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Glassdoor – Why Work For Us?

Do you believe that where you work matters? We do. In fact, we obsess over helping people find jobs that are the right fit for them.

Our mission is to become the world’s largest and most trusted career community to help people make more informed job decisions. The Glassdoor community has grown significantly since we launched in June 2008 and we’ve got an exciting road ahead.

We're hiring! Apply Here!

Want to learn more about our company culture and leadership team? Glassdoor employees know best – read Glassdoor’s company reviews.


Want a career selling a product that truly provides a great service to it's customers and users? Want to work in a fast paced environment surrounded by a collaborative team full of really smart people? Glassdoor, the world's fastest growing career community, is hiring on the sales team! We want to be the #1 recruiting solution in the world. Join us and come be a big part of making that happen.

Check out our open Sales Jobs here.

Being on the Engineering team at Glassdoor means working on projects and building products that you know help impact people's lives in a big way: helping them find jobs and companies they love. Hear from our own engineers what drives them in their career and how the mission at Glassdoor gives them a sense of pride for what they do.

Check out our open Engineering jobs here.


Our 2014 "Glass-doers"



Summer interns at Glassdoor aka "Glass-doers" are given the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment working on real projects. No getting coffee here...you'll be doing real work that makes a huge impact on the company and helps people around the world find the jobs and companies they love.


Check out what our 2014 "Glass-doers" had to say about their experience:



"Working at Glassdoor as a summer intern has given me the opportunity to learn from the best and confirm my decision to pursue my chosen career path. Plus, I have learned so much in the past 12 weeks that I¹m excited to go back to school and apply my new skills in a classroom setting. I am definitely a Glassdoor fan!"

Sarah Stoddard, PR Intern

"This internship has helped me learn what IT is all about and how to get started in my IT career. In school, it will help me because I can fix my computer whenever it crashes. It can also help me when others need help fixing their computers."

Sheldon Smart, IT Intern

"My internship at Glassdoor has helped me understand what a startup environment is like and I believe this will help me in the future because I plan on creating multiple startups, so it is nice getting experience with this kind of working environment early on. Reading all of these reviews on different companies has helped me understand what suitable working conditions are and what makes people happy in a workplace. This knowledge will help me hopefully create a fun and enjoyable work space when I create my first startup. Working at Glassdoor has also helped me by teaching me how to manage my time more wisely in order to meet the goals of each day. This skill should help me manage my school work better, once the new school year starts in late August."

Saahil Saini, Content & Community Intern


"Glassdoor has helped me develop the skills I need to work as a vital member of a team. I enjoy time spent cooperating with my fellow co-workers. Working at Glassdoor has taught me the patience I need to complete certain tasks. I am able to focus my attention to my daily goals while maintaining an enjoyable internship experience. My time at Glassdoor will provide me with quality experience working at a startup which I hope to pursue later in my career."

Noorisingh Saini, Content and Community Intern



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"My internship at Glassdoor has opened my eyes to SEO optimization and the power of partnerships, which has given me a solid foundation of business development. My experience at Glassdoor parallels my interests at school as my major is Technology, Culture, and Consumer Behavior. Glassdoor has shown me how technology can shape culture, and in our case jobs and employment."


Kirsten Craig, Business Development Intern



We respect and value the intelligence and dedication each person brings to the company day after day. We strive to create an environment that is open and flexible to the needs of individuals. Here, it’s not just about the time you put into your work, but more importantly, about the quality of work you produce.

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There are six core values that serve as a compass for our actions here at Glassdoor:

  • People Matter: value & respect each individual
  • Integrity: always do the right thing
  • Accountability: say what you will do, and do what you say
  • Passion: be committed in heart and mind
  • Ownership: treat the company and its resources as your own
  • Leadership: shape a better future

And, to make sure that it’s not all ‘work, work, work’, we blow off a little steam at monthly deck parties and quarterly off-site company events. You’ll also find some pretty active employees who bike to work, form company soccer teams or get together for hikes and runs on the nearby trails. Oh, and did we mention Bagel Wednesdays, Donut Fridays, and the healthy snacks that we stock in the kitchen? 

Plus the Glassdoor Culture Committee, made up of employees, helps to keep Glassdoor a best place to work. Part of the Culture Committee’s job is to help organize our quarterly awards program, The Smashies, in which employees nominate and select their fellow employees who exemplify the best of Glassdoor.

We're hiring! Apply Here!

Glassdoor Reviews

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Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman
Robert Hohman
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    Great Place to Work with Some Big Challenges

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

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

    Recommends
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't wait to get to work everyday at Glassdoor. It's an environment full of passion, great energy, and smart people.

    Great cultural leader - the CEO sets the tone of working hard, humbleness, listening to all points of view, and solving problems together. He's created a very special company.

    Exciting business - we're disrupting and making the world a better place everyday - it's a mission that everyone at the company deeply cares about.

    Flexibility - everyone works hard, but there's a lot of tolerance for getting your work done on your own schedule, working outside of office hours, etc.

    Strong Consumer and B2B businesses - great leadership and employees have made this company successful.

    Strong performance - continuous performance above target in most areas makes riding on this train extremely gratifying.

    Scrappy teams that "find a way" to get it done.

    Cons

    Despite all the amazing "pros", several fairly serious challenges have developed recently due to company's roots and massive growth year over year that need to be addressed. This is a very detailed list, because I care. I love this company and I want it to continue to be great. I would like our leadership to tackle these problems:

    1. We work in a two-sided marketplace, and unfortunately, there's a big divide between the teams as well. The company originated on the consumer side, and most of the founders and people able to influence strategy and product innovation place the priority on the consumer side of the business. This makes it challenging to get resources and product improvements to improve the employer experience with our product.

    2. It's sometimes unclear how and why product decisions get made, and although people can freely give their input to the product team, it's unclear how the work is prioritized, when things will be delivered, etc. It feels like the product roadmap should be born from a clear company and product strategy, but it feels like a handful of people are making the decisions based on their opinions, with lack of serious consideration of input from internal or external customers. Some of this may be due to a lack of product or engineering resources - but it's definitely a struggle to get engineering resources on anything outside of what product leaders have planned, which is causing us to ignore many innovative ideas with high revenue potential.

    3. We're unfortunately developing a culture where you have to work hard to get resources because so many resources are cross-functional. The cross functional resources aren't working, because individuals make decisions on what they are going to work on rather than those decisions being made based on a clear strategy from the top.

    4. We need to drink our own champagne when it comes to our culture. In the time I've been at the company, there's been little mention of our culture. We have amazing values stemming from our CEO, but we need to take advantage of those and get everyone on board - especially some of our top leaders who aren't always behaving in ways that align with the core cultural values that Robert believes in for the company.

    5. Our strategy from the top is very detailed on the consumer side, but it often feels like our employer business strategy is a line item. I'd like to see everyone in senior management put as much thought into the employer strategy and take the initiative to get to know that business and its customers much better.

    6. When entering new businesses or launching new products, we often don't put the strategic horsepower, resources, or dollars behind them. High expectations are set for revenue without the supporting resources or plan, creating a situation where it's difficult to deliver and teams continuously feel like their failing until the product is developed to the point where it provides true value. I'd like to see us define what will make a product and go-to-market strategy successful and get a significant portion of that done before we hold people to revenue targets.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time proactively working on the culture and strategy and communicate that out often. Create a strategy that is equally consumer and employer.

    Listen to leaders and employees about structural issues, take a hard look at them, and try to make some changes that will make us all productive.

    It's time to launch products the right way. Define what is needed for success, and get that done before we launch products and assign people revenue targets.


Glassdoor Interviews

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    Instructional Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Glassdoor (Santa Monica, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Logical thinking test, then personal interviews with major potential co-workers. They are very good at describing the job and job responsibilities. They were all very professional, polite and thorough. Their HR is great about sending your interview meeting agendas, along with easy-to-read maps and directions from several major freeways and city originations. They provided free parking in their company lot.

    Eventually, I thought I was not the right fit for the job because I didn't think I was up to it. They were honest in communicating the realities of the job. So I greatly appreciated their straight-forward approach.
    I'll regret not being able to work for them because the leadership seems quite impressive, but I didn't foresee myself as serving their interests well over a long term.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask many questions that begin with "tell me about a time when...." So make sure you have thought about your previous experience before your interview. They are trying to find out how you will act under good and bad situations by hearing about your past. Unfortunately, this is one of the only tools interviews have, and is probably not a bad indicator.   1 Answer

Glassdoor Awards & Accolades

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Best Place to Work, North Bay Business Journal, 2014
Innovative HR & Recruiting Solutions Award, Bersin by Deloitte, 2013
Best Social Media Site for Recruiting Employees, About.com, 2013
Best Ratings/Reviews Website, Webby Awards, 2013
Best Employment Website Winner, Webby's, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.glassdoor.com
Headquarters Sausalito, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Competitors Indeed, Simply Hired, LinkedIn

Glassdoor, founded in 2007, is the leading career community designed to help job seekers find jobs and address critical questions that come up during the search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. Glassdoor provides the most transparent look at company culture, work environment, salary and compensation and the interview process thanks to the millions... More

Mission: To help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love.

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