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Glassdoor Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
131 Reviews
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131 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 16 reviews)

  • Glassdoor is all about creating a good work/life balance and this is clear from some of the office policies (in 15 reviews)


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

  • High expectations right from the get-go and very fast paced environment (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    I love working at Glassdoor. Everyone is extremely friendly and the benefits are awesome. We get free breakfast and lunch, free health insurance, unlimited time off, paid volunteering days and more.
    It's also great to know that we are revolutionizing the way people job hunt.

    Cons

    We are growing so fast that there is not enough space to put everyone, the workplace is a little crowded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    wonderful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glassdoor

    Pros

    Great job really enjoyed all aspects of it.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Where working is fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Science Intern  in  Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Data Science Intern in Mill Valley, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Although I do love the work I do at Glassdoor, it’s the company culture that makes the job so enjoyable. Coming to work every day, I’m greeted by dogs and smiles. Sure there are always a few not so smiley people due to it being the morning or stress but for the most part it seems like everyone is genuinely happy. Why wouldn't they be? We work for a company that’s all about making people happy and our employers want us to be happy too. This is quite easy considering the amazing facilities and people we are given the opportunity to work with. The office is all open space, allowing for easy collaboration as well as socialization throughout the day. Need a break from work? Go take a run on the treadmill in the company gym or challenge a co-worker to a game of Ping-Pong. Hungry? Grab a healthy, or not so healthy, snack from the many mini-kitchens at the office or wait until noon for catered lunch to be served. Glassdoor is all about creating a good work/life balance and this is clear from some of the office policies. I’m not a dog owner or a parent but if I were I would love that I could bring my dog to work or use the baby room if I wanted to bring my child in. With all the Glassdoor has provided me with, what’s not to love? Coming to work doesn't feel like work at all because I love what I do and I hope to continue working for Glassdoor in the future.

    Cons

    I wish I could work more than I do

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Glassdoor Response

    Sep 9, 2014CEO

    Thanks for all the great feedback! Glad to hear you like the work and the our culture.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great service!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glassdoor

    Pros

    Young, fresh company with a lot of energy.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    GREAT Company to work for!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Management  in  Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Content Management in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Glassdoor part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful growing company! It is exciting to see all the growth and changes that take place. Working from home is the best! Plenty of opportunity for growth if you are interested. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    When you are working from home, communication can sometimes be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Glassdoor Response

    Sep 9, 2014CEO

    Thanks for writing a review! We’ll keep working on the communication

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Benefits I've Ever Received

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Free breakfasts and hot catered lunches every day, flexible work hours (with the option to work from home whenever you need to), unlimited paid time off, dogs in the office, 100% of healthcare premiums covered, and incredible growth opportunities and a really good work/life balance. Everything you would want from an employer and so, so much more.

    Cons

    The only problem I have sometimes is that sometimes it's so high energy and the atmosphere is so loud and buzzing that it can be hard to actually get work done. But that same environment is also a fun place to be in most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As much as you can, try to maintain this startup feel even as we grow. We all love working here because we feel like we're valued and a part of something big -- but don't let that change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Glassdoor Response

    Aug 14, 2014Head Talent Warrior

    Thank you so much for your feedback on our benefits! In regards to the loud and buzzing collaborative workspaces, we understand it can be distracting at times. That why we encourage using the "quiet ... More

  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is great. Benefits are also a great part of working here.
    Work/life balance is really good. I almost never worked more than 40 hours a week.
    The culture is nice. My coworkers were friendly and always helpful.

    Cons

    Not a lot of promotions. The business hierarchy is pretty flat so it is hard to move up. There are times when things are unclear so my team did not always know what we were supposed to be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was transparent. Should have had more training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Up, up, and away!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Glassdoor practices what they preach!
    The transparency is present.
    Growth potential is certainly available for those that seek it or want it, especially with the rate at which we are growing as a company. Jobs, titles, divisions are present now that may not have been 3 or 6 months ago and will continue to evolve as we are rapidly growing and adjusting for growth.
    Communication is certainly a priority and constantly being worked on.
    The benefits out-surpass any place I have worked before or have been involved with.
    Additional training/education is available by simply requesting it

    Cons

    Being remote from the Corporate office has, at times, been a challenge from a communication standpoint and at times a disconnect.
    Orientation processes for remote folks/locations should be considered as much as the process that is present for the corporate office - this is a definite sore point.
    Scheduling of company-wide meetings needs to also take into account time zone differences for the availability of those attending. Alternately secured video recording should be made and available for those who cannot attend and would like to 'see what they missed".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the effort with communicating and bridging the gaps that are present at times with information for remotes.
    A clearer definition/explanation of what remote locations are to expect from an office setup in relation to what is praised/touted at the Corporate location - not everyone has a clear understanding of the differences and reasoning.
    This is a great company that is growing quickly and with rapid growth are the typical growing pains.
    Never-the-less, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best company I have ever worked for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PR/Corporate Communications  in  Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - PR/Corporate Communications in Mill Valley, CA

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Glassdoor really knows how to take care of their employees. We get high-quality swag, catered lunch everyday, gym access, kayaks and snacks...all for free! We are a dog friendly office, which is awesome. Unlimited PTO, healthcare, high compensation.

    Cons

    The commute to and from work can be quite lengthy. Even in the carpool lane, it has taken an hour to get from Novato to Mill Valley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glassdoor

    Pros

    The culture is very great. It is unlike a lot of other companies that I have come across.

    Cons

    It takes time to figure out what we might want to do.

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