This week we celebrate Glassdoor’s 3rd anniversary. We launched our beta version on June 11, 2008 and, at that time, our site held approximately 3,000 company reviews and salary reports for 250 companies that were mostly tech companies based in the United States.
Today, we have more than one million members who have contributed information on 120,000 companies around the globe which now accounts for 1.7 million company reviews, interview questions, salary reports, workplace photos and CEO ratings.
Our community has grown, our business has grown and we have grown as an employer here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we only expect bigger and better things in the months and years to come.
This past year has been an exciting one in which we’ve seen our employees flourish, in both achievements and number – we now have employees across the country, from our headquarters in Sausalito, Calif. to New York City. We’ve had record traffic to our site, welcoming five million unique visitors who view more than 30 million pages per month. Recently, we were honored by the Webby Awards as one of the Top 5 employment websites. And, we’ve added a significant $12 million Series C investment to help us continue to move the needle in the employment category.
As we move forward, we remain focused on our mission to become the world’s most trusted resource for helping people make informed decisions about their work. It’s exciting to see the site flourish around a seedling of an idea: “What would happen if everyone’s salaries just rolled off on to the shared company printer and were then posted on the web?”
In the coming months, we will continue to tackle the ambiguity around the job search process, further develop an environment that allows job seekers and employers to align on cultural fit, and create more tools and resources that empower individuals to advance their careers.
I offer my deepest gratitude to each and every person who has helped make Glassdoor what it is today.