25 Best Questions to Ask the Employer

By Sara Maldonado

Prepping for an interview? Don’t forget to interview your potential new employer right back. Make sure they’re the right fit by asking some of the following questions:

  1. What makes this company special?
  2. What does success look like in this position in the first 90 days?
  3. What are the biggest opportunities in the department?
  4. What are the biggest challenges of this position?
  5. What characteristics are you looking for in your employees?
  6. What is the history of this position?
  7. How has this position changed over time?
  8. What has success looked like in this position in the past?
  9. How do you evaluate performance within the company?
  10. What brought you to the company?
  11. What has been your favorite part about working for this company?
  12. What are the top three goals for this position in the first 90 days?
  13. What is the structure of the department?
  14. What does growth look like in this company?
  15. What is your employee turnover rate? What are some retention strategies the company is implementing?
  16. What types of professional development opportunities do you offer?
  17. How would you describe the culture of the company?
  18. Your website mentioned that the company values X. How do these company values play out in day-to-day life?
  19. How does the company celebrate achievements?
  20. What does collaboration look like between managers and direct reports at this company?
  21. What is your vision for the future of the department?
  22. Where would you like to see the company go?
  23. What is your timeline for filling this position?
  24. What are the next steps of the interview process?
  25. Have I answered all your questions?

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