Thursday, April 17, 2008 by Chad BeanHostGator has been growing in record numbers lately, and hiring employees just as fast. We thought it might be interesting to go around and harass some of the new trainees. Without further ado, meet our new employees as recorded by Justin…
The first few people we interviewed for the video started saying how much we sucked, but after canning them the morale suddenly increased as you can see in the above video. The employee culture at HG has generally stayed the same over the years. I started at the company when there were just 4 of us in a small office in Florida, and now we’re closing in on 200 employees in our Houston office. One of the cool things about the company is you’ll see the owner, Brent Oxley, at the office every day working more hours than just about any other employee. Many new hires would never expect him to be the owner of the company, which reminds me of a prank we pulled on Vincent when he first started.
Monday, May 28, 2007 by Jay WeissmanAs some of you may or may not know, back in September of 2006 HostGator made the big move from a small 2000 square-foot office in Boca Raton, Florida, to a four-story 25,000 square-foot building in Houston, Texas. With it went 40 of the 50 HostGator employees, including myself! This was a huge change for HostGator and since then we've expanded to over 100 employees in-house. Imagine only 2 and a half years ago, HostGator had 6 in-house employees and an outsourced support team! Unless you are currently in the Houston Area, you likely have not seen the office yet. So as I promised a hundred times on the forums, here are some pictures of the new office. (Finally!) Pictures courtesy of our System Admin/Photographer extraordinaire Adam Dunin.
Yep, that is one BIG gator up there. The sign took days to assemble, and caused our ears much grief as they drilled and hammered. Of course, no office is complete without its fair share of cubicles. And we have that covered.