There are a variety of reasons people have bad experiences in different companies. They may not have matched the company culture. They may not have liked their co-workers or their managers. Or, the company itself may have structural problems and not value its workers. Thus, any one review on Glassdoor.com will only offer insights, not advice, on whether to take a job or not from any company with poor Glassdoor.com reviews.
It’s Important to Be Well Matched
Often, success is about matching the perfect fresh graduate job to the right candidate. Sites like Firstjob make that process easier by making the entire process more transparent. Entry level jobs are described in detail and employers can view extra social proof on their candidates to figure out whether it is a match or not.
One Bad Manager Doesn’t Have to Spoil the Hunt
Glassdoor.com doesn’t indicate if it was just one manager or the company culture which caused a bad review. You can leverage a bad review by meeting as many people as possible on the team with which you will be working during the interview process. If you find that they are really nice people, you can chalk up the bad review to either a mismatch in culture or one bad apple.
Make an Informed Decision for Your First Entry Level Job
When you use a job board, try to find one that will also rate employers or provide additional information to help you make an informed decision. Employers who have access to your social media profiles can also make a better hiring decision when the process is completely transparent, too.
Sign up for FirstJob to get qualified for any new grad jobs that might interest you.