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31 August 2020

Pros

The handling of COVID and our pivot to remote work was excellent. We had everything we needed to transition. Benefits and comp package are great, and lastly good people. I had two of the most wonderful managers you could ever ask for, fantastic sales partners and a supportive team. Everyone is also genuinely willing to help you succeed. Jacob, the VP of diversity and inclusion has made incredible strides within the company in a short amount of time. Though our diversity initiatives were late, the executive team truly cared and got behind the message. They want to learn and do better. Christian has gotten a lot of slack in these employee reviews due to the layoffs but he and his CHRO have good hearts and truly care about Glassdoor and every current and ex-employee.

Cons

The new strategy shift made career pathing within client success seem almost pointless. Also, Glassdoor is extremely late to the diversity and inclusion space. What makes it worse is that there are employees within the company who are not on board with expanding diversity initiatives and will openly make it known. As a Black employee it was honestly disheartening and hurtful to witness.

Advice to Management

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your employees. It may be hard, but try and take into consideration all the unique backgrounds and experience that we bring to the table.

Benefits and comp package are great, and lastly good people.

31 August 2020

Reviewed by: Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL (Former Employee)

30 October 2019

Pros

-I have been at Glassdoor for close to 5 years, and have seen a lot of growth and changes. -Taken together, Glassdoor is the best place I have ever worked. The culture is friendly but very smart, without huge egos getting in the way of our mission. My team is like a family to me, and overall the culture is empathetic, collaborative, and positive. -As a startup, people at Glassdoor were attracted by our mission to help people find a job and company that they love. Although we have grown dramatically during my time here, our CEO has been a north star for our culture, preserving it despite turnover, setbacks, growth, and successes. -Overall, the acquisition of the company by Recruit Holdings was a net positive for employees. Many long-time employees were handsomely rewarded by their cashed out stock options. It was honorable of the company to continue to pay out options after the acquisition, and showed the CEO's respect for employees. -Little has changed in the company since the acquisition. There have been no layoffs, no major operational changes, and even a few efficiencies on the engineering side from better coordination with our sister companies. -There were substantial pay raises for most employees after the acquisition, which brought up pay to SF Bay Area market rates. My comp today is even or above most competitors for similar roles. -We have preserved our great benefits package despite our growth and maturity as an employer. We still offer unlimited vacation, free lunch (in Mill Valley at least) and pretty terrific health coverage. -People with families are encouraged to take time off, and work flexibly to make sure their home responsibilities are covered. People work hard, but there is not a "spend 10 hours at your desk" culture here -- people work from home, take meetings via Zoom, communicate via Slack, and get the same amount of work done while also creating space for home life. -The company HQ is moving to SF in Fall 2020 (finally) which will dramatically improve commutes for many employees and will help us with recruiting SF talent as well. Marin is beautiful, but there is a reason no other major tech players have offices here -- there is no commercial real estate, no one can afford to live in Marin except execs, there are fires + flooding + power outages in Marin regularly, and you are on an island far away from SF making casual networking impossible. It's time for Glassdoor to put on its big-boy pants and finally move into the city like a real company -- that's finally happening now.

Cons

-My impression of our Product and Engineering orgs after 5 years here is that they are fairly conservative and slow-moving. We are behind the curve technically in many areas, and our roadmaps move really slowly. I don't know what the solution is, but lack of innovation on product and engineering are a serious long-term problem we face. -We are a tiny player in our competitive space, and that's not changing much over time. That lack of rapid upward momentum in terms of our business is very different than in the early years here, and it's sometimes hard to stay motivated without big growth prospects in the future. My team is growing really slowly (if at all) and feels like treading water sometimes. -I think we are moving too slowly in moving our HQ into San Francisco. For too long our physical location has been unduly influenced (in my opinion) by where our executive team has chosen to buy homes. Most employees are in SF or East Bay, not Marin, and there is a huge disconnect between the personal interests of execs who would like a short commute and the majority of the talent base who bears the cost of long commutes, lack of quality public transit, and unaffordable real estate for us to be in Marin. If we want to be a real company, we need to act like one and move to where the talent is -- not where our exec team wants to have a pleasant lifestyle (and can afford to live). -Our data infrastructure is not great. This is a hard problem to solve, at least with current leadership on the relevant teams. But other tech companies have figured this out, and we could do better. Data is too slow, not well documented, not widely accessible, and hard for product managers and business decision makers to get access to.

Advice to Management

-As a small company, we should be pushing our teams to move faster and be more nimble, particularly in Product and Engineering. We have to re-light the fire of innovation, breakthrough ideas, and fast-moving product releases to regain our competitive edge in our space. Too much emphasis today is being paid on our employee culture (which is already great) and soft management skills. What we need is a hard-headed infusion of innovation and a boost in our appetite for taking risks and overturning old ways of doing things that aren't delivering results. -As we transition to a new CEO, please keep in mind that the behavior of the CEO is a model that everyone else in leadership will emulate. The CEO is a beacon that guides our culture. Please be a mindful caretaker of Glassdoor's very special culture during this period of transition, and show us the way toward a bigger and brighter future as a company.

We have preserved our great benefits package despite our growth and maturity as an employer.

30 October 2019

Reviewed by: Senior Director in Mill Valley, CA (Current Employee)

23 December 2020

Pros

Modern office facilities Benefits package is very competitive Vast variety of tools and softwares used to help sales people

Cons

Poor training Very Cliquey “Success in volume” when it comes to sales calls

Advice to Management

Have a better mentor program to show newcomers the ropes, have a better inclusion plan to get new people comfortable with working with people throughout the sales floor. Break the barriers of the cliques to be more team focused and friendly towards new people

Benefits package is very competitive

23 December 2020

Reviewed by: Account Executive in Chicago, IL (Former Employee)

15 July 2020

Pros

I'll start by saying - I have worked at other companies in the past and partnered with clients in various industries where I was able to experience their workplaces. I'll be the first to say - Glassdoor is far and above superior to all of them in terms of courtesy and professionalism of employees, work-life balance and employee benefits. When I first started, I could physically feel the shift in the workplace unlike I had before! A few pros I want to highlight: + Visibility. I feel completely taken care of and seen as a worker. I have never felt like "just a number" or "another face in the crowd". I also feel as if my voice matters, and if I want something acted upon or noticed, it will be! Meetings with our managers are always productive and they make an effort to ask if there are any questions we need answered or changes we would recommend. + Change happens! Again, never worked for a company that is so outright eager to gain employee feedback. They proactively ask for it on a regular basis. They encourage us to share the good, the bad and the ugly to be as truthful and raw as we can. If my previous employers asked for feedback, no changes were ever made and you never heard about it again. At Glassdoor, not only does our CEO and PeopleTeam read the reviews, read the survey feedback and openly ask for more, but they take this information and make ACTUAL CHANGE! They even asked us to write reviews about how we were feeling right now, knowing there may be quite a bit of animosity at the moment. Crazy, right? They recognize the power that their employees have and care enough to shift things to favor their people. It still blows my mind that one review has the power to change the forward motion of a company, but it's so true! + Employees. I can confidently say I am among some of the best and brightest individuals in the industry. My colleagues are kind, funny, intelligent, professional and always willing to help each other out. I feel proud to work alongside them every day! + Work-life balance. Managers encourage us to take time off, take a personal day or go on vacation. The unlimited PTO and fantastic benefits package is top-notch! + Work from home. I'll preface this with I enjoy working from home. I miss my people, but I don't mind not having to commute, sleeping a little longer, etc.. When our WFH order happened, we were told to let our IT team know if we needed anything - extra monitors, keyboards, desk chairs, desks, you name it. We were even given an option to buy work from home essentials we may need and expense it. This has helped make the WFH experience so much better. Again, I feel very supported and taken care of!

Cons

You can't have a lot of good without some bad, right? A few cons I want to highlight: - Layoffs. By now it's a broken record that people have written about the harsh handling of the layoffs in May. While it's difficult to tell 300 people they are being let go, I do believe a more conceited effort to give folks a "heads up" would have been extremely appreciated by both the folks who left and the ones who remained. While the severance packages were generous, the situation could have been handled much better and more direct from the first sign of trouble in paradise. - Culture. While the people are all top-notch in the industry, some of the "Glassdoor Lifers" don't understand how things could be outside of working at Glassdoor. There are quite a few employees who have grown with the company for their whole careers and don't know what it's like working anywhere else. Because of this, they constantly compare the current Glassdoor to how it used to be without realizing that things could be much worse, as they are at most other companies. - Concise forward planning. Lately, all the change feels very unstable and wishy-washy. It feels as if our service motion or future partnerships are changing every day. We hear information one day, and it's different the next. It would have been better if management would have taken a week or two in order to plan. Sit down, and really work things out before having us do what feels like this whole 'trial and error' thing to work out the kinks. The back and forth is starting to take a toll on internal teams and client relationships instead of having one solid plan that either succeeds or fails.

Advice to Management

- Blunt honesty. While management is transparent and honest, I think there is a level of respect and communication where everything is delivered with a pillow soft landing. However, sometimes 'blunt honesty' is the best policy. Tell us how much what we are going through sucks and be there with us. Tell us exactly what's happening without the positive spin. We want to know that you are feeling the pain as much as we are without sugar coating anything.

The unlimited PTO and fantastic benefits package is top

15 July 2020

Reviewed by: Anonymous in Chicago, IL (Current Employee)

12 February 2021

Pros

Great compensation and benefits package

Cons

Hired new employees and later them off after only a few months

Great compensation and benefits package

12 February 2021

Reviewed by: Anonymous (Anonymous Employee)

5 English reviews out of 5

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