Community Guidelines

Guidelines to utilize and abide by when utilizing our site

Reviews Guidelines

Millions of job seekers rely on EDDIE's reviews and other user-submitted content to find jobs and companies they love. Please follow these guidelines to ensure everyone can benefit from a helpful, balanced, and authentic community.

  • Your review should be truthful and constitute your own personal opinion and experience with your current or former employer. We don't take sides when it comes to factual disputes, so we expect you to stand behind your statements expressed in your content.
  • Each individual is allowed one review, per employer, per year, per review type. If a user updates a review within a year, the older review will be archived and the newer review will be listed. Your content should be related to jobs you have held (or interviews you have had) within the last five years so it's relevant to today's job seeker.
  • We encourage you to think about work from a few perspectives and include both a pro and a con to provide a balanced review. While not required, we do believe balanced reviews make for a better community experience.
  • We allow reviews that name individuals in the highest positions in a company who have broad influence over the work environment, as long as the review describes the individual's behavior or performance at work. Individuals in this category 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 informative to job candidates.

    We do not allow reviews that include negative comments about identifiable individuals outside of this group.

  • We realize talking about work can get emotionally charged, but we don't approve reviews that include certain profanities, threats of violence, or discriminatory language targeted at an individual or group. We may allow reviews that mention race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and the like if we believe the comment is used to describe a workplace situation. General discussions of workplace misconduct are allowed, including most discussions of illegal activities, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
  • We do not accept reviews that reveal confidential, non-public internal company information. We consider this to include: source code, customer lists, manufacturing techniques, R&D activities, budgets, detailed financial results and technical know-how.
  • To safeguard privacy, we do not allow you to identify yourself or include any contact information (about yourself or others) in your posts.
  • EDDIE is about sharing information that helps the entire community. We reject reviews that do not relate to an employer, are only a review of the product or service, or are otherwise not relevant to understanding a workplace culture. We will reject any content meant as an advertisement or containing a web link.
  • All reviews should be original - no substantial quoted material from other sources, including (but not limited to) websites, e-mail correspondence, other reviews, etc.
  • Your writing doesn't have to be perfect, but we need to be able to understand it. We reject reviews for excessive capitalization or filler words/characters. And remember, your review will be more credible if you use good grammar, spelling and punctuation.

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 EDDIE moderates employer responses after they have posted. Therefore, if the response does not meet the guidelines, it may be shown for a short time before we remove it. (You will be notified by email if we remove your response.)

Photos & Awards Guidelines

  • A picture is worth a thousand words - A great photo can tell a job seeker a lot about the workplace. We welcome photos of building interiors and exteriors, company events, and interesting items showcasing the culture and the work environment.
  • Please do not post:
    • screenshots
    • photos of marketing material, logos or websites
    • portraits of individuals
    • photos of patients in a healthcare setting
    • photos that document workplace violations or disclose confidential information
    • photos not relevant to the employment setting
    Photo captions must also be considered appropriate.
  • Showcase your employer & CEO awards - We encourage you to post awards and accolades received by your employer or CEO within the past seven years that relate to the employer. Product specific awards are also welcome when they represent the primary business of the company. Please note that we do not actively moderate awards. If you see an award that is inaccurate, please contact us and we will assess it against our guidelines.