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"I'm a short-timer, but it's the best place I've ever worked"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

worker autonomy
respect
really thinks about doing what's right not just products for money
decency
room for conflicting opinions, maybe not as much as before
actually consider things like accessibility, every user
Firefox OS has a lot of potential

Cons

not a lot of management makes leaves holes in process. Things can fall through the cracks. But it can also be an opportunity for people to take on different roles.

Advice to Management

I think we're on the right track.

Other Employee Reviews for Mozilla

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Sinking boat"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed atmosphere. Good place if you want to have a good work/life balance.
    - Friendly coworkers and the ability to work with a passionate community
    - Office locations are premium and you can work from wherever you want.
    - Good benefits package

    Cons

    - Chaos and lack of direction.
    - Firefox is not a priority anymore. Firefox OS (B2G) has killed the culture. Now we are playing by the carrier's rules. If you don't work in Firefox OS expect no visibility of your work. And if you work in Firefox OS expect no understanding of what's happening and when.
    - In the last year we have hired way too many corporate leaders who are trying to change how things work. Long time Mozillians are leaving and the ones who stay don't seem really happy.
    - This is not the place for you if you want to innovate and launch new products. Only Firefox OS matters and we don't control the go to market.

    Advice to Management

    Regain control over Firefox OS. Carriers need us as much as we need them. Go back to the roots and hire Executives with open source and entrepreneurial background.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mozilla full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the brightest people on the planet contributing to a great cause.
    There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in whatever you want to work on.
    You get to work with a volunteer community on an international level and meet people from all different lifestyles.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are not super organized or clear what specifically your role is or where the focus areas are.

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