Good Questions to Ask an Interviewer
Company Specific Questions
What is the management/organizational structure like here?
Where do you see the company going in the next 5-7 years?
Can you tell me about the company's future growth plans?
What do you like best/least about working for this company?
What is the company’s culture like?
What is one thing you would change here?
What challenges are currently facing this company?
What is your company's competitive advantage in the industry?
Who is your biggest competitor and what advantages do they/you have?
What is the company culture like here?
Position Specific Questions
What should I expect my work schedule to be like?
What kind of work should I expect to be doing the first year?
What do you enjoy most about working here?
What are some of the challenges a person in this position should expect to face?
Can you describe a typical day/week/month in this position?
Is this a new position or am I replacing someone?
What happened to the prior person in this position?
What does typical turnover look like in this position?
Can I talk with the last person who held this position or one of his/her peers?
Can you describe your ideal employee for this position?
What challenges are you currently facing as a manager?
How does this position contribute to the department and company overall?
How will performance in this position be measured?
What opportunities does the company offer for employees to maintain and improve their skills?
What career paths are available for people in this position?
Is there a formal training program for new hires?
What type of benefits (bonuses, vacation days, sick time, health insurance etc) do you offer?
What is your policy regarding sick days?
Are people allowed to work remotely?
How much travel is expected?
Interview Follow Up
Are there any gaps in my qualifications that I can improve on?
If I am offered this position, when would you like me to start?
Will I be hearing from you or should I contact you?
What are the next steps in the interview process?
What is the time line for getting back to candidates about the next steps for this position?