Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Happiness Engineer? Can you really turn customer support into a career? We interviewed James Homuth, a Happiness Engineer based in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) who has been at Automattic for less than a year to find out more about his experience. Q: You’ve been really active on internal P2s and Slack. I feel like you’ve been … Continue reading Meet a Happiness Engineer: James Homuth
Erica Kuschel is a Happiness Engineer supporting customers using WooCommerce to manage their online stores. She is also team lead for one of the WooCommerce support teams at Automattic. One of the most appealing aspects of the Happiness Engineer role is the flexibility provided while working remotely. Maintaining a work-life balance is a plus for this former travel blogger. When more wide-spread travel is possible, … Continue reading Meet a Happiness Engineer: Erica
Working from home doesn’t have to be lonely. In fact, many Automatticians have pets to keep them company during the work day. Supporting customers gets a little easier when you have furry companions like these to make you smile during the most unexpected moments. This month we invited our Happiness Engineers to share how having pets around improves their work day. “Mostly my pets ignore … Continue reading Increasing Our Happiness with Cats and Dogs in the Office
Luminus Alabi is a Happiness Engineer specializing in supporting customers using the WooCommerce plugin to establish and maintain their online stores. Happiness Engineers like Luminus are the first point of contact for customers that are new to WooCommerce and are looking for information on pricing, features, and extensions. Luminus enjoys working at Automattic surrounded by smart, caring people. Working remotely for a distributed company also … Continue reading Meet a Happiness Engineer: Luminus
Doug Aitken is a Happiness Engineer supporting customers in live chat and by email as they set up and maintain their online stores with WooCommerce. Customer support for a software program like WooCommerce requires creative problem solving. Each site has a unique combination of plugins and settings which requires Happiness Engineers to look at the issues from different perspectives to provide the best solutions. Customer … Continue reading Meet a Happiness Engineer: Doug
Our very own Happiness Engineer, Davor Altman, was recently interviewed by bluegrid.io about customer happiness. How do Happiness Engineers at Automattic approach customer service and make customers as happy as possible? It comes down to one indispensable word – empathy. I believe that being able to put yourself into the customer’s shoes and feel how they feel is the most important thing to have if … Continue reading How to make customers happy
Do you have what it takes to join Automattic’s world-class customer support team? We get rave reviews like these: I can see now why everyone raves about your customer service. When fixing my mistake you were fast, courteous, and professional and didn’t make me feel like an idiot, even though the mistake I made was quite idiotic!I can’t say it enough: Thank you, thank you, … Continue reading Can you transform customers into happy, loyal, passionate fans?
Melissa Silberstang is a Happiness Engineer with WordPress.com supporting customers through live chat and tickets as they create their sites. Working at Automattic has given her the flexibility to travel and create a workweek that fits her lifestyle. Working remotely is not as lonely as it sounds. Melissa has been able to collaborate with coworkers online through different initiatives like the committee for Diversity and … Continue reading Meet a Happiness Engineer: Melissa