Figuring Out If a Company’s Culture Is Right for You

by Kristi DePaul

Would you want to work for a company with this job description?

We are looking for strong, determined candidates with one to three years of experience. Your boss won’t bother to invest in your career development, you won’t be able to speak your mind, and your contributions will be of little value to our leadership team. But the salary is great!

Probably not. Sadly, this description is accurate in more companies than you might think, though they rarely admit it in the real job description. A majority of respondents (61%) to a Glassdoor survey said that they found aspects of a new job different from what they had expected from the interview process. Company culture ...

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