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Amazing company, amazing people

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sausalito, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sausalito, CA

I have been working at Glassdoor full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I love working here; the people are enthusiastic and passionate. The company is innovative and forward thinking. Great culture, and exciting work, especially in a period of such growth. It doesn't feel like "work" and every day brings a new challenge or opportunity

Cons

- Older people: The average age is much higher than most similar Bay Area tech startups. While this has helped establish Glassdoor, there is some inertia because of this, and perhaps the company isn't reacting to new market developments at the rate that it should be.
- Bureaucratic: Bureaucracy is odd for a company that is so small and relatively new, but because of the aforementioned inertia, there are often several levels of management one has to go to for a new idea to ever reach the surface. At a company that is growing so quickly, nobody ever has enough "bandwidth" to spend the appropriate time reviewing such ideas, and so innovation is often systemically discouraged.

Advice to Management

-Focus more on product: be more user centric. Improve UI/UX as that really matters to most users.
-Improve social media. Glassdoor is a social media company, and yet its social media handles are underdeveloped. Invest in this.
-While the company is great at employee recognition, try and enhance employee innovation (think Google 20% time) and foster new ideas

Glassdoor Response

Feb 13, 2013VP Marketing

Thanks for this feedback. With regard to our presence on other social forums, you'll see a rapid expansion of this in 2013....with an even greater focus on our blog and spreading our vision for ... More

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  1. Helpful (13)

    Account Exec.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sausalito, CA

    I worked at Glassdoor full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The team leader I had before I left was supportive and very helpful. The my peers were friendly.

    Cons

    Start up feel, you have a quota that doesn't stop growing. Very micro managing!!! Stressful work environment. High turn over. Low salary compared to the city. Some sales managers have favorites and didn't let you forget it!

    Advice to Management

    Don't have favorites. Also very one minded in process, not every process (sales strategy) works for every company.

    Glassdoor Response

    Apr 1, 2014CEO

    Thanks for your feedback and review. 2012 was definitely a growth year in terms of getting the right sales leadership in place, and figuring out our hiring profile. Your feedback is fair. I'm ... More


  2. Helpful (5)

    Great Product, Culture, and Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Sausalito, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited snacks
    Friendly, energetic, and positive employees
    Extremely fast growing
    Really effective product - something I genuinely believe in
    Ability to make an impact in the company at an early stage
    Founders started very successful companies in the past
    Amazing and supportive company culture
    Ridiculously good health care

    Cons

    Training was dis-connected, but it is being improved
    Accounts are still scattered - not clear on who is working which Tiers or regions
    Office is kind of far away and hard to access if you do not live directly in Sausalito, plus there is the $5 toll if you live in San Francisco
    Compensation plan still needs ironing out

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to how you divide the accounts amongst employees

    Also, a gym membership and/or free lunches would be great


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