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Mozilla Mountain View Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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  • The company didn't really deliver anything (Firefox OS) in the past 3 years (in 13 reviews)

  • Open source Politics are frequently worse than corporate politics (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Contributing to help defend a free, secure and public open web.

    The company is continuously modernizing and it's a pleasure to be a part of so much incredible change.

    Also, incredible work/life balance.

    Cons

    After 18 months, I can't think of any.

    The worst was their parental leave but they just fixed that so... yay!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make hard decisions and leading us in the right direction.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good company that's losing its track"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Decent pay
    Good benefits
    Bi Annual Work Weeks a plus

    Cons

    Lack of strong senior leadership
    Hoping to make impact but bleeding slowly
    Staff seems more motivated than leadership

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to do soon. Do not try and continue to paint a good picture when it is not.


  3. "You want to be here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Code Review in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Code Review in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mozilla as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people especially managers
    Helpful people especially managers

    Cons

    There are absolutely ZERO cons about working for Mozilla

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing how you are doing it. You are perfect! It is hard for newcomers to get their foot into the door though.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bring back John"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mozilla full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people at the lower levels, great engineering culture, amazing mission

    Cons

    The company is lost and has no clue why it's special. Gary ruined the company, and it's been downhill since John left.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer marketers/business/etc people, more engineers. Go back to building great products.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Let's face it, there is no "Mission""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mozilla full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High autonomy, benefits, comp, and remote working.

    Cons

    Problems with engineering culture, lack of diversity, and promotion of arrogant personalities.


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Toxic place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Better Not Say in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Better Not Say 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

    If you work remotely you can avoid the politics and toxic people for a while. They let you use Chrome because a lot websites don't work well with Firefox.

    Cons

    Terrible untrained managers. Out of date technology. Good people being pushed out for speaking up too much.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip and start listening to your employees. It is becoming a paranoid work environment.


  8. Helpful (20)

    "No longer investing in its future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, open culture, remote working, smart people. Engaging and exciting work weeks (we just got back from London).

    Cons

    UPDATED: Mozilla had my last review deleted, and are now conducting an internal inquiry to find out who I am. Re-posting my review with small modifications. Sad that they don't actually want to hear truth.

    No longer investing in their talent. The ship has been slowly sinking for a while, and now the internship program is taking on water. The program used to be one of the best in the industry -- now they have hired lackluster recruiters who have no interest in building the program, engaging with interns or even being friendly.
    As a former intern, the speed of the program's decline is dramatic and alarming and I hope this is not a top down directive at an executive level, but rather the decision of a small number of people who don't know any better. Since when is doing the least amount of work possible the correct approach to building student engagement, increasing our talent pool, and creating a talent pipeline? Answer - it isn't.


    Advice to Management

    Reinvest in your future talent if you want Mozilla to still be relevant, or even around, in the next 5-10 years. Hire passionate and talented people with experience in university recruiting and international recruiting to run the internship program rather than generic butts to fill seats. Use your alumni connections - we want to help! Build a new graduate program. Stop turning a blind eye to lackluster employees just because you like them personally. Don't settle for mediocrity.


  9. Helpful (20)

    "Ridiculous political wars. Good product, bad management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mozilla full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. 2 all hands all over the world, spending huge amounts of money without giving us clear goals and strategies. Good thing is that, you can visit some good places, like Hawaii. Nothing to do, no pressure.

    Cons

    Staying here wastes your time. No clear view on strategies, and planning. People are fighting. Management are trying to expand their territories by hurting people and projects. More and more talents are leaving or left. It's too late to mitigate current situation. Employees are not really doing anything, but only waiting for bringing family to join all hands(for fun only). Now, new guys are joining and/or current guys are staying because of all hands meetings, not the missions of Mozilla.

    Advice to Management

    The useless connected device team needs to be shutdown. The director(s) and the PMO lead in this group should be fired due to terrible management, but only know how to gossip and force people to quit. Also, no more all hands meetings. They are wasting money.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Inspring place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mozilla full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven organization with a group of people who truly want to change the world and defend the internet. The engineering organizations have some of the most talented people I could ever hope to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on the core product.


  11. Helpful (9)

    "Sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart engineers. They are the saving grace of the place.

    Cons

    Engineering management is sub par. Product management is clueless. Firefox OS is not worth talking about

    Advice to Management

    Please shut down Firefox OS. Change the management layer.



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