Automattic Overview

  • www.automattic.com
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2005
  • Company - Private
  • Internet & Web Services
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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Automattic Reviews

4.6
94%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
Matt Mullenweg
Matt Mullenweg
133 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee

"Excellent opportunities"

May 2, 2022 - Happiness Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Room for movement within the company; If you need a challenge, apply for a rotation into another department.

Cons

Travel to meetups. Thankfully travel isn't mandatory due to the pandemic.

Advice to Management

Train people for the job they need to do.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Automattic

4.7
(99 reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We’re improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry. At Automattic, we want people to love their work and show respect and empathy to all. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. Our DEI committee involves Automatti

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Automattic Interviews

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Negative33%
Neutral10%
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Applied online92%
Recruiter5%
Employee Referral2%
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  1. Code Wrangler Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Automattic (United States)

    Interview

    S1 Coding challenge: Take home, suggested to take a week and was allowed to coordinate if I needed more time. Work on a WordPress plugin and perform a few security audits. The final deliverable were pull requests on GitHub.
    S2 Slack Interview: There was a decent gap between the coding challenge and this next step. It took about a month for my code to be reviewed, however, I was in contact with my recruiter throughout. They kept me up to date with timelines on their end. Overall it felt transparent. Once my test was reviewed, we moved on to the Slack interview. This interview wasn't technical and focused on my work experience, my interest in the position, and in WordPress VIP and Automattic.
    S3 After the interview was my trial. This we scheduled very quickly after the interview. In all, my trial lasted 17.5 hours spread over the course of about 2 weeks. The trial format offered room to explain and express your thinking as well as provided a place to brainstorm and work out solutions with your trial lead. I found this part of the interview process the most fun. The questions were challenging but the feedback was really thorough and frequent and I never felt like I had to find an answer entirely on my own. Once me and my trial lead felt the tasks were completed, my trial was concluded and I was invited to another interview, this time over video call.
    S4 Video Interview: This was more of an informal chance to meet my team lead and meet the engineer I'd been working closely with during my trial. It was a great chance to meet the folks I'd been working with and also an opportunity to ask more questions.
    S5 The offer: The final offer was another slack chat. This time with my HR point. They asked some logistics questions and gave me the offer. I accepted and they sent the official offer to sign to me during the chat.
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