Businesses love to brag about their company culture, but their curated image doesn’t always match the reality of working there. These employees, who replied to u/terpkawa’s question, had a lot to say about that.
The OP asked Redditors about the times they worked for companies that touted amazing cultures or benefits, but then really did not deliver. It’s nearly impossible to tell from the outset what it’ll be like to work somewhere, no matter how closely you look for red flags during the interview process. Some places have all the trappings of a “cool company culture,” like a foosball table or frequent pizza parties or lots of happy hours. But if you end up having to work 75 hours per week to please your demanding bosses, that foosball table will be collecting dust. And what good is a pizza party if you can barely pay your rent?
These people below shared the moments they realized they had to get out of these “cool companies” as fast as possible. Check out these great stories below. Then, this wacky customer had a great life hack: if a store’s sign says “closed,” simply turn it to say “open,” and insist that the store is open anyway.