Searching for a good employment position is no easy feat. There are several factors that come into play – such as the work/life balance, company culture, and benefits. While manually exploring each of these factors is possible, it’s going to cost a lot of time and money at the job seeker’s end.
Thankfully the internet has made it convenient for job seekers to research their prospective companies and find a position that coincides with their interests. This has been made possible with the growth of employer review websites. Consumers grew fond of Yelp and other review websites in the last few years – the affection of job seekers and employer review websites are no different.
The sites are also a means to gather information that can significantly increase the chances of employment. More importantly, candidates can find specific details about the organization of their choice – such as the mission of the company, which gives an insight of its future in the industry.
Here are the top 3 employer review websites for 2013.
At the start of year, Indeed was cited by Kris Dunn as the best source for job applicants. The popular recruiter also mentioned in a blog post on the HR Capitalist that he conducted a search for an HR Vice President and each of the direct replies came from Indeed. The site gets above 100 million unique visits per month and is offered in 20 different languages. The job data comes from 50 countries around the world.
Indeed shows reviews written by individuals who are currently in employment or have worked with a company in the past. On average, listings have more than 10 reviews, while some government based jobs such as the U.S. Air Force have over 1000 reviews. The job listings come from other sites, but the reviews are hosted directly on the platform.
Glassdoor is another popular employer review website. Apart from the reviews left by former and current employees about a particular company, job seekers can also read about high-profile businessmen and company CEOs directly in the public domain section. However, private individuals are protected by the privacy offered by the platform. Each entry is reviewed by the Glassdoor team to ensure that there is no bias.
Apart from direct reviews, employees can also rate different sections on a scale of 1-5. For example, the review of 29prime.com shows that the employee who made the review thinks the company is perfect when it comes to culture and values. Other factors have also been listed such as work/life balance and career opportunities. Glassdoor also has a native Facebook application that has increased the site’s traffic by leaps and bounds, attracting users from all over the world.
Employees can use Vault to read about available careers, the salary package, thoughts of current employees and a lot more. The rankings of the employers on the platform are based on survey respondents, who are asked about their opinions on working in a particular firm.
Job seekers can use the quality of life section to see how the companies rank. A company score is made from the average of opinion/reviews from the survey done among employees of that particular company. Applicants can also read working experience of others before considering a position.
These are the top 3 employer review websites of 2013. Are there any more you can think of for job seekers?