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How to write a good review about an employer

June 19th 2020

Tips to stay both fair and anonymous

In this article we give you some tips on how to write a good review about a particular employer. On the one hand, to provide people who are considering working for this employer with useful and transparent information. On the other hand, to provide the employer with good feedback that they can learn from.

1. Be honest

It is tempting to exaggerate a little bit, especially if your experience was negative. But our goal is to improve things, so try to give criticism in a constructive way. This way the employer in question will take you more serious.

2. Don't only say positive things

On the other hand, it is of course also possible that you post a too positive review to please your employer. This actually is counterproductive cause reviews that are too positive and have a 100% score are not very credible. No employer is perfect, there are always things that can be improved!

3. Keep it as general as possible

If you prefer to remain anonymous, do not provide information from which your identity can be derived. For example, if you worked at a small company or were perhaps the only one in your position, keep your review as general as possible. It is then advisable, instead of giving all kinds of examples of events, to describe in general terms the underlying issues.

4. Do not use swear words or discriminatory language

We do not accept reviews that use swear words or insult or discriminate against people.

5. Only fill out the fields you want to fill out

The only fields you need to fill in are the name of the company, and the summary. The rest is optional so you don't have to mention things that are either irrelevant or you don't want to talk about. We did this on purpose to keep it very accessible, but also so that people who do have a lot to say, are free to do so.

6. Do not mention confidential information

Unfortunately, we cannot accept reviews that contain trade secrets or confidential information because it is not relevant and could damage the employer in question.