Linked Questions

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How to ask how hard work will be without coming across as lazy in interview?

When interviewing for a new job, how can I phrase a question to determine how hard I would be expected to work? For example, how can I find out about things such as unofficial small breaks? I really ...
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9answers
32k views

How should I ask about work/life balance during an Interview?

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 ...
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How to ensure a company respects its employees before accepting an offer?

I'm working on some litmus tests for companies during the interview process, and trying to test if the company/team respects its employees before accepting an offer. For completeness, what I mean by &...
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3answers
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Out of the box ideas to detect healthy workplace, good camaraderie during interview process [duplicate]

I know to start off the question may sound a bit subjective as everyone has a different taste hence also a different criteria for good chemistry, but as there are some generic rules for good and ...
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3answers
671 views

What questions to ask about organization/structure in an interview

I'm a senior engineer in a small, but regionally established, IT company. I perceive it as rather hard to make progress due to a lack of transparency, coordination, and organizational structure; in ...
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7answers
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How do I ask for 2-3 days per week remote work in a job interview?

I will soon be applying for jobs. I'm still a junior developer with some but not too much experience under my belt. One thing I'd love from a new job would be the possibility to work remotely for 2-3 ...
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1answer
759 views

How to find out during interviews whether a company keeps up to date with current technology?

I'm interviewing for a database-related technical position at a relatively small company. The database team (who I'd be working with) only has 2 people, and both of them have been with the company for ...
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2answers
440 views

How to find out if work location is flexible at potential company?

I'm starting the interview process with a company & position that I'm very interested in. However, for personal reasons it's extremely important to me that I should be able to work remotely ...
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How can I suss out if new jobs will have the same issues as my current job? [duplicate]

I'm in a somewhat toxic work environment - not allowed to take days off for doctor's appointments, I have two managers who tell me conflicting things to work on and get mad when I'm doing something ...
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5answers
988 views

How to get hints on workplace culture during the interview? [duplicate]

If one gets invited to an interview by a potential employer, how could that person find out about the culture of the department he/she would be working at? Are there any questions, answers to which ...
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7answers
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How to find an employer who is NOT child friendly?

So this is the opposite problem that a lot of people seem to have when finding an employer. I've worked for three employers in the past who advertised themselves as "child friendly" or "family ...
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5answers
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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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3answers
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What are appropriate questions to to ask a hiring manager on budget, staffing and resources that support the job?

Some context: I wasn't able to properly assess my last job on these terms prior to accepting the position. I accepted at face value when my interviewers assured me they had secured proper funding for ...
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3answers
753 views

Software companies who train from scratch: what's the catch? [closed]

Context I've started looking into programming/software development jobs. I don't have a computer science or software engineering degree. I did do two years of a Computational Linguistics degree, ...
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6answers
2k views

Should I ask about gender diversity culture in an interview? [duplicate]

I work as a Software Engineer in a large corporation, I'm regularly experiencing sexism from colleagues, as well as managers. It's a contributing factor to me actively seeking a new job. I really don'...

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