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Officially, as of August 12th, I changed employers. I used to work for a massive global computer consulting company, with 60,000 employees across the globe. After suffering through the last few years, I decided it was time to look for a company that better values its employees. After “managed vacations” (a.k.a. forced vacations), unpaid furloughs and the ongoing and never-ending threat of layoffs, it became more than apparent that it was long past time to leave this poorly managed computer consulting conglomerate.
However, just leaving didn’t really feel like my style. I mean, I’ve worked for the same company for 13 years and it just didn’t seem cool to just silently walk off into the sunset. Therefore, I decided to share the management shortfalls and corporate shortcomings of this company with the entire world. I decided to “burn my bridges” I guess you could say.
7 Resources To Share How Companies Fail Employees
One thing that I noticed when I was job hunting – around the time when I wrote about the 10 most effective job hunting websites – was that there are a few websites out there where former employees provide completely honest reviews of what it’s like to work at the company. Those sites provide such a great insight of what it’s really like at the company.
Ann offered a few great websites where you can vent about your job or boss, but during my explorations, I discovered 7 more awesome sites where I could provide other job-seekers a similar service, once I quit my job for greener pastures.
The first of those services is definitely Glassdoor. It’s fast and easy to quickly post a review about any company that you’ve worked for (or are currently working for).
What I like most about Glassdoor is that it allows you the space and freedom to write whatever you like. So long as your comments aren’t vulgar or outrageous and you’re fair and honest with your review, it’ll get published. If you want to get your company review before the eyes of potential employees, this is the place to do it.
Ping My Company
Another great website for slamming your former company and burning those bridges is a site called. At this site, you can “ping” the company on a variety of factors like management, pay and more. Take a look at what other people have pinged the company for.
Then when you’re ready, go ahead and ping the company yourself. Choose a category that you want to review the company on and then go ahead and post your comments for the world to see. Other users will read your comments and either ping the company up or down based on their own experiences.
Rate Your Company
There is another fairly new website in the company ratings came called RateYourCompany. This website is pretty fast and easy. Just quickly add the company and position information at the top, and then rate the company on the 12 factors listed. You can go ahead and slam them in the areas where you know the company sucks, but be honest in the areas where they don’t.
Payscale is another great website to use if you want to warn prospective employees of the pathetic wages that your former employer offers. Just fill out the PayScale survey and make sure to include your salary numbers so that they get tabulated into the overall results that PayScale offers for that employer.
Yet another fairly new employer review website with great potential is WorkedHere [No Longer Available]. This site offers a unique way to rate companies based on geographic location. That way you can go right to the map to find the company that you work for, quickly click on it and offer your own rating in addition to everyone else’s.
If you don’t see your company listed on the map, then go ahead and add it along with your rating. It’s fast and easy, and all you need to add one is an email account. You can make your rating anonymous if you like.
Rate Your Job, Rate Your Boss
There’s another fairly new ratings website called RateYourJob-RateYourBoss that lets you burn your bridges big time by not only rating how crappy the company is, but also your boss. I personally didn’t feel the need to do this, because I actually liked the boss that I worked with, but I took great pleasure in rating my old company on this site.
Finally, there is one last site you can use to slam your former company in a big way, and that site is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is fast becoming the site of choice for people that are searching for a new company to work for. What better way to slam your former company than to issue an update about your departure from the company and why.
Leave no doubt as to which company you’re talking about. Search for the company page on LinkedIn, and then click the “Share” button to share a comment about that company. It’s a quick way to slam the company at the same time you’re slamming the door on your way out.
One thing many professionals will tell you when you leave a company is to never burn your bridges. For the most part, this is true. You never know when you may need to work for the company again some day. However, when you’re leaving a particular company that you know beyond any doubt that you’ll never want to work for again – feel free to use the above resources to burn all of those bridges in style.
Have you ever used any of the sites listed above to review a company? Did you ever offer a very negative review? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
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