Work-Life Balance at Automattic

About: Automattic is the company behind, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Crowdsignal, Cloudup, Tumblr, and more.

Company size: Fully distributed company with over 1,000 employees working across 75 countries speaking 93 different languages.

Mission statement: Our common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world.

At Automattic we focus on what you create, not whether you live up to some ideal of the “good employee.” We measure work according to outputs. I don’t care what hours you work. I don’t care if you sleep late or if you pick up a child at school in the afternoon. I don’t care if you spend the afternoon on the golf course and then work from 2 to 5 AM. What do you actually produce?

Matt Mullenweg // Founder & CEO of Automattic

Work-life balance benefits at Automattic

  • Open vacation policy (no set number of days per year)
  • Home office setup and coworking allowances.
  • Reimbursement for hardware, software, books and/or conference that promote continued learning.
  • Company-sponsored life insurance.
  • Open parental leave (includes maternity, paternity, and adoption)
  • Paid two to three-month sabbatical encouraged every five years.

Careers at Automattic

Current opportunities available:

Additional reading

Matt Mullenweg – The Way I Work, annotated
The Ultimate Work-Life Balance: How Automattic Defines Remote Work
The CEO of Automattic on Holding “Auditions” to Build a Strong Team | HBR
Getting Hired at Automattic | Jerry Jones

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