Interviewing your interviewer

Feb 15 2022 • 3 min read

For when I’m asked, “Do you have any questions for us?”

# Getting to know the interviewer

  • Why do you work here? (Do they have any intrinsic motivations?)
  • What does a day in your life at this job look like?
  • What’s the biggest struggle you’ve had here? Why?
  • What’s your favourite thing to have shipped? Why?
  • Where do you see yourself at this company in the next 2 years? (Interesting way to know tenure of employees. Also a gander at lateral mobility & growth within the company)

# Company dynamics

  • What is the software development process here like? (testing, pair-programming, contributing, bug tracking, version control)
  • What management style does my immediate manager have?
  • What is the performance review process like?

# Setting myself up for success

  • What are some things you’ve seen new teammates struggle with?
  • Were I to join, what advice would you give me to ensure my success on the team?