Glassdoor Benefits FAQ

Read what Glassdoor employees think about benefits at the company.

The most popular benefits at Glassdoor include Health Insurance, Vacation & Paid Time Off and Free Lunch or Snacks. If you want to see a full list of benefits and perks at Glassdoor listed by categories, head to their Benefits page. From insurance, health and wellness to vacation and more, find out what you could benefit from when working at Glassdoor.

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June 3, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Glassdoor?

Pros

Career development & growth: I have been working at Glassdoor for 3 years and have been promoted 3 times which is amazing because once you build your internal brand and perform well, chances are that you will get promoted. Like any other organization you need to play your cards well and build the right reputation and relationships to speed up your promotion track, but overall, movements do happen frequently. Great benefits & work life balance: Free catered lunch (amazing), dog friendly office (it helps owners and other employees to feel emotionally supported with so many cute dogs in our teams), 401K match (this took a few years but it's amazing that we have it now), very flexible PTO policy as long as you are performing on your numbers, awesome health/dental policies and an ok working from home policy. Office location: This is tough for people that live in the city or if they don't have a car to drive to the office, but being right on the water in the Marin county has elevated the company culture and it's refreshing to work in this beautiful "suburb" only 4 miles north of SF/Marina neighborhood. Lower Management: I have had 4 different managers here and every single one of them were amazing human beings, very empathetic, always supporting reps, passionate about our career and personal development and overall very hard working people that is extremely hard to find in the bay area especially in Sales.

Cons

Upper management & executive team: Leadership is very removed from the needs and struggles of the lower end of the workforce - with the most recent news of Glassdoor HQ moving to the city, I was expecting a more reasonable announcement to get employees more excited and pumped about moving to SF. But, because they are so disconnected with what we need, it was a very disappointing announcement in our monthly all-hands meeting and actually quiet insulting. Yes, we all understand that moving to the city is more beneficial to attract new talent and grow our company. However, just being located in the city doesn't get Glassdoor the "top talent" we are looking for - it certainly makes it easier but if we are not considering a competitive perks & benefits package in addition to our "hot new office in the city" this will only get us the average candidate that can't get hired at other hot companies/startups in the city. This is not the first time that upper management has made announcements without reasonable preparation or understanding of employees needs and concerns. In fact, during the all hands meeting, when we were raising our hands to share our concerns/ask questions, a few leaders were laughing at our comments and making it sound like we were ridiculous for surfacing these concerns which was both insulting and disappointing. Additionally, for a company that always preaches "transparency" and "culture" they didn't consider for once how people will react to these not very well presented announcements and made it very obvious that ultimately the decisions will be made regardless of the impacts they may have on people's lives and there is no room for review, hence why I am very disheartened by leadership and their decision making process. Priorities: If you are an engineer or a technical talent looking for a job at Glassdoor, this is the right time because literally that's all they care about - if you are in Sales or Customer success, think twice because we are not given the right resources or teams to help us success in our roles. Customer Success:

Advice to Management

When making huge announcements, try to understand your audience better, practice active listening and only share what you know will benefit the audience - Given that the current status of the big move to SF is under construction (until we have a new chief people office) it would be much more impactful to let the people know that you will be running internal surveys to understand what we value the most and letting us know that you will be at least "trying" to find us the best package - instead of sharing a news that hasn't been well thought out and also get defensive about people asking questions about "food, dogs and commute" which are no longer really perks in the Bay Area but a standard benefit by most reputable employer brands that are seeking for the top talent in the bay area. Value your employees before you expect building a $1B company.

it certainly makes it easier but if we are not considering a competitive perks & benefits package in addition to our "hot new office in the city" this will only get us the average candidate that can't get hired at other hot companies/startups in the city.

June 3, 2019

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November 30, 2018

What is health insurance like at Glassdoor?

Pros

Glassdoor is full of great people who you can learn from. The culture is great with plenty of social events. There are plenty of benefits, from unlimited annual leave, private health insurance, a good pension scheme and pizza on Friday's.. We also have free snacks (crisps, popcorn, cans of coke, vit hits, fulfill bars, pistachios etc). We also have a fridge of beers, wine etc. The EMEA region is expanding so there are lots of opportunities to learn, grow and apply for new roles. The location is right beside Stephens Green in Dublin 2 so very central and easy to get to. Overall it is a great place to work, the team are all very supportive and are able to have a laugh!

Cons

-Promotion timeline has been unclear and vague, so expectations were not set properly for new starters which leads to disappointment and frustration. -Quota is quite high and can be stressful. You don't get quota relief when you take time off, so it is hard to hit your monthly quota/targets. The workload can be a lot and pressuring. - If you don't hit quota, your commission isn't great -Work/Life balance can be hard to maintain at times due to high quota

Advice to Management

-More transparency with regards to promotions and timelines -Each individual should be managed differently -Try to maintain the great culture we have as we continue to grow and expand!

There are plenty of benefits, from unlimited annual leave, private health insurance, a good pension scheme and pizza on Friday's.. We also have free snacks (crisps, popcorn, cans of coke, vit hits, fulfill bars, pistachios etc).

November 30, 2018

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February 6, 2019

Does Glassdoor pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Good Benefits Catered Lunches Free Gym and Gym classes

Cons

Very little room to grow, often those who get ahead do so through nepotism. Glassdoor does not pay at a competitive market rate which is ironic in itself. The company hires the same cookie cutter people from Marin and there is a serious lack of diversity within the company. There is zero culture the only decent events are Halloween but even then people hang out downstairs for about 20 mins and then go back to work.

Advice to Management

Work on creating diversity and learning how to keep talent. Its not a secret that the company has such a low retention rate.

Free Gym and Gym classes

February 6, 2019

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July 22, 2020

Does Glassdoor offer unlimited time off?

Pros

The people at Glassdoor have always been the reason I've stayed so long. I have been on a few great teams at Glassdoor and each one has been filled with encouraging, smart, and supportive people. Great benefits, unlimited PTO, new computers and IT has been incredibly accommodating by providing anything needed to make the transition to WFH as smooth as possible. I am excited to hear the new focus will be around Salary Transparency, for a company that is built around transparency this has not always been the case. After I shared my salary with a member of my team, my manager asked me not to do this in the future. I am glad GD is starting to practice what we preach by embracing salary transparency.

Cons

Over the last 6 months, there has been a ton of uncertainty, with the massive layoffs and the future partnership with indeed it feels as if we have just molded to whatever indeed needs. We have switched our strategy three times in the last year and it is hard to understand what our goal as a company is long term. I am not confident that there will be a need for the Glassdoor GTM teams once we officially start partnering with Indeed and anticipate layoffs. Only time will tell.

Great benefits, unlimited PTO, new computers and IT has been incredibly accommodating by providing anything needed to make the transition to WFH as smooth as possible.

July 22, 2020

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July 18, 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Glassdoor?

Pros

I love my team and co-workers. They make coming into work fun! Our benefits are also great with unlimited PTO, a new 401K match and healthcare 100% paid for the employee.

Cons

The CS org has evolved quite a bit over the last couple of years, which has been great however leadership does not listen to their employees and there has been a lot of grey area. The first layer is our roles and responsibilities. Leadership continues to give us more responsibility while sales sits around all day and only sends out contracts. They are getting paid significantly more while we are managing accounts, building relationships, identifying and tee-ing up growth opportunities, building all of the decks, and owning almost all communication, all the while trying to hit our KPI's. If we are holding all of the responsibility, we should be compensated the same way sales is. The second layer has to do with our KPI's. With the change to MCV, it is completely unreasonable to get our quotas over a month and a half into the quarter. Not only that, but problems that were identified early on were not fixed until after the end of the quarter. During the first quarter, our management team told us that KPI's would not change anymore because pacing is obsolete and we can only make the target so low and that product adoption cannot move anymore because it would be unattainable, but here we are a few months later and both of these KPI's have changed. On top of that, we were told we are not moving to marketplace pace yet we are now piloting it. The constant flip flopping and lack of transparency does not give anyone faith in leadership.

Advice to Management

Take the time to understand the day to day of a CSM and listen to the CSM's.

Our benefits are also great with unlimited PTO, a new 401K match and healthcare 100% paid for the employee.

July 18, 2019

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