Open Vacation Policy? Does that mean Unlimited Vacation?

The company I work for, Automattic, has an open vacation policy. What does an “open vacation policy” even mean? Before I started at Automattic, I had no idea what to expect. I had heard about how some open vacation policies end up with employees taking very little vacation time out of peer pressure. My friends thought…

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Automattic’s 2017 Grand Meetup in Whistler

Automattic had their 2017 Grand Meetup in Whistler back in September (if you’re not sure what a Grand Meetup is Read this). This will be my third GM (it’s crazy to me how time flies), and Automattic’s biggest one yet as we’re now at over 600 employees. I feel like this year’s Grand Meetup was just…

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So You Want to be a Happiness Engineer, Huh?

Originally posted on Sandy McFadden:
Since joining Automattic (and to the annoyance of some people, I’m sure) I tend to go on about how much I enjoy my job and the company itself. I’ve often been asked what it takes and what you need to know to get the job. Especially since I called people…

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Celebrating 2 years at Automattic

Today is a really cool day because it marks my 2 year anniversary at Automattic. In many many ways… it still feels like I just started a few months ago. I still feel so new in that I’m always learning and have brilliant challenges ahead of me. In other ways, I feel like I’ve grown…

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An Inside peek into a Remote Team Meetup

My favorite days of remote working aren’t the days when I get to work by a pool, or even when I get to stay home all day working on my couch in my favorite sweatpants (as a really strong introvert, that’s saying a whole lot there). My absolute favorite days are when I’m on a…

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Master List: 26 Resources to find a Remote Job

Originally posted on Simon Ouderkirk:
This is definitely the top comment I’ve gotten from folks: “Yeah, sure, it really seems great to work remotely, but how am I supposed to find a job like that?” or “There are so many companies, how do I know which ones are remote friendly?” or “But Simon, I want to…

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Celebrating 2 months at Automattic!

So it’s been a little over 2 months sine I’ve been working at Automattic. I’ve been having a blast! I get to help some awesome users and work from some pretty cool places. I also got some shiny new toys to work with courtesy of Automattic. As a bonus I’ve already attended my first WordCamp…

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