Inside Automattic, The Company Behind


WordPress, the incredibly popular content management system that runs this very blog (via, absolutely rocks in my opinion. I’ve been using it for years and can’t recommend it fast enough. If it wasn’t for WordPress, I think the world would be a very, very different place with far less information being shared in a meaningful, easy-to-access way. That’s why I was incredibly excited to interview Sara Rosso who works at Automattic as the VIP Global Services Manager. Here’s how she describes life as an Automattic employee. 

I would describe Automattic’s culture as distributed. Not only does this refer to our physical organization and lack of offices, it’s also part of the fabric of the company. I had my own essence word to share, but for fun I decided to see if anyone else in the company had something to add. With one internal blog post, I had a bunch of answers (see below). And that’s the culture of Automattic. You can get this level of interaction, transparency, and feedback on anything that’s going on within the company, from any employee background, on subjects varying from financial forecasting to product roadmaps to t-shirt slogans.

Automatticians also suggested these words that describe our culture: Collaborative. Empowerment. Ardent. Infinitesimal. Quirky. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Irreverent. Spectacular. Go. Earnest. Unique. Impassioned. Kaleidoscopic. Flexible. Deploy. Creative. Scrumtrulescent. Iterative. Home. Personal....

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