Using your experiences in job
interviewing, what do you think it
would happen if I ask the interviewer
to explain me why he think the company
is the best company for me and why I
should accept their answer? Do you
think it would be a good think or bad
thing to do?
At most places, this is actually sort of expected. The interview goes both ways. If they aren't telling you why you should want to work there, to me it's a sign of trouble. Either they:
- Don't care about hiring anyone
- Aren't interested in hiring you (you may be there, because they need a 3rd candidate)
- Are hiding something.
If they aren't trying to sell you the reason to work there, then you should ask, as it may show them you are really interested and change their opinion, or it may uncover something that you should know before making a decision.
Here's an example, I interviewed at a place about a year ago. Talked to the devs, and at then end I was kind of BSing with the person who led me to the job (she worked there). We start talking about the perks, and there were a few detractors to the job, but I say "Hey at least the space is nice, and you get your own office."......then the bomb dropped, "Well, we're out of space and you don't get an office (although everyone else in the place did), and this place is expensive, so we moving someplace a lot cheaper within the year." Never would have known if we didn't talk about why it was a "great" place to work.
What you have to remember that the company needs you (or the person fulfilling the job). They aren't doing you a favor by hiring you. They are not trying to be your friend. They are using you for your skills to accomplish some goal, so they should be trying to sell you on taking the job.