- The branch of industry is important: Games/media are more likely to fire quickly than a shop that does networking gear.
- Background of founders may be very important; if you are on the same wavelength or not with the management team, that's very important while working for a startup.
- most important: the way that conflicts are resolved/kinds of crisis 'management'. To what extend is the company going into dirty politics mode once that things get tough? i guess the problem here is that things like integrity/honesty are impossible to classify; not tangible enough.
Interesting if someone has thought about good questions that could help to get a better picture with regards to the integrity thing while doing interviews; during interviews everyone looks so reasonable ... go figure how things will turn out in the end...