Why removing Glassdoor reviews is necessary
Despite good intentions, Glassdoor is a platform that encourages negative bias. Since departing staff are the most motivated to leave a review – usually as a form of spiteful revenge – it’s almost impossible to use these reviews to accurately portray life within any company.
Exaggerations, stretched truths and outright lies from disgruntled ex-employees are common. Since all Glassdoor reviews are anonymous, the door is open for anyone to leave abusive ‘reviews’. And you can’t effectively defend yourself with the truth, since you’re restricted from naming the employee.
With Glassdoor not enforcing any employment verification, a particularly malicious ex-employee or competitor can even create multiple accounts or rope in their friends, assaulting your company from all sides.
Users browse and post reviews to Glassdoor
Of job seekers look up Glassdoor reviews when searching and applying for a role
Of searchers will avoid businesses with negative reviews
The damaging impact of Glassdoor reviews
Malicious Glassdoor reviews can wreak havoc on recruitment.
Great companies are built on great people, but top talent won’t go near companies with bad reputations. When detailed “inside scoops” paint a horrendous picture of your company, candidates will trust them – and they’ll turn right around.
Failing to hire the right people today can hamper performance and growth for years. There’s the wasted resources, bad hires, lost revenue – the impact on the wider business can be catastrophic.
But there are immediate problems too. Glassdoor often ranks highly for company name searches, and customers can see your star ratings straight from Google results. Unless you take swift and decisive action, your reputation can suffer incalculable damage.Get a free quote
Trust Removify to permanently remove Glassdoor reviews
It’s the fastest, most effective way to defend your company.
Our team’s legal backgrounds, combined with thousands of successful removals and our purpose-built technology platform, make us uniquely capable of removing illegitimate Glassdoor reviews.
Not even lawyers can match our speed, success rate, and price. In fact, law firms frequently hire us to remove their Glassdoor reviews! And of course, we only charge for successful removals.
When it comes to protecting your online reputation, you can rely on Removify.
Once a Glassdoor review is taken down, it’s down forever. The comments and star-ratings are gone from the site and you can refocus your energy on recruitment and growth.
Removify is built to provide ongoing and extensive support for clients of all sizes – as your company grows, the increased recruitment activity turns Glassdoor into a critical piece of your hiring process whether you like it or not. Our intuitive online portal makes it easy to file unlimited requests and track removal progress in real-time.
And since you only pay if we successfully remove the review, there’s no risk. If malicious Glassdoor reviews are hurting your reputation, reach out today for a free quote and see how Removify can help.Get a free quote
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you remove reviews from Glassdoor?
We can permanently remove reviews from Glassdoor through our application process. Once Glassdoor has deemed an application we have made successful and subsequently removed a review, it is removed completely and it is highly unlikely it will re-appear.
Our applications aim to demonstrate that a review is in violation of Glassdoor’s Review Guidelines or the Australian Law and therefore once successful, it’s very unlikely that Google will re allow this violating review to exist on their platform.
How do you remove reviews from Glassdoor?
We remove Glassdoor reviews by making an application to the team at Glassdoor. In this application, our team of skilled legal professionals highlight the issue/s with the review, relying on the relevant Glassdoor Policies, Australian Law or a combination of both to demonstrate this.
Following this first application, our team will proceed to engage with Glassdoor. This will either be in the form of providing more information as per their request or re-submitting an application, as it is common practice that a removal request is initially rejected. It is the expert knowledge of our team which allows for the successful managing of a review application.
If successful, Glassdoor will remove the review willingly from their platform. There is no “bribing”, or “incentivising” involved. It is an entirely legitimate process.
Can you remove a business from Glassdoor?
Unfortunately, Glassdoor does not remove a business from its platform at the request of an employer. While you can delete your Employer Account, this does not mean that Glassdoor will remove your business listing. Deleting your Employer Account will also prevent you from proactively responding to negative reviews that are made on your business listing.
However, you can apply to Glassdoor to have unfair or fake reviews deleted from the platform.
Does Glassdoor contact the author?
Glassdoor may contact the author of a review when their review is in moderation. Glassdoor will remove the content without notifying the user if the review is in clear breach of their guidelines. However, Glassdoor does reach out to the author if their review contains strong allegations, language or opinions that could damage a company or individual, but is not in breach of their guidelines.The author will be asked to verify that they stand behind their review as a truthful account of their experience by re-submitting the review. The author will have to re-submit the review before the deadline Glassdoor provides. The author can also use the opportunity to edit or delete the review.
What does it cost to remove a Glassdoor review?
The fee for removing a review from Glassdoor depends on factors such as what is being said in the content, and how many reviews you approve to be targeted for removal. Simply reach out and indicate which Glassdoor company page is causing issues, and we will discuss the reviews & interview items in question. The process is fast and painless - after taking a look at the content and your page, our consultants can provide a quote on the same day, normally with a few options depending on the scale of the problem.
How long does it take to remove a Glassdoor review?
The time it takes Glassdoor to remove a review can vary. We typically expect a response from Glassdoor within 10-15 days. However, overall Removify allows up to 60 days for Glassdoor to delete a review. This is because the process may involve multiple submissions and appeals before a review is removed.
Can you stop negative Glassdoor reviews?
Unfortunately, there is no way to stop reviews from being posted on your Glassdoor business listing. Glassdoor provides an open forum where any employee can anonymously review a listed business. This means that users can leave negative reviews without Glassdoor verifying their identity, employment status or the truthfulness of their reviews. Glassdoor seeks to minimise fraudulent content by limiting the amount of reviews a user can make to one review, per year, per company worked at. However, this does not stop illegitimate content from being posted.
You can use a Free Employer Account to proactively respond to negative reviews. You can also seek to remove fake or unfair reviews through Glassdoor’s moderation process. This is where we are here to help.
It is legal to remove reviews from Glassdoor?
We legally remove unwanted Glassdoor reviews by making a submission to the platform. Glassdoor will undertake a moderation process of the review and the decision to remove the content is at the discretion of Glassdoor. Removify’s team of specialists have extensive experience in drafting submissions and appeals to Glassdoor to have illegitimate content legally removed from the platform.
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