I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at HostGator.com in October 2012.
Interview Details – This was a laid-back interview. Just one or two people with you in a room. First I had a typing test, then I was asked a few VERY basic questions about web protocols. Many of the questions were, "What do you know about x," instead of specific inquiries. Be prepared to admit you don't know something, if you really don't. Just be as honest as possible, because HostGator will hire even potatoes as long as they are interested in server administration to some degree!
Basic HR-type / personality questions were reviewed as well. If you don't have customer service experience, try to think of an equivalent conflict in your life and explain that. HostGator is looking for fresh young faces who can absorb knowledge like a sponge.
Interview Question – Explain the color red to a blind person. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at HostGator.com.
Interview Details – Applied online. Sent link to online tests. Sent email asking to schedule HR interview. Sent email asked to schedule in person interview. Received job offer email same day took about a week from start to finish. HR screening- Alot of technical questions pointing domain names, email accounts, FTP some customer service pay attention alot of these questions are asked again at in person interview. In person interview- Supervisor had a list of questions. Supervisor read the questions and wrote down my answers. First part was all customer service related questions. Wanted specific examples for each question so be prepared with examples of how you have dealt with difficult customers, provided good customer service, etc. Also seemed very interested in how your best performance was ranked and what you didn't like about customer service jobs. Second part was technical questions. Study the link that is sent to you. Specifically know about how to point domain names, set up email accounts, know what each icon on cpanel does, definitions, what experience do you have with making websites, FTP etc.
Interview Question – Give me an example of......... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was sent an email with terms of employment and asked to respond with an email.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at HostGator.com.
Interview Details – Initial communications were a bit slow. I think it took about a month from application submission to initial email to set up an interview. Once an interview was scheduled, I received a study guide for possible questions I might encounter on the interview. It was essentially an intro to web hosting. The interviewer asked me some pretty basic questions about DNS and other services that I would use on a daily basis. After that came salary discussion and then start date.
Interview Question – I had come in during some pretty bad weather, and I got asked why I showed up when te interview had been rescheduled. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I started high, and they talked me down a little. If you got to this point, they already want you on staff, so be reasonable, but don't settle too low.
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at HostGator.com in December 2012.
Interview Details – I was able to get onboard with this company as a part time employee because of a friend. The interview process was straight forward. When I was hired it was prior to the EIG take over. With that being said I do not know what has changed if anything. I showed up for the interview in a suit. I was over dressed. The company atmosphere is very casual. There was a pre-interview questionnaire that I completed that was reviewed during the interview. Half of the questions required no additional follow up. The majority of the questions were basic trouble shooting. What is a 404 error. When do you get a 500 error, how to fix them and things like that. After the interview I was dismissed and they called me about 4 days later.
Negotiation Details – There was none for me - the interview was offering 12 - 14 and the initial offer was 11.50. I was looking for a part time job so the .50 cents wasn't worth potentially losing the job.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HostGator.com in October 2009.
Interview Details – Found the job on Criagslist and applied at hostgator.com/jobs. Went in for an interview and was asked simple questions related to web hosting. The interviewer was friendly. Got a call after a couple of days with a job offer.
Interview Question – What is the difference between POP and IMAP View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HostGator.com in January 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was very simple and easy. Questions about what kind of person you are, how well do you learn and an overview about errors that pages display such as 500, 404's 403'. etc.
Interview Question – Just a few SSH(Linux) related questions I can't recall. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I interviewed at HostGator.com in March 2013.
Interview Details – They brought me in and asked me silly questions about what kind of animal I would if I could be any animal. I told them I'd be a block of cheese. Apparently they did not agree that a block of cheese is an animal.
Interview Question – Why I want the job. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HostGator.com in April 2013.
Interview Details – Don't interview, do not work there
Negotiation Details – Don't apply. They do not understand business climate. This is not a dorm room business anymore!!!!
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at HostGator.com in August 2013.
Interview Details – They call and ask basic customer service questions then ask to schedule an interview.
Interview Question – Basic questions, i had the phone interview questions. View Answer
Reason for Declining – I didnt feel like they value employees much
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