Glassdoor Updates

What a first day...

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

June 11, 2008

What a day! We all remember the first day of a new job and at Glassdoor, we’ll certainly never forget our first day.  It’s been a busy one and I know many visitors had some slow first encounters with the site as we adapted to public life, but I think we’ve got it under control now.  (Although we are still behind sending registration validation emails because of a mail server glitch, which has been fixed - if you haven't gotten yours, or got more than one, we really apologize - we will be caught up shortly.)p>

In just a matter of hours today, we collected more than 10,000 new reviews, and they continue to come in rapidly.  If you haven’t seen your anonymous review or salary details post to the site yet, don’t worry - we’re still making our way through the backlog and you’ll likely see the information uploaded soon.

Since we came out of the gate at 8:45 p.m. PDT June 10, 2008, we’ve had

  • more than 1,200,000 page views
  • more than 10,000 new salary reports and reviews…we’re rapidly approaching 15,000, or about 5x where we started
  • 3,000 new companies received first content…bringing the total companies with data to more than 3,250…. and growing and growing
  • One unhappy SQL Server that, after much coaxing, was successfuly bent to our will.

Our debut was supported by some helpful news coverage across the country, including CNN Headline News, Fox News Network, Associated Press TechCrunch,, Sterling Group, and the Wall Street Journal among a host of others that have inspired people to visit and contribute details about their jobs.


The point is: we’re well on our way to setting this information about salaries and workplaces free and making it available to the world.  You’re all helping do that and we thank you.

We’ve also had great response from employers with genuine interest in getting involved in our Employer Advisory Panel ( and we look forward to quickly starting the dialogue.

Thanks again to all the feedback we have received and all the many great reviews. Remember to tell your friends and invite others to contribute.  We will only get better with time. We'll continue to keep you posted with more insights as we continue to grow…