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    I worked at ThinkGeek full-time

    Pros

    Casual place, fun products, dogs welcome.

    Cons

    As upper management, the culture was less understood. Everything came down to the dollar instead of feeding creativity and in house products.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stifle creativity.


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    Social Media Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ThinkGeek (Fairfax, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I did an initial phone interview and then was brought into the office for a formal interview about two weeks later. The office interview was broken up into three parts: two one-on-one interviews and a panel interview. During the panel interview, I was given control of Twitter handle @ThinkGeekN00b for about 20 minutes to answer random questions from their customers (this also allowed me to see how people before and after me did during this part of the interview). I was given a laptop to use for this part and was allowed to look up anything that I didn't know on the internet. Very few of the questions from the interviewers were about my qualifications, experience or work history. Most of it were random questions along the lines of "Do you prefer PC gaming or console gaming?" or "Would you rather watch Star Trek or Star Wars?", which I somewhat understand being a pop-culture company but not when all the questions are like that and no one seems interested in my actual credentials or ability to do the job. I definitely got the vibe that they were more interested in determining if I would be a cool person to hang out with, rather than if I was the right candidate to get the job done. No one followed up with me after the interview or responded to my follow-ups. Emails sent asking if the position had been filled or asking about my application status were not returned. I eventually took no answer to be the answer.

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Additional Info

Website www.thinkgeek.com
Headquarters Fairfax, VA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Operated By Geeknet
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

ThinkGeek is the world's leading source for unique products that connect people to their passions and stimulate their imagination. We celebrate the geek that exists in everyone while reflecting the interests and values of those on the leading edge. Our X-Ray vision for the future: to create a world where everyone can embrace their inner geek, express their passions ... More

Mission: Since 1999, ThinkGeek has been on a mission to create a world where everyone can embrace their inner geek and connect with one another. What started as a place for clever t-shirts and unusual gifts is now the best way to find wondrous goods that express all your passions - much of which you won't find anywhere else on Earth (or any other planet). ThinkGeek invites you to... JOIN IN. GEEK OUT.

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