Welcome to the Happiness Engineer blog! Chances are you’re here for a specific reason… you’re interested in joining us as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. This post was written by a group of WordPress.com Happiness Engineers on a team called Sparta. We were really inspired by this post our brilliant colleague Sandy made four years ago on how to become a Happiness Engineer. Since our … Continue reading Your guide to becoming a Happiness Engineer
The Happiness Engineer trial is not easy, particularly if you’re already employed full-time or have other responsibilities to balance. The trial is intense, and there will almost certainly come a time when you’ll feel that it’s just too much. It’s been more than two years since my trial, but I still vividly remember sitting in front of my computer giving myself a pep talk before … Continue reading 3 Tips to make the most of your Happiness Engineer Trial
When I completed the Happiness Trial, I was already a full-time employee at another company. Due to this, weekends were the only time I was able to dedicate the largest blocks of time. Through trial and error, I was able to come up with a plan that worked for me. I was able to keep up my responsibilities at my “day job” as well as … Continue reading Balancing the Happiness Engineer Trial When You Have a Full-Time Job
Roughly two and a half years ago, I was in a marketing role at my previous employer. I did not have any experience in a customer-facing role, but I had my eye on Automattic’s open position for the role of a Happiness Engineer. I have used WordPress since 2010 and had a strong platform knowledge, but I knew clearing this trial wouldn’t be an easy … Continue reading Gaining live chat support experience as an aspiring Happiness Engineer
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
We believe in support as a career at Automattic, and only hire for the role as a full-time position. The work of engineering happiness spans weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Our users all over the world have questions at all times of day (and night!) and they like getting answers right away! How do we make it work, and still maintain our culture of flexibility and … Continue reading Happiness Around the World
As I’ve been vocal with my friends, family, and anyone who would listen about my career at Automattic I ended up having a lot of people asking me about what it takes to be a Happiness Engineer and if it is something they could do. Most of the time I would give them a quick description and could usually tell by their reaction if they … Continue reading So You Want to be a Happiness Engineer, Huh?