Add EmployerAggregateRating and reviewAspect #1689

vholland opened this Issue Jul 11, 2017 · 4 comments


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vholland commented Jul 11, 2017

In 3.3, we will be adding EmployerReview as discussed in issue #1576. Some review sites allow users to write reviews based on specific aspects (e.g. employer benefits or work-life balance). In some cases, the sites aggregate ratings across multiple reviews, so readers are presented with a number like "ACME Industries rates 4/5 stars".

To help authors of these pages better express their content, I propose adding the following.

  • reviewAspect: This Review or Rating is relevant to this part or feature of the itemReviewed.
  • EmployerAggregateRating: An aggregate rating of an Organization related to its role as an employer.

danbri commented Jul 11, 2017

for reviewAspect, can you give a few examples? ideally real sites.

for EmployerAggregateRating, do the relevant sites always hide individual ratings eg for privacy reasons there is no call for EmployerRating?


vholland commented Jul 11, 2017

Glassdoor allows reviewers to review salaries and employee benefits. Benefits can further be broken down into health insurance, 401(k), discounts, etc. See,5_IL.6,8_IN1.htm

Indeed also allows reviewing salary separately from benefits. It also allows for reviewing culture, work-life balance, management, etc. See

I thought about proposing EmployerRating, but in the examples I saw, individual ratings were linked to reviews, so you could infer it was an EmployerRating. I am not opposed to adding it for completeness.


danbri commented Jul 11, 2017

Makes sense. so the text for the aspects is, for now, likely to be based on per-site wording, unless/until broader consensus emerges...?


vholland commented Jul 12, 2017

Yes. I thought about trying to create a small taxonomy of aspects, but decided it would be better to wait for some sort of consensus.

@vholland vholland added a commit to vholland/schemaorg that referenced this issue Jul 21, 2017

@vholland vholland Issue #1689: Added EmployerAggregateRating and reviewAspect. 1a3b93d
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