I have been fine tuning my interview skills and wanted to solicit some feedback from the community on how best to answer the inevitable question about "Why did you leave Company X?". I held a position with a (privately held) company several years ago where company officials condoned some unethical practices that I happened to discover. I called out the practices to several people who pretty much said, "That's how we've always done it." I talked it over with my wife and we decided that it would be best if I left the company and pursued other opportunities. So I ended up quitting and doing some consulting work until I landed my current position.
My question for everyone is, should I present this situation without sounding like I'm slamming my former employer, but still answer their question directly?
I've been out of the forums for a while. I'm glad to be back. I look forward to contributing on a more frequent basis.