A job is more than just a place you go and a thing you do for 8+ hours a day—you also have to deal with coworkers, bosses, office politics, and a top-down corporate culture that we too-often forget about until it rubs us the wrong way. If you don’t thrive in that culture, the job can get toxic pretty quickly. Here’s how you can tell what a company’s internal culture is like before you apply, or before you take the job and it’s too late.
We’ve talked about how cultural fit can even trump skills from an interviewer’s perspective, and how important it is to make sure you take culture into account before accepting a job offer. We’ve also shown you how to hone your interview skills too, so you can give your interviewer the impression you’ll fit in nicely and walk away with a job offer. However, it’s equally important for you to figure out whether the culture of the company you’re interested in is one you think you’ll thrive in. Here’s how.