What would you dare to ask? kununu rolls out NEW Q&A feature across all company pages•
What if you could get to know inside details about a company BEFORE you spent a ton of time pursuing a job? And more specifically, what if there was a place where you could freely ask questions you wouldn’t dare to ask in an application or interview setting, without any affect on your job application?
That’s now possible – and a place like that now exists – with kununu’s new Q&A feature available across all company pages.
Q&A, or “kununity” as we lovingly call it, is the new job search resource that we ALL need.
And even if you don’t have a question to ask right at this very second now that it’s widely available, just know that this resource is available to you when you want to get real insights about what it’s like inside a company. Read on to get the full scoop on this brand new Q&A feature that we’ve been dying to announce publicly for the past few months!
What is Q&A and what can I do with it?
You’re probably familiar with the concept of Q&A. You ask a question and you get an answer.
That’s exactly how it works on kununu’s Q&A, except you share your questions directly on a company-specific page on kununu. You also benefit from some extra bonuses like:
- the option to identify your relation to a company when you’re asking a question
- a way see the answers others have provided, along with each responder’s relation to the company
- the ability to upvote an answer as “Helpful”
The real value in kununu’s new Q&A feature is that you can ask any question on your mind that:
- You might not have dared to ask during the interview or application process. (“Do people actually like each other?” “How difficult is the interview process?” “How strict is the work-from-home policy?”)
- You tried to find an answer to on a company’s website – but couldn’t find it
- You’ve been ready and willing to ask companies that you’re interested in working at, but can’t find someone – who knows the answer – that will listen!
What can you ask?
The short answer is – anything!
There’s literally an infinite number of questions that you can ask on Q&A, so long as you are not using abusive or personally identifying language (we have a large team dedicated to this already – more on this topic in the FAQs below.)
But just to give you a clearer idea, here are some example questions that might come to one’s mind when researching potential companies to work for or apply to:
“Do people work overtime a lot here?”
“Do they drug test applicants?”
“What interview questions does this company ask?”
“How long is the hiring process?”
“Does it matter if I have tattoos?”
“How is work-life balance there?”
“What’s the lunch situation like?”
“I heard the CEO is a jerk, is that true?”
“Can I work from home?”
“Are there chances for career development?”
“How many women are on your team?”
“Can I drink beer at work?”
Not only are you free to ask these real questions, you can get real answers. Other job applicants, employees or the company itself can respond to your anonymous questions.
Here’s a question someone asked on our company profile, and the answers that they got:
How did we get here?
We’ll spare you the long history lesson, but what you should know is that the main reason why our company, kununu, even exists is to bring workplace insights that matter to everyone – job seekers, employees and companies alike. So after 10 years of success globally and having collected over 2 million authentic company reviews from real people across over 600,000 companies, we wanted to give even MORE insight to people who want to learn about more companies.
But how could we, as a company, give MORE value to job seekers wanting to achieve a better work life beyond the insights we already provide?
The answer: letting the people CHOOSE the topics they want to know about.
And beyond that, actively helping job seekers connect with knowledgeable people at companies who can contribute to those topics. Whether that means a current employee, an intern, a freelancer, or a close friend or relative of the company – the goal is to get you as close to the inside of the company as you possibly can.
That’s the thought process we had as a company a little over a year ago, and that’s what brought us to today and the launch of our new Q&A feature.
Before you go, some quick FAQs
How can I ask a question?
To help you try out the new feature as quickly as possible, we created a special page for the launch of Q&A:
And if you want to go the traditional route, that’s quick too. With a maximum of two clicks, you can ask your question: Log in with your kununu profile on kununu.com, open the profile of your (desired) employer, then click on the “Questions” tab and ask your questions anonymously.
Is kununu still anonymous?
kununu has always been and always will remain anonymous! Those who answer your question, however, have the option to identify their relationship with the company you’ve asked about.
How does kununu prevent abuse?
Our experienced community support team knows what to do. Just like everything that is submitted on the kununu website, our Q&A is supported by security and quality mechanisms, such as an automatic filter that prevents inappropriate content from going live if it does not clear community guidelines.
And if you do still find something that is inappropriate for publishing, all you have to do is click on the flag next to the question or answer and our team will take another look.
So…what are you waiting for? What would YOU dare to ask?
Click on the bubble below or click here to go to the page we created specifically for launch.
And since you’ve made it through this entire post, we’d love to hear your thoughts about our new Q&A feature on @kununu_US!
Linda Le Phan is the Content Marketing Manager at kununu US, a place where job seekers can get an authentic view of life at a company and where employers have a trusted platform to better engage talent. When she’s not creating content about the modern workplace, company culture, and life & work hacks, she is probably going out to get an iced coffee (even in Boston winter), raiding the snack drawer, or jamming to kununu’s Spotify playlist.