I'm currently applying for a position with an IT service provider. This company offers a permanent position, but its employees work with one of their clients at a given project for the duration of that project, meaning I would receive my salary from the IT service provider while working for their client.
Now, after two phone interviews (one with the IT service provider, another with one of their clients) the manager of the IT service provider would like to meet me in-person. I would like to use this opportunity to have all questions answered that should be relevant for me.
Here are the questions that I consider relevant when working for an IT service provider:
- How long will I be working on a client project, on average?
- After working for a client for a few months or years, is it common to be offered a permanent job by the client?
- When I skip from one client to another, may I assume that the new client is located near the previous client, or do I have to move?
- Are there any company events where I get to meet coworkers who work for different clients?
- General questions about the line of business of their clients.
- General questions about vacation days, flexitime, wage, etc.
However, all of those questions were are already answered either on the extensive FAQ of the company's homepage, or during previous phone interviews. Nevertheless, I'm sure there are important questions that I should be asking, but due to not having any prior work experience (neither for an IT service provider, nor otherwise), I just don't know them.
Please note that I'm not looking for general questions that are asked for the sole purpose of faking interest in the interviewer's person ("how did you get started in this line of business") or pretending I'm the perfect employee ("What can I do to increase my value"), such questions are discussed elsewhere in abundance. I want to use this opportunity to gather the information I care about, so I'm eager to hear about the experience of others, especially those who (used to) work for an IT service provider: after having worked a few years for an IT service provider, is there anything that makes you think: I should have discussed this with my employer before taking the position?