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
2020 has been a year of challenges. But it’s also been a year for visionaries. One of the highly valued perks of being an Automattician (A11N) is being able to travel, often somewhere fabulous, with your teammates for an annual in-person team meetup. In light of the current state of world health, these oft looked forward to gatherings haven’t been possible. As a diverse and … Continue reading Fostering Connections Through Virtual Meetups
Update (Oct. 22, 2020): The Happiness Engineer job is currently open for applications! Perhaps you’ve been reading this blog but haven’t felt confident about applying to be a Happiness Engineer. Or maybe you’ve applied previously but we weren’t hiring in your region. Or maybe you’ve felt confident in the past but the time hasn’t been right for you. Whatever the case, if you feel that … Continue reading Become a Happiness Engineer!
I’m an advocate for remote work. For the better part of my life, I’ve worked from home as a freelance technical writer. I’ve always hated regularly going to an office, and only did it when I had to. I’ve been fully remote for the last five years since joining Automattic, where everyone works from wherever they like. And I’ve been preaching that “every company that … Continue reading How to Avoid Burning Out When Working from Home
In a previous job, I spent time as a restaurant manager. It was an eye opening experience for sure (and it confirmed for me that being “hangry” is a real thing). However, what especially stood out to me was how much I liked the “people” side of that role. I liked being responsible for taking care of our staff and in turn making sure that … Continue reading Developing Leadership Skills as a Happiness Engineer
Working from home is a huge perk, and also a unique challenge. Being mindful and deliberate about how you structure your day and your workspace is essential for your well-being and your productivity at work. The team leads at WordPress.com Happiness decided to share with each other how we work as we each have our own unique processes, and can no doubt learn from each … Continue reading How I Work: A Happiness Engineer Team Lead
I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. — The Automattic Creed If you’re reading this post, perhaps you just submitted your application to become a Happiness Engineer at Automattic — or maybe you’ve just received word that you’ve been accepted into the trial! If you’re not familiar with the trial, it’s … Continue reading Trial Buddies: How We Support Our Happiness Engineer Trials
WooCommerce Happiness Engineer Julia Amosova shares her team name’s unexpected astronomical implications and gives some encouraging advice on preparing to apply for a job at Automattic. Read more about this video series here. Continue reading Meet a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer: Julia
In a traditional office, you’re in the same place 48 weeks out of the year, and you might have 3 or 4 weeks where you’re not together. We try to flip that. So we come together in short intense bursts. The primary goal is connecting people. We want to make sure everyone is aligned and on the same page, and that they have a deeper … Continue reading Team Meetups — How We Create Productive Face-To-Face Time