Connect and Talk with Professionals
Fishbowl is where professionals go to connect and talk in a new era of remote work.
Choose from thousands of Industry, Community or Company Bowls ("Groups") and have genuine conversations with other verified professionals that are working in roles and industries similar to your own.
You can join different bowls or professional groups with others from the same background as yourself to get real advice, share work stories, and network.
Don't miss out on what your coworkers and colleagues are saying.
See what similar professionals are saying right now with a real-time feed for your specific industry and profession.
LIVE AUDIO EVENTS & CHAT
Join live audio-only conversations and get to know others in your professional communities. Start a conversation with coworkers and colleagues, or listen to industry leaders share their thoughts on different topics with the ability to join the conversation with them!
Network and direct message with professionals across your industry or meet others within your company by turning on networking mode. Discover new jobs and get a referral to companies.
Start or join bowls with people in your industry about anything! You can create or join bowls to:
• Have conversations about a specific interest or area of expertise.
• Network with former work colleagues and classmates.
• Connect with professionals that have similar backgrounds to yourself.
• Exchange insights and advice with others working at your Co. or Org
• Meet up and get to know other professionals similar to you
• Create bowls (professional groups) for interests or networking!
• Discover new jobs and opportunities through networking and get referrals.
Join hundreds of thousands of professionals from various industries including management consulting, advertising, tech, accounting, finance, law, healthcare, and education. Have conversations with professionals from companies and organizations like McKinsey, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Accenture, EY, PwC, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Skadden, Ogilvy, Saatchi, Publicis, Wieden+Kennedy, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Skadden, UCSF, Mount Sinai, Teach for America, the National Education Association and many more. Get the help you need to climb the career ladder.
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Minor bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Love the app, lacks user friendliness, no transparency on getting reported
I absolutely love the app and the concept. Gives out a lot of information which you can’t get otherwise. My only struggle has been the font size and slow performance. Hangs at least thrice a day. But most importantly, it’s too small of a font to type and keep reading long articles. I moved to iPad but the font remains the same. You should come out with a web version for better readability and better engagement of the audience. Just my two cents.
Update: I have major concerns with their reporting function. There is no transparency and you never know what you get reported for. They just revoke your access for messaging which is a bummer. I would appreciate if the team is transparent on red flags and warns early than revoking the access without any notice.
Update - the customer support is not responsive and doesn’t give valid and transparent answers. After providing so much information to people, it’s practically useless if you can’t make full use of it. The app can do much better.
Moderation Needs Significant Improvement
I don’t particularly WANT to write a poor review for Fishbowl because I’ve historically enjoyed this app and think it’s generally a decent social media platform for professionals working in similar functions to me. That said, I feel I have to point out how poorly automated and moderated this app is.
First, the automation. Every profile-related thing you do goes under manual review. You want to join Fishbowl by submitting your profile? Manual review. You want to change your title? Manual review. Almost every process that seems like it should be automated in some form for an app of Fishbowl’s size must pass through the moderation team. The moderation team is not quick to respond, either. I found I would wait days or weeks before finally contacting support to streamline the process. I’ve seen complaints of even longer waits posted to Reddit.
Second, the moderation. I noticed a comment below about being automatically banned or shadowbanned on Fishbowl as a result of less than a handful of reports, and have to echo this as a major issue of the app. The biggest problem at this point is some toxic users are aware of how to game this system, and actively abuse it. This results in a cycle of normal, friendly users being shadowbanned for fighting back against trolls/bullies and innocuous posts being removed.
Developer Response ,
Hi Bye Fishbowl, we appreciate your feedback as we're always working on ways to better the Fishbowl experience for our community. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org who can further assist you with your account and we welcome any additional feedback.
The Professionals Reddit!
The perfect place to learn anonymously!
*Warning Longwinded review ahead
Do you have a question you aren’t comfortable asking your team mates? Do you want to help others learn more about your firm? Do you just want to look at memes geared towards a niche group? Do any of the questions sound like you? Well you are in the right place, ask and interact anonymously or share your entire profile for a different experience completely. I was a little hesitant to join at first but once I joined the community my fears melted away. I can say this is the best resource to quickly interact with intelligent and knowledgeable professionals around any topic you can imagine. Like with most apps of this nature you will encounter trolls but I’d say the 80-20 rule definitely applies here with the 80 being the individuals who truly want to help. I have noticed myself using this app more often than reddit and LinkedIn now, mostly as a lurker! So what are you waiting for join us here in the fishbowl! who knows we may interact with each other, and I hope we do!
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- 97.8 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2015 Fishbowl Media LLC
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