7 Signs You’re With A Toxic Employer

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

If you have been in the same role for a number of years and questioning whether it’s time to leave, this list may help you make your decision. There is no shame in recognizing when it is time to move on – in fact, it takes great maturity to recognize the time for growth.

Toxic employers exist in every country, every sector and every type of field. Sadly, no industry is exempt and you may have found yourself working for one. Check the list below and consider whether any of these traits apply to your workplace.

If your employer exhibits two or more, contact us ASAP. You are definitely in a toxic environment and it’s time to make your exit. We’ll find you something better with a much better working environment. 

7 Traits of a Toxic Employer 

Note: These traits were featured in a LinkedIn post by Influencer J.T. O’Donnel which appeared originally on LinkedIn. 

  1. They don’t introduce you to the manager and when you ask about his or her management style, you’re told they are, “intense” or “eccentric.”
  2. Nobody in the office is smiling or talking to each other and they actively avoid making eye contact with you.
  3. When you meet potential co-workers, they barely speak and say nothing about what it’s like to work there.
  4. The job you are applying to has had four people in it in the last year.
  5. When you ask about the turnover in the position, the manager trash-talks about the former employees and their short-comings.
  6. When you ask a colleague to introduce you to someone who works there and she says the person isn’t comfortable talking about their employer.
  7. When you ask about what they look for in a candidate, they say, “Hard working, loyal, appreciative, and respectful.” 

Stop feeling like this at work…

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And start feeling like this…


If you would like to discuss next steps in your career path, don’t hesitate to reach out. One of our recruitment experts would be happy to review your resume and discuss options, your expectations and professional goals.  Call us at (416) 599 1825 or e-mail us here

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