Mozilla Reviews

Updated July 25, 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Most amazing place to intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Mozilla

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

    Pros

    Loads of freebies, including a MacBook Pro, every two years. Free food Amazing work atmosphere, you get to decide what you want to work on, even as an Intern. Everyone is friendly and all the meetings are online, no time pressures, work from home benefit. Culture is exceptional, have never seen this kind of freedom for developers anywhere!

    Cons

    None at all. The only con would be they take in very few interns, but hey, I am not complaining :D

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Mozilla is Love, Mozilla is Life!


  3. Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mozilla

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment. Great team and supervisors. Good pay and benefits. High levels of customer facing interactions.

    Cons

    Poor business model. High turn over. Limited training. High expectations. Poor customer service.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Needs help

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Mozilla

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free food, company trips, paid benefits

    Cons

    horrible management, this is trickling down the teams and it shows. Need to dramatically improve or the future of the company will be short.

    Advice to Management

    reevaluate management and business and fix asap


  6. Not great with execution

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart engineers. I'm always blown away by the work they do.

    Cons

    Worst management possible. Firefox OS is ready to shut shop down. Thankfully its a not for profit organization and gets funded from others. Firefox OS is money in the drain

    Advice to Management

    Please be respectful of the money given to you for FFOS. Make the right decisions and figure out wen to end the project.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Poor Leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Mozilla full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with very smart people.

    Cons

    Poor management and low accountability.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Silicon Valley pay but worldwide values

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Web Developer in Chicago, IL

    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

    Mozilla pays competitively against other Silicon Valley companies yet their mission to push the web forward and promote openness means you'll be working on much more interesting projects in unique ways.

    Cons

    It's still a Silicon Valley company so you have to occasionally work with ballers and gamers. They don't last more than a year though.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Admin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mozilla full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, culture, bonus, interesting, travel

    Cons

    Politics, things move slow, commute


  10. Helpful (1)

    Leadership going downhill

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and good compensation for not a lot of work. You get to work from home have a lot of autonomy if you want it.

    Cons

    There is no coordination and no support. You can find out after months that another team was doing the same thing you were or that a team you depended on turns out to have been told that your project was low priority. Decision making is reactive and blame shifting.

    Advice to Management

    It really erodes trust when you claim to be open but make decisions that actively harm the company behind closed doors. The new bonus structure causes people to try to shift work onto others and take the credit.


  11. Helpful (1)

    From a Recruiter point of view

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    The interviewed moved quickly and I had meaningful conversations with peers and hiring managers. It was nice to be evaluated for my past performance and passion for Mozilla. Not GPA Sssshhhh don't tell anyone but the pay/bonus is above market and benefits are best I've seen. I get 20 days PTO and my birthday off. Yay!

    Cons

    There's a lot of passion in this company and with the community. They're all quite vocal which is great but be prepared! The company is heavily distributed. So your manager may not work in the same office as you do.



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