Glassdoor Senior Leadership FAQ

Read what Glassdoor employees think about senior leadership and the CEO at the company.

Glassdoor has a Senior Management rating of 3.7, and Christian Sutherland-Wong, the CEO of Glassdoor, has an approval rating of 71% across the organisation.

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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.

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31 May 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Glassdoor?

Pros

Company mission, culture, office snacks, corporate swag, 100% paid benefits, company shares/equity before they sold (I wish you had gone public instead). Severance package is decent and you can keep your laptop.

Cons

This just isn't the same company it was 4 years ago. I have loved Glassdoor, the best company I have ever worked for, but as they have scaled in size, they have also lost some sizzle. I have witnessed this happen to other start-ups that scaled. Some things just feel different at 1000 employees than at 200. I used to feel very confident about the direction of the company and it's leadership. Some of the changes being made right now (May 2020) with Glassdoor, a sister company and the parent company now have me concerned. If it isn't broke, don't tinker with it. My advice is to stick with the same business model that paved the road to where you are today. I am an award-winning, quota-hitting, promoted, top-shelf sales rep who just lost my job to COVID-19. The sales dept was just gutted - aren't sales teams one of the last groups to go in a reduction in force due to an economic downturn? You award me for my efforts and success and then you send me packing. Cut the dead weight instead and keep top performers. I don't get it. My heart is broken. Glassdoor has gone out of it's way to create inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community. I applaud their efforts and they have done a fantastic job! Unfortunately, Glassdoor put too many eggs in one basket. Black/AA, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Jewish, Catholic, Christian, etc all take a backseat to LGBTQ+ who is riding shotgun. Glassdoor, have you ever temporarily changed your corporate logo to include the name/colors/logo of any diversity group other than LGBTQ+? Would you change your green logo to black for black history month? Or perhaps add a Cross, Star of David, or Santa hat to the corporate logo during holiday season? No, you wouldn't do those things. But you did incorporate the rainbow colors to your corporate logo during pride month. My advice is to work as hard for other diversity groups as you have done for LGBTQ+. Lastly, employee salaries are below national averages according to Glassdoor's very own "Know your Worth" data and salary info. They try to make up for it in other areas like office snacks, Patagonia swag and benefits.

Advice to Management

Everyone misses the former CEO and co-founder. He was so polished and well-spoken. He demanded such a presence in meetings and on the screen. Those are big and maybe even impossible shoes to fill.

Company mission, culture, office snacks, corporate swag, 100% paid benefits, company shares/equity before they sold (I wish you had gone public instead).

31 May 2020

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