TikTok Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. It is formerly known as Musically. The app was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in markets outside of China. ByteDance had previously launched Douyin (Chinese: 抖音) for the China market in September 2016. TikTok and Douyin are similar to each other, but they run on separate servers to comply with Chinese censorship restrictions. The application allows users to create short music and lip-sync videos of 3 - 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. The app is popular in Asia, the United States, and other parts of the world.
TikTok is not available in China; its servers are based in countries where the app is available. The app is very popular with minors and has created quite a stir with illegal accounts and worried parents.
On TikTok, you can see a variety of short videos, everything from lip syncs and dance moves to random music clips edited with hash tags and effects. Some are downright inspirational; others are cringe-worthy. You can follow your friends and other accounts, and “heart” videos — there is no “dislike” option. However, comments are allowed and could of course be negative or inappropriate. Different privacy settings exist, barely.
TikTok users in their teens and tweens need an adult to supervise what they are seeing and be prepared to have frank, real-time conversations about what is appropriate.
That’s because some of the posts are, as I've seen, overtly sexual, discriminatory and self-serving.
For example, a cool dance move is one thing. But a dance move by a youngster that demonstrates sexual poses, looks or suggestion is clearly not OK by me, and I believe this merits a discussion with my kids about why it isn't.
There are also discriminatory tendencies, such as videos mocking a certain style of dressing, ethnic accents or just cruelly imitating others.
Young kids using TikTok likely don’t have the know-how to discern when something is mocking or discriminatory or has a sexual undercurrent.
Poor taste aside, there are also some privacy and safety concerns with TikTok. Unless an account is set to “private”, there is no limiting the reach of a posted video. The same can, of course, be said for other social media accounts, all of which have much greater reach (and potential for ickiness) than, say, a student having their picture printed in the local paper highlighting an achievement.
Social media can travel around the world into the eyes and imaginations of countless people. It can be viewed with or without true context, so never underestimate its impact.
QUALITY (Current Employee) says"I now every area is different but people have been quitting in all the teams. Workplace culture is not appealing, management has no interest in workers and almost everything is a fight with Beijing to make them understand that we are not living in China. Better not talk about the lack of respect to the workers' privacy."
N.A (Former Employee) says"Hard work, non-stop, no recognition. Used as a machine and nothing more. Salary not reflective of work. Senior members of staff lack basic knowledge required at their level. Cons: Hours, workload, false promises"
Intern (Current Employee) says"good benefits, free canteen, gym, snacks. Cons: short breaks"
Former Employee - Market Specialist says"I worked at TikTok full-time Cons: work hours, career growth, distance, work life balance"
Current Employee - Ads Moderation says"I have been working at TikTok full-time for less than a year Cons: Very chaotic. No organization at all"
Former Employee - Quality Analyst says"I worked at TikTok full-time Cons: underpaid overworked which is kinda expected"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at TikTok full-time for more than a year Cons: Health, Family, Maternity, Paternity policies need to catch-up Resonating with quite a few reviews on Glassdoor, UK HR, especially the HR operations are rude, irresponsive and irresponsible. ghosting for months is a norm, when you do get a response, it will be passing the buck to someone else in HR Ops. From senior to junior level, this pattern has been observed through out my time here. There is a lack of ownership and accountability, definitely non-existent client-serving mindset. When HR behaves as such, it makes me wonder if the employer values people and put them first."
Former Employee - Content Reviewer says"I worked at TikTok full-time Cons: Salary can be a little bit more"
Current Employee - Community Content Management Specialist says"I have been working at TikTok full-time Cons: Poor management in all levels"
Current Employee - Content Moderator says"I have been working at TikTok full-time for less than a year Cons: Poor management, no career progression, unrealistic targets, just another call center where you have to moderate 1000 videos/8 h, evenings shifts till 12am, work on bank holidays, every weekend shift (even if at the interview they confirm you'll work just 1 weekend) so no work-personal life balance at all (at least not for non management positions)."
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst says"I have been working at TikTok full-time for less than a year Cons: not working long enough to say"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at TikTok full-time Cons: Supremely long working hours, can be rigid and non-flexible, lots of internal team politics"
Former Employee - Community Manager says"I worked at TikTok full-time for less than a year Cons: No sense of Direction, Bad Managers"
Anonymous says"tiktok is flaming hot garbage"
this app suks says"never use this app!!!!! it is very bad and takes all of your data!!!!"
Roxana Groza says"Very bad too mutch nudity and naked girls nor good specialy kids use this app stop putting nudity"
Cristina Waldrauch says"This app it's frequently used by too young peoples who posts videos with animals who are cruel abused or killed just for fun.
This application should be banned."
Domenic Giuseppe says"Unconstitutional sensory"
Cindy says"Why am I being censored??? My comments are being deleted and I’m banned for days at a time from commenting. This is completely unacceptable!!!! Guess who I support? You got it Trump! TikTok allows censoring if you support the president."
Don Thecon says"ABSOLUTELY BIASED AND FRANKLY AGAINST THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS..SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGED BY INEXPERIENCED UNDERAGE PEOPLE WHO LET NUDITY,
VIOLENCE, UNDERAGE USERS AND VIOLENT GRAPHIC CONTENT POSTS STANDING AND LIMITS BY SHADOWBANNING ALL OTHER CONTENT..PATHETIC AND AGAINST FEDERAL LAWS..WHERE IS THE FCC??"
Nababati Maila says"The most useless app ever. Girls posting their *ss and boys posting food. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Videos are not even categorised so you can't even choose what to watch and what not to watch. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣"
Lauren says"Dreadful app!!! My daughter is 12 and has been bullied on this app by the class bully who everyone is scared of, so I have taken her off for good!
No one under 17 should be using this site, it’s full of self obsessed narcissists, complete morons who would struggle reciting the days of the week and lastly, it’s a magnet for vile jealous bullies (girls school age are the worst)!
Please think very carefully before using this dreadful app and if your daughter or son is under 18, sweet, quiet, nice and intelligent, please don’t let them on it as it will destroy their self confidence and make them very depressed.
The worst app in the world and it should be banned immediately!! I’m very glad I didn’t grow up with this garbage!"
nay omie says"This contains cruelty to animals cute rabbits getting eaten cat s being chewed up by dogs and more and people are liking this content also children are watching this ..iv sent messages explaining this yet the content still stays there..tictok you need to be band for life also half nacked and some totally naked porno vids iv come across what the eck you doing tictok get it off there .."
La says"Very inappropriate! Half naked children! Showing their butts, boobs, etc. needs to be shut down!"
Jus Bro says"Tik tok unsafe site, should be banned. These clowns that post videos always talking about violence and hate, tik tok is as fake as cnn"
Dee says"Not even worth the one star , app should be deleted , my granddaughter was being groomed recently , police have been informed"
Speaking Gold says"TikTok the worst customer support ever!!! They banned my profile, without notice, without warning, anything!!! The account is used by my daughter and its supervised by me. No nudity, no racism, no anything bad or violating the rules! The accoutnis banned and I cannot get the information about the reasons!!! Nobody is answering my tickets submited several times!!! My kid is crying every day cause she had huge group of friends their, singing dancing and having fun all together. This is disaster!!! Tiktok the worst!! Obviously, no accountable people to lead and behave proffedionaly towards customers."
Bonnie says"Blatant racism. I've reported videos for pornography/nudity and only the videos posted by black creators are removed for "violanting community guidelines" whereas the same videos are kept up by white creators as these dont violate community guidelines. Id really like to know why one account is allowed to keep these videos up and another not???? Ive got screenshots of all this."
Joas Priem says"There is no search bar, like what the frick?! It's not 2001 anymore, am I right????????"
Nguyen’s 你是怎樣Sion 這樣也很 says"TikTok Is Unclaimed"
Mr honest says"Tictok only promotes little girls videos and nude women. Even the highest viewed on tictoker is a lil girl. She her self don’t even no Why is she so famous. They keep promoting indecent women videos. Encouraging them to dance."
ÑÆŸ ÑÆŸ KĪŁŁÜÆ cchiecchiecchie says"F*C*K TIKTOK, MY FOR YOU PAGE IS NOT FOR ME I ALWAYS GET THE PEOPLE I DONT LIKE AND I CLEARLY LIKE AND FOLLOW THE PEOPLE I LIKE BUT i STILL GET THE SAME PEOPLE EVERY TIME LIKE WTH, NOW I EVEN GET SPANISH TIKTOK/ not saying Spanish is bad I DONT UNDERSTANDDD WHY THIS IS HAPPENING ."
Kelly Daniels says"I have been shadow banned on TikTok since 11/9. None of my videos are being seen or put on the for you. My views dropped really low. TikTok deleted 379 of my followers recently. I had 58,909 followers and now have 58,530 followers. My weekly views went from 403,666 views clear down to 15,478 views. I'm being censored because I support Trump and I'm a republican. I have never threatened or harmed anyone. My videos follow the guide lines. My freedom of speech has been taken away from me. China does not allow republicans to post about supporting Trump so we get censored. I want my freedom. I want treated fairly. I love posting fun videos for people to enjoy. Can something be done about this?"
Anthony Dehn says"Mostly retarted posts, but some good ones."
Gabe says"Like the app but like any social media, it has its issues... the people are not always the nicest, some fake accounts but overall good content"
brigidミ☆ says"anyways tiktok fucking sucks stan glee ig"
🎪魔璃🎪 says"left disappointed. Ok so that sucks... but what’s worse? The girl who actually won the competition is a tiktok infl… https://t.co/1smY7vl399"
sehyoon030 says"RT @505ICK: 🤡 I tried (tiktok quality sucks lol so posting non effect one here) #FavoriteBoysChallenge #GoblinChallenge #에이스 #GOGOblin_AC…"
ClaudiaT🦋 KNOWS NOTHING 🤖 says"RT @505ICK: 🤡 I tried (tiktok quality sucks lol so posting non effect one here) #FavoriteBoysChallenge #GoblinChallenge #에이스 #GOGOblin_AC…"
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