Who's the Boss?
Asking the simple question "To whom will I report if I get this job?" can generate a lot of information. Sometimes, one of the people conducting the interview will be the actual supervisor, but that's not always the case. Starting a discussion about who will be your boss can lead naturally to talking about the organization's structure and corporate culture. You'll want to know to whom your boss would report, and whether you're likely to interact with people above your direct supervisor and with those in other departments. Such questions can also help you find out how the company handles probationary periods and performance reviews. You can also move naturally into discussions about whether you'll supervise anyone and who your close coworkers will be.
Read on for more questions that can help you learn while putting your best foot forward.