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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

For the purposes of this, I'm going to assume that at least the bare facts of the reviews are accurate (i.e., that the company uses older technologies and sometimes requires legacy code from new hires)...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

You're looking at this "problem" the wrong way. The way your question reads is "People are leaving negative reviews, therefore people shouldn't be leaving negative reviews, how do we stop people from ...
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What's the proper etiquette when joining an audio conference where people are already talking?

This heavily relies on culture, etiquette and the purpose/nature of said meeting as well as who is actually attending - other colleagues, customers, superiors etc. Personally I would consider it ...
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Employer wants to film me for website videos

In order to evade the potential legal complications, I believe a more pertinent question would be: "How can I avoid participating in the interviews without damaging my relationship with my ...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

Leave a comment under each review calling it fake. What would "fake" mean in this case? Did the person claiming the reviews were fake think the info in the reviews was false (i.e. the company doesn'...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

Make it a positive experience. Leave a note on Glassdoor that says "Yes, your company's infrastructure is based on VB6 and SQL Server 7 and that it works nicely and meets your needs, and that you're ...
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What's the proper etiquette when joining an audio conference where people are already talking?

It's a personal preference in my opinion. Either is professional enough, making a point of interrupting is the more disruptive option. I treat online meetings the same as most others. In most meetings ...
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How can I build reputation online as a programmer when my work is private?

I work in the US. I have worked as a programmer for decades. I don't have any online portfolios. I have also interviewed people for more than a dozen positions. I have never even seen a resume with ...
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What is considered inappropriate when participating in a video meeting?

I think the rule "if it's not considered legit in a physical office, than it's not considered legit in an online meeting" is not a good or logical rule, because it just are two very ...
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How can I build reputation online as a programmer when my work is private?

Everyone else is dodging the question here. You didn't ask "do I need an online reputation?", you asked "how do I build one?" And I'm afraid you already know the answers: contribute to open source, ...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

Adding a response to complaints is the correct answer - but calling them each "fake" is the wrong answer. When people leave a review on the company, and the feedback is negative, responding by ...
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What's the proper etiquette when joining an audio conference where people are already talking?

A simple solution: Join every meeting a minute or two before scheduled time - most likely the primary discussion won't be started by then, and if any informal discussion is going on, saying a hello ...
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What's the proper etiquette when joining an audio conference where people are already talking?

It depends on the culture and the meeting. There are no fixed rules, it's a sliding scale. The factors that main decide if you announce yourself are: Your importance to the meeting. If you are a key ...
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Coworker might have entered with fake resume

How do I bring my concern in front of management ? If you are convinced that your coworker has faked a resume, you could go to your boss with your accusation. However, it appears that the only "...
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What is considered inappropriate when participating in a video meeting?

Preliminary Note: depending on the etiquette (company/region), rules defined in your working contract or even legal rules applying in your region, what is appropriate can vary greatly. I will then try ...
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How can I build reputation online as a programmer when my work is private?

I work as a freelancer, UI/UX designer and front-end developer. More than 5 years I subcontracted work because I hesitated to work directly with clients. What I did to grow my personal branding: I ...
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What's the proper etiquette when joining an audio conference where people are already talking?

You're a meeting attendee. The organizer expects that you'll be present so if you don't announce yourself because you don't want to interrupt then I don't see that as being rude. You're supposed to be ...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

There really is only two things that the management can do about this. One is long-term, and the other is short-term. In the short-term... Instead of inserting comments which call negative reviews "...
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Does not having a LinkedIn or Facebook profile adversely affect employment chances?

Yes, it does hurt to not have a LinkedIn profile. Primarily, LinkedIn is one of the primary places hiring managers have to go out and prospect for possible candidates. Being on LinkedIn means ...
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How to deal with an adult site on a work domain

is this a tactic some people use to blemish company / charity names? No, it's a tactic to sell a domain at an inflated price. Some $20 a year domains have price tags in the thousands because they ...
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If I Google my name, the first result is someone else's (inappropriate) profile. Is there anything I can do?

Most recruiters (and intelligent people in general) understand that an internet search for a person's name will likely turn up hits for more than one person. I wouldn't get too worked up about it ...
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Does not having a LinkedIn or Facebook profile adversely affect employment chances?

LinkedIn does NOT need to be social tl,dr: you misunderstand how LinkedIn works: you can keep it entirely professional without disclosing anything social at all. LinkedIn is primarily a resume posting ...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

These are centered mostly around the use of old technologies, the inability of management to keep pace with newer tech, and the disappointment of new hires at having to write legacy code right out of ...
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How to deal with an adult site on a work domain

You might be able to dispute domain ownership based on the rights your organization has to its name, but that is probably going to mean a lot of work for your lawyers. I wouldn't try to contact the ...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

I have seen this as an employee, the issue was that 80% of the job spec asked for people with skills in the new technologies along with most of the interview being about the new technologies and that ...
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How to deal with an adult site on a work domain

This is called cyber squatting the legality of the practice varies from country to country. Do some quick research and then simply go to the line manager with what you have found. The sooner this is ...
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Employer wants to film me for website videos

As stated in other answers, raising your objections about public appearances on behalf of the company to whoever is organizing the interview casting should be sufficient usually. Your personal ...
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