This is a guest blog post by Sally Lawton.
Slogan: How does your job compare?
Pros: Honest reviews, anonymous posting
Cons: Limited sample size, outliers affect results
Tired of interviewing with a seemingly nice boss only to find out your first day that they micromanage? Whether you’re considering a career move or looking for a summer job that will not ruin your vacation, TheWorkReview can save you.
Visitors to TheWorkReview search for jobs three ways: clicking on their state and browsing an alphabetical list, searching for a specific business, or searching by business name and address. It even refines by address, so that job seekers can see individual branches of stores.
Disgruntled employees hoping to warn off job seekers will appreciate the anonymity of the reviews. Users do not even have to create an account. Your boss will never know. Moderators review content for profanity, discriminatory reviews, and real names. Over and above these limits, users may write whatever they wish.
Submitting a review is a breeze. Enter a company name and details, rate the company on characteristics like compensation and culture, and enter a few comments. No registration necessary. There are many competitors in the “tip-people-off-about-a-gig” space, but a sweet interface and ease-of-use help make TheWorkReview a smart choice.
Content is limited; however, as workers discover the site, this will change. The site has received reviews on about 200 companies in the six weeks since it launched – at that rate – they’re looking at some serious growth.
Like any review site, users should keep in mind that outliers could affect a workplace’s rating. Overly disgruntled employees in an otherwise pleasant office could warn people off from a great opportunity. Likewise, the single happy employee in a horrible workplace could paint a too-rosy picture. More reviews will mitigate this effect, but it is worthwhile to keep in mind.
Because a poor, or very good review can be affected by one super, or horrible, boss, creators of TheWorkReview might consider asking users to provide dates of employment. It may be the case that a toxic boss left the company years ago.
TheWorkReview is a handy resource for those seeking information beyond the standard high-level overview. The site was started by a bunch of real folks who saw a need to enable members of the workforce to simply and efficiently share information. Best of all, you can tell the truth about your job, anonymously and consequence-free. I’d recommend it to anyone.
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