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Old 02-09-2014, 07:26 AM
 
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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?
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: SC
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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?
Gosh, I'm shocked...
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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I would guess the employer had it removed. I've heard of that happening from others with reviews on Glassdoor, but I never have noticed it myself in particular.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:53 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.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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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?
Wow. You realy have time to keep track on your old employer and their Glassdoor rating?

Glassdoor takes down stuff all the time. Please don't get caught up in conspiracy theories. It's not that deep.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: USA
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This is typical - the corporations control everything and certainly won't let the truth be spoken.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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Wow. You realy have time to keep track on your old employer and their Glassdoor rating?

Glassdoor takes down stuff all the time. Please don't get caught up in conspiracy theories. It's not that deep.
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?
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:08 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.
I find GD useful when I'm checking out a company with the intention of applying for a job. I know that even negative reviews are one person's opinion just like positive reviews. But all the reviews allow me to see inside the company in a way that I couldn't otherwise.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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I wonder if there are any legal ramifications of writing a negative review? I know it's anonymous however I think that by looking up the ip address, the company could find out who wrote the review.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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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?
I don't know what you wrote. I've seen negative reviews on all the companies I've looked at.

Bottom line is that it's Glassdoor's site and not yours. They can take down anything at anytime for any reason.

Your experience is your experience. If it means all that much to you to put it out there, start your own site or blog.
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