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What are the most common complaints employees make about your company culture?

Although you want to keep your interview as positive as possible, throwing a monkey wrench into the interview gears might not be a bad idea. Especially because it's an unexpected question. The cool part is, by discovering the negative aspects about a company before working there, you know what to expect. Like visiting Portland during wet season (September through May) before deciding to move there. At least there's no sugar coating.

You're not the only person being interviewed. In fact, your perception of a company is equally as important as their perception of you. Here's the reality: You can't work where you don't feel comfortable. You can't thrive where you don't feel at home. And you can't grow where you don't feel welcome. Therefore, the culture of the company you're applying for carries tremendous weight on your decision to work there.

Scott Ginsberg, writing for TheLadders explores seven questions you should ask about corporate culture, along with an explanation of what makes them work. Consider asking a few of these on your next interview.

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