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San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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Automattic Reviews

  • "We are a globally distributed team and where you live doesn’t matter."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Wrangler in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Network Wrangler in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Automattic full-time


    Open vacation policy (no set number of days per year). We encourage all employees to take the time they need for vacation, to pursue their own interests, to stay healthy, and to spend time with friends and family.
    Home office setup and coworking allowances. Working from a coffee shop? You can use your coworking allowance for the requisite latte!
    We happily provide or reimburse hardware and software you’ll need, as well as books or conferences that promote continued learning.
    Company-sponsored life insurance.
    Open parental leave (includes maternity, paternity, and adoption). If you’ve been with Automattic for 12 months, your leave is fully paid.
    WordPress-branded laptop at your four-year anniversary. A spiffy set of wireless headphones at your seven-year anniversary.
    Paid two to three-month sabbatical encouraged every five years.
    We cover all costs of company travel, so dust off that passport! Your team will get together one to three times per year in locations around the globe.
    Other benefits are specific to countries where we have employment entities (US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa), and include health, vision, and dental insurance and matching retirement/pension contributions.


    Iwill never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable. This can become a problem if emotions and tasks become overenvovled; the insurmountable problem, aso a potential rabbit hole. Are your the rabbit or Alice?

    Advice to Management

    Sell nothing to Zoom and devote nothing to crypto. Invest in AI thought experiments like Einstien would have, had he lived beyond the Copenhagen interpretation.

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Automattic Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    First interview was a 90-minute interview over Slack consisting of a few "tell me about yourself"-type questions followed by general technical questions. My interview was conducted by an Android Engineer, so when I ended my answer to a question about some Objective-C code with, "... if I remember correctly," my interviewer informed me that she is on the Android team, so isn't familiar with all the answers for iOS, but that my answers will be forwarded to an iOS Dev who will review them and decide whether or not to move forward. The next day I was informed that they'd like to move forward with a take-home project. It was an app that I needed to debug and add features to. After submitting the project I was told they wouldn't not be moving forward with me as a candidate for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a performance problem you've solved: What was the issue, how did you discover it, what did you do to troubleshoot it, how did you resolve it, and what lessons did you learn?   Answer Question
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