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I've worked at, with, or visited some companies with unique benefits like "bring your dog to work day," on-site coffee bar, employer-sponsored firm-wide community service days, and a chair-massage masseuse that came to the office once a month. I even visited a structural engineer's office in CA with beers on tap (reserved for Friday afternoons). Have you experienced unique benefits at your current or previous positions? Do you personally think those types of benefits make a difference in employee hiring/retention and/or fostering a collaborative work culture?
At BCC Engineering, we have a 15-minute break that we use to play ping pong or darts! Plus many other goodies that our office managers provide on a weekly basis.
Jairo Rodriguez, PE
Senior Drainage Engineer
Miami | Fort Lauderdale | Orlando | Tampa | Panama City
160 N. Westmonte Drive, Suite 2000, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
t. 407.951.6444 | www.bcceng.com
When asking questions of a potential employer, use mostly behavioral interviewing, not hypothetical interviewing. The first is based on actual past behavior – it is more convincing – and the second is, as noted, simply hypothetical.
An example of each follows:
Hypothetical: "What would you do to support a staff member who suggested a highly creative way of doing something?"
Behavioral: "Give me a recent example of how you supported a staff member who suggested a highly creative way of doing something?"