But without personally meetings, face to face discussion and without entering in the organisation no one can understand the mentality of management. As no one within the company complains abt the company's culture, atmosphere procedures can tell due to job security.
I am yet to find any time-tested ways to identify the morality of a new employer. However, request you to consider these points while weighing your new employer.
- Speak to the existing employees and separate individual feedback from a common concern. Focus on the standpoint taken by the leaders and systems in general. Such as if there are defects or any problem faced by the employee, how far does the organization go to support, what are the existing systems in place and how does the leadership utilize it.
- Ask about the appraisal system and look for the commonalities such as timeliness, the hike distribution and growth path not just for the blue eyed ones but even for the average performers in the team.
- Identify how the customer complaints are dealt. Does it all boil down to blame-game? Alternatively, does this leads to greater R&D and better process audit?
- The ethical processes might run skin deep and may not allow a new-comer to weigh them. Just focus on how a sudden non-adherence is managed. If it is met with consternation rather than maturity, it says it all about the decision makers and the Corporate Guidelines they are supposed to follow
Systems are formed and governed by the hands that run it. A great but a dormant process serves no good. Hence, weigh both in the right proportion. Hope this helps.