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What do you do when there is an opening for what seems to be your "dream job"; then you look on one of those job sites and see that most current/past employees don't like working for the company, don't approve of the CEO, and don't recommend the company?
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
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What do you do when there is an opening for what seems to be your "dream job"; then you look on one of those job sites and see that most current/past employees don't like working for the company, don't approve of the CEO, and don't recommend the company?
You find actual current employees on Linkedin and reach out to them. Call them and talk to them. You do your own research and make your own decision based on your own due diligence.

You research the CEo to understand their vision and strategy, their performance, their past performance. You see if you are on board or not.

Hypothetically, of course.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
Hypothetically of course....

What do you do when there is an opening for what seems to be your "dream job"; then you look on one of those job sites and see that most current/past employees don't like working for the company, don't approve of the CEO, and don't recommend the company?
Define "most".

Like anything in this world, we tend to outwardly complain when things don't go our way, but when things do, we keep our mouths shut.
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
Keep being my own boss

Well that clears it all up.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
Hypothetically of course....

What do you do when there is an opening for what seems to be your "dream job"; then you look on one of those job sites and see that most current/past employees don't like working for the company, don't approve of the CEO, and don't recommend the company?
Would you marry an incredibly beautiful woman who's exes say she's controlling, manipulative, spent all their money and tell you to run the other way?

Now if you just want it for a line item on your resume so you can get the same job at a different company later and are willing to suck it up if you hate the company, then it might be worth it.

Otherwise a dream job won't live up to the hype if you hate the environment the job is in. Just sayin...
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I have found, for the most part, that the only time people go out of their way to review something is if they have a negative light on it, or an EXTREMELY positive light. Theres no meh, it satisfied my standards reviews hardly. Would read the comments, check the page, make my own opinion. Differs from place to place. I would probably still apply, ask questions at the interview, and decide after the offer. It is a lot easier to turn down a job offer.
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Originally Posted by bayfisher92 View Post
I have found, for the most part, that the only time people go out of their way to review something is if they have a negative light on it, or an EXTREMELY positive light. Theres no meh, it satisfied my standards reviews hardly. Would read the comments, check the page, make my own opinion. Differs from place to place. I would probably still apply, ask questions at the interview, and decide after the offer. It is a lot easier to turn down a job offer.
This is true, but you can still compare company X against companies Y,Z, P, Q, and S on the same website.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
You find actual current employees on Linkedin and reach out to them. Call them and talk to them. You do your own research and make your own decision based on your own due diligence.

You research the CEo to understand their vision and strategy, their performance, their past performance. You see if you are on board or not.

Hypothetically, of course.
This, I'm in Staffing. It is the only way to get solid intel.

Glassdoor and other review sites only give you so much. Most larger companies have someone in marketing that cleans up the negative anyway. That's why some companies appear squeaky clean and smaller companies don't.

Also, look on linkedin and find others that have held that specific position, see how long they were in that role.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
Hypothetically of course....

What do you do when there is an opening for what seems to be your "dream job"; then you look on one of those job sites and see that most current/past employees don't like working for the company, don't approve of the CEO, and don't recommend the company?
Wake up. No such thing as a dream job. This is living proof.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
You find actual current employees on Linkedin and reach out to them. Call them and talk to them. You do your own research and make your own decision based on your own due diligence.

You research the CEo to understand their vision and strategy, their performance, their past performance. You see if you are on board or not.

Hypothetically, of course.


I'd take this over believing glass door.
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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
Wake up. No such thing as a dream job. This is living proof.
O but your so wrong.


OP,, Most people let others worry then. There are always going to be controlling people and their always going to control you if you allow it .
When people feel they can get under your skin, they do.
Long as your doing your job and like it, and know the production your doing is equal or above the normal standards, sit back and laugh at the world. Your allowing others to bother you by their standards not your own.

Little dispatcher we have has his moments but I understand he has a lot of pressure through VW on him and he is trying to control 38 guys that have a mind of their own. AKA Pushing them to work.

Got testy at me one morning told me he was going to write me up , started laughing told him to have the paper ready when I got back but he was going to have to bring it to me cause I won't coming to him. Have not had one issue with him ever since.

Don't let others stress you or bother you. Once on learn how to bypass that issue, life gets a whole lot easier and you'll find , folks might test you once but 99% of the time never have a issue with them again.
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Considering that for most of us our work life consumes about 1/3 of our time I would be very carful of what you choose to do. If you do apply and get an interview remember its not you auditioning for the job as much as the both of you making sure its a fit. Don't be afraid to bring up your concerns. Ask them about culture, attrition, how long employees stay, what they see their operational issues are, etc.
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Unfortunately you can't believe what you read and you'll see a constant string of people who know they're smarter than their boss. And when they leave their job it's someone else's fault.

Unless you actually know someone who works at the company all you'll see is people who didn't work out.
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We did some research like this before my wife's last career change. Lots of the reviews on the site turned out to be from people who "couldn't hack it" in the business she's in. You could understand where the reviews came from, but they were from lame-asses who couldn't pull their own weight in a high-energy environment.

Some of the other complaints, she realized years later, were true. They were complaints about the type of things that wear you out over time, and when she got to the point that the same stuff bothered her too, she made another change.
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
Keep being my own boss
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I appreciate all of the responses. Usually on THT you get an overwhelming response one way with a couple people arguing the opposition. Seems like this issue is pretty evenly split. A lot of good points here though.
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I found myself in a similar position with a job. Online reviews were not good and the company is very small around 25 people, so I was thinking the worst. I took the interview and voiced my concerns. It was explained to me that those people were gone (the reivews told issues with certain positions) THe company knew they had a problem and did try really hard to fix it. The reviews are still there and now they an unfair representation of the company. Dont give up all hope it can be fixed and you could be part of the solution.
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People leave bosses not companies, usually.

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