Prepare for Interviews
It is extremely important to know about a company’s “present” or current state. Companies change drastically over the course of time and depending on the industry and other factors, they may even look completely different every few months.
One of the steps in the interview prep process is learning about a company’s history and mission – basically, where did they come from and why? While it seems like a pain to do so much investigating for a half hour interview, it is expected that you will have a solid understanding of this.