I had an interview where I was asked the question
Our company has 3 core values including teamwork, integrity and diversity. How do you show these values? Can you give some examples?
A while ago I heard that when a company is created, often times the founder has a vision, but the vision fails to get translated into tangible documents and this is why many companies spout these vague notions of "core values". Like valuing team work can mean just about anything.
How should such questions be answered in an interview? To be clear, I think all of these are fine values to have, but without context they are not really meaningful.
Part of me sees such a question as a red flag. Personally I'd rather not work in an environment with lots of "diversity" politics for example. In a previous workplace we often got emails and speeches about how "as a company we are sad to see the lack of pride flags in this city and want to remind everyone we value...". Without coming across as prejudice how can I inquire into the amount of this type of thing when interviewing with a potential workplace? I tried to frame the question as "how political is this workplace?" but it didn't really work.
I got this interview from a third party recruiter. I asked her about this question and what a good response might have been. She said it's a personal question and couldn't give me advice.