I’ve recently stumbled over a couple of new sites that I need to add to my Job Site Resource page. They are Glassdoor.com and jobschmob.com. Both, if anything, are entertaining. But perhaps in the coming contraction of jobs they are worth something more than a few chuckles.
This site offers employees to rate the place of employment. The data entry part is pretty thorough, but not too time consuming. It allows for some free flowing opinions as well, so that is good. There is a salary function that allows you to select your company and input your statistics and then after a couple of days of review you can see yours and others as well. All in all, it is a good site for someone who is curious about a certain company and a certain role in the company. One downside is that is still pretty new so some companies don’t have much in the way of reviews or salaries. One final note, this site is the ultimate “why didn’t I think of that?”
This site is a little bit more tongue in cheek than Glassdoor.com. It provides its users an opportunity to vent about their bosses, their coworkers, their company, and so on. It is geared towards humor which is good because the target audience – the miserable – loves company. I guess the site is a little bit like theonion.com but with more real life stories. I recommend this site as an occasionaly diversion or after a bad episode with your boss (someone certainly has it worse).