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Glassdoor Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
149 Reviews
4.6
149 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Gave you the option to work from home if you were not a temp if you wanted to (in 17 reviews)

  • Unlimited PTO means that you can have a real work-life balance (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • The office is a little crowded as the company is growing & the sales floor can get a little noisy (in 5 reviews)

  • Working from home can be challenging to balance time/distractions (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great start for a sales career!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sausalito, CA

    I worked at Glassdoor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, they genuinely care about the whole team and encourage collaboration. There was also a good amount of training right after being hired and then weekly as well.

    Cons

    The sales organization has grown quickly in 2014, however, they still have not adjusted for a distribution of accounts with appropriate quotas to represent the amount of opportunity in each area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align quotas to represent the amount of awareness and business in a particular region. Quotas in the
    Bay area are easier to achieve than in say.... Kansas. A round robin of accounts may alleviate this disadvantage to newer reps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Absolutely Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hands down the most fun place I have worked. The entire organization, from product, to engineering, sales, to C Suite are fantastic. It is exciting to be part of an organization where everyone truly believes in what we do.

    Cons

    Typical hyper growth startup challenges. Territories shifting, policies changing etc. However, these challenges, if you can call them that, are dwarfed by how great it is to work with such a wonderful group of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the transparency!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best move I've ever made!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mill Valley, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love being a part of an incredible community that helps individuals find jobs they love! It's a great feeling coming to work knowing you are making a difference in the world. I love the people here, I know I am working with the best in the industry. They are intelligent, supportive, and incredibly fun. We have an amazing culture and there is a huge opportunity for upward mobility. The product is awesome, it's constantly evolving to progress in a positive direction. The training program sets you up for success and our managers are dedicated to helping us improve our process and coach us in the right direction. Some of the perks include a gym on site, free snacks, lunches, and unlimited PTO! Glassdoor is a very special place, it's the best move I've ever made!

    Cons

    Sometimes the vegetarian lunches run out quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Super excited to be a part of our organization, you're doing a great job! =)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glassdoor is one of the coolest companies ever! By far the best job experience I've ever had.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glassdoor

    Pros

    Healthy/ productive environment for everyone. Great pay and the people are wonderful. If you're one to prove yourself, there is great opportunities for advancement with the company.

    Cons

    Hard work is definitely necessary because the company is in a state of growth. It's hard to keep up at times, the demand is so high.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was the best

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glassdoor

    Pros

    The pay and the frindship bond with the company the trust bond.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons at all.

  7.  

    Helping people feels great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mill Valley, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with smart, motivated employees. Great executive team and awesome CEO. Really feels like we are building an important service.

    Cons

    Start up growing pains at times. Lots of new people to onboard while trying to go after new opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Best Job I've Ever Had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Sausalito, CA
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Sausalito, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is truly doing something to make the world a better place and I'm honored to be contributing to the mission of helping people everywhere find jobs and companies they love.

    Aside from all the awesome perks like a gym, catered lunch, unlimited vacation and the ability to bring my dog every day, I just love being at Glassdoor. I'm consistently in awe of the good ideas, smart people and a lovable culture we have here.

    One program I'm particularly impressed with is the extensive leadership training everyone goes through. It teaches us how to successfully communicate with one another. I've implemented learnings from this training in to other elements of my life and it's tremendously valuable.

    Cons

    The performance review process is wanting. After a performance review, regardless of whether or not it was positive, I always feel worse about my job. Compensation and titles are also a problem, based on recent new hires I know I would have a higher salary and title if I were recruited here recently or to a different team.

    There are two companies within Glassdoor: the B2C side (the darling) and the B2B side (the one with a bit of a rude culture problem).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that all members of the leadership team continue to respect the Glassdoor values. I believe this is the key to continuing to cultivate the tremendous culture we have here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    SDR role is a great entry into a sales career

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Mill Valley, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone here truly enjoys coming to work every day. I get to work with some of the smartest and most innovative people I have ever met. Very collaborative work environment, beautiful office and great company culture. There is an on site fitness trainer, workout classes, and gym. Generous amounts of food, free lunches, coffee & snacks every day. Lots of cute doggies around the office. People dress very casual in whatever is comfortable. Lots of fun company events and outings for people to bond. The company is fairly generous with supplies & technology for employees. It is an exciting time to join the company as we are expanding internationally & growing rapidly!

    Glassdoor is an industry leader in employer branding, which is a new and developing area for the recruiting industry. Sales team is selling something that we can feel good about, since it aligns with our mission. Accomplishments are recognized by teams, by the sales department, and at a company-wide level. The CEO even comes and hugs sales reps. Managers truly listens to employees and are always working to improve processes or solve problems. There is a lot of very hands-on training, so there is tremendous room for personal growth and skill development.

    The marketing team does killer campaigns to keep a healthy flow of inbound leads coming to the sales team. New SDRs get to work warm inbound leads, so you are usually cold calling people with some knowledge, interest or familiarity of Glassdoor. Tenured SDRs work outbound leads, which is great training on prospecting, getting to decision makers and navigating an organization. There are clear goals & room for growth. SDRs are promoted into Account Executive/Account Management roles. Quota is realistic and everyone is always willing to help others learn or grow. The team has clear rules of engagement that prevent overlap and promote fairness.

    Cons

    There is constant change as part of a growing company, which can lead to some over-communication. BCC and reply-all feature needs to be used less in email threads. Salesforce needs to be cleaned up since there is a lot of bad data. Some teams seem understaffed for the work load (such as IT and sales ops).

    The commute is kind of a pain unless you live in Marin, which most people don't. Right now, the company only compensates for people who commute via bus, but most people drive independently and pay a lot for bridge tolls. Not a lot of healthy food or options for people with allergies/dietary restrictions. Feels like some people are working 24/7 although everyone has different perceptions of work/life balance.

    Inbound SDRs are highly dependent on marketing campaigns, so any lulls in marketing make it harder to hit numbers. Some of the sales reps don't understand how to work with SDRs and should communicate or show more appreciation for our hard work. The office is a little crowded as the company is growing & the sales floor can get a little noisy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for being so transparent and responsive to employees. Overall, our management inspires and excites me & i'm excited to see where you lead our company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Glassdoor Response

    Nov 13, 2014VP of Sales

    Thank you so much for the review. The Sales Development team is a great source of talent for the Sales team. We are always working to make positive improvements based on your feedback. We will ... More

  10.  

    Cool

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Glassdoor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good money, fun times.

    Cons

    Challenging work, crappy hours, boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great community, working through growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mill Valley, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Unlimited PTO means that you can have a real work-life balance. The people are generally very friendly and there is a good sense of community.

    Cons

    Teams tend to work in silos which leads to miscommunication and makes it hard to get simple things done. The company is growing quickly and process hasn't completely caught up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust people to do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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