Company culture is important. It can be the difference between hating or loving your job. A company with great culture is going to be excited to tell you all about it, but one with not-so-great culture will likely dodge your question.

So how do I know what the REAL company culture is?

Ask them! Here are a few sample questions to use during your interviews:

1. What is your favorite thing about working here?

This makes them have to really think about their own experience and what they value about their job. If the company has great employee perks and benefits, you’ll likely find out about them.

2. Are there activities for employees outside of work?

If a company offers activities outside of work to promote team-building, chances are they know the value of their employees. If you’re moving to a new area for work, it’s also a good way to meet people and discover the area!

3. How long have you been with the company?

When a company is constantly having to rehire people, it can tell you that they don’t value their employees and they probably don’t have a great employee culture. You should use your best judgement though, as sometimes you will interview at a great company with someone who is rather new!

What tips do you have for finding out about company culture?

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