Offers New Look at Working World

Screenshots from!: — by Michael Wilks on February 3, 2011 to People & Blogs (36 seconds)

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) —, a new work-related social networking site, is quickly becoming a valuable resource for people seeking honest, constructive advice about the best working environments in their area. ViewsfromtheCube allows users to rank and review all aspects of their careers, from their individual strengths to managers to entire companies.

For example, site users can provide anonymous feedback and rate their previous and current managers, departments and companies. They can also take advantage of a self-assessment tool that allows them to rate their own career skills and job performance and invite others, such as friends and coworkers, to give valuable comments.

Those looking for the best managers can use as well. They can view and assess prospective top quartile managers by their ratings and rankings; these findings can be broken down by company, geography and industry. Human Resource departments will find this section useful, as they can use it to screen potential new managers and leaders for their key supervisory roles.

Looking for a great job fair? ViewsfromtheCube has it covered; the site features a section for feedback on career conferences and recruiting agencies.

Users can share all information on the site through Facebook, with other online options coming soon.

The feedback on the site is designed to be constructive and positive; the VFTC team and community constantly review all submissions to ensure that no comments are salacious or demeaning.

Founder Michael Wilks is a full-time finance manager in Marin, California. He manages the site part time from his home in Oakland, with the help of friends and family.

“ is different from other sites that allow individuals to rank and review only their current network or their company,” he said. “Here valuable information made available to job seekers will provide a full picture of the current career landscape in their area. ViewsfromtheCube hopes to tell the whole story about the current job market and not just pieces of it.”

For more information about the site or to sign up, please visit


Michael Wilks