As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, employers do not have the ability to directly remove negative reviews from Glassdoor. Glassdoor is committed to maintaining the integrity of their platform and providing an open and transparent space for employees to share their experiences. However, there are certain circumstances where Glassdoor may remove a review:
- Violation of guidelines: If a review violates Glassdoor’s guidelines or terms of service, such as containing inappropriate content, personal attacks, or fraudulent information, Glassdoor may remove it after reviewing the reported content.
- Proof of employment: Glassdoor allows employers to respond to reviews, and in some cases, they may request proof of employment to ensure that the reviewer was indeed an employee of the company. If the reviewer fails to provide the necessary proof, Glassdoor may consider removing the review.
- Legal obligations: In situations where a review violates applicable laws, such as defamation or privacy rights, Glassdoor may consider removing the review upon receiving a valid legal request.
It’s worth noting that Glassdoor aims to maintain a fair and balanced platform, so they generally do not remove reviews solely based on an employer’s request or preference. They prioritize transparency and the freedom of expression for employees.
If an employer believes a review is false, they can utilize the reporting feature on Glassdoor to flag the review and provide details explaining why they believe it is false or violates the platform’s guidelines. Glassdoor will then review the report and take appropriate action based on their policies.