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Enough negativity...one advantage of being in the audit field is getting the opportunity to go to a variety of clients. I started to observe office cultures, environments and such to see how different they are. One technology company for instance, had a free vending machine, free snacks, magazine racks in the restroom and even a dartboard. Study groups were using the office as a study area in the evenings, harmless blowup dolls everywhere. It was a wonderful environment. Contrast this with a warehouse-turned-office I worked in. You can almost smell the products from inside the office. The company wasn't doing well, the office is half-empty since it went through a spate of layoffs. The kitchen area was another story. One of my team members last year came in to work one day and said..."I get depressed by just driving here and walking in every morning." Talk about day and night. Sure, there are several middle grounds, but if I were to start/work in a company, I would place a heavy emphasis on office culture, since I can see the effects it has on people.

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