Hiring new Customer Support team members is a multi-department process. It will involve Recruiting, Support, Engineering, and optionally the CEO. Below is an outline of what responsibilities we, as Customer Support, have.
Support Engineers comprise the vast majority of Customer Support, and so most of this page currently presents information specific to that job family. Exceptions are called out explicity, such as in the Reviewing Assessments section.
Hiring is described on the jobs page for Support Engineers. Below is a breakdown of what to do in the sections we are responsible for.
The assessment questionnaire contains a number of customer scenarios and technical questions relevant to the position, including written English ability.
The technical interview for this role is a practical interview that covers topical areas relevant to the position, including customer scenarios.
The managerial interview may cover any topics of the previous interviews where there was unclear data or a need to dive deeper.
After this interview, the candidate will proceed to the Director of Support. The Support team's role is done!
If you want to be involved in the hiring process - let your manager know! The main ways you can be involved are:
After getting approval from your manager open two interview training issues:
Assessments (and answers) for all Support job families are available in the people-ops/hiring-processes repository.
When reviewing an assessment:
The technical interview process is documented in the Support Team project. Follow the instructions there to conduct this interview. Take any notes in Greenhouse and make a note if you are inclined or not inclined to hire. Your role in the interview process for this candidate is complete!
Of course, before you can do any of the above you'll need to have an open requisition and a vacancy in that requisition. You can learn more about these terms and the process at Requisitions and Vacancies in the Hiring Section of the Handbook.
The Director of Support is the DRI for the hiring plan. They will ensure that headcount is allocated to regions and approximate hiring dates.
For each vacancy there should be a: