7 Years with Great People

Today marks the start of my 8th year with Automattic. When I started on March 13, 2008 I joined a group of 20 great people and I still work with 15 of them.

Some friends and family questioned leaving a stable job at SVSU for a startup based out of San Francisco. During the hiring process, which took about a month, I spent less than an hour on the phone and never sat face-to-face with anyone from the company. People couldn’t really comprehend this or the fact that I’d work from anywhere I wanted on my own hours. Turned out to be the best decision of my life.

Automattic, which will turn 10 this year, hired the 1st employee on June 20, 2005 and currently has 306 great people around the world. If you’re a great person and want to make the web a better place, come work with us.

Chart of Automattic employee counts
Automattic Employees