Should I Interview at a Company That Has Overwhelmingly Negative Reviews?

first_img Sous Chef – Flower Child Fox Restaurant Concepts Washington, DC 23 hours ago 23h 3.0★ LPN Washington Fertility Center Annandale, VA 23 hours ago 23h Executive Assistant Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Washington, DC Cybersecurity Program Associate Noblis Washington, DC 3.1★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.0★ N/A 23 hours ago 23h 2.9★ 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h N/A 3.9★center_img 23 hours ago 23h It’s a thrill to get that hard-earned ping from a prospective employer. It confirms that your candidacy package is a hit and you’re a hot prospect.But that sense of excitement can quickly give way to concern when you peruse the prospect’s Glassdoor profile to discover a trove of negative feedback: the CEO sports a painfully low approval rating; review after review radiates discontent.   How does it impact your interview game plan when a prospective employer has terrible Glassdoor reviews? To meet or not to meetIf you get an invitation to interview, pursuing the meeting is usually a good plan, even if you have concerns. Your interview skills get better with practice; therefore, it’s a sound strategy to snap up the opportunity, especially if you’re a less-seasoned professional. Keep in mind, too, that building your network within your industry tends to be a savvy move.  However, you may encounter deal breakers as you review Glassdoor feedback, and it’s important to discuss those as they relate to the position you’re seeking. For example, you may learn that it’s hard to be a working parent at this company because the schedule is 9-6 with no exceptions. If you can’t accommodate hours that span the time after most daycare centers and after-school programs close, then this professional culture may not be a fit for you. It would still be in your best interest, though, to discuss this with the recruiter or hiring manager. Let them know that you did some preliminary research, and you’re concerned about the required hours. Those on the hiring side can let you know if the feedback remains relevant or if the employer has amended the required hours in response to staff input. If not, then it may not be worth your effort to pursue a meeting. But in many cases, the opportunity to interview can be professionally beneficial, so you should consider accepting the invitation, despite your concerns.The 45 Questions You Should Ask In Every Job InterviewPursue the company’s side of the storyBefore you make a judgment on this employer, make sure to thoroughly study their Glassdoor profile. While companies can’t remove comments that reviewers make, they have the chance to respond. So they can indicate changes they’ve made, speak to issues they’ve addressed or discuss leadership changes that may have ushered in a new era. Go full FBI on the reviews. Note the dates the reviews were submitted. See if you can observe patterns: was there a particular division or team that was garnering negative reviews? Does feedback center on a past CEO or is the current leadership generating negative responses? Also, note whether or not the company has responded to the reviews. Doing so can have powerful implications. It suggests a willingness to address internal issues. It also demonstrates the problem-solving language the company culture espouses. This can help inform your gut instincts about the company. Recruiters can helpIf you’re working with a recruiter, s/he may be aware of the negative Glassdoor feedback. A recruiter can offer helpful insights, as s/he may have a sense of how the company has been evolving and changing to repair past damage. The recruiter you work with may not offer this information, but s/he may be able to provide insight if you ask about it.  So hear it and consider it, but also pay attention to your own observations and to your gut. 8 Secrets Recruiters Won’t Tell You (But Really Want To)Informed candidates are in demand Remember, it’s your job is to do this reconnaissance in the interest of becoming an informed candidate. According to a Glassdoor survey conducted among hiring decision makers, 88% agree that quality candidates are informed candidates. You are not digging up dirt by conducting this research. You are doing research that’s relevant to your potential fit in a new job, and to the vast majority of employers, this makes you a more desirable candidate.   But because it can be delicate, make sure to strategically formulate your communications.  While it’s fine to say: “Several mid-2017 Glassdoor reviewers mentioned that the professional culture felt stressful and that they craved more structure from leadership. I notice that this was also the time when the new CEO came on board. I wonder if you could speak to that, and explain changes you’ve noticed since she’s acclimated to the role.” You would want to steer clear of saying something like: “Several mid-2017 Glassdoor reviewers said that the leadership change was not going well and that they had concerns about the leadership abilities of the new CEO.” Think through your concerns and write your questions out ahead of time so you’re fully prepared and you can get the lowdown that you need to make a good decision about potential fit. That’s the important thing here. That’s why Glassdoor amasses this feedback. It’s in your best interest to learn as much as you can about this employer, so that if you get an offer you can make an informed decision about whether or not this position and this employer fits your life.  Good Luck!Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Innovative Outpatient Family Medicine Opportunity Near FedEx Field Steele Healthcare Solutions Capitol Heights, MD Police Officer Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC Washington, DC 23 hours ago 23h 2.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Front waiter – Clyde’s of Georgetown Clyde’s Restaurant Group Washington, DC Marketing Communications Specialist Allied Telecom Group Arlington, VA 4.1★ CDL-A Dedicated Truck Driver USA Truck Washington, DC Director of Rehabilitation Kindred Healthcare Washington, DC Browse More Jobslast_img read more

TRIBAL TRENDS – TRANSFERS: Liverpool meet van Dijk price?; Arsenal NINE player clearout?; Matic to Man Utd?;

first_imgWith the amount of rumours swirling around at this time of year, even after the winter transfer window, it is sometimes difficult to decipher the truth.These are matters of importance.As the transfer talk is now directed at the all-important summer market, there are enormous amounts of speculation swirling around Europe and the UK.Not to worry however, because here at Tribalfootball, we have broken down the week’s hottest transfer rumours, and inform you whether you should believe the paper talk or not.Here are our top five trending transfer stories for the past week:Virgil van Dijk – SouthamptonClubs Interested: Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester CityThis is more like it. Ultimatums. Go on then. You’ve got your price. Now, do you want to meet it or not?And fair play to Southampton – who is the superior party in this negotiation – for standing up to Liverpool over the Virgil van Dijk transfer.Okay, the Saints were, maybe, over zealous with their public shaming of an action that all clubs undertake. But this isn’t the first time Liverpool have come for one of their players, no, not even close. So, Southampton have now taken a stand against the Reds. £70m. If the FSG want Jurgen Klopp to get his number one target, then that’s what they’re going to have to pay, according to the Sunday Express.Yes, Les Reed has remained defiant in his stance. In his eyes, the 25-year old is going nowhere. But if Liverpool come to the table and meet Southampton’s demand, I’m sure Reed won’t say no.It will up come to whether Liverpool have it or not.Whether they have what it takes to compete with the – financial – big boys. If there a ‘big’ club, and Klopp truly believes in van Dijk, then pay the money and go for it.Likelihood: Only if Liverpool want to be at the topArsenalPlayers to Sell: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers, Wojciech Szczesny, Chuba Akpom, Kieran Gibbs, Lucas Perez and Carl JenkinsonHold your horses. Nine players! It may sound like a little bit too much, and that’s because it probably is. The Independent claims that the motivation for this drastic clearout is to pave the way for huge contract extensions being prepared for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.Yes, the Gunners will have to pay their two superstars between £280,000 to £300,000-per-week, but is that going to force them to sell nine players?Sure many of the names listed can leave; Wojciech Szczesny, Chuba Akpom, Kieran Gibbs, Lucas Perez and Carl Jenkinson can happily go and find new homes. Their wages would be better off in the coffers of Alexis and Ozil. But there is a case to be made for Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Calum Chambers. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stays without question.Giroud scored 12 Premier League goals last season, the majority of which came after he entered the game from the bench. For any side challenging for the title, that sort of productivity could be the difference between you finishing top or not.For all of Jack Wilshere’s injury problems, it’s just too difficult not to give him one more chance before cutting him loose.Calum Chambers was given is still only 22 and with plenty of potential after spending last season with Middlesbrough. Given the health of Arsenal’s defence, he may be needed next season.Likelihood: Nine is a tad excessiveNemanja Matic – ChelseaClubs Interested: Manchester UnitedESPN FCreports that Manchester United are desperate to secure the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea by July 9.The date represents the start of the Red Devils preseason tour of America.It seems Matic has been thrust into the limelight over the past week or so after United’s apparent failure to lure Eric Dier to Old Trafford.Jose Mourinho is desperate for a holding midfielder, and rightfully so.Monaco’s Fabinho still remains as a target, but it has been reported that he could sign along with Matic.There is certainly a connection between Mourinho and the Serbian.The United boss bought Matic to Chelsea for 21m in 2014.The 28-year old will cost the Portuguese £40m this time round.A lot of this deal revolves around Chelsea and their pursuit of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.If that deal gets done, expect Matic to be wearing red next season.Likelihood: Depends on other dealsLiverpoolPlayers to Sell: Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge, Lazar Markovic, Alberto Moreno, Lucas Leiva, Kevin Stewart, Jon Flanagan, Cameron Brannagan, Pedro Chirivella and Connor RandallThe Liverpool Echo claims that Jurgen Klopp is planning a 100m clear out.The funds raised through this summer sale will then be reimbursed back into the squad.Unlike the above analysis for Arsenal, all of these names could and should go. (Other than for squad depth)Except for Daniel Sturridge – but only until January.If Sturridge can make it too January, injury free, then maybe Klopp should keep him around because he is a match winner. But you can’t win matches if you have a tracksuit on, so if Sturridge is injured before January, it’s time to part ways.Actually, even if there is a slight niggle before the end of August, sell him.Likelihood: Definite possibilityTiemoue Bakayoko – MonacoClubs Interested: ChelseaFrance Footballstates that Tiemoue Bakayoko has pulled back from his move to Chelsea.The Monaco midfielder is reportedly unhappy with the contract terms offered to him.This has cause Antonio Conte much frustration given the Blues inactivity in the transfer market so far this summer.But the passionate Italian shouldn’t worry too much longer.Bakayoko is expected to sign with Chelsea soon, it’s just a matter of time.Likelihood: Pretty much donelast_img read more