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"Shell of a once-great company"

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Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Fairfax, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at ThinkGeek full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Very cool co-workers (at least until the company laid off its founders and most of the original staff). There is still some remnant of a once-great geek culture, but it fades by the day.

Cons

ThinkGeek has a bad habit of hiring people, then laying them off a few months later for no apparent reason. They do this every year, year after year, in positions from top to bottom - you have been warned. It's a dotcom business, so expect to be connected 24-7 - it's more of a lifestyle than a job, which for the right person will not be a con but for normal people it can be a lot.

Advice to Management

Stop worrying about the bottom line and start worrying about the people and products. Geeks will not stay with you after your transition to corporate shill.

Other Employee Reviews for ThinkGeek

  1. "Wow, are these people weird. Nice, but weird."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ThinkGeek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented people, super friendly, remarkably accepting.

    Cons

    Management was the worst I've ever seen, hands down. I understand that that person has moved on now, though, so the situation might have improved. Also, these are some seriously klutzy, "don't let them play with sharp objects" emo nerds and eventually that shtick gets very old.

    Advice to Management

    Sell higher quality merchandise. People might buy some cheap thing from you, but would their experience lead them to come back to buy a more expensive product?


  2. "The best of the best people, struggling to change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ThinkGeek full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people you'll work with on a day to day business. Really feel like everyone can make a significant improvement to the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Growing pains, being a smaller company means one individual has a lot of impact, whether they should or not.


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