How to vet software work culture during your interview

Can they communicate organizational goals clearly?

Are there clear hiring goals?

Peer performance reviews and regular checkins

Management & mentorship

Leveling & pay bands

Is actionable & constructive feedback normalized?

Communication culture

Is the codebase easy to change without incurring catastrophes?

Are they trying to make a high quality product or are they just a VC growth funnel?

Extra spicy questions if you’re feeling bold

Caveats & size/resource constraints

What about hardware companies?

How much does this all matter?

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