Here is the video that outlines Rate My Company in a little more detail at this stage. I am sure I will be at version 150 before I even approach the final versions! To get more information on the development of Rate My Company you can see project descriptions, rating descriptions, legal talk and more by browsing the Rate My Company Category. See the first mock design below the video for a better view!
My plan for ‘Rate My Company’ was born, not from other professional networking sites, but actually from back in the day during the first college degree when everyone would flock to Rate My Professors to figure out who to sign up for and who to avoid class wise. A little over a year ago I went through my first job search in 5 years after I decided I wanted to relocate back to Connecticut. Finding a fitting job was a full time job in itself, but deciphering through the masses of junk in websites like Monster.com or HotJobs was even worse. There was nowhere to find out that Drive Marketing in Rocky Hill was in fact a company that handed out samples and flyers to passerbys. How did I find out? A lengthy interview process and a full day of job shadowing.
Could this have been avoided? If so how? The idea of Rate My Company is to try to be as comprehensive as possible, as users will allow, to anonymously rate the companies they have worked for. The point is to be able to give folks a database to see if a company is the right fit for them.
The concept model will be based on this scholastic version similar to their features outlined below:
As basic as can be, this is how people will find the companies in the database. If a company is not on the list users will be able to add them.
The idea is to get as granular as possible. A marketing department works entirely different than the finance department. The information and ratings wont be very useful if they don’t apply to what people really want to know.
The ruby slippers of the entire process, the actual ratings that people will choose for the company. Based on criteria listed in the initial synopsis of the site, employees or former employees will grade their company, though the “hot” many not make it to this site
These include the initial “categories” that will be individually rated for each company. They will include a 1-5 grade (1 being the lowest and 5 the highest). There will also be the main overall ratings and comments.