Reviewing firms publicly is the way to go, says Glassdoor

Glassdoor chief operating officer Christian Sutherland-Wong says that in a knowledge-driven labour economy like Singapore, job seekers need more knowledge on career choices.
Glassdoor chief operating officer Christian Sutherland-Wong says that in a knowledge-driven labour economy like Singapore, job seekers need more knowledge on career choices.ST PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

Job search engine, launching here today, aims to offer insights via user-submitted company reviews

If customer reviews for restaurants can help Singaporeans pick where to eat, can reviews by a company's staff about its work culture help a job seeker choose the right career?

Glassdoor, a California-based job search engine that has made waves for its feature of scoring employers out of five stars, believes that having a "review culture" for the job-seeking experience is the way to go, chief operating officer Christian Sutherland-Wong said yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2019, with the headline 'Reviewing firms publicly is the way to go, says Glassdoor'. Print Edition | Subscribe