Organizational Culture- Is this Job a Fit for You?
Finding out about an organization’s culture is an important step in the interview process. The culture of an organization is made up of the values, beliefs and the attitudes of its members. Written mission statements give the potential employee an idea of the values held by management. However, a true view of an organization comes from direct communication with its members.
When interviewing, it is important for potential employees to spend a few minutes asking the hiring manager or interviewer what they like about the organization and why they decided to work there. Most managers are open to this question and will gladly spend a few minutes telling you about the organization and what they feel are the major benefits for employees.
Keep in mind that the benefits of an organization can be more than vacations, 401k’s and salary. Finding a company that values its employees and their input may be worth more to your career in the long run.