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As far as reviews go- does everyone check Glassdoor and indeed before applying? I’ve had a couple companies reach out to me but they’re a 3.6 or 3.4 and doesn’t really spike my interest. I usually try and work for companies that are at least a 4.0 so I have some sanity left at the end of the day.

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I always try to filter the reviews based on the location I am starting at or to exclude part timers and shift workers to get a better idea of the corporate office culture. But now with remote work commonplace it may not be a strategy that helps. I am extremely cautious on culture and I also look through my LinkedIn network to reach out to people I may know there to get the inside scoop. Still it will vary by team.

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Check their social media and employees who tagged them. Sometimes you get a better idea of the company. But keep an open mind. I once worked for a huge construction company so of course very few women but it turns out hardly any minorities. This would have been a turn off. But they prepared for change. They had excellent company culture, rewarded hard work, appreciated employees, and had strictly enforced company policies. It was one of the best companies I ever worked for. So other than salary and benefits you research everything else is minor until you see for yourself.

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Any time I have ignored low Glassdoor reviews because the company explained it away and I didn’t want to believe the reviews, it has come back to bite me. I’m sure there are some outliers, but I’ve found it to be a very good indicator.

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I do. But keep in mind that "ex-employees" or people who didn't get offered aren't exactly objective. So I try to read those in context.

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This is true, or HR team rates out to people who they know would give positive reviews

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I always check Glassdoor and look to find similar reviews or people saying the same things.

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💯 for sure! and I tend to filter by my field of work, in addition to salary and overall culture. I do my best to spot fake reviews posted by HR/manager 🤦🏻‍♂️ I like to see reviews from reg employees not directors supervisors managers. It would be fantastic to be able to chat with those reviewers directly within glassdoor 😁 hoping this app would help somewhat 👏🏼

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Glassdoor bought this app, have wondered if they plan to integrate it like this

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Yes, use glass door. Nothing wrong with aggregating data from multiple sites to get a balanced view of any company you plan to apply to or have reached out to you.

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Not always, Glassdoor isn’t reliable because most organizations have multiple different teams.

And one team might be worse than others. And Glassdoor reviews don’t let you get that specific with reviews.

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BDE1 that's why you put fake reviews there so you'll get access to the rest of the site. They do not have a way to review your review for authenticity

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For sure. Glassdoor is why I passed on a Wayfair offer

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During an interview I actually addressed a few concerns found via Glassdoor. That way I could evaluate their response(s).

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Ive done that before as well

I do for reviews about WLB, benefits. Hard to gauge that from speaking with hiring managers and recruiters sometimes

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Yeah. I look for patterns and pay attention to whether they are current or not. There are always going to be reviews posted by someone with an ax to grind, but even with generally positive reviews the advice to management may have strong similarities to someone else’s negative feedback.

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I apply first and look into reviews if they want to connect. Takes too much time to check every company before applying. I take them with a grain of salt unless I see multiple repeats.

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I check Glassdoor reviews just like I do Amazon's and Yelp's: need to find the common denominator and filter out the overly promoting and overly bitter extremes.

Also there are some questions when it's your turn to ask that are very revealing such as: "how do you measure the productivity of a person?" and "what do you do in you free time / what are your hobbies?"

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I would say above 3.5 consider as good. Though, watch out for specifics and what’s important for you. Just blindly going with numbers will not help! So please pay attention to details. Views are my own!

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It really depends on the size of the company and the number of reviews. The place I'm currently at has all of 9 employees. The max we've ever had at one time was 15-16. So, one review really skews the numbers. Also, the company could be larger, but have very few reviews, again, skewing the numbers. I think it's a great metric, but like all metrics you have to put it in context.

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I always check this. But similar to one of the comments above, what someone else gripes about might not be an issue for me (ie benefits less interesting to me than comp + working culture).

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I always check Glassdoor + Comparably. For the latter you need to have a company email address to share your insights. I find Comparably to have specific commentary vs Glassdoor's Pros, Cons, and Advice to Management.

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Yes I do but I take it with a grain of salt

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It can also include reviews from warehouse or delivery workers if the company is a service provider

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yes always check on the companies especially with reviews and also how the company is progressing

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