Reading Time: 2 minutes
I don’t know about you, but I have bills to pay, mouths to feed, and expensive toys to purchase (and maintain). Pay is a huge and important piece of the puzzle when considering who you’re going to work for.
That being said, don’t forget about all of the other pieces of the puzzle. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of other puzzle pieces to take into consideration when comparing the pictures of the companies that you’re interviewing with to see which one will offer the best overall package that satisfies your wants and needs:
1. What will your new boss be like (personality and management style)
2. # of Vacation Days/PTO and/or sick days
3. Personal Time Off (do they offer mental health days?)
4. Distance from where you live
6. Shifts available to choose from
7. Days of the week you’ll be working (can you work 4/10s?)
8. Ability to work from home (WFH?)
9. Advancement opportunities
11. # of reviews and raise opportunities in a year
12. Are they publicly traded (owned by shareholders) or a private company?
13. How many employees do they have? (Working for a Fortune 500 company is a lot different than a small mom-and-pop shop.)
14. How did they treat their employees and customers during COVID?
15. Will the job be hourly or salaried?
16. Do you have any perks at work or discounts at retail stores, car rental companies, travel, etc.?
17. Awards they’ve won
18. Turnover rate (as a company, in the department, and in the role you’ll be in)
19. Online reviews (always check out a companies’ reviews on Glassdoor, Google, Yelp, Facebook, Indeed, etc.)
20. Social media presence
22. What kind of technology you’ll be given to do your job?
23. How much travel will be involved?
24. Charitable contributions
25. Social justice stance/initiatives