John S from San Jose gives Goldman Sachs and Capitalism 1-star review on Yelp (via @goldmansuchs):
I came here to apply for a job, I guess this is not America and noone goes job hunting door to door anymore. I came here on a Tuesday afternoon, had my trunk searched to get into the garage and went to the front desk to see if I could fill out a resume and maybe see someone in person. So I approached the front desk lady and explained to her why I was there, she called upstairs and the lady on the phone directed her to tell me to go to http://gc.com and apply there. Seriously...... !!!!!???!!!! Who do these people think they are. Note the irony of the fact that its a totally wrong website.
I woke up that morning, took a shower, put on my best Brooks Brothers Suit, best watch and drove 80 miles 20 of which were crappy SF traffic just to be told to go away.
Good Job GSC - this is exactly how you want to treat people in order to go out of business in a more productive manner.
I will never do business with GSC and tell this story to every person I will meet.
All of this cost me gas, a whole wasted day and $15 for parking in their garage for less than 5 minutes.
Gotta Love Capitalism!
Let's put the obvious aside and quit wondering who reviews Goldman Sachs on Yelp. Let's instead think about the buffoon who reviews a review of Goldman Sachs on Yelp. Oh hey, that's me!
Back to John Sadface. Beyond giggles, there are lessons galore to be learned. This is what we call a Bad Career Move.
Let's start with the positives first --
- John showered and battled traffic in pursuit on the Good Goldman Sachs.
- He tried a new approach, by going door to door. Some would call this assertive--if perhaps he were applying for a pizza delivery gig or a Girl Scouts cookie sales supervisor. Everyone else would call it a waste of gas in a gasoline-hungry nation.
- No sane manager should hire this guy, for fear of being reviewed by him on Yelp.
- "Note the irony of the fact" is a terrible phrase that should never be used again.
- John should be familiar with this 'irony of the fact' move by now: the "front desk lady" just gave the equivalent of a fake phone number at a bar. She doesn't actually want him to call back, for fear of a second visit in his second best Brooks Brothers suit.
In sum... just. Don't do this. No matter how poorly your recruiting efforts are going, maybe keep your 1-star review amongst you and your friends. Or post it anonymously on the Vault or Glassdoor. Otherwise, review reviewers can't help but compare you to The Greatest Review of All Time.