According to a recent USA Today poll, 94% of readers said they would use Glassdoor.com to post anonymous company ratings and reviews. Our own research reveals a similar finding – people want more information about compensation and company information – and that’s the whole reason we built Glassdoor.
USA Today Survey
More convincing than research or polls, though, has been the overwhelming response we have received since our beta launch. As of this morning, we are approaching 50,000 company reviews and salary reports for more than 11,000 companies!! We’re already bringing more transparency to the workplace and folks are starting to get a sense of just how powerful this information is. In a recent blog post Oren Hurvitz examined if it would affect Apple’s bottom line if they increased the salary of its engineers, which appear to make less than their counterparts at other leading tech firms. It’s a fascinating analysis. Condé Nast Portfolio reporter Kevin Maney laments Motorola and spotlights input from employees who joined the Glassdoor community as a key indicator of the company’s woes. And, U.S. News and World Report’s Liz Wolgemuth offers workers some great tips on what to do now that you have such invaluable information from the inside.
This is exactly the type of thought-provoking and insightful dialogue we were hoping to ignite. At the end of the day, everyone has to negotiate their own pay package, and they are customized – but the more information you have, the better. The power of the information is greatest in numbers, so if you haven’t already done so, please anonymously contribute your own salary information and post a review. You can also elect to “watch any employer”, and starting in about a month we will send a short email to “watchers” when new reviews and salary reports come in for that company. Finally, if you like what you see, become a Glassdoor.com fan on Facebook and we’ll keep you updated on new developments and postings.
Thanks again everyone for your support, and help spread the word and encourage your friends and colleagues to share their story so they too can make better informed decisions about their career path and enjoy good career karma!