Interview Advice: How to Sniff out a Toxic Work Environment

Angelique H. Caffrey

Job seekers, beware. While you may be raring to ditch a demeaning employer, make sure you aren't trading one problem workplace for another. There's no crystal ball to tell you with certainty whether a prospective employer is toxic or terrific, but you do have the power to sniff out signs of negativity before you join a soul-crushing team. You can spot red flags to avoid joining a dreary workplace by using these simple investigative techniques and observational skills.