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TimesJobs Launches Employee Community Website JobBuzz

Times Business Solutions*, which runs job portal TimesJobs.com has launched JobBuzz, a company ranking website.

JobBuzz, launched in beta, is an employee community site which provides jobseekers with company reviews, ratings, salary and interview information contributed by current or past employees of a company. The company provides features such as listings of best places to work, trending companies, popular reviews, Interview questions and questions that were previously asked by the company categorized into company-wise and designation-wise. The website also provides information on salary filtered by industry, and functional area.

Users can follow a particular company, leave scores for salary, work and life balance, corporate culture, rewards and recognition, participative management, learning and development, career and growth path, and communications, among other metrics. The portal, based on user reviews, determines top reasons to work for a particular company and top skills that will be required to succeed at the company.

Currently the company has featured companies like Airtel, HCL, Coca cola, ICICI Bank, Citibank, among others. It also features a poll with questions related to jobs and companies. However, we couldn’t verify as to how frequently the poll is updated. JobBuzz claims that it already has more than 80, 000 reviews covering more than 2,000 companies.

Verification

We tried adding MediaNama and gave it a review. JobBuzz moderates each and every submission  manually and publishes the review within 24 hours, however, we are not sure how they verify whether someone has actually worked at that company. While we understand that the site is built so that any user could rate companies, and jobs anonymously, it would make sense to allow users to link their JobBuzz profile with LinkedIn profile and yet allow anonymous reviews. This way, the website could control fake reviews and yet ensure anonymity.

Competition

The website, essentially, competes with international website Glassdoor.com which provides similar features as JobBuzz.com.

*Disclosure: Indiatimes is an advertiser with MediaNama

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