Have you ever wanted an honest opinion of what it is like to work at a company before you accepted a job? Have you wanted a place to anonymously vent your true feelings about your place of work? There are a number of Web sites, including JobVent.com, Glassdoor.com and Vault.com where you can do just that.
JobVent.com, with the slogan "Inside Information About the Jobs and Employers we Love and Hate," is a great place to read reviews of employee life at large companies. JobVent.com offers a list of companies’ salaries, numerical ratings of topics like pay, respect, benefits, career potential/growth and more. On their homepage, JobVent.com lists the highest and lowest scoring employers in terms of employee satisfaction. Currently, Verizon Wireless tops the "I Love my Job" list (interesting considering recent threats of an employee strike), and United Stationer tops the "I Hate my Job" list.
Glassdoor.com focuses on the technology sector and provides reviews of work life at companies like Google, Yahoo, Accenture and others. Glassdoor.com focuses on reporting the salaries of different positions at each company. Most of these tech-based companies have 100 or more employee reviews on Glassdoor.com, a large enough base to ensure that job information is accurate.
The next time you are searching for a job, take a look at Web sites like JobVent.com and Glassdoor.com to see what actual employees are saying about their work experiences.