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What are some "green flags" to look for in terms of company culture?

How do I know if a company has a good culture?

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Silvana’s Answer

Building on the previous suggestions:
* Search for the company's feedback on websites such as Indeed or Glassdoor. Pay attention to how the company responds to negative reviews - if their tone seems hostile, defensive, or full of excuses, it could be a warning sign.
* You can also reach out to individuals in the fields you're interested in through LinkedIn messages and ask them about their experiences working at the company.
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T.J.’s Answer

Hello Anon!

I'll share some advice I discovered.
The notable leadership green flags are:

- They take an interest in your life outside of work.
- They never schedule meetings over lunch.
- They ask for your ideas
- They ask for feedback on the company's culture.
- They follow up or take action on the feedback you give.
- They give every room they walk into a burst of energy.
- They get stuck in with the day-to-day [responsibilities] when needed.
- They set boundaries and respect yours in return.
- They praise in public and discipline in private.
- They are transparent about their plans
- They share the rewards of the business' success
- They give credit when it's due.

Now... to give credit where it's due:

Here's the original author of this advice - Chris Donnelly!
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/donnellychris_good-leadership-is-not-a-mystery-its-a-activity-7077606879526318080-ZM54?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

Hopefully, his words help you + anyone else curious about good traits in leadership :)
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Andres’s Answer

It can be hard to figure out a lot about the culture before you actually get into the role, but one great question I like to ask in interviews is to quite directly ask the interviewer "how is the company culture." If they looks relaxed, happy, or simply in any way not stressed out, then it is likely that the place has a work culture that you may enjoy. It doesn't mean the work isn't difficult, simply that working there is something people enjoy doing. One final method ofcourse is to simply ask other people who work there, either through university connections or reaching out on LinkedIn
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