Customer Support Representative (Remote)

Who we are:

We are a SaaS recruiting platform that helps companies promote jobs online, manage applicants, and hire great employees. We’ve been in business since 2012 and are growing rapidly. We're a technology-first team dedicated to building an approachable and adaptable platform that empowers everyone to hire their dream team. 

HiringThing operates in a flexible environment where employees can be active and hands-on, supporting and guiding the growth of our established startup. Our company is fully remote without any physical offices. We keep in touch via Slack and consistent video conferences. We meet as a team daily and are required to connect with other teams, both internal and external, during standard business hours. You can work from home, a coffee shop, or the beach as long as the work gets done.

Our diverse team is distributed throughout the US. We desire to work with smart, thoughtful colleagues to tackle hard problems, head-on.

We strive for transparency – having more information enables everyone to make better decisions and builds a culture of trust!

We are creating a great technology company, striving for continuous improvement, truly agile development, and high-efficiency delivery.

We are accepting applications for candidates for future opportunities on our Customer Support Representative Team. 

What we offer:

Position Type: Non-exempt, Full-time, Hourly

Positions Available: We are currently accepting applications for future positions 

Hours: Monday through Friday, and occasional on-call weekend hours (on rotation with other team members) with the flexibility to work additional hours as needed or to accommodate fellow team member's PTO/Sick Leave. We also offer a "flex Friday" schedule of M-TH 9 hour days with a 4-hour shift on Friday that can be discussed further in the offer process. 

Pay Rate: $23/hr

Location: Remote

Reports to: Customer Support Manager 

Benefits:

  • 401(k) plan with regular and Roth options available + employer contribution
  • $100/month telecom reimbursement
  • Up to $50/month fitness reimbursement
  • Comprehensive benefits offered 
  • Opportunity for professional development 
  • Valuable work experience within a rapidly growing startup environment
  • Paid time off starting at 3 weeks per year
  • Participation in employee stock option plan
  • 9 annual paid holidays for full-time employees

Who you are:

Summary

Our remote Customer Support Representatives provide support to our users and customers in accordance with our customer support philosophy and guidelines. Our support philosophy is encapsulated by our tagline Support Beyond Compare™. To expand on this, we aim to consistently deliver friendly, effective, knowledgeable, and timely support to our clients. We strive to provide a solution that results in Hiring Happiness™ the first time around. Technical skills required include a deep understanding of the operating systems and software, problem-solving skills, and a focus on quality.

You will have internal and external resources at your fingertips to help you answer customer inquiries and solve issues knowledgeably. While our mascot is a robot, we are strongly opposed to the type of robo-support some companies employ that crafts an impersonal and suboptimal customer experience. So, what we won’t do is make you follow a script or dictate exactly how each customer inquiry is to be handled. Use our guidelines and your own discernment in answering customer inquiries, keeping our philosophy first and foremost in your actions.

Responsibilities

Below is a list of core, initial responsibilities associated with this position. This list is subject to expansion based on the Customer Support Representative's interest, aptitudes, and performance. We support each employee's growth in their individual role and help each person maximize their fulfillment in their role.

  • Effectively manage and respond to high volumes of support phone calls, tickets, and/or chats submitted via email or through our support portal.
  • Provide consistently friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and timely support to our clients, striving to provide the correct solution the first time around.
  • Build relationships with clients through open and honest communication.
  • Handle complaints effectively, provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits and follow up to ensure resolution.
  • Keep accurate records of customer support interactions using defined methods and tools.
  • Communicate with clients and prospects using the correct branding (we offer our software under multiple brand names).
  • Create and maintain existing support knowledge-based articles.
  • Support new client implementations through virtual training. 
  • Review/verify new subscription accounts.
  • Process manual paid job postings.
  • Review job postings submitted for organic job board visibility.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings.
  • Follow communication procedures, guidelines, and policies.
  • Actively use each customer interaction as an opportunity to deliver Hiring Happiness™.
  • Actively add content and solutions to internal knowledge-base. 
  • Contribute articles to our client-facing support knowledge base.

Requirements

  • You have excellent communication and active listening skills.
  • You excel in your attention to detail.
  • You quickly learn new software.
  • Flexibility and adaptability are your middle name.
  • You know how to prioritize, manage time effectively and follow through on tasks/responsibilities.
  • Working independently and problem-solving fit in your back pocket.
  • You have proven strong customer support experience.
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS stylesheets is a plus.
  • You are familiar with both Windows and Mac OS-based operating systems.
  • Your knowledge of all major web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) is proficient.
  • API integration knowledge is a plus.

Soft Skills Desired

  • You are comfortable with technology.
  • Self-motivation is your strength.
  • You are Passionate about providing solution-focused support.