Take a look at this Q posted on /.
Not a lot of detail in the question, but a few (mixed) reactions crossed my mind:
- Negative: Similar to giving your boss feedback: don't do it!
- Negative: Upper management doesn't understand hiring and is abdicating responsibility.
- Negative: The posting of the question and what the guy says indicates a lack in understanding interviewing anyway.
- Positive: Assuming the poster gets a real say in the matter, this is an interesting way to hire someone that the team might mesh well with.
I think if forced to do the same, I'd assume I'd have no real power here and everything I do and say could be a potential problem (similar to giving feedback to you boss). But I'd conduct it the same as any interview I'd do, but with a softer emphasis: ie, get to know you type of thing.
What do other MT people think?