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Interview Questions to ask Employers

A list of questions you could ask your potential employers…

Important things:
-Tooling software policy – License purchasing
-Hardware policy, Hard drive space, cpu, ram, monitors
Private office space?
Social events? Team Building?
Realistically, how much travel?
Work / Life balance?
powerful equipment? monitors?
health insurance? eye care?
innovation and risk?
Licenses for software tools?
job shadowing?
job growth?
A variety of duties?
work life balance? overtime policies ? working hours?
is it a junior position?
career progression?
– growth opportunities?
– Job rotation?
what is interview process?
Work Culture? Traditional?
Leading edge technology?
Pre-sales technical support? presentations to clients? tech demos?
Who would you learn from on the job?
– Automated unit testing
– one step build / test
Do you use SVN source control?
Can you make a build in one step?
Do you make daily builds?
Do you have a bug database?
Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
Do you use the best tools money can buy?
Do you have testers?

A really good blog post on interview questions by Steve Yegge.

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