of status.

    - Almost all conversations/discussions regarding the company, core work, projects, and even colleagues are transparent. Anyone can jump into a conversation at any time.

    - After coming on board, the company will pay for your home office setup (i.e. new monitor, computer, desk etc.)

    - Company travel is paid for.

    - Competitive salary & benefits.

    Cons

    - Not so much a con, but rather a word of caution: remote work is not for everyone. You really need to be a self-disciplined and highly focused individual to succeed in a company like this.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Happiness Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Automattic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An enjoyable place to work with a great group of people

    Cons

    Not a con, but the company grew fast and had some growing pains.


  7. "Working with enterprise VIP clients to keep their sites going"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VIP Developer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - VIP Developer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing team of deeply knowledgeable individuals.
    Always feel valued.
    Able to have a big impact and help make things better for clients.
    No commuting as fully remote.
    Set your own hours.
    Great compensation package.

    Cons

    Can be hard to remember to take time off.

  8. "Awesome place to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Great culture!
    * World-class teams
    * Flexible hours, just get the work done

    Cons

    Maybe I am biased but I don't see any downsides


  9. "Pretty great"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex hours. Smart and kind coworkers

    Cons

    Working from home isn't for everyone. Interview process is slow.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic full-time

    Pros

    Allows for a flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Distributed nature can be isolating


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