Student Accounts Offer Free Inside Look at Salary and Job Information for More than 11,000 Employers

SAUSALITO, CALIF (October 13, 2008) – Although economics professors might remind us that there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is such a thing as free information about any company or job., a new career and workplace community, has made it possible for students to see salary details and company reviews for more than 11,000 potential employers in 80 countries.

Glassdoor offers students an inside look at some of the largest, most reputable companies in every industry – which covers just about every company likely to visit a college campus. Glassdoor is like the TripAdvisor of jobs and workplaces, using “employee generated content” to help people find specific details about a company or job such as:

  • Salaries, bonuses, commissions and more for real titles at a specific company, in a specific location
  • Reviews that hit on the good and the bad, along with “advice to senior management”
  • Ratings on important factors like work-life balance, career opportunities, communication, compensation and benefits, morale, recognition and feedback, senior leadership, fairness and respect

“We always knew that Glassdoor would be an invaluable resource for those managing their careers, but we think students just beginning their career will find it equally valuable for researching companies, preparing for interviews and hopefully negotiating their first offer,” said Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman. “No matter what career path a student might be interested in pursuing, Glassdoor can offer students real-world insights from real employees.”

While Glassdoor membership is free, its “give to get” model requires users to give information about their current or former employer before being able to see the information for all companies. However, Glassdoor is waiving this requirement for students and career service professionals. In addition to being able to browse the information for Glassdoor’s Sneak Peek companies (Accenture, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, and Yahoo!), students can obtain full access to the content and the community. “This is a great opportunity for students to evaluate their options when it comes to their careers and potential future employers,” said Anne Orange, a Librarian from University of South Carolina. “Students should take advantage of the free accounts at Glassdoor and take their professional education beyond the classroom.”

“I’m glad to see that Glassdoor is trying to become a resource for students as I think this site can be extremely helpful to those looking for and evaluating job opportunities,” said Scott Crawford, Director of Career Services at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. “Glassdoor encourages college students to take cues from employees and look at potential employers beyond just base salary and determine whether a job and company are right for them.”

To obtain their free account, students and career service professionals should email at from a valid .edu email account. Student accounts offer full access for a period of up to one year; and at the end of each year students will be asked if they would like to renew their Glassdoor account.

Students may also join the Facebook community and become a fan:

For more information about Glassdoor, visit To receive regular updates about new and interesting data and reports, visit the Glassdoor Blog.

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About is a career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share real-time company reviews and ratings, salary details about specific jobs, or interview questions and reviews for specific employers — for free. Glassdoor was founded in 2007 and launched its public beta in June 2008. Glassdoor is headquartered in Sausalito, Calif. and was founded by Richard Barton, Robert Hohman and Tim Besse.

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