Mozilla Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Mozilla CEO Chris Beard
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Pros
  • It's always good to work on open source (in 10 reviews)

  • Lots of smart people that would love to help you out with your work (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Firefox OS product management has no clue what direction to go (in 7 reviews)

  • Moreover, it is open source so everything has to be proper (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Incredible Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Incredible new leadership. The company went through a lot of change but it really feels behind everyone. The leadership team in place is awesome, has everyone's support and is providing a clear vision. -Making a difference in the world. Mozilla is one of the few companies that really helping people around the world. It is also setting web standards and defending the open web. -Tons of company perks: -2 work trips a year (last one was in Whistler, next are in Orlando, London and Hawaii) -Great food every day -Lot's of vacation -Work from home -More benefits than any other company -Biggest bonus in the industry -Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Coming from startups, I find that things might not move at the speed that I'd like but I think it is a common thing for such a large organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You've inspired everyone during the trip to Whistler.


  2. Helpful (2)

    You get to do stuff for the betterment of the world

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Basically, you get paid to do what you love. You get a lot of freedom to propose projects that improve the web, and often support to do them. People are top-notch.

    Cons

    The old guard are awesome. The middle-guard have entitlement issues, as they seem to feel free to work on anything they want and continue to get paid. There's a mission, guys. Let's do the mission. And get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Mission. Product. Chris Beard, you rock.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Interning at Mozilla was one of the funnest things I've done

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Mozilla as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open Source, Open Culture, very happy motivated people, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Most people working remotely made it harder to interact with the team


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Nothing but smart, awesome people

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    Former Contractor - Office Coordinator in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Office Coordinator in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Mozilla as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone cares about what they are working on-- they're the best and the brightest

    Cons

    While all Mozillians are quite friendly, there are definitely "tribes" that don't mix as often as you'd hope

    Advice to Management

    Keep it classy


  6. Fantastic company, smart people, great values

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Web Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Web Developer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Mozilla as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values: everyone is so driven and focused on the Mozilla mission. Fantastic benefits: free lunch on Mondays, free snacks, free laptop for interns. Relaxed work environment and close-knit teams.

    Cons

    Management and projects somewhat messy due to the pivot towards Firefox OS, but getting better. Sometimes unsure of what to do Somewhat corporate, lacking the more startup feel common to other companies in the Valley.


  7. Very satisfied

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    Former Intern - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Mozilla as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relax environment during work and good balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes the sturcture is unclear.


  8. Quality Assurance Intern

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    Former Intern - QA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - QA Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Mozilla as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can directly work on product. Free $3000 laptop for intern, free lunch on Monday, snacks. I loved working here.

    Cons

    I didn't see any. Hard to find.

    Advice to Management

    Not any


  9. Great place to work. The spirit of DO GOOD is personified in Mozilla.

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Mozilla as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture. Eternal start-up. Cool technologies

    Cons

    Quirky at times. Very difficult for contractors to get assimilated. Many of the original greats have left the company now. The great chairman Baker is not the chairman now.


  10. Best place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Mozilla full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Openness; Employee Rewards; Events and Participation; Huge volunteers and contributors. Feasibilty to switch profiles, gets a lot of help from the management. Asks for suggestions whenever needed. Can work from remote as well.

    Cons

    Haven't seen any cons till now and hope I won't see any in the future. Everything is a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Stay as it is!


  11. Helpful (1)

    passionate, driven, changing the world

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, driven, and focused group working hard to change the world. I am fired up every single day and the group works very hard but are also like family.

    Cons

    Tough culture developed over years, and needs to change

    Advice to Management

    Let go of some of the past. Today is much different than when the first browser was introduced.



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