Originally Posted by gdl203
^ this I think of it from the other side of the table. I interview a lot of young candidates and I like to understand who they're interviewing with and why - it gives a better perspective on their story, focus and career aspirations. Also often tells you if someone understands the industry or not. I don't like the BS evasive answers. It's not a trick question, it's not confidential, why would you not answer it?
i don't know Greg, I'm on the same side of the table as you are in this, and I just outright wouldn't ask that question. It's none of my fucking business. To me, that makes the correct answer to someone who does ask "none of your fucking business"...which he can't say to an interviewer. So, I'd recommend being evasive (but in the case of my answer, invoking the high road), and I would take it as a small indication that whatever other companies I had my eggs basketed with were ever so slightly more attractive now.