Glassdoor Work Life Balance FAQ

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Glassdoor has a work life balance rating of 4.3.

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How is the work/life balance at Glassdoor?

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20 April 2021

Pros

Great work life balance, flexibility and nice team

Cons

Recent strategy shifts have impacted the ML team negatively

Great work life balance, flexibility and nice team

20 April 2021

Reviewed by: Senior Machine Learning Engineer in San Francisco, CA (Former Employee)

3 June 2019

Pros

Career development & growth: I have been working at Glassdoor for 3 years and have been promoted 3 times which is amazing because once you build your internal brand and perform well, chances are that you will get promoted. Like any other organization you need to play your cards well and build the right reputation and relationships to speed up your promotion track, but overall, movements do happen frequently. Great benefits & work life balance: Free catered lunch (amazing), dog friendly office (it helps owners and other employees to feel emotionally supported with so many cute dogs in our teams), 401K match (this took a few years but it's amazing that we have it now), very flexible PTO policy as long as you are performing on your numbers, awesome health/dental policies and an ok working from home policy. Office location: This is tough for people that live in the city or if they don't have a car to drive to the office, but being right on the water in the Marin county has elevated the company culture and it's refreshing to work in this beautiful "suburb" only 4 miles north of SF/Marina neighborhood. Lower Management: I have had 4 different managers here and every single one of them were amazing human beings, very empathetic, always supporting reps, passionate about our career and personal development and overall very hard working people that is extremely hard to find in the bay area especially in Sales.

Cons

Upper management & executive team: Leadership is very removed from the needs and struggles of the lower end of the workforce - with the most recent news of Glassdoor HQ moving to the city, I was expecting a more reasonable announcement to get employees more excited and pumped about moving to SF. But, because they are so disconnected with what we need, it was a very disappointing announcement in our monthly all-hands meeting and actually quiet insulting. Yes, we all understand that moving to the city is more beneficial to attract new talent and grow our company. However, just being located in the city doesn't get Glassdoor the "top talent" we are looking for - it certainly makes it easier but if we are not considering a competitive perks & benefits package in addition to our "hot new office in the city" this will only get us the average candidate that can't get hired at other hot companies/startups in the city. This is not the first time that upper management has made announcements without reasonable preparation or understanding of employees needs and concerns. In fact, during the all hands meeting, when we were raising our hands to share our concerns/ask questions, a few leaders were laughing at our comments and making it sound like we were ridiculous for surfacing these concerns which was both insulting and disappointing. Additionally, for a company that always preaches "transparency" and "culture" they didn't consider for once how people will react to these not very well presented announcements and made it very obvious that ultimately the decisions will be made regardless of the impacts they may have on people's lives and there is no room for review, hence why I am very disheartened by leadership and their decision making process. Priorities: If you are an engineer or a technical talent looking for a job at Glassdoor, this is the right time because literally that's all they care about - if you are in Sales or Customer success, think twice because we are not given the right resources or teams to help us success in our roles. Customer Success:

Advice to Management

When making huge announcements, try to understand your audience better, practice active listening and only share what you know will benefit the audience - Given that the current status of the big move to SF is under construction (until we have a new chief people office) it would be much more impactful to let the people know that you will be running internal surveys to understand what we value the most and letting us know that you will be at least "trying" to find us the best package - instead of sharing a news that hasn't been well thought out and also get defensive about people asking questions about "food, dogs and commute" which are no longer really perks in the Bay Area but a standard benefit by most reputable employer brands that are seeking for the top talent in the bay area. Value your employees before you expect building a $1B company.

Great benefits & work life balance: Free catered lunch (amazing), dog friendly office (it helps owners and other employees to feel emotionally supported with so many cute dogs in our teams), 401K match (this took a few years but it's amazing that we have it now), very flexible PTO policy as long as you are performing on your numbers, awesome health/dental policies and an ok working from home policy.

3 June 2019

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

16 June 2020

Pros

Nice office and the people are friendly.

Cons

- Extremely high targets which are completely unreachable (people often end up cheating the system in order to hit targets - this cycle never ends) - The product itself is over priced and completely dated - Management wont allow anyone on the team to speak their minds and challenge them, if you do you're branded as "negative". - On boarding and training is far too short and condensed despite the sheer amount of new tools/systems one has to learn. - Lack of communication between upper management often led to confusion and distrust within the team as guidance was not always clear. - Work life balance is extremely poor, many SDR's were working overtime and on holidays to reach targets and push out massive amounts of volume to reach ridiculously high weekly KPI's set out by managers. - One of the lowest paying sales job compared with other Tech startups in Dublin right now.

Advice to Management

- It is obvious that all of the managers read the same "How to be a good manager" handbook at whatever convention they all attended. Every problem is dealt with in the same manner and they seem unable to adapt to different personality types. Your "brand" is the biggest thing they care about which basically means that you have to be an easily brainwashed robot.

Work life balance is extremely poor, many SDR's were working overtime and on holidays to reach targets and push out massive amounts of volume to reach ridiculously high weekly KPI's set out by managers.

16 June 2020

Reviewed by: SDR in Dublin, Dublin (Former Employee)

25 May 2021

Pros

team culture, EMEA leadership, work life balance, great product

Cons

Very few so far - navigating change and recent Indeed partnership is an ongoing challenge.

Advice to Management

Continue transparency approach

team culture, EMEA leadership, work life balance, great product

25 May 2021

Reviewed by: Customer Success Manager in London, England, England (Current Employee)

29 May 2020

Pros

Met a few good people along the way. Overall, nothing memorable.

Cons

I'm curious why a Glassdoor employee would rate the company a 5.0 and highlight the great people and work life balance 2 weeks after 300 of his/her colleagues got laid off. Who says that? Certainly not someone I'd want to work with. Is that who you want to work with?

Advice to Management

Ask a friend what the word transparency means."Indeed", someone should know. Facts show management cannot be trusted or believed.

I'm curious why a Glassdoor employee would rate the company a 5.0 and highlight the great people and work life balance 2 weeks after 300 of his/her colleagues got laid off.

29 May 2020

Reviewed by: Sales in Chicago, IL (Former Employee)

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