Community Guidelines

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AmbitionBox is a trusted and transparent place to read company reviews and interview stories, prepare for interviews with tips and interview advice posted by real candidates, research companies, participate in interview Q&A, practice sample interview tests, calculate your take home salary, and do lots more!

Here, we have compiled our principles and guidelines to ensure that all our community members and non-members access authentic, transparent, and valuable interview and career related information.

We reserve our rights to moderate the text of reviews or comments submitted on our site, is at our sole discretion. We may remove content if we believe that users were incentivized to or coerced into leaving the content.

We apply the same standard of review for all content (whether or not the content involves an employer client of AmbitionBox).

We require an official email verification from an employer account and a valid social networking account for each individual user, who submits content on the website.

We moderate every piece of content thoroughly. The first gate of review is technological. We apply proprietary technology that analyzes multiple attributes of the content. If the content does not pass technological review, a team of human moderators review the content to determine if it meets our guidelines. Additionally, a human always moderates any piece of content that is flagged for secondary review.

We use proprietary technology filters & algorithms to detect attempted spamming, abuse and gaming.

We stay neutral in all cases of dispute; we don’t take sides and we don’t act as the finder of fact with respect to review content.

We believe in the principle of anonymity and free speech — everyone has a right to voice his or her opinion so long as the law is respected and be heard without fear of retribution, censorship or other unwanted attention. As a result, community members may choose to keep their contribution anonymous. We expect our users not to misuse thus anonymity and respect these community guidelines.

We encourage employers to respond to a review left by a member.

Please note:

AmbitionBox uses the term 'content' to describe interview reviews, company reviews, salary data, interview tips and advice, likes and dislikes, company ratings, comments, benefits reviews and other user-submitted content.

AmbitionBox uses the term ‘user’ to describe any individual who visits this community with (or without) logging in, who is preparing for an interview or has already attended an interview at a company or has worked for a company and/or is a significant part of an employer’s value chain. These users can be interview candidates who are selected/not-selected for the job role, or employees who have roles such as full-time, part-time, internship, retainer, freelance, independent worker, or similar.

In addition, AmbitionBox uses the term ‘employer’ to describe the entity that interviews people, interacts with individuals, employs workers and/or provides the opportunity for workers to make a living. We may also use the term ‘employer’ to describe a singular official company representative; this may be someone in HR, management, recruiting, marketing or any member of the company, with an official, valid and active email ID.

Reviews Guidelines

Millions of job seekers rely on AmbitionBox's company reviews, interview reviews, interview advice and tips, salary information and other user-submitted content, to prepare for interviews, research about job titles and skills, discover dream companies and find jobs. Please follow these guidelines to ensure everyone can benefit from a useful, balanced, and authentic community.

Your review should be truthful and must constitute your own personal opinion and experience with your interviewing company, your interviewer, previous or current employer, previous or current boss etc. We don’t take sides when it comes to factual disputes, so we expect you to stand in favor of your statements expressed in your content.

We would encourage each individual to submit only one review per review type (company review, interview review, take home salary, etc.), per employer or interviewing company, per year. Your content should be related to jobs you have held or interviews you have attended within the past five-to-eight years, so that your input is relevant to the present-day job seeker.

We encourage you to think from every possible perspective and include both pro and con statements to provide a thoroughly balanced review. Even if it is not mandatory, at AmbitionBox we believe that a balanced review can make for a better community experience.

We allow reviews that name individuals in any positions in a company currently or previously employed, as long as the review describes the individual’s behavior or performance at work. Individuals in this category may also include those who are the public face of the company (C-Suite, Executive Director, President, Owner, Founder, etc.) We believe this information is generally representative of a company’s culture and can be highly informative to our users.

We realize that while you are talking about work, you may get emotionally charged. But we don't approve reviews that include certain profanities, threats of violence, racism, or discriminatory language targeted at an individual or group. General discussions of workplace misconduct are allowed, including most discussions of illegal activities, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

If a particular review gets flagged or reported, removing it completely would be at our sole discretion. We consider this to include: source code, customer lists, manufacturing techniques, R&D activities, budgets, detailed financial results and technical know-how and other parameters on a case to case basis as we may deem fit.

To safeguard privacy, we allow you to keep your identify anonymous in your posts, but this is a personal choice and not a default feature.

AmbitionBox is about sharing information that helps the entire community. We will reject any content meant as an advertisement.

We would like all reviews to be 100% original – without any substantial quoted material from other sources, including (but not limited to) websites, e-mail correspondence, other reviews, etc. Also, your review will be more credible if you use good grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Your writing doesn't have to be perfect, but it should be at least understandable. We reject reviews with excessive capitalization, gibberish, or filler words/special characters.

Employer Response Guidelines

Employer responses are also moderated using the Reviews Guidelines, with the exception that we do allow employers to include their contact information and relevant web links (e.g. links to internal company policies, ethics/compliance hotline sites, etc.)

When responding, we specifically ask employers to:

  • Be courteous and professional
  • Do not include the name of the individual you believe wrote the review.
  • Do not threaten the writer of a review with legal or other punitive damage.

Please note that AmbitionBox moderates employer responses even after they are live. Therefore, if the response does not meet the guidelines, it may be shown for a short time before we remove it. (You may be notified by email if we remove your response.)

Important Information

For Employers

We love it when companies encourage their employees and job candidates to share honest reviews on AmbitionBox, but please do not offer incentives in exchange for reviews. We will remove positive reviews where we have evidence that employees were compensated and/or coerced into leaving a review.

For Users

We expect all of our users to follow these guidelines, as well as AmbitionBox's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. AmbitionBox reserves the right to remove a review or employer response at any time for any reason. The reviews approved and posted on AmbitionBox are individual and highly subjective opinions. The opinions expressed in reviews are those of AmbitionBox users and not of AmbitionBox.com.

If you see something on AmbitionBox that you believe violates our guidelines, you should flag it for our review. We will reply via email with our decision. 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 users to understand that we apply the same standard of review for all content (whether or not the content concerns an employer client of AmbitionBox). 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.

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