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Automattic Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2005
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

Wix, Squarespace

Automattic Reviews

  • "Best work culture and supportive company"

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

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

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Supportive work environment
    - Professional development and continuous learning encouraged
    - Lots of different paths you can take (different guilds, teams, opportunities)
    - Good benefits
    - Good salary
    - Open vacation policy
    - Work from anywhere! (Remote)
    - Awesome coworkers

    Cons

    - Very fast paced
    - Expect some long days (mostly when you first start)
    - Some internal processes are still very manual and need refining in the company
    - Communication between departments needs improving

    Advice to Management

    None. Management has been great. They are aware of the communication issues between departments and other pain points in the company and they're trying to find ways to attack these problems

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Automattic Interviews

Experience

Experience
47%
13%
40%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
96%
2%
2%

Difficulty

3.4
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    Javascript Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Automattic in January 2019.

    Interview

    The time between applying through email and receiving a request for an interview took just over a month. I was sent a link to a scheduling app where I could select an appropriate time for a 90 minute text only chat on Slack. This is a much preferred method that gives you ample time to prepare by researching as much as you can on the position, which I was able to do through their codebase, Glassdoor, blogs, and forums. While their hiring process of course evolves over time, I gathered an accurate indication of what to expect.

    After entering the chat room through two-factor authentication, the conversation began with general rapport building. It is a great way for them to determine follow up questions based on the responses you provide. Depending on your level of experience, expect Imposter Syndrome to kick in as the interview progresses, as they present you with programming scenarios instead of strictly technical questions, which I rather enjoyed.

    The entire process went well past the allotted time, where you are given a chance at the end to ask questions of your own. Even though I did not make it to the next stage, as I decided to just take a shot, I believe from all the other responses you would be subsequently given a coding challenge, paid trial period, and final chat with Matt. Overall, it was a good learning experience on how modern companies recruit talent, and gave me a good framework on what to educate myself on for any opportunities in the future.

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