Automattic, Inc.

Why Automattic, Inc. IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

This isn’t your typical work-from-home job. Everyone works from the location they choose. We’re spread out all over the world in 96 countries. We track about 70 percent of our projects on P2-themed WordPress.com blogs, 25 percent in private chat rooms, and the rest on Slack. Because of the geographic variance, the company is active 24/7 – but individuals work whenever they choose. We care about the work our folks produce, not just the hours they put in.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

As global politics fracture, Automattic’s mission to democratize communication and commerce grows more important than ever. That’s why our WordPress platform, already powering over 40% of the internet, continues to grow, and why we show up for work each day happy to be part of the solution. More than 1 billion people use our products every month! We’re also huge believers in the power of Open Source, and the vast majority of our work is available under the GPL.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

Our ARGs (Queeromattic, Neurodiversomattic, Cocomattic, and so on) give voice to groups that are traditionally underrepresented and thus silenced. Further, per our CEO, “a key philosophy of Automattic is that good ideas can come from anywhere, and often do. Everyone in the company can influence any other part of the company; in fact if you believe in something, you are expected to.” Communication is our oxygen—we facilitate regular horizontal and vertical feedback and encourage folks to share their views with the whole company via monthly Town Halls, Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions, and an anonymous HR AMA.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

We provide career coaching sessions to anyone who is interested—an profoundly useful benefit. In accordance with our Creed’s admonition to “always keep learning,” we offer mentorship programs and internal leadership development programs to help people grow personally and professionally. We also offer a generous professional development budget for courses, conferences, and books. Most of all, with our open source approach to work, we support the ability for everyone to create their own, unique growth path.

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

We’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; our common goal is to democratize publishing and commerce so anyone with a story can tell it, and anyone with a product can sell it, regardless of income, gender, race, politics, language, or where they live in the world. Making the web better for all is the drive uniting all Automatticians. Along with our shared belief in Open Source, and our passionate adherence to the Automattic Creed, as members of a distributed company, we have the freedom to work from absolutely anywhere. This empowers us to bring our full selves to work.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

Open vacation policy with no minimum or maximum set number of days; we trust Automatticians to take the time off they need. Six months of parental leave after one year tenure. Wellness perks, like Spring Health Mental Wellness and encouragement to use and expense wellness apps (Calm, etc.).
Although we love working in a distributed company, we support local and team meetups. Travel is still optional as the pandemic winds down, and people who are not comfortable traveling do not have to do so.
We encourage a culture of constant feedback and transparent communication via our P2 messaging/publishing software.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

As you’d expect of the leader behind the web’s most popular publishing platform, CEO Matt Mullenweg blogs frequently on his WordPress website at https://ma.tt/, where he shares his experiences and evangelizes open source software, distributed work, and the open web. As a CEO, he encourages experimentation; he’d rather see employees try something even if it fails than be afraid to try new things. A frequent guest on tech shows and podcasts, where he speaks casually and openly about life at Automattic, Matt also hosts the Distributed podcast (“The future of work is here”) at https://distributed.blog/.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

From leadership development to improving your writing skills, we have a comprehensive list of programs and resources available to everyone, and we’re also happy to pay for any hardware, software, books, or conferences that promote continued learning.
Career Coaching sessions help you set and achieve professional goals are available for all Automatticians. This benefit resets each calendar year.
Paid three-month sabbatical every five years.
We offer home office setup and co-working allowances. Working from a coffee shop? You can use your co-working allowance for the requisite latte!
Parental leave, anniversary awards, open vacation policy, more.

Our response to COVID-19

We’re a distributed (fully remote) company, and have been since the day we launched. Nobody has ever had to show up at an office, so we completely avoid the dangers of sharing an enclosed office environment and traveling to and from work each day. At the beginning of the pandemic, before the vaccines were created, some of us got disabling COVID cases that in some cases prevented us from working for months. No one so afflicted lost their job or was penalized; the company offered full support. We also canceled in-person events while it was unsafe to travel or attend pubic gatherings, developing alternatives like online conferencing in their place.

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2022
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2022

About the Company

We are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Crowdsignal, Cloudup, Tumblr, Day One, Pocket Casts and more. We believe in making the web a better place.
We’re a distributed company with 1,963 Automatticians in 96 countries speaking 120 different languages. We’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our common goal is to democratize publishing and commerce so that anyone with a story can tell it, and anyone with a product can sell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world.

Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

Automattic Inc.
60 29th Street #343
San Francisco, CA 94110

Company Headquarters

Industry:


Media/Publishing


Company Headquarters

Company CEO's name:

Matt Mullenweg

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Number of employees:

1001 - 10000

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