ThinkGeek Reviews

15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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Kathryn McCarthy
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    Customer-focused retailer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ThinkGeek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good office culture and a well-loved retailer that stays focused on the customer. Good pay and benefits and an all-around innovative and highly creative company.

    Cons

    No matching on the 401(k) and limited stock options. Company is becoming more corporate over time, but that is somewhat to be expected as it grows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could do well by maintaining the creative atmosphere and allowing employees to experiment and have a large degree of freedom to explore products and solutions. The company needs to retain and attract creative individuals and that is done by allowing them to follow their own instincts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

ThinkGeek Interviews

Updated Aug 24, 2014
Updated Aug 24, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Perl Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ThinkGeek in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was given a set of problems to code including write a Perl-based word count app, a web page to get data from TG's site and display the price, and a test with Perl's test suite. I sent everything in, and was invited to an interview online, which took a while to coordinate.

    The interview itself was horrible in the sense that I was asked only a few questions (no more than three or four) by the senior devvers and then was handed back to the recruiter (who was completely pleasant through everything) to be declined for the position. The entire interview lasted less than 15 minutes and gave me a very bad taste for the company to the point where I look for alternative retailers before even buying from them.

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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 $5 to $10 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, and connect with one another.

2013 ThinkGeek Stats:
#185 Internet Retailer 500
#138 Mobile 500
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