Yelp might be the first place most of us go for business reviews, but it’s not the only game in town! Plenty of reviews can be found by searching for businesses on Google Maps, and like with Yelp, sometimes those reviews aren’t what you were expecting! Sometimes, they’re from a former waiter who decided to dunk on an overbearing boss on the way out, recommending that diners and job applicants alike head elsewhere.
Google thus far has kept the platform really open, but it’s true that airing employment grievances isn’t exactly what their review program was designed for. Earlier this month, Google updated their Maps User Contributed Content Policy to include under conflicts of interest “Posting negative content about a current or former employment experience.” But, the disaffected need not fear — the internet has plenty of other places for you to unload in relative safety while getting some useful career information, too.