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How Glassdoor Is Shining A Brighter Light On Diversity & Inclusion And The “Unheard Voices” At Your Workplace

Posted by Dominique Fluker

Content Marketing Manager, Editorial

Last Updated Feb 24, 2021
|4 min read

How do you envision the world? Unified, empowered and just? So do we. 

We created Glassdoor to give employees the opportunity to tell their stories about what it’s like to work at their companies -  but we understand that unfortunately not all stories are heard. As we examined and explored what Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the workplace means for underrepresented groups, we learned that many employees from marginalized groups - such as women, people of color, LGBTQ, and the disabled - feel the need to mask their identities at work, and often experience the emotional impact of being treated differently than their counterparts. 

Ultimately, like all of us, employees from underrepresented groups are seeking a true sense of belonging - a place where their full identity is not only accepted, but celebrated. These are “Unheard Voices,” each with their own story to tell.

In September, we launched a slate of new product features that shine a spotlight on the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion at companies. These features are part of Glassdoor’s public commitment to leverage its product and resources to help achieve equity in the workplace. As part of this effort, we asked you to help share your personal demographics across seven categories – race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, parental and family caregiver status, disability, age, and veteran status. 

Unveiling New D&I Ratings & Salaries by Employee Demographic Groups

Today, we’re proud to unveil two new sections that expand on our Diversity & Inclusion features from last fall. 

The first allows you to view how a company is rated by different demographic groups.  If you’re a member or ally of an underrepresented group, or someone who values diversity, equity and inclusion, you’ll now see how a company rates by these various demographics before you take a job there. Where there’s sufficient data you can, for example, see how Black employees rate a company on Diversity & Inclusion or Career Opportunities. Then compare how White, Latinx and Asian employees rate the company in these same areas and assess any differences. 

D&I Ratings

The second new D&I feature allows you to assess whether and to what extent salaries are equitable at a company for various demographic groups. For example, where there is enough available aggregated data, you will be able to compare the salaries of men and women, and clearly see any gaps. 

D&I Salaries

If ratings and salaries by demographic groups are not yet appearing on a company’s Glassdoor page, it’s because we’re still waiting for sufficient demographic data to be provided by our users. As more and more individuals contribute their demographic info, you’ll start to see an increasing  number of ratings populated. 

So please join us and contribute your demographics too so we can bring increasing transparency to companies and move closer towards creating a more just and equitable workplace. 

To protect employee identities, we have aggregated and anonymized the data on our site. As a result, we will not display all the demographic data we have collected, especially if we are concerned that user anonymity could be compromised. 

New Research: Inside The Black Experience at Work

In addition to the new features, and in time with Black History Month, Glassdoor Economic Research published a preliminary analysis on how Black employees’ workplace satisfaction differs from other employees. The analysis shows overall company ratings by Black employees are below average: 3.3 rating compared to the Glassdoor average of 3.5 rating. This means that, overall, Black employees are less satisfied (3.3 rating) at work when compared to all employees (3.5 rating). Technology giant Apple  had the highest overall company rating among Black employees with a 4.2 rating. However, job satisfaction among Black employees varies widely by company. 

See the full analysis to explore how employees’ experiences compare across the 28 companies examined. We’ll be sharing similar insights for other underrepresented groups throughout the year. 

Take 30 Seconds to Help Support Equality: Anonymously add your demographic information at Glassdoor to help pinpoint pay gaps and diversity disparities in ratings and salaries.

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