Company culture influences what your work life is like in many ways, which is why it’s important to find out what the company culture is like when you’re interviewing for a new job. Here’s why asking about lunch is an easy way to do so.
How employees spend their lunch break is a good indicator of the social aspect of a company’s culture and how employees feel about their workload. Often, employees that feel overworked will eat lunch at their desk to make the most of every minute. If employees eat together or spend their lunch break going on walks or other non-work related things, it’s a good sign that the culture makes people feel they can use that time for themselves. Of course, there will always be people who prefer to work through their lunch or eat at their desk because they prefer to use their break to recharge rather than socialise, but by asking your interviewers how they or other employees at the company spend their lunch, you can get a peek into company culture that’s a bit more specific than if you simply asked what the culture is like.
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