We’re excited that you’re joining us for an interview!
We want to make your interview as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. HubSpot’s culture is built on several core principles, one of which is real transparency. We want you to feel like you’re fully prepared to interview and know what to expect. This is a chance for you to learn about and interview us as well. This guide will help you prepare to interview and learn how we approach interviewing.
We want you to be comfortable during your visit. Our office is casual in the way we dress so there's no need to wear a suit, tie, or heels.
If possible please bring your laptop, especially if it will make you more comfortable working in your usual environment. We'll provide alternatives if that isn't feasible.
Technical interviews typically consist of writing code in your choice of language, designing systems, and discussing your background and passions. We don't ask any trick questions or focus on language minutia. We strongly believe that we should test for the practical skills and abilities which are used on the job. We suggest crafting a working solution rather than optimizing first. Keep in mind that there are often multiple ways to answer a question. Please ask your interviewer clarifying questions and work together with them on the exercises. At the beginning and end of each interview you'll have time to ask us questions. This is an opportunity to interview us to see if HubSpot would be a match for you, so please use it.
We evaluate candidates on their problem solving skills and their ability to adapt to new information and communicate their thinking clearly in code and in speech. You'll be using these skills daily as a member of the product team. It is definitely okay to say "I don't know" if presented with something unfamiliar - the interviewer is happy to work through the problem with you. Candidates are not expected to know everything that might be asked - it is by design that we attempt to find the limits of your prior experience. Having limits doesn't disqualify you from anything.