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What is the worst thing you have heard about our company?

1 of 15 Stress Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 21st, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you have any reservations about joining their organization. Discuss with the interviewer the impression you have had in regards to their company. Do you have any red flags or hesitations? If you do, it is a great idea to express this to the interviewer so that they have a chance to clarify. Be respectful and non-accusatory. Keep your question as light as possible while still getting the answer you need to make yourself comfortable.

Professional Answer Examples
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"For the most part, I have had a great impression of your company. After researching your organization online, I did read a couple of reviews from previous employees claiming that it was difficult to move up in the organization. Can you clarify that for me?"

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"In reading some of the online reviews about your organization, there was some feedback around high turnover within your company. What is your company doing to improve in this area?"

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"You mentioned earlier that your biggest pain point is the employee turnover in this department the past two years. I have also seen some negative online reviews from disgruntled employees. Could you share with me the current action steps your organization has taken to combat this ongoing issue?"

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"Your agency was in the news recently for a copywriter that was plagiarizing work for some of your major clients. What steps has this company taken to recover your reputation, and make the necessary amends with your clients?"

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"I have heard from people that your company offers the best customer service, and then I have heard the opposite. I think this is par for the course when you are a huge corporation, with multiple locations. You can't win them all! I will say; however, that all of my experiences as a shopper in Company ABC have been amazing."

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"Some of your Glassdoor reviews show employees who state they did not earn the commission they thought they were, after initially starting with your company. Could you share with me a realistic overview of first years' earnings in this role?"

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"Budget cuts are a pain point for a lot of teachers, students, and parents. I know that those situations are out of your hands. Could you share with me how you handle a situation such as budget cuts?"

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"For the most part, I have had a great impression about your company. After researching your organization online I did read a couple of reviews from previous employees claiming that it was difficult to move up in the organization. Can you clarify that for me?"

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Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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