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I have been working at Glassdoor full-timePros
Glassdoor is an amazing company - the values they hold and the things they do for both businesses and individuals are really something incredible. You'll notice that people here truly believe in what we're working for and that makes for motivated, intelligent, and creative workers. You'll find that on every level - C-suite, manager, or anyone else - that everyone loves what we do. To find that passion is rare and something to truly hold onto.
And of course with every tech company, we have amazing perks - catered lunch, snacks, work from home option, stock options, gym.Cons
The biggest challenge here is middle management. I understand that at such rapid growth at a relatively young tech company, we're bound to promote within - but this can be a huge huge problem if such an individual is not qualified to do so. Because we're filled with such talented and smart people, we tend to be a pretty competitive arena. And while that's something that can be motivating for people, it can also cause middle management and new managers to always strive to compete with the people they're managing. This isn't right and doesn't foster an environment where individuals can grow - manager and those under.
We need a better promotion and HR review cycles/processes. There are a lot of new managers being promoted that really shouldn't be - just because they excel at their job doesn't mean they're entitled to be a manager. A good manager should be one that not only excels, but can connect, motivate, and encourage their team members - and do that wholeheartedly. Some departments - like mine - are seeing managers push down those who have ideas, want more, or just want to know what's going on within the team for reasons that seem like they want to keep their status known.
I love Glassdoor and what we stand for, but seeing my growth stunted by my own supervisor is making me question if we're losing sight of our culture. We pride ourselves in providing a safe environment for workers to have ideas, to be heard, and to learn - but if we allow individuals to become managers who DON'T truly uphold this value ... then we aren't practicing what we preach.Advice to ManagementAdvice
We need a more open and safe environment for individuals to review managers and we should re-look at the structuring of all teams. I know we are starting to put a manager review in place, but we should definitely improve our entire performance review cycle. We need to truly look at who we're putting in charge and make sure we're putting the right individual to not only help teams grow, but to retain talent.RecommendsNegative OutlookApproves of CEO