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56 English questions out of 56

10 May 2020

How are promotions handled at Glassdoor?

Pros

Great people, autonomy, opportunities to promotion, and an amazing culture. Coming to work never felt like a drag here, it was a place where filled with individuals with true GRIT. It was not odd to make lifelong friends here, many of us did. Unlimited PTO. Great health benefits.

Cons

Pay could be better for entry levels. With that being said, being laid off due to COVID19 Glassdoor did the right thing by making sure their workers were taken care of one last time before parting ways. Thank you GD, I’ll miss you so much.

Advice to Management

Keep leading with transparency. Invest in products for your sales team (yes even your SDR’s) and keep hiring diverse backgrounds. Make sure there’s plenty of communication for your remaining sales members because they will need your full support with rebuilding.

Great people, autonomy, opportunities to promotion, and an amazing culture.

10 May 2020

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16 March 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Glassdoor?

Pros

Great company culture & I learned a lot

Cons

None - I enjoyed my experience there.

Great company culture & I learned a lot

16 March 2021

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16 July 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Glassdoor?

Pros

I absolutely love my team at Glassdoor, everyone has a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and is ready to jump in and get it done. I love the work I get to do, interesting projects, and no micro management from my leader. Sr. Leadership has been showing their commitment to employees, diversity, inclusion, and equity more and more over the last 6 months. We were one of the first to begin working from home and they are investing in these programs heavily. I love the vast majority of my co-workers. There are always a few entitled people, but those folks are few at Glassdoor.

Cons

With our layoffs back in May, work from home, and the pandemic, it's been hard to keep company culture and connectivity high. I'm sure most companies are struggling with that. The feedback chain can go round and round, which can make it difficult to make a decisions. We've had quite a bit of transition at the Sr. Leadership level over the last 6-8 months and major changes in company strategy. While, I feel confident we will come out of it, the amount of change has been challenging for many.

With our layoffs back in May, work from home, and the pandemic, it's been hard to keep company culture and connectivity high.

16 July 2020

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3 November 2020

Are transfers to other offices possible with Glassdoor?

Pros

The move to work from home has been awesome. The teams all the way to the execs have made the transition from working in the office to working from home pretty seamless. I also enjoy the fact that we can now work from anywhere. While I did not enjoy working from home initially, I have found myself to be just as if not more productive on most days. Along with that, allowing us the opportunity to move to different states is an awesome perk for those who want to take advantage of that. The stipend that was given for us to buy office supplies was clutch. I was able to buy a brand new desk that has made my home office a much more comfortable place to work. I thought the amount was more than generous and was greatly appreciated. My team is awesome. We don't take things too seriously, but also work hard and collaboratively to get things done

Cons

I am not a fan of how slowly things move within the engineering department. This is due to the many bugs that occur on what seems to be on a daily basis with the admin side of the site. It appears that resources in the engineering department are slim and things do not get addresses as quickly as they should. It seems like there is more of an emphasis to push out new products than there is fixing our existing products. While I appreciate trying new things and trying to move forward, a lot of times the tools that we currently work with need fixing before moving on to something else. This slows down productivity for a lot of people within C&C and is frustrating to see a new product coming out when we don't even have a handle on the old ones or even something new that was already released that still might not function correctly. A lot of these things just feel like "hurry up and wait" situations. Hurry to push new things and then wait for them to actually work correctly. Again, this is referring to things on the admin side. Also, I hate Workday. I would prefer a less complicated and more intuitive employee management system. I was given a small crash course on how to use this from a managerial standpoint that I still don't know how much of it works. When we are given new instructions on new things we have to do, the instructions infrequently match up with what I see in WD and don't function as the instructions say they should. Every time I have to do something new in WD, I already anticipate some sort of issue and most of the time I do end up with an issue.

Advice to Management

There are still some micro managers in the house. It feels like everything some of us try to do is always dictated by certain leaders in the house. It's like they are afraid to try something a different way than they would normally do it. I wish some of members of management would understand that their way isn't the only way and that other ways can also be successful. Have some faith in your team. If you want to dictate every move and every decision they make, then why do you even have them on the team? You don't truly have a team anyway if there isn't trust. Let us fail sometimes with something we want to do. How do you expect us to learn if we don't fail? We are grown ups here and should be able to see failure as a learning opportunity so if the decision we want to make or path we want to take doesn't crash the entire Glassdoor world, why not let us take our shot? You might be surprised as what we can do.

Along with that, allowing us the opportunity to move to different states is an awesome perk for those who want to take advantage of that.

3 November 2020

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2 April 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Glassdoor?

Pros

I joined this organization a little less than a year ago and was impressed right off the bat. They are very dedicated to their people and take feedback very seriously. Working within a growth role, it's nerve-racking to know if targets and quotas are attainable. I can now tell you. #1. Yes, it is realistic #2. Glassdoor actually adjusts targets if forecasting is off. I have never been in an organization that is proactive in this way or cares so much about doing right by clients. However, it is the last few months that have really defined the kind of company Glassdoor is. Starting in early January, the coronavirus was on the radar of our leadership team. Quite frankly, they were messaging about it before anyone knew much about it or cared. Leadership also made the decision to have us work from home and cancel travel weeks before other companies. They worked non-stop to provide us the resources and supplies we need. The messaging around this was that taking care of us and our families was a top priority. They have been flexible with everyone to figure out how we navigate this time professionally and personally.

Cons

I think there are challenges within any organization. I think the way the quota was structured was somewhat inconsistent last year. However, leadership took that feedback and modified the process for the coming fiscal year.

Leadership also made the decision to have us work from home and cancel travel weeks before other companies.

2 April 2020

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