When asked, most people will reply to that question with “I work for XYZ Corporation.” In reality you work for a person, a boss.
CNN Money regularly publishes the list of the best companies to work for in the country such as Zappos, REI, Google, and Wegmans Food Markets.
Okay, can you assume that you are automatically going to be satisfied and fulfilled with your work–that the people around you and your boss will support who you are?
What if your boss at one of these revered companies is/was — in your opinion — a real jerk, a numbskull, someone from the shallow end of the gene pool.
We believe that it’s your boss, your immediate supervisor, who has a more impactful relationship on you and your sense of well being than any survey results.
So when interviewing for a job it is equally important to pay close attention to the person you will be working for than it is to the marquee over the company entrance.