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Old 02-10-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: All Over
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i believe it used to be called jobvetn and was awesome glassdoor sucks and like you said wont post neg stuff even if true
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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I only recently noticied a review of mine had been deleted because when I logged in to check some salaries of a company, the website asked me if I wanted to review the employer I'd already reviewed. I went and looked and sure enough it was gone... I thought that was odd. The review didn't portray them terribly, but I thought it was fair overall. *shrug*
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:38 PM
 
Location: South Hampton Roads
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After a bad experience at an interview with a small CPA firm, out of curiosity I visited the company's Glassdoor profle. There were pages and pages of negative reviews, most of which were about how verbally abusive the partners are. Several months later, I went back and noticed that not only had most of the bad reviews been deleted, but there were a few new ones about how it was such a great place to work. I'm sure those were either written by the partners themselves or they forced their employees to do it. I have no idea why Glassdoor removes reviews, but the fact that they do makes that site pretty much useless.
That's a real shame.

I understand that often former employees can just go into gripe mode and exaggerate problems, but even if that's the case, its up to the person reading the reviews to read between the lines and figure out which folks are just griping and which ones are giving pertinent feedback about their experiences at said company.

What's especially important, in my view, is reading enough reviews to notice whether or not there is a narrative ... if the same issues keep popping up in reviews. That's a big red flag. Sad that those reviews are being taken down.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:03 PM
 
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Thanks for answering. Do you know why Glassdoor would do this? I'm assuming someone at the company saw my review and requested that it be removed however it was a truthful account of my experience. Isn't that worth something as far as Glassdoor is concerned?
Why not repost it? I would.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: CO
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Looks like the 'transparency' mission of Glassdoor is no longer an ideal.
Having just raised $50 million and plotting an IPO, it's clear that profits are priority.
Rich Barton has done well w/ Expedia & Zillow, so he's looking to get PAID again.
Not that there's anything wrong with that - it just flies in the face of providing open and honest workplace reviews.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Oakland, California
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Yelp is the same way. The old office I used to work at had negative Yelp reviews removed all the time simply by talking nicely to the people at Yelp (over the phone)

None of the negative reviews violated Yelp's terms of service, it was simply because the company paid for a Yelp Business account, which most companies on Yelp do. Online ratings are not to be trusted.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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My husband wrote a tactful, but honest, opinion of an abhorrently unprofessional company with whom he worked (formerly); it was up for two days and removed by Glassdoor the third day.

Ridiculous.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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I wrote a negative review of a former job on Glassdoor. It was accurate & informative. Not all was bad at the job and I included that as well.

That posting was on the glassdoor was approved and was on the website for a few months. I noticed today that it has been removed.

It was a review true to my account of my time at that company.

Does anyone have any idea why it was removed?
Used to be a site called jobvent.com. The site was notorious for allowing employers to "prune" what was shared from employees. Said site is now a shadow of what it was. Glassdoor will eventually go down the same path.

I wouldn't let it bother you.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:12 AM
 
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My husband wrote a tactful, but honest, opinion of an abhorrently unprofessional company with whom he worked (formerly); it was up for two days and removed by Glassdoor the third day.

Ridiculous.
Sounds very similar to my situation. I wrote an honest account of my time at that company. Other people in the department felt the same way but they still worked there and couldn't say anything.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:16 AM
 
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When you're looking for a job, you try to find out all that you can about a company - the good & the bad. It's nice to know what you're getting yourself into. When you go on a job interview, the company not only interviews you and give you a background check, but I think that a potential candidate also has the right to do the same with any company they are considering.

I'm learning to take any online review with a grain of salt. If HR people are submitting reviews to counteract any negative review, how honest is that? And there is no way of knowing how often this happens. I've heard this happens with other sites too. Guess it's all part of living in cyberspace world.
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