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Updated 30 March 2018
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  1. "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!


  2. "Truly One Of A Kind Company"

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    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.

  3. "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.


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

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    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.


  5. "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


  6. "Pretty great"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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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

    Allows for a flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Distributed nature can be isolating

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Happiness Engineer
    Current Employee - Happiness Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Automattic for more than three years and it's a great place to work. I have a lot of flexibility to choose my working hours, the people are terrific, and I've learnt so much.

    Cons

    It's growing quickly and there are lots of changes.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Friendly with Good Intentions"

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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

    Pros

    Every year the entire company flies out to a Grand Meetup for a week, all expenses paid, as well as team meet up. The people are friendly and they care a lot about their employees welfare. Once inside you can see pretty much everything, very transparent and open.

    Cons

    it can be a difficult job, not everybody is cut out for remote work, and there aren't many junior roles


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ankara (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ankara (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free time for personal use

    Cons

    Delay at payments and low spaces


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