Apparently nearly half of employers do!
In a word yep
If you can't be bothered to do even some basic fundamental research about a prospective employer, then you are displaying either laziness or a complete lack of initiative.
Two qualities I would definitely steer clear of
If I were to go for another interview I would certainly want to know what I was letting myself in for as well.. Although I was lucky enough to already know just about everything there was to know about my present job as I did warranty jobs with them all the time so knew everyone pretty well
I think it is courteous to learn something about the company but what irritates me are the companies with "mantras" that are often displayed on the reception area wall. I once attended an interview with a well-known supermarket company for an admin role so had a look at their website to understand the company values, which can be different from what you actually witness as a customer.
Wasn't asked anything about company values but had to demonstrate how I would deal with different situations and if there was anything in the past where I learned from a mistake, either committed or averted. They assumed, rightly or wrongly, that I knew their company but they had also taken the time to read my CV and ask sensible questions. Unlike an interview many years ago, where I was asked some ridiculous questions such as if I died tomorrow, what would I like inscribed on my headstone. I resisted the temptation to reply "I don't care as I won't be able to see it".
CBP Business Services Ltd
The quality management for Supplies
Employee satisfaction in the summer
Would you eliminate a candidate from the interview process if they had little or no knowledge of your company?
Business Protection Survey
Unhappy Royal Mail Business Customer
How honest are your employees?
The road to a Career
Is the traditional CV and covering letter dying out?
Technological convergence - dawn of a new era?
Do you believe in rewarding customer loyalty?
As an Employer - do you read a candidate's covering letter?
What advice would you give someone looking for a career as an Accountant?
How do you get a good job with no experience?
What do you think is the major advantage of using a job board when searching for a job?
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