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hopefully this trend will carry over into employment too - run a background check on a prospective employer before you decide to do business with them

This one is hard, for two reasons:

1. Small Companies: These guys will have limited or no reviews online simply because of their size.

2. Large Companies: A bad review is moot depending on where in the company you work. I've had a fantastic experience with my current employer but that has less to do with the company and more to do with the team/manager. Someone could work at the same company nad have a horrible experience on a different team or working for a different department.

maybe something like ratenyprofessor but for sr management. a few people (with too much unchecked power) can tarnish the image of an entire organization

There's already Glassdoor (although it has become quite spammy - like LinkedIn before Microsoft bought it).

Glassdoor, Yelp etc are all games by reputation management companies and HR departments. It's also in the best interest of Glassdoor and Yelp to allow businesses to remove unsatisfactory reviews, which Yelp already does.

Do you have evidence? I've written a number of unsatisfactory reviews on Yelp and they seem like they're still there.


I know of some HR people who faked some reviews on Glassdoor. They were mostly trying to remedy lack of reviews or counteract a few bad reviews. Both said they would remove the fake reviews when the situation improved by itself.

these are full of fake reviews- i mean a legit background check like criminal background , social/political views ...etc. similar to the suitability check done on employees

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