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Old 02-25-2016, 02:22 AM
 
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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.
An ex-employer of mine had a number of bad reviews on Glassdoor, then suddenly a flurry of glowing reviews appeared, all in the same style and looking clearly copywritten, and the negative reviews were removed. I personally posted an honest review about three times but it kept being removed and replaced by more and more outrageously positive reviews. I do not trust Glassdoor...
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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An ex-employer of mine had a number of bad reviews on Glassdoor, then suddenly a flurry of glowing reviews appeared, all in the same style and looking clearly copywritten, and the negative reviews were removed. I personally posted an honest review about three times but it kept being removed and replaced by more and more outrageously positive reviews. I do not trust Glassdoor...
I posted an interview review once describing the unethical and false pretenses based on my experience with one of those marketing/sales companies. They intentionally lied in the job title claiming the position was "Human Resources"; everything looked good until I did the interview. It was nothing more than a door-to-door sales job.

If companies mislead and lie to job applicants, the public should be aware of it. Apparently, Glassdoor removed my review and felt otherwise.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:19 AM
 
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I had the same thing happen with a review of my current employer. I guess its just what they do.
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:08 AM
 
Location: SW Ohio
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Default Glassdoor removed review

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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?

Apparently, their guidelines are open to interpretation and not applied consistently. I had written other reviews that had been accepted with no problem both positive and negative. Then, I submitted a similarly written review that was received by a reviewer that wanted to be difficult and wouldn't approve it (Phillipe - How's that for a singular ID?). He was taking the guideline about identifying non-executive level employees too literally and strictly. (i.e. I wrote "an HR leader" and was told that it was a singular ID violation. Sorry, but it isn't as HR has many people in management.) He also said I had numerous other violations of this sort throughout my review for (very ambiguously) referring to other employees I had experiences with. (I'm sorry, but how is it possible to describe your experiences without using a noun to reference the perpetrator?) It was no different than other reviews I had written before.


I complained and asked the posting to be passed to someone else for review, which opened a can of worms. Out of retaliation, all of my other reviews were later removed, and it was done quietly without me being notified. One of these was for a current job I hold, and the review for that and several others were rather short, sweet, and general; they certainly didn't violate any guidelines.


Of course, I wrote them asking for an explanation for all the deletions. I haven't received a response and imagine I won't.


As many of these reviews were posted more than 30 days ago, I can't edit them and have lost all of that work.


Glassdoor doesn't appear to me to be unbiased.


It also doesn't make any sense to me why you can refer to a CEO but not the HR director because they say only the first represents the face of the company and contributes to the company culture. Sorry, but that isn't the case; everyone at the company contributes to the culture esp an HR manager. It is important information to have. Besides, what difference does it make whether you refer to a CEO vs a department director.


I'm considering starting up a competitor website where employee reviewers don't have to put up with Glassdoor's nonsense and dance around writing about their workplace experiences.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Totally agree and I would welcome a site like this. I have made so many reviews about my previous employer because I am trying to help people stay away from this company. They were approved, and I gave good pros and cons and on there for about a month and now they are removed. That site is a joke. It obviously depends on the employer but take this site lightly.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:07 PM
 
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Glassdoor loves negative reviews so that it can invite companies to sign up on paid plans and force them to respond. It is a money making gimmick. Why doesn't someone ask what they revenue model is and how is it that they survive ? Surely they don't feed on our reviews?
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:34 PM
 
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Glassdoor loves negative reviews so that it can invite companies to sign up on paid plans and force them to respond. It is a money making gimmick. Why doesn't someone ask what they revenue model is and how is it that they survive ? Surely they don't feed on our reviews?
Basically the Yelp, of company reviews.
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