Today we’re announcing an exciting new chapter in Glassdoor’s history. On behalf of my fellow co-founders, senior executive team and Board, we are pleased to announce that Glassdoor has entered an agreement to become part of Recruit Holdings and their HR technology segment. You can read the press release announcing the definitive merger agreement (subject to regulatory approvals) here.
It has been nearly 10 years since we launched Glassdoor. In that time we have introduced important transparency to the world of work and transformed how people search for jobs and how companies recruit. Our mission has been the same since day one: to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. That mission will not change as part of Recruit. Glassdoor will continue to operate as a distinct brand to fulfill this mission — and will be able to do so with greater speed and impact than we could achieve alone.
It is business as usual for now and we will remain separate companies until closing. As part of Recruit, there will be tremendous opportunity to help employers everywhere better attract, recruit, hire and retain top talent. Importantly, as valued Glassdoor participants, I want to assure employers that you will continue to receive the same great service you expect and deserve from our dedicated team.
Once this transaction closes, over time, we will be evaluating ways to best take advantage of the assets and resources of Recruit to serve the recruiting and branding needs of our customers and partners. We look forward to gathering employer and partner feedback along the way.
After a decade, I still feel as though we are just getting started. I am incredibly excited about the opportunity in front of us. I want to thank the entire Glassdoor team for their efforts in delivering great products and services every day, and I want to thank job seekers, employers, investors and partners who have been part of this journey to date.
I look forward to our continued work and collaboration for the next decade and beyond. The best is yet to come.