I believe that the “corporate culture” can be defined by the organization you choose to work for.
For instance, I have been fortunate enough to work for Guardian Insurance Company for 19 years. I pursued a career with Guardian because Guardian’s Values align with my personal values.
- People Count
- We Do the Right Thing
- We Hold Ourselves to Very High Standards
For all the years that I have worked at Guardian, these values remain at the forefront of every decision made.
The best advice I can give you is to do your homework. Research the company and learn more about their values surrounding community, equality, education, work life balance, philanthropy, etc. , all of the things that you are passionate about! If the company’s values and missions align with what interests you most, chances are the culture created by the company and its colleagues will be one that you are happy with!
Melanie recommends the following next steps:
- Research the Company
- Understand their mission and values
- Outline what is most important to you in an organization’s culture