Is “culture fit” an appropriate response for why you are leaving your current employer during an interview?

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Nope

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This only makes sense if the new company has a different culture, and that everyone this the way you do as well. My answer doesn’t rely on someone seeing things my way since there is nothing they can pick apart. Saying it was a bad culture fit can certainly mean different things to different people. And the interviewer might be thinking you’ll have the same issues here that you did there. Being able to perform and adapt to non-ideal work cultures makes for a better employee IMO

What specifically would you message about the culture not being a good fit?

Seems hard to frame this in a way that ends up reflecting positively on you.

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So I have mentioned a culture “change” after an acquisition as my reasoning for leaving. It was well received and I got the job. They were like yeah, stripping benefits is not good.

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That’s a great way of positioning it and not coming across negatively!

It’s going to wildly depend on how you spin it when they ask you wtf that means. If they don’t ask you should spin it anyway.

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Yeah of course that’s not going to be my only response. But just curious if that is the right approach to take

Better than telling the truth about your laptop ‘adult’ search history lol

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Working I was answering OPs question. I have a private laptop ;0)

Yes, but be prepared for followup questions.

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Is that why you are actually leaving?

PS1 - that’s a good point, I’m also exploring options outside of big consulting shops

Yeah and be prepared to tell them what changed

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