What type of work environment do you prefer?

No matter how you answer this question, you need to make sure it jives with the culture and reputation of the company. So, be sure to do your research beforehand. For example, you don’t want to say you like a fast-paced work environment if the company you’re interviewing with is known for its laidback, chill atmosphere.

Based on the company website and Glassdoor reviews, share a preference you’re confident the interviewer will appreciate. Stay away from anything that might reflect poorly on you (everyone wants two-hour lunch breaks; keep it to yourself). Here’s an example:

My ideal work environment is one that really values communication and input from its employees. I know that XYZ Company has Feedback Friday lunches with interested employees once a month, and I really love that. Communication and transparency are really important to me, too.