An organization’s environment is typically referred to as “culture” Cultural includes the core values and collective behaviors that make up an organization. It is very important that candidates learn about a company prior to accepting a job. This can be done prior to the interview by looking at the company’s website and reading news articles. If possible meet current employees. Also, at the interview a candidate can asses the type of culture when meeting with the interviewers and asking questions about the company.
Interviewers have a good sense on what type of person will be a good candidate for an organization. I found an interesting article from the Harvard Business Review gives good examples of some questions that interviewers may ask candidates to determine if someone is a good fit, Recruiting for Cultural Fit.