This is a very loaded question and one that has been asked in interviews up and down the country with the wrong answer given on numerous occasions. During a range of practice interviews I have regularly asked this question and been amazed at the response given. Interviewees often think it is the chance to state their perfect and preferred size company as opposed to the post they are specifically applying for. If you think about it from the employer’s perspective they are looking for one answer and one answer only. You must give an answer that reflects the company you are applying to. It is no use expecting an employer who owns a small company to be particularly keen about employing you if you state that your preference is to work for a large company. This may be the truth, but not the truth you need to share with the firm you are being interviewed by.
Examples of Answers
“A company this size would be perfect for me. The environment you offer is one I have always thrived within (or alternatively sought to work within) as I feel it fits my personality and skill set perfectly. Furthermore my skills and experience fit the job specification you have and I am keen to progress as far as I can within your business.”