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What do you feel an employer owes an employee?

"What do you feel an employer owes an employee?"

This purpose for this question is basically to see what you expect from the company.  It is a simple answer, but you should also mention what you will give, in return for what you are expecting.

Short Answers

"I believe an employer should provide a good work environment and opportunities for growth in return for hard work."

"I believe an employer should respect their employees and treat them fairly.  I plan on working hard and I should be recognized for my contributions."

"I believe an employer should provide an environment where everyone can succeed.  I also believe that opportunities for growth and advancement should be provided by the employer."

Long Answer

"I have a lot of expectations from my employer.  Financial compensation is a given, but there are other things I expect.  I feel an employer should provide a good work environment, opportunities for growth, reward and recognition for excellence, and guidance in career development.  I know I will be giving everything I can to help my employer succeed, and in return these are some of the expectations I have."

If you look at the list of things I mentioned, all of them are strong indicators of a good employee.  If a person is wanting to grow and guidance in career development, then that worker is serious about improving him or herself.  Also, wanting reward and recognition for excellence indicates that this person is going to try to achieve excellence to get the reward.  I would try to avoid saying things like, having a good sick day policy, or an understanding of missed days due to miscellaneous issues, or mentioning a good maternity leave plan.  These things are all provided by large companies, but mentioning them indicates that you are a person who gets sick easily, or a person planning on having a baby, or an unlucky person that misses work due to bad luck.

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