I posted a ton of pictures of last year’s Grand Meetup here and posted my thoughts here. And just realized that I forgot to post them for the Grand Meetup we had back in October of 2016 (which was around 5 months ago).
Wait, so what is a Grand Meetup?
Automattic is a remote company, which means that all employees work from wherever in the world they are. While we do have several offices or lounges in San Francisco, Maine, and Cape Town, no employees are expected to work out of there. The one time of a year we all get together is for the Grand Meetup (or what we fondly call the “The GM”) where Automattic flies all employees to one location where we all work together for a week.
This is the opportunity to work at Automattic, doing the job you’re applying for. It’s fantastic because you have the opportunity to see if you’d actually like the job and gives Automattic the opportunity to see how well you do the job.
It’s a paid Trial, so it really is a win-win situation. You get to try out the position, paid (this isn’t a salary but $25 hour), and see if you both think it’s a good fit.
Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking at Women who WP, which is this wonderful meet up that gets together some amazing women and we have dinner and talk about WordPress, our stories, and what we’re learning.
This is the story of how I applied to Automattic to become a Happiness Engineer. This post is about my own experience when I applied to become a Happiness Engineer at Automattic and are not necessarily current hiring policies within Automattic.
I wanted to take a moment and share a really awesome picture from Automattic’s recent Grand Meetup in Park City, Utah….our Company Picture.
I feel like such a proud parent, because over the past few days I’ve been showing everyone this picture and pointing out some of my coworkers.
I think it’s also a bit of a proud moment because I’ve seen company pictures from past Grand Meetups, but this is the first one I’m actually in. Making it even more real that I get to actually work here.
And also as a bonus here is the most intelligent, caring, and hilarious group of women I know, the Women of Automattic.