Glassdoor Blog

Glassdoor’s Blog Highlights: A Roundup

Feel like you need Cliff Notes to keep up with some blogs? With so much going on with the current job landscape, as well as here at Glassdoor, we thought we'd help you out with some posts you might have missed. Here's what has been generating the most attention on the Glassdoor blog this p...

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The Hardest and Easiest Interview Questions by Company

Before an interview most of us get at least a little nervous as it's hard to know exactly what to expect. And we've all come out of an interview and sighed with relief, and thought thank goodness that is over!  Knowing what to expect when going into an interview - not only the types of qu...

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Best Buy CEO Takes 60% Pay Cut; Employees Show Anderson Can Improve

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that current Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson saw a 60% paycut in 2009 compared to the previous year, which nets out at a still impressive $1.3 million.  The decrease in earnings for Anderson, and for other top executives, is due to a lower performance bo...

April Review of the Month: What it’s like to Interview at Amazon

Although, the winner of the Glassdoor Review of the Month may not have received an offer from this potential employer, the software engineer job candidate is now $500 richer. The April Review of the Month comes from an Amazon.com job seeker who provides a constructive and behind-the-scenes...

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

With unemployment numbers continuing to rise, the value of job interview resources also climbs. Here is a quick round up of some job interview advice from Liz Wolgemuth, a reporter with US News and World Report, and Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor.com's career and workplace expert to help in prepa...

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Is a good place for Mom’s to work a good place for all?

For most of you, yesterday was spent appreciating your mother, or the mother of your children, in at least some way-- brunch, flowers or a phone call.  But what perhaps goes further than celebrating mothers on this day alone, is being appreciated in some other ways, every day, and not jus...

BLS Gives Update on State of Employment: Unemployment Rises Again

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the worst of job cuts may be over due to a productive first quarter and a lower number of people filing for unemployment. But US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) latest monthly report shows that we are not out of the woods yet.  ...

Retraining: Reevaluate Your Skill Set with Areas of Opportunity

Retraining.  It is soon to be the buzzword of this time.  We have to face it that some of the jobs that have been cut are not coming back.  During this downturn, many companies are having to figure out how to work differently and in turn may not go back to using as many resources as the...

Does a Green Company Mean a Satisfied Company?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a list of the Top 50 companies who purchase the most green power today in the U.S. as part of the Green Power Partnership. These green power purchases help reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and supp...

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How Obama and his Predecessors Approval Ratings Compare to Top Rated CEOs

Did you know that on Obama's 100th day in office his approval rating was at 65% according to a Gallup poll reported by MSNBC? When compared to Presidents who held office throughout the past 40 years, Obama comes in second after Reagan, who marked his 100th day in office with a 68% approval...