I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hot Topic in December 2009.
Interview Details – It was a culture shock. The environment was very open and music was playing the entire time on overhead speakers and on the TV too. The initial interview took 6 hours and a 2nd interview lasted 2 hours. I was interviewed by 6 different people from the CIO to the people that would be reporting to me.
Interview Question – There was no hard questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Was able to get a signing bonus and had them pay for cobra until their insurance took affect.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hot Topic in December 2012.
Interview Details – Quick phone interview, then went in for an in person with a peer and then director. All signs pointed to yes. Didn't hear back for two weeks. Called me back in again for more interviews, this time with 5 additional IT managers. I was a good sport about it, got the job. Questions were cake.
Interview Question – Some SQL questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Simple
Pros: Decent discount, flexible scheduling, flexible dress code. I liked being able to wear whatever I felt like to work without worrying about it. – Full Review
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