How long is the turn around time after applying for a job? I had an employee refer me to the company and then I applied for a position.
My guess would be 2 to 3 weeks.
It depends on the project you are on, and what your position is. I was in software, so 45-50 hour weeks were not unheard of, or days going beyond 8 hours - especially during a release. An entry-level position may only work 8 hours, but even then, 8+ is encouraged, and will get you noticed by management.
Interview process was clearly defined with initial interview and subsequent in-person interview focusing on position requirements and skills needed to perform tasks.