| ||Ask HN: What are good questions for job candidates to ask in interviews?|
9 points by decasia 17 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 12 comments |
|When you're a software engineering job candidate, what are good questions to ask if you're interested in learning more about the internal culture and politics of a prospective workplace?|
I think about an interviews as being a two-way street — both parties are trying to figure out if it's a good fit — and if at all possible, I want to learn in advance if it's an organization that I'd genuinely like working in. So I'm wondering — what are questions that you find helpful in trying to learn about that kind of thing?
For example, one time I asked a CEO who was doing a last round interview with me: "What keeps you up at night?" I got a pretty candid answer and it shed a lot of light on the whole organization (as seen from the top, of course).
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