Which Corporate Culture Do You Value?Imagine that upon graduation you have the good fortune to be offered two job opportunities. The first is with a corporation known to cultivate a hard-nosed, no-nonsense business culture in which keeping long hours and working intensely are highly valued. At the end of each year, the company donates to numerous social and environmental causes. The second job opportunity is with a nonprofit recognized for a very different culture based on its compassionate approach to employee work-life balance. It also offers the chance to pursue your own professional interests or volunteerism during a portion of every work day. The first job offer pays 20 percent more per year.
Critical Thinking•Which of these opportunities would you pursue and why?•How important an attribute is a salary, and at what point would a higher salary override for you thenonmonetary benefits of the lower-paid position?