14 Facts About Glassdoor


Glassdoor is an American website where current and former employees anonymously review companies.

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Glassdoor allows its users to anonymously submit and view salaries as well as search and apply for jobs on its platform.

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Glassdoor launched its company ratings site in June 2008, as a site that "collects company reviews and real salaries from employees of large companies and displays them anonymously for all members to see", according to TechCrunch.

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Glassdoor then averaged the reported salaries, posting these averages alongside the reviews employees made of the management and culture of the companies they worked for – including some of the larger tech companies like Google and Yahoo.

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In 2010, Glassdoor released a fee-based program called "Enhanced Employer Profiles", which allows employers to include their own content on Glassdoor profiles, like executive biographies, classifieds, social media links, and referrals.

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Glassdoor allows users to post potential job interview questions that might be asked by certain companies, acquired by interviewed job candidates, in addition to other information that can be used to prepare job applications.

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The reputation a company has on Glassdoor has been found correlative by Case Western Professor Casey Newmeyer.

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That year, Glassdoor began creating localized websites and mobile apps for different national jurisdictions, such as Germany.

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In September 2016, Glassdoor acquired Brazil's Love Mondays to expand into Latin America.

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In 2017, Glassdoor announced on its website that it would no longer post job advertisements that exclude people with criminal records.

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Glassdoor produces reports based upon the data collected from its users, on topics including work–life balance, CEO pay-ratios, lists of the best office places and cultures, and the accuracy of corporate job searching maxims.

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Data from Glassdoor has been used by outside sources to produce estimates on the effects of salary trends and changes on corporate revenues.

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Glassdoor puts the conclusions of its research of other companies towards its own company policies.

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In 2012 Glassdoor received $20 million of venture capital, taking its total outside funding to $42.

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