Fishbowl’s mission is to make industries and companies more open and connected.
Every day professionals come to Fishbowl to discuss industry news and
get career advice from colleagues and senior leadership in an open, positive and
Within organizations, senior leadership uses
Fishbowl to build community and trust with their employees. Our community team and
company actively promote honesty, positivity, and empathy to help achieve the
mission of making companies and industries more open and connected.
Fishbowl creates relatable experiences between professionals.
Users verify their professional identity, industry, and their domain expertise
which helps segment users within professionally relevant networks.
Every user is verified during the sign-up process, through their
name, title, and place of employment – creating trust amongst users and context
for conversations generated on the platform.
You spend one-third of your life at work (1/3rd of your life!).
We believe that means you can connect with people who share your interests and
identity through the unique perspective of your professional experience. There
are thousands of bowls - communities started by others in your industry or
related industries - that you can explore to form relationships and enhance your
Users can discover and socialize with a network of professionally
relevant individuals across different types of communities. When posting, users
have the option to share either their full identity, or if they prefer, only a
portion of their verified identity, such as their place of employment or title.
This flexibility allows you to discuss professionally-relevant, real-life
situations in an open and honest way.
While Fishbowl is a fun and supportive community, it is also a
place where professionals discuss very real situations, such as issues regarding
compensation, challenging workplace circumstances, or opinions about companies.
We do not tolerate instances of abuse, violent threats, slander, or rumors,
which damage the trust that is the basis for Fishbowl’s communities.
Seek to benefit the community, and you’ll benefit yourself.
What does this mean? Think about the community’s cause and interest
when deciding what to post and comment. Share ideas that will resonate with other
members at some higher level. If every Fishbowler uses this as a guiding principle,
you can rest assured there will be someone there to answer your question when it
We believe that identity is a powerful tool that can help drive
productive and honest conversation, as well as facilitate meaningful
Like other social networks, discovering and sharing with other
professionals requires being comfortable with allowing others to know you’re a
member of the community. Your posts can be made privately using only your
Company name or Professional title if you choose, but your presence on Fishbowl
is public. Your private posts are not
associated with your name and are secure.
Your private posts are not associated with your name and are
Fishbowl is a unique social platform where you can access an open network of
professionals (you likely could not access elsewhere). The platform’s open network approach
and privacy features are critical in achieving its mission of making companies and
industries more open and connected.
With the help of its community, Fishbowl actively moderates
content and suspends users who do not respect the professional nature of the
Content should always aim to be professional in nature and
relevant to the bowl’s discussion.
In order to preserve the professional relevance and value of
Fishbowl’s communities, content that includes the following will be
Contextually irrelevant product recommendations,
product or job referral links
Repetitive content, or content that lacks context or is excessively personal
(such as an issue related to your romantic life in a way that is not
Abuses or targets other users, or is deliberately disrespectful
Directly attacks someone’s reputation
Excessively negative posts and comments that don’t generate a productive
Trolling conversations by making deliberately provocative or abusive statements
that derail discussions
Information deemed to be confidential or proprietary.
Fishbowl is neutral towards expressions of opinions, except when
those expressions violate or undermine our core community principles of
Relevance, Openness, Accountability, Safety, and Connectivity, or our Zero Tolerance Standards.
We view abuse and harassment as a form of censorship - when you
abuse someone online, you silence them through your speech. This is different
from engaging disagreement, and we expect any member of the Fishbowl community
to be able to discern the difference.
Our definition of trolling involves making deliberately
provocative statements to elicit angry responses and derail discussions. We have
a zero-tolerance policy toward this behavior.
Content on Fishbowl can be flagged for review by community
members or our content moderation team and/or their automated tools.
Slur or Offensive Stereotype
The content you are flagging is a word that is used as a slur
toward a specific group of people. A stereotype is a statement that makes an
assumption without basis about a specific group of people and is offensive.
The content you are flagging is an offensive statement that you
think was made to deliberately hijack the feed or conversation.
The content you are flagging reveals either your identity or
someone else’s in the community in a way that is unwanted or unwarranted.
Professionally Irrelevant or Spam
The content you are flagging is a contextually irrelevant product
or service recommendation, product or job referral link, repetitive content, or
content that lacks context or is excessively personal (such as an issue related
to your romantic life).
The content you are flagging is aggressive, offensive, or goes
after someone in a way that is malicious or deliberately disrespectful.
Excessive negativity not intended to be productive
The content you are flagging, in your opinion, cannot generate a
productive or solutions-oriented conversation because it is excessively
negative. It is ok to be critical, but all conversations should lead
The content you are flagging shows that you think a member of the
Fishbowl community is a danger to themself or others.
Every flag is reviewed by Fishbowl. Depending on the circumstances, we
reserve the right to take the following actions:
Alerting you that you’ve been flagged and asking you to adjust your
contributions to the community
The demotion of your content in the community to make it less likely that
other users will see it
Removal of your flagged content
Temporary or permanent suspension of accounts
Removal of privileges from, or adding restrictions to, accounts
User dismissal from the community
Suspensions from Fishbowl can be indefinite or last a set time period
depending on the severity of the offense or the number of offenses incurred. Repeated
offenses or an egregious first offense can result in permanent or indefinite bans from the