It’s an important topic to raise, but you’ll need to frame your questions very carefully.
1. ASK, “HOW DO YOU HELP GOOD PERFORMERS GROW IN THIS POSITION?”
If they don’t bring it up, follow up by specifically asking if anyone within the company got started in a similar position.
2. ASK, “CAN YOU TELL ME HOW YOU’D COMPENSATE THE PERSON IN THIS POSITION IF THEY WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS?”
3. SAY, “YOUR COMPANY CULTURE VALUES X. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW THAT PLAYS OUT IN COMPENSATING AND PROMOTING EMPLOYEES WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION?”