Linked Questions

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Is it appropriate to bring up Glassdoor reviews during an Interview? [duplicate]

During interviews, the interviewers ask a lot of detailed questions about my previous jobs and work experience, which I understand. Before interviews I always look up the company on GlassDoor and ...
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Bad Company Feedback Prior to Job Interview [duplicate]

I was recently contacted for a job interview. While telling a close friend about the job interview she informed me that another friend of hers used to have this exact same job at this particular ...
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What to do about potential employer with bad employee reviews? [duplicate]

As part of researching a company, I like to look up employers on Glassdoor.com, or check out other reviews of their company if I can find them. There will always be a few bad reviews, but sometimes ...
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Is it okay to ask why the previous employee left or was let go?

In an interview is it okay to ask the interviewer why the previous employee left the position or was fired from the position I am applying for? I would like to understand why someone would have quit ...
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Should I join a company if its reviews on glassdoor etc are not very good? [closed]

I am offered a job from the company as a web developer in UAE. I just went on to the glassdoor and read reviews, the majority of reviews were not very good and some were outrageous to an extent ...
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Startup vs Big Company - ok to ask for details

Hoping for some guidance with this. I recently left the startup company where I was working as a senior backend Python engineer. The job had a lot of complications and the company suffered from a ...
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5answers
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Should I let reviews on Glassdoor influence my decision about accepting a job offer? [closed]

I am interested in applying for a couple of roles, but after looking at the company reviews on Glassdoor, they are extremely negative...Bad work/life balance, non supporting management etc These ...
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4answers
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Can I ask to speak to my future colleagues before accepting an offer?

I recently completed the interview process at a local company and I have received a reasonable offer. I have an appointment tomorrow to inform them of my decision in person. In South Africa there are ...
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Graceful way to cancel an interivew?

Say you had an interview scheduled with a company, and during your pre-interview research you discovered dozens of reviews on, say, glassdoor.com in which nearly every employee complains about the ...
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4answers
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Is it appropriate to ask about the negative aspects of a company in an interview?

If I am interviewing for a position at Company X, is it appropriate for me to ask the interviewer what they don't like about working at X? For example, say I were to ask the interviewer, "what is your ...
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5answers
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How much stock should I put in negative Glassdoor reviews?

I applied for a job and passed through all phases e.g. online test, phone interview etc., etc. Usually I look at Glassdoor and indeed and read about companies reviews but somehow I missed this one. ...
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Do employers typically not like hearing negative things about their company during interviews?

I interviewed for a company several of months ago (I got the job by the way) and I did some some online research and reviews on what past employees thought of the company. I usually take these ...
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Contacted by a recruitment agency regarding a role working for a company that a mate of mine has just left

I am a software developer, and am currently looking for work (preferably looking to move into a Business Analyst role, but willing to consider further roles in software development), as I have ...