Though our Topgrading interview process is rigorous, it yields strong results. Hiring professionals who are a fit for our company is another reason 9Gauge Partners was named one of Austin’s Best Places to Work for 2015.
The questions they asked encompassed my future goals, work style, personality, experiences, "what if's," and many more general free-response questions. Like I said before, 9Gauge really wants to make sure you are a fit with their "family" and meeting as many people possible is their optimal method. In the end, I spoke to 8 people in the company throughout this process. This company truly lives and breathes its values in every member of the team."
The process was long and spanned over the course of weeks. My biggest takeaways were: (a) Be ready to set up a reference call because that's required. You cannot answer fluff responses since they ask you very specific questions. (b) They are looking to make sure you are a fit with them. Company culture and team values are the fits that matter most to the company."
Everyone was so friendly and passionate about working for 9Gauge. In the end, I received an offer letter where I accepted. No need to negotiate. They know the value of someone of my experience and offered to pay me a fair rate."
From the moment I walked in, they eased my nerves and explained that they weren't there to grill me or see how I handle a full day under pressure, they just wanted to make sure they had ample time to get to know me and for me to understand the company values so that we both know we are making the right decision. At the end of the day, I was exhausted but in a good way. Throughout the day I met with different people and I was able to spend time with each person on the leadership team."
Throughout the process as I learned more about the company and the work 9Gauge does, I continued to grow more and more excited about the potential to become a team member."