I am interviewing for a company later today that has the following listed under Expectations on their career website:
Some flexibility in a 40-hour work week
In addition, their job descriptions all seem to refer to a "work hard/play hard" environment, such as this line
Need someone who will buy into the company - work hard and be committed when necessary, and we play a lot when we have the time.
I am concerned that this means they often require their developers to work extra hours, but I am not sure if I should bring this up in an interview or not, as I don't want to be seen as someone who only wants to show up for the required hours and collect a paycheck.
Work/Life balance is very important to me. I would prefer a regular 8h/day job that does not require overtime, however I don't mind working some extra hours on occasion when needed by the company. I just don't want it to be a frequent thing.
How can I ask about the frequency at which a company has their developers work extra hours during a first interview, without appearing to be a 9-5 only employee that is just interested in collecting a pay check?