10 questions that you can ask a data science hiring manager and interviewer:

It’s inevitable that your interviewer will ask: “do you have any questions for us?” — it’s important that you ask something. If you don’t ask anything, interviewer might feel that you are not engaged enough and so you should prepare questions to ask hiring manager and interviewers.

Tip: Extra Brownie points if it’s a really good question!

With that context, here are some ideas:


  1. How does different team members like product managers, data engineers and data science collaborate with each other?
  2. How do you prioritize data science projects?
  3. How do you scale processes, technology and people needs to help the growing demand of data science here?
  4. Why did you join this company and team?
  5. What are some of the biggest reasons why someone leaves this company/team?
  6. What surprised you about this role?
  7. How would you rate the data culture at this company compared to other places that you’ve worked?
  8. How does the informal and formal feedback processes work here?
  9. Let’s say a year from now, the candidate hired for this role is a rock star, what are the things that he/she would have done to do that?
  10. What are some of the professional development resources available for someone working here? Follow up questions: How do you do go about your own professional development? Do you have training budget? Do you go to conferences?

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