This week we’re toasting to another great year as we celebrate Glassdoor’s 4th anniversary since our beta launch. While our 2008 launch coincided with a critical moment in the economy, job seekers found themselves more abundant and unprepared than ever before. Glassdoor is proud to have served as a valuable resource that provides an inside look into more than 175,000 companies throughout the US and beyond.
“This is what Americans need now. Awesome website. Keep up the good work.”
“A huge thanks to helping me find a job! A job well done Glassdoor. I was able to land a very nice job due to your website. Thanks so very much.”
“Glassdoor’s job seeker tools are best practice examples of candidates improving their own experience.”
Among our accomplishments in the past year, we received a Webby Award as the Best Employment website, and reached a significant product milestone with the debut of Inside Connections, a tool that allows job seekers and employees to leverage their Facebook network to find out who they know that works at a specific company. Today, Glassdoor is the most comprehensive jobs resource that combines the network of people you know through Facebook, with the latest job listings and more than 2.5 million company reviews, interview questions and reviews, salary reports, workplace photos and CEO ratings.
Throughout the last few years as Glassdoor has grown to welcome 3.5 million registered members, we’ve also witnessed a lot of change in the recruiting world, and have been honored to work with a variety of employers from Fortune 500 companies to small and mid-sized industries to further their employment branding initiatives and recruiting efforts, but most importantly help them to better utilize social media to attract top talent. And, later this month at the Society for Human Resource Management Conference in Atlanta, I’m looking forward to participating in an engaging panel discussion with a group of well-respected HR and recruiting leaders in which we’ll hash out the opportunities and misperceptions surrounding social media and recruiting.
It’s been an exceptional four years as we have seen how influential workplace transparency is on the job search and hiring process. During the next year, we remain focused on further building this community that improves the conversation around one of the most important topics of our lives – our careers.
With endless appreciation, I would like to thank everyone in the Glassdoor community for their feedback, engagement and support.