Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, March 10, 2016
This is such an important question for candidates to get the answer to. If you are going to be working at a company for the bulk of your day, you want to make sure you enjoy your time! This question shows that you understand the importance of interviewing the company as much as they are interviewing you. The way that you go about finding out about what employees think about their company is to basically ask them directly. You can do that by asking, "What attracted you to come to "company name"? If they've been there awhile, follow the question up with, "Wow, that's great that you've been here so long, what has kept you here?". You can also ask the person who may be in the role your interviewing for what they like best about their role and what they think is the most frustrating part of their day. Often times, interviewers aren't always asked questions, and they are actually more than happy to share their thoughts and experiences with you. You will get a lot more information by listening to their responses and then possibly probing further if you get a sense that they are comfortable with the questions. If you see that they are not offering you much in terms of their responses, they probably do not want to answer and that could be a red flag for you, depending on the type of company culture you are looking for. Good luck!