Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines - Our Promise

Glassdoor strives to be the most trusted and transparent place for today's candidate to search for jobs and research companies. We follow these simple principles and guidelines to ensure the most authentic, transparent, and valuable information is available to job seekers while balancing fairness to employers:
  • We never edit or alter content submitted on our site, no matter how minor.
  • We never suppress, filter, or delete content simply because it is negative/lower-rated, or positive/higher-rated.
  • We apply the same standard of review for all content (whether or not the content concerns an employer client of Glassdoor).
  • We use technology filters & algorithms to detect fraud and gaming, and require email verification or a valid Facebook account for all members submitting content.
  • We have a team of human moderators who review each piece of content to determine if it meets our guidelines. If we have sufficient reason to believe a piece of content is bogus, we will remove it.
  • We stay neutral in all cases of dispute and do not act as the finder of fact.
  • We remove content if we have evidence that members were incentivized to leave the content.
  • We believe in the principle of anonymity — everyone has a right to voice their opinion or be heard without fearing retribution or other unwanted attention.
  • We believe each employer has the right to respond for free to a review left by a member.
Please note that Glassdoor uses the term 'content' to describe reviews, interview reviews, photos, awards, salaries and other user-submitted content.

Millions of job seekers rely on Glassdoor's reviews and other user-submitted content to find jobs and companies they love.

Please follow these guidelines to ensure everyone can benefit from a helpful, balanced, and authentic community:

Tell it like it is ... for real
Stay balanced
Take the high road
Stay calm
Help others
Be authentic
Keep your secrets
Remember your grammar

Photos & Awards Guidelines. A picture is worth a thousand words — A great photo can tell a job seeker a lot about the workplace.

We welcome photos of building interiors and exteriors, company events, and interesting items showcasing the culture and the work environment.
    • Please do not post:
      • screenshots
      • photos of marketing material, logos, or websites
      • portraits of individuals
      • photos of patients in a healthcare setting
      • photos that document workplace violations or disclose confidential information
      • photos not relevant to the employment setting
      Photo captions must also be considered appropriate in accordance with our Reviews Guidelines.
  • Showcase your employer & CEO awards — We encourage you to post awards and accolades received by your employer or CEO within the past seven years that relate to the employer. Product specific awards are also welcome when they represent the primary business of the company.

Employer Response Guidelines

Employer responses are also moderated using the Reviews & Interview Reviews Guidelines, with the exception that we do allow employers to include their contact information. When responding, we specifically ask employers to:
  • Be courteous and professional.
  • Do not include links to websites or surveys.
  • Do not include the name of the individual you believe wrote the review.
Please note that Glassdoor moderates employer responses after they have posted. Therefore, if the response does not meet the guidelines, it may be shown for a short time before we pull it down.

Important Information

  • We love it when companies encourage their employees and job candidates to share honest reviews on Glassdoor, but please do not offer incentives in exchange for reviews. We will remove reviews where we have evidence that employees were compensated to leave reviews.
  • We expect all of our members to follow these guidelines, as well as Glassdoor's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Glassdoor reserves the right to remove a review or employer response at any time for any reason. The reviews approved and posted on Glassdoor are individual and highly subjective opinions. The opinions expressed in reviews are those of Glassdoor members and not of Glassdoor LLC.
  • If you see something on Glassdoor that you believe violates our guidelines, you should flag it for our review. We will reply via email with our decision; we do not accept or return phone calls. Please keep in mind that flagging a piece of content for a second look does not guarantee that it will be removed from the site. Because of the diversity of our community, it's possible that something could be disagreeable or disturbing to you without meeting the criteria for being removed or blocked.
  • We ask our members to understand that we apply the same standard of review for all content (whether or not the content concerns an employer client of Glassdoor). Ultimately, content decisions are within our sole discretion and we do not negotiate about our application of a guideline to our final decision as to whether or not a piece of content warrants removal. For more information, please see our Legal FAQs.