Linked Questions

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Interview questions to ask to avoid a sweat shop position [duplicate]

I have a job interview coming up. I met the CTO at a networking event. The work seemed interesting and seemed to matter, so I figured, "Why not?". However, on researching the company on Glass Door, ...
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Is it appropriate to bring up Glassdoor reviews during an Interview? [duplicate]

During interviews, the interviewers ask a lot of detailed questions about my previous jobs and work experience, which I understand. Before interviews I always look up the company on GlassDoor and ...
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How can I get an idea of the work hours when applying for a job?

One key piece of information that I'd like to have before joining a company is what the culture is in terms of expected work hours. I am worried though that asking this question may make them perceive ...
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For future employers, how/when should I bring up not wanting to work unpaid overtime?

I currently work as a structural engineer in the midwest United States. My company, like many engineering firms, is very "feast or famine" in that some weeks we have crazy amounts of work to do, and ...
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What are specific ways to learn meaningful information about company culture in interviews?

What are specific ways to learn about a company's culture during the interview and application process to ensure a match? I understand the value in conversation via LinkedIn/networking, as well as ...
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Should I let reviews on Glassdoor influence my decision about accepting a job offer? [closed]

I am interested in applying for a couple of roles, but after looking at the company reviews on Glassdoor, they are extremely negative...Bad work/life balance, non supporting management etc These ...
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Convincing a prospective employer about taking a “lower” ranked job

For most of the past 15 years I have been working at the "higher" end of the technical spectrum, in both permanent and contracting roles such as tech lead, information architect, product architect, ...
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Reworking code at work to follow best practices is consuming my personal life

I have nearly 6 years of development experience. I like to deliver good quality code, making sure to follow best practices and take responsibility for my work like any professional developer. At ...
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How to determine in an interview if people enjoy working for the company or the work they do?

When I started working for my former employer, my managers told me what a bad company we were working for. Other people told me that we use very poor tools to do our job and that the company doesn't ...
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Asking about overtime. A mistake?

Here we're advised that asking about overtime during an interview is a mistake. Is it? "And will you guys pay me for my extra hours of work?" is probably not the best way to phrase the question ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about the negative aspects of a company in an interview?

If I am interviewing for a position at Company X, is it appropriate for me to ask the interviewer what they don't like about working at X? For example, say I were to ask the interviewer, "what is your ...
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Is it true that one is expected to work 60+ hours in the US software industry? [closed]

Being from Germany and having worked in the German software industry for a few years, I can say that in most jobs (in larger companies) a software engineer will work 35-40 hours a week, with overtime ...
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Big move for a new job - how to make sure I'd fit well?

Today I had a phone/video interview for a position in another town, quite a bit away from where I live. I'd be okay to move there, my wife has lived there for a while and we know it's nice, our kids ...
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Should I mention I don't do overtime work? [duplicate]

I'm going to look for a new job soon and one of the reasons among others is the demand for overwork time that's very common in Japan. Looking for a new job should I mention that I won't do overtime ...