5 Signs of a Bad Work Environment

5 Signs of a Bad Work Environment

By: Katie Artis Wise

Oftentimes, it seems as though most advertisements for companies are to build a positive reputation and play up a company’s strengths- which is great! However, not all companies can offer prospective employees the same stellar environment, and naturally, every company is different. When researching any company during a job search there are certain red flags that everyone should be aware of. Read on to find out some of said red flags you should look for when researching a prospective employment opportunity.

1) Always Hiring

If a company is always hiring, then it’s most likely not a great place to work. Obviously, sometimes exceptions to the rule occur, however, if this is a company that has been around for awhile then they should be more established than to have a revolving door of employees. Think about it- if the current employees don’t stay for a very long time or if you consistently see job openings advertised for a specific company, then it might not be the best fit.

2) Culture/Atmosphere

It’s hard to notice this sort of thing prior to actually starting a job; however, office culture is hugely important- with so many personalities, it’s completely unrealistic to expect a 100% cohesive working environment at all times. As long as employees can treat either other with mutual respect and not fall victim to office popularity contests, then that’s what’s important. However, if your office is reminiscent of a middle school popularity contest, then chances are it’s not the right place for you!

3) Dictatorship

No one wants a boss that could pass for a descendant of Hitler. Unfortunately, sometimes when someone is put into a position of authority, it can change everything- including the way they treat their employees. Someone in a supervisory/managerial role should be consistent in demonstrating a professional boundary, however, there’s no need to become an overbearing overlord overnight.  A good boss should be someone who challenges their employees in the best way by wanting to do better. Remember- happy employees are productive employees! 

4) Layoffs

In addition to a company that has a high turnover rate, a company that frequently gets rid of people is something to be leery of. Whatever the reason may be- financial instability, lack of work, etc, a company that seems to adhere to a revolving door policy is not a company that anyone should want to associate themselves with.

5) Dread Sets In

Let’s be honest- it’s rare that anyone wakes up every single morning uber excited about heading into the office. Yet if the idea of going into work fills you with dread to the point where you’re legitimately panicking and that uncomfortable feeling just won’t go away, it’s probably time to make a change. There’s no point in letting yourself carry around all of that unnecessary stress for the sake of staying in a position because it’s become part of your daily routine and you’ve gotten used to it. Looking for a new job often feels like a full time job in and of itself, but that’s why we’re here! Join us and let Monarch do the worrying for you! Beat the New Years Rush and come apply with us today. Let Monarch help you land that dream job so that you can be one of those rare people that actually wakes up excited to go to work!