CHICAGO (November 7, 2017) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing job sites,(1) to open the company’s newest office located in Chicago’s rapidly developing Fulton Market District. Located at 1330 W Fulton Street, the office is currently home to 200 people, primarily focused on sales-related functions.
“It’s been incredible to witness Glassdoor’s Chicago expansion. In less than two years, this office has grown into one of Glassdoor’s largest employee centers with a dynamic and talented group of people dedicated to helping companies recruit and hire,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. “We selected Chicago because of its midwest location, its vibrant community, and incredible talent pool and we have been pleased with our decision. Our new office has beautiful modern workspaces and expansive views of Chicago’s skyline … and we’re hiring!”
“The talent of our residents, vibrancy of our innovation community and diversity of our expanding economy make Chicago the ideal home for a world-class tech company like Glassdoor to grow,” Mayor Emanuel said. “Glassdoor and other companies of all sizes and across all sectors of the economy are choosing to create jobs in Chicago, move to Chicago and invest in Chicago because they recognize the unmatched assets our great city has to offer.”
“Congratulations to Glassdoor on their expansion. Their investment in our state’s digital business community is a welcome development,” said Governor Bruce Rauner. “Their decision helps substantiate Chicago’s growing presence as a center of technology advancement and tech talent. We look forward to supporting their growth in the future.”
Glassdoor officially announced it had selected Chicago for its expansion in late 2015 and opened its first temporary office location in the city in February 2016. The company announced it had selected the Fulton Market location for its permanent Chicago home in May 2016. In under two years the company’s Chicago office has grown from 30 employees to more than 200, and it is continuing to grow.
Glassdoor signed a long-term lease for the 52,000-square-foot office in the Fulton West building, managed by Sterling Bay. The Glassdoor space was architected in collaboration with Skender Construction and design firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates.
“The Glassdoor office is Chicago,” said Joseph Valerio, principal at the Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, the lead architect for the Glassdoor space. “We integrated activity nodes that shape and curve space in a way that reflects both new initiatives and a continued commitment to employee empowerment.”
Glassdoor’s collaborative, open office space incorporates Chicago themes throughout its design, including sweeping views of the city’s skyline. The art and graphics in the space were developed in collaboration with Glassdoor’s own brand design team and Media Objectives, an interdisciplinary design studio housed within Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. The office will have access to a diverse rotation of lunch options from local food vendors brought onsite for employees, along with easy access to nearby food and restaurants. Parking is available, along with proximity to public transportation and the building’s shuttle services to nearby train stops.
Glassdoor is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and employs more than 750 people around the world. Offices are located in Chicago, Mill Valley, Calif., San Francisco, Canton, Ohio, Dublin and London. Check out Glassdoor Chicago Jobs to see the latest job openings or Glassdoor Jobs to see all opportunities to work with the fast growing startup.
(1) Comscore September 2017 Media Metrix®; Compared to Indeed.com, CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com and ZipRecruiter.com.
Glassdoor is one of the largest and fastest growing job sites in the world today. Set apart by the tens of millions of reviews and insights provided by employees and candidates, Glassdoor combines all the jobs with this valuable data to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for approximately 700,000 companies in more than 190 countries. For labor market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research. For company news and career advice and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog and for employer-related news and insights to help employers hire, visit the Glassdoor for Employers Blog. Visit Glassdoor.com or download our apps on iOS and Android platforms.
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