Company values, how important are they to you?

IsmaeljrpIsmaeljrp Member Posts: 480 ■■■□□□□□□□
That's my question folks. How much of a factor does it play, a companies values?

I have an opportunity to join a really big company with really good pay and benefits. The job role seems very exciting. I've started researching the company a bit more and it's parent company (Koch Industries)as it is now a subsidiary. From what I've dug up, the company has no regard for the environment and the owners seem to have a very controversial history as well.

This kinda gave me a gut-wrenching feeling. Like I'd be assisting them in the type of behavior they've been associated with. I know I may sound ridiculous.

I wanted to know if anybody has any thoughts on the matter. What would you do?


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    gespensterngespenstern Member Posts: 1,243 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Around zero.

    I'm a mercenary for hire and I do well what I do for an appropriate compensation. I'm not in position to change the world or human nature. That's it.
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    scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    If you feel that way, don't accept the offer. Find a company that more aligns with your views.
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    Nightflier101BLNightflier101BL Member Posts: 134 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I have to believe in and trust the company I'm working for. If I'm going to be part of a team, I can't be a good teammate if I don't agree with company values. I also have personal values and morals that will not allow me work in certain types of industries.

    I can sleep better at night knowing that I'm working for a good cause and my co-workers and management all support each other.

    Edit - forgot to add, always trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, probably isn't. However, you have the interviews to dig out what you can and focus on your concerns.
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    PhalanxPhalanx Member Posts: 331 ■■■□□□□□□□
    It's all you. If it feels bad to you, that's all that matters. If you can stomach it, then go right ahead. Company values to me are important; it shows me what the company is like and how they treat people in general.
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    Legacy UserLegacy User Unregistered / Not Logged In Posts: 0 ■□□□□□□□□□
    The title for this post is misleading.. In your case I'd say go with your gut.

    But to answer the title lol company values are important to me. At my place we strive for excellence so you want to do the best that you can. The only company motto which i seen in a specific companies job posting which i think is crap is our motto is, "We live to work not Work to live" which tells what kind of place it is.
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    In this case it's up to you and your personal values. For example, I would never work for a tobacco company.

    Environment considerations is a tricky one, because things seem to be exaggerated on the Internet

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    TechGromitTechGromit Member Posts: 2,156 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Around zero.

    I'm a mercenary for hire and I do well what I do for an appropriate compensation. I'm not in position to change the world or human nature. That's it.

    I don't think I could knowingly work for a company that I know pollutes, for example if I was a truck driver and they told me to **** that toxic waste in the woods, I couldn't be part of that, mercenary or not, I would report them to even if it costs me my job. On the other had, I'd still work for someone who's environmental track record wasn't squeaky clean, I'm environmentally conscientious to a point.
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    ITSec14ITSec14 Member Posts: 398 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Everyone see's this differently. Some folks care more about the mission of the company and other's want to do their work and collect a paycheck (which is totally fine). My previous job was cool, but the company did some really shady stuff in the past which didn't give me a sense of pride in working for them. My current company is fantastic as they firmly believe in equality and have high moral standards, which is a big reason why I have no plans on leaving anytime soon.
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    mzx380mzx380 Member Posts: 453 ■■■■□□□□□□
    If you feel that the money is too good to be ignored then take the job. If you think that the company doesn't align with your values, then disregard the offer and don't give it another thought.

    Personally, I was working for a place that was against my personal beliefs, I'd be miserable so I wouldn't put myself in that position.

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    NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I work for a casino. Not sure where that stands on the values scale for other people. Location of it is ideal for me though and its constantly growing. I like to think it is a fun entertainment company. Maybe I just don't have a soul tho... /shrug
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    MooseboostMooseboost Member Posts: 778 ■■■■□□□□□□
    While I tend to be in the middle of the road for a lot of values, my mentality is this: There is only one you while there are many companies who can hire you. If a position or company is not the right fit for you, don't accept the position. There are other opportunities out there.
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