Be sure to reference check the company because your potential employer will do the same with you. You are going to spend more time with this employer and its people than with any other aspect of your life. You can never truly know what it is going to be like to work there until you start, but at least you will get a better sense of the environment if you do your research and analysis. An organization’s online reputation is their reputation. I might suggest using Barrons.com, Bloomberg.com, BusinessWeek.com, Forbes.com, Fortune.com, Google.com, Hoovers.com, Linkedin.com, Moodys.com, SEC.gov, StandardandPoors.com and WSJ.com.
Source: Career and Worklife Blog - Tom Denham