Remote @ Automattic

“Welcome to the chaos.” Those are the opening words of the Field Guide that greets employees new to life at Automattic. To the outsider, it would appear like a fitting statement. The 10 year old company behind, Akismet, Jetpack and VaultPress, has a 100% distributed workforce of almost 400 people scattered across 37 countries, where all communication happens online, across different platforms, rapidly, often in acronyms, and entirely in public. There’s no email, no office, no set work hours, no vacation policy, and seemingly little in the way of structure.