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Current Employee - Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Mozilla full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Very flexible culture. You can work from home and depending of your manager you can work in pretty much whatever you want.
- A lot of travel to different places in the world.
- Extremely smart people all over.
- Fairly flat organization and ability to work in cross functional projects.

Cons

- Lack of clear vision for the future. The most important thing keeps changing every quarter.
- Old guard vs new guard conflict.
- Leadership keeps creating fires and crisis around Firefox OS. They gave up control of our future to carriers.
- No Marketing leadership. Very engineering driven organization in a commoditized industry.
- No CEO. 6 C levels have left in the past year.
- Lots of middle managers that add little to no value.
- Global organization with teams spread across the globe. Anything that requires multiple people tends to be slow, very slow.
- Consensus driven work. Getting things done is very, very time consuming.
- Very little opportunity to change teams.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Due diligence of teams and middle managers. Particularly at the Director level, there's a lot of wasted resources.
- Keep focusing on few products that can have the largest impact.

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

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

    I worked at Mozilla as an intern for less than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Huge disappointment

    Former Employee - Senior Developer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Mozilla full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some really top people there. It's always good to work on open source. The pay and benefits are good, and regular bonuses.

    Cons

    I expected a relaxed and friendly startup kind of place. Alas, it was by far the most "corporate" and yet least efficient environment I've ever worked in. As one example, it took IT months to get me a work computer. They're now spending $100m/yr on developers. It's very hard to see what that's achieving. Seems as if top talent is wasting its time there compared to what's being achieved at Google, Apple and others. One reason is massive technical debt and an insane codebase.

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