HostGator.com Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
Updated Mar 11, 2015
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    Chat Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at HostGator.com in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took 1 week from initial interview to job offer. The first interview was question-based. They were looking for your experience and what your thought process was. The second part was an interactive interview, where you logged into one of their test environments and performed various commands and demonstrated various skills like searching, creating files with one command, networking terms, ports, etc. A lot of focus on CentOS, cPanel, and Linux.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you change a list of words in a file from slug format to Capitalized words? (ie police_officer to Police Officer)   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    First offer was $10k less then what I wanted in order to relocated. I negotiated $5k more and accepted offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at HostGator.com in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had an interview with a consulting company. Next, I was scheduled a linux exam and a telephone screening. These weren't very hard at all, and I was able to ace it with no problem.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any difficult questions. If you know Linux and are good with customers, then you can get a job offer here.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was made an offer, I asked for more and the company accepted my request.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Junior Administrator Level II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at HostGator.com in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an online application. I received a call within a couple days asking if I could come in for an interview. The interview was purely technical asking questions about DNS, Linux commands and properties, website troubleshooting, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Junior Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at HostGator.com in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very smooth interview process. First you need to sign a background check release form once you get in. Then, a person tells you very easy questions. Starting pay at $10 to 12.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Junior Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at HostGator.com.

    Interview Details

    This place seemed very hectic and they approached me with a very lax environment. I knew what I was getting into. But this is a complete facade. The trainer just got switched out for 2 guys that are very unprofessional. They hire 12 peeps then fire 1/2 the class then they kick them out to the floor. Quality hovers over you like you make 47k continually. I've never had quality up my arse so much at any phone job. The quota is 7 calls or interactions an hour. They want you to take calls and chats at the same time. You will be overwhelmed which is expected. You are to adapt or drown.

    Negotiation Details
    Very argumentative until I won. They started me off at 10.50 and I fought for a whopping 11.50.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Technical Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at HostGator.com.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for the Tech Suppport position. I arrived early. The girl at the front desk was wasn't very pleasant and I immediately felt uncomfortable. They provided some information to review and I had about 5 days or so to look over it. I didn't take the time to go over it like I should have and I wasn't prepared for all the questions the interviewer asked. It's been a long time since I've been on an interview and I didn't do good on this one. I suggest you study the material if you're not familiar with web hosting and you'll be fine.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at HostGator.com in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I filled out the online application and was contacted. I had to take a test that involved logging on to a Linux system (with screen so they could see what I was doing) and answering questions by looking on the Linux system and making changes in order to solve a problem; I did not get the answers to all the questions correct; I did not expect to be given an offer of employment and $3000 to relocate

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was 1-way (an implied take-it, or leave-it), given $3000 to relocate, but not told I'd have to pass a test in order to get the job. After relocating, you'd BETTER be prepared to pass!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Junior Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at HostGator.com in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was just a question and answer type interview. Know your web talk and website building language. They will of course give you a link to prepare.

    Negotiation Details
    It was in a email. I had to call a number and verbally accept the position. But wasnt told that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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