Glassdoor Updates

Happy Birthday to Us: Glassdoor turns One with 225,000+ Reviews in the Door; Workplace Transparency is Mounting

Posted by Robert Hohman

June 11, 2009

First we want to thank you. We're celebrating our first anniversary since launching the public beta version of one year ago today, and we could not have gotten this far without your contributions and insight. Together, we've broken down age-old barriers and opened the door on company compensation and the inside scoop on what it's really like to work at a specific company doing a specific job.

It's certainly been an interesting year to launch a business - especially as so many businesses have gone through significant transformations. Based on the regular feedback we receive from our members, it seems Glassdoor arrived just in time; the ripple effects of the economy mean people need information more than ever to make better decisions about their careers. The face of business has been unquestionably altered due to the recession and, as we work together in today's global community, it is vital that we adapt and improve along with a changing job market.

It has been nothing short of fascinating to watch and read all the content pouring into Glassdoor throughout the past 12 months. As it stands today, we have more than 225,000 salary reports, and company and interview reviews for 26,000 companies in 100 countries, and 7500 percent growth in terms of reviews from this date last year.  And it's important to note that reviews on the site come from every industry, including retail, finance, health care, consulting, media and other business services, as well as technology, proving that this type of information is vital and necessary in today's economy.  Here are some of the companies that have some of the most content on our site today:

Glassdoor Report: Top 10 Companies w/ Most Reviews
Company Company
CEO CEO Approval
Rating (%)
CEO Disapproval
Rating (%)
Interview Difficulty
IBM 3.2 Samuel J. Palmisano 40 33 2.8
Microsoft 3.7 Steve Ballmer 42 32 3.5
Deloitte 3.4 Jim Quigley 52 10 3.1
Hewlett-Packard 2.7 Mark Hurd 38 41 3.1
Accenture 3.4 Bill Green 59 8 2.9
PricewaterhouseCoopers 3.6 Sam DiPiazza Jr. 53 8 2.7
Oracle 3.2 Larry Ellison 63 13 3.1
Bank of America 3.2 Ken Lewis 52 22 2.7
Apple 3.8 Steve Jobs 91 3 2.9
Intel 3.5 Paul S. Otellini 62 15 3.5

Some other constructive and candid items we have been able to capture as the site has grown include observations on:


And this is just the tip of the iceberg!

Stay tuned for more information and transparency as we enter our second year. As a site that is built around employee-generated content, we need your help to be effective in providing the tools, resources and information that helps you most. Share your comments below about what you think of Glassdoor, what you'd like to see in the years to come and what you think would be helpful in improving your career or getting that dream job.

Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and Co-Founder

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