Glassdoor, a Yelp of job seekers, is fundamentally changing the way candidates hunt for jobs and companies recruit talent. Glassdoor is not only an aggregator of job openings, as sites such as Indeed and CareerBuilder often are, but it is also a user-generated content site of sorts, providing profiles of businesses based on millions of anonymous reviews and data points from current and former employees.
Although we likely still agree that Yelp remains a top choice for restaurant search and reviews, the company is facing slowing growth due to increased competition and less success in expanding its platform into other categories
Yelp connects users, local businesses, and developers through an online platform to provide what the Yellow Pages used to: a comprehensive directory of businesses. Yelp has grown through encouraging community generated reviews, and developing value added services on top of the original platform to drive usage, traffic, and advertising revenue. Since 2004, users on the platform have generated over 148M reviews across the globe.
For over 20 years, Angie's List has leveraged technology to help homeowners make wise purchasing decisions, but does the company have staying power?
Lulu created a community where five million women were willing to “rate” their dates. In a world where online reviews guide everything from hiring a handyman to picking our pizza, where does the wisdom of crowds cross the line?
No flies or fictional characters were harmed in the making of this post. All names of cast and crew have been disguised, but our story reflects real events that occurred on October 31st.