Some fools believe they can trust company reviews on Glassdoor.com because they are “vetted.” More fool you!
Not long ago I was attempting to place this review for both IBM and Collabera. It’s a true and honest recanting of just how completely void of ethics both companies are. Demanding new-hire contractors break the law to work for you can’t be considered ethical under any circumstances.
I posted basically that exact same text to Glassdoor. Not too long after I got the following email.
Pointing out how a company requires you to break the law before starting is considered revealing trade secrets by Glassdoor. This means you can never get an honest review.
If a company is going to demand you break the law don’t you want to know about it before you apply?
If you quite working at a talcum powder factory because management demanded you falsify tests/FDA reports about asbestos content, you could testify before Congress and a federal judge, but you couldn’t put it in a Glassdoor company review. That would be revealing a “trade secret.”
Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc.
A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born.
Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy:
Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told
John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars
When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.