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Mozilla Mountain View Reviews

Updated May 17, 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 (6)

    "This is how work should be."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - "Start up" culture feel, but with solid real-world stability
    - Company committed to doing The Right Thing
    - Decisions are not driven only by money, but by "what would be the best user experience?"
    - Internally, dedication to doing things the right way (even if it means having to redo existing choices)
    - Not afraid to spend money (smartly)
    - Not afraid of funding wacky side projects if they have potential
    - Hiring policy: "We only hire rock stars"
    - Amazingly good benefits (all premiums covered, lots of neat perks)
    - Generous bonuses, paid quarterly (and, yeah, we actually get them every quarter)
    - Pathologically friendly to remote work arrangements
    - Open source-driven
    - HQ is in downtown Mountain View -- great restaurant selection nearby.
    - Company will provide whatever equipment you need to be comfortable & productive (weird mouse? done. high-end ergo chair? done. multiple monitors? done.)
    - Good parking situation
    - Free snacks, drinks, and lunch on Mondays
    - Friday cantinas (company-funded drinking)
    - Dogs at work

    Cons

    - So many people working remote can be a pain in the butt sometimes, but it's just an adjustment.
    - No stock (private corp owned by an NFP foundation)
    - The nature of "we'll try any technology if it's the right technology" sometimes causes a lot of different tools doing the same (or almost the same) thing in different places as each person/team gets to re-make the choice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome.


  2. "I love my job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of work to be done, innovative environment, nice people, and open .

    Cons

    We don't get free food every day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in smart people.


  3. "Mozilla is an amazing place to work where you get to always do the right thing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mozilla is Mission-based organization and nothing trumps the mission so you know you always get to "do the right thing". It's also a collection of some of the smartest people involved in the development of the Web.

    Cons

    Mozilla is a non-profit and depends heavily on a volunteer community to be competetive. These are not downsides unless you're unfamiliar with them and unwilling to learn. They do make Mozilla different from pretty much every other Web company though and it's not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Mozilla leadership should spend more time creating a sense of urgency among employees. The industry is moving fast and Mozilla employees do not always feel the urgency necessary to compete effectively.


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  5. "A great, open workplace working on exciting technology."

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mozilla as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The transparency and public openness of the organization meant that I could share my work with the world in a way possible at very few other places.

    Cons

    At least right now, the products feel like they're playing catch-up, and the old community love seems to have dwindled.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what defines Mozilla: Freedom, Openness, and the community. Build great product based on those, not just comparing yourself to others.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome People, Awesome Mission."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is demanding but fulfilling. You make a contribution every day.

    Cons

    So much to do, so little time!

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with your minions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "passionate, driven, changing the world"

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

    I have been working at Mozilla full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, driven, and focused group working hard to change the world. I am fired up every single day and the group works very hard but are also like family.

    Cons

    Tough culture developed over years, and needs to change

    Advice to Management

    Let go of some of the past. Today is much different than when the first browser was introduced.


  8. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Openness; Employee Rewards; Events and Participation; Huge volunteers and contributors.
    Feasibilty to switch profiles, gets a lot of help from the management. Asks for suggestions whenever needed. Can work from remote as well.

    Cons

    Haven't seen any cons till now and hope I won't see any in the future. Everything is a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Stay as it is!


  9. "Great place to work. The spirit of DO GOOD is personified in Mozilla."

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Eternal start-up. Cool technologies

    Cons

    Quirky at times. Very difficult for contractors to get assimilated. Many of the original greats have left the company now. The great chairman Baker is not the chairman now.


  10. "Quality Assurance Intern"

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    Former Intern - QA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - QA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mozilla as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can directly work on product. Free $3000 laptop for intern, free lunch on Monday, snacks.
    I loved working here.

    Cons

    I didn't see any. Hard to find.

    Advice to Management

    Not any


  11. "Very satisfied"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mozilla as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relax environment during work and good balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes the sturcture is unclear.


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