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Mozilla Overview

Mountain View, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Nonprofit Organization
Computer Hardware & Software
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
It all started with the Mozilla Project, an open community passionate about creating free software that would enable people to have a choice in how they experienced the Internet. The project in turn created the Mozilla Foundation, an independent non-profit that would always put ... Read more

Mission: Mozilla’s mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. An Internet that truly puts people first, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent. Mozilla is a global community of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Security and Innovation have always been our jam...

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    How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

    When Facebook users learned last March that the social media giant had given their sensitive information to political-data firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla (parent company of the security-focused browser Firefox) reacted fast: Within eight hours, the product team had built a browser extension called the Facebook Container.

  • "This may sound melodramatic, but it’s not. The “browser engines” — Chromium from Google and Gecko Quantum from Mozilla — are “inside baseball” pieces of software that actually determine a great deal of what each of us can do online."

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    Goodbye, EdgeHTML - The Mozilla Blog

    Microsoft is officially giving up on an independent shared platform for the internet. By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google. This may sound melodramatic, but it's not.

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Mozilla – Why Work For Us?


At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.

Mozilla stands for...

Here at Mozilla, we are a group that works to make the Internet secure and free for you, the user.  Create, collaborate, revolutionize.

"...you do not have to look very far to be reminded that freedom and privacy cannot be taken for granted."

Mozilla Reviews

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    "Getting the Big Things Right. A Great Place to Work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
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    I have been working at Mozilla full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In my time at Mozilla, I've only become more impressed with how the company works. People/engineers/devs (especially those more senior) mostly set a tone of openness and a willingness to help others. Mozilla as an employer has good benefits and in my opinion strives very very hard to do right by their employees. Whether that is supporting you with your career goals and aspirations or providing budgets for conferences, classes, or tools to you help you. From my perspective, part of Mozilla's culture is to be informal leading to a more startup get-it-done atmosphere. Web browsers are big complicated projects and there are many challenges/opportunities where good ideas and hard work are needed.

    A lot of Mozilla's people work remotely and Mozilla supports remote employees very well by giving you all the tools you need. As a software engineer working on a team of about 10 people that are also mostly remote, I don't feel that being remote is an impediment to my career or getting work done. With company news, presentations, or announcements, there is always an option to listen and participate remotely via video chat, etc. All meetings seem to be conducted in a remote-friendly manner.

    My manager wants to make sure we feel good about what we're working on and often asks for our opinion on changes, strategy, etc. Every month the CEO presents to the company about how we're doing and there is always opportunity to provide feedback with Q&A (including anonymously). There are weekly presentations about what's going on with Firefox. Guest speakers from the tech/privacy/governance visit and present on various topics. Company-run offsite all hands are extremely well done.

    Mozilla's mission is a good one. I couldn't imagine a better place to work

    Cons

    There are many high performers here and that comes with certain pressures you may feel or place on yourself.

    Everything Mozilla does will be misrepresented or hated by someone.

    Web browsers are big complicated projects and building knowledge/ramping up takes time and effort.

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Mozilla Interviews

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    I submitted my application for this position, and because someone at this company knows my current employer, they contacted my current employer informing them of my application to Mozilla. Needless to say, not only is this extremely unprofessional, it jeopardizes candidates’ standing with their current employer. If these are the antics that candidates experience, I would only imagine that employee experience is far from positive.

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Mozilla Awards & Accolades

  • Most Trusted Internet Company for Privacy, Ponemon Institute, 2012
  • Most Innovative Company of the Year, The American Business Awards, 2010
  • Tech Radar Best Of MWC Award(People's Choice: Firefox OS), TechRadar, 2013
  • Best Open Source App for Linux Mobile Devices, Linux Magazine, 2011
  • CNET Editors' Review, CNET, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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