RecommendsNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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- Senior Management
I worked at ThinkGeek full-time
Casual place, fun products, dogs welcome.
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.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at ThinkGeek (Fairfax, VA) in March 2015.
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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