Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview

Do you ever do joint events with other departments or teams?

What do new employees typically find surprising after they start?

Who will I work with most closely? What other departments or units will I interact with?

What types of skills is the team missing that you’re looking to fill with a new hire?

What’s your favorite office tradition?

What are the company’s plans for growth and development?

What are the biggest challenges that I might face in this position?

How would you describe the company’s values?

What are your expectations for me in this role?

What metrics or goals will my performance be evaluated against?

What’s the most important thing I should accomplish in the first 90 days?

What do you and the team usually do for lunch?

Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with

How long have you been a manager?

What’s different about working here than anywhere else you’ve worked?

How long have you been at the company?

How has the company changed since you joined?

What’s the performance review process like here? How often would I be formally reviewed?

How do you typically onboard employees?

What are the most immediate projects that I would take on?

How has the company changed over the last few years?

Can you tell me about my direct reports? What are their strengths and the team’s biggest challenges?

How long before I will be… [meeting with clients, have responsibility for my own accounts, interacting with other departments, etc.]?

Is there anything that I should read before starting that would help me have a shared understanding with my colleagues?

Do you expect my main responsibilities in this position to change in the next six months to a year?

What’s your favorite part of working here?

What gets you most excited about the company’s future?

What are the current goals that the company is focused on, and how does this team work to support hitting those goals?