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4.4
87%
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Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg
Matt Mullenweg
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "The flexibility and autonomy offered is wonderful for achieving a work-life balance optimal for your life(in 8 reviews)

  • "Working from home with your home office setup, a lot of benefits, unlimited vacation time(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not so much a con, but rather a word of caution: remote work is not for everyone(in 7 reviews)

  • "had some doubts about my future and/or motivation for Automattic and working from home, since the job that I ended up with was a bit boring(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Autonomy, transparency, and contributing to a better open web

      Oct 10, 2021 - Senior JavaScript Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A high-trust working environment with transparency, cross-team collaboration, few meetings, and stimulating work that contributes to the future of the open web.

      Cons

      Due to the ongoing pandemic, not being able to see colleagues face-to-face where we would usually travel 2-3 times a year for meetups.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best Company

      Oct 7, 2021 - Instructional Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The beauty of working at Automattic is that you are part of a worldwide team of people who all bring their expertise, knowledge and skills to the table. You feel very connected, even though you can work from anywhere you wish. They help you set up a home office and invest in you as a person holistically. Automattic provides you with access to professional development and learning opportunities, health gear, wellness benefits and a competitive remuneration package. Automattic aims to make the web a better place and contributes 5% of their resources to the opensource WordPress project. The creed of the company really resonates with me and it is awesome to be part of a company that is dreaming big and care about their employees.

      Cons

      The only con I can think of is that you need to work around employees in different time zones.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A great team work with

      Oct 1, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The job offers a lot of flexibility and the opportunity to work on interesting and important projects. Everyone I've worked with has been helpful and supportive, the company has a great culture.

      Cons

      Distributed work takes some getting used to, and doesn't necessarily fit everyone's working style.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Code Wrangler

      Sep 22, 2021 - Code Wrangler 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people, remote work, and work/life balance.

      Cons

      Complex systems and organizational hierarchy.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Sep 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, smart people, great mission

      Cons

      Open source culture can be frustrating at times

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Loving it!

      Aug 30, 2021 - Happiness Engineer in Vernon, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I am really enjoying the process of being hired and trained in this distributed company.

      Cons

      I don't think this is applicable yet. I have been enjoying it all so far.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      It's great

      Aug 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Schedule flexibility, the people, the company mission & creed, the mission, and of course, it's fully distributed.

      Cons

      Compensation can be quite a bit lower than other organizations.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great co-workers, but run by a narcissistic dictator and a toothless HR team

      Aug 15, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Work from home perks are fantastic - Cover all medical premiums - Insurance is California-based, California has the best protections at the state level for requiring things be covered by insurance - Employee groups are fantastic - Other employees are wonderful, across the board - Hours are very flexible - Great place to work if you're looking to coast on a steady paycheck and not have any real career ambitions and be able to focus on your personal life

      Cons

      Matthew. Every day you just hope he doesn't look in the direction of your team/project or else who knows what will happen. I've worked at startups before but never seen an environment where literally every "suggestion" or "thought" the CEO has suddenly must be done right this second. And there is no room for people to disagree. Discourse is "welcome" but that's because he assumes you will eventually see how he is right. Only yes-people survive and thrive here when you have to interact with Matt. Aside from that, there is no career growth (you are not told who your peers are, how your performance is assessed, or how you can progress to the next level). Pay is incredibly low for the US, it's better internationally but also many places you are a contractor and not eligible for other benefits. They "don't believe in levels" (which is a lie - new leads are congratulated, yet it's *not* a promotion cause they don't do promotions) Bottom line,

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company to Work for!

      Aug 16, 2021 - Happiness Engineer in Lima, Lima Region, Lima Region
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Communicative and welcoming environment - Amazing people from everywhere in the world, always ready to help & teach - Home Office stipends & cool swag - 100% remote work - Amazing onboarding process

      Cons

      - None that I can think of.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Benefits, excellent. Management, not so much

      Aug 24, 2021 - Happiness Engineer in Rutland, VT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of perks and PTO (though scheduling it can be tricky.) Travel to cool locations a few times a year. Enthusiastic customers with interesting problems to help solve.

      Cons

      Inexperienced, inconsistent, and unhappy team leads (becoming a lead comes with a lot of extra responsibility but no pay increase.) As a result, expectations, performance reviews, opportunities for growth or special project are handled in inequitable, inconsistent, and illogical ways, leading to a lot of discontent among leads and their team members, alike.

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