Reviews: Employer Attribute Highlights

Tawnya -

Handshake is furthering our mission to democratize information by introducing Employer Attributes in reviews.

This will give students a snapshot view of employer attributes and match those chosen by the student in on-boarding.

We have already introduced the ability for students to select employer attributes in their reviews process this fall, asking them to identify characteristics of the employer and their experience (e.g. “Women in Leadership”). Students have the ability to select from 50+ attributes that provide more varied and specific signals about what sets an employer apart from others.



  • Where did we generate these 50+ attributes?
    • We did extensive research and surveys with students to understand what they valued most when evaluating potential work experiences - these were the qualities that emerged.
  • What if no attributes are listed for my company in my reviews?
    • We’ve established minimum thresholds in terms of both total reviews which have to be met in order to display an attribute.
  • My company does offer x attribute, but it isn’t listed in my review. Why?
    • Employers and Career Centers should understand that attributes are meant to highlight the characteristics that make them special, not to emphasize the ways in which they are lacking.
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