Glassdoor Compensation FAQ

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Glassdoor has a compensation and benefits rating of 3.8. If you want to know how much Glassdoor employees make, head to their Salaries page to see a list of salaries per occupation, along with bonuses.

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February 19, 2021

Does Glassdoor offer a quarterly bonus?

Pros

Great people, always. From the top down, every truly cares for one another and the success of the group. It’s evolved quite a bit since the layoffs of 2020 but you can still rely on enjoying your coworkers. The pay has also been pretty solid this fiscal year as well. Since we were projecting very low performance initially (due to changes in books, partnerships, and products), it’s been great for people to overachieve. There’s a true effort on leaderships side to keep the good ones around.

Cons

The limbo we sit in is caused by all the changes referenced above. We get quarterly quotas 45 days into each quarter (scary for sales people). We have to learn a new ‘process’ for something about once a week which typically breaks and has to be rebuilt. And not all of the individual contributors (below management level) are bought in on the future potential of our company— so they leave. There’s a lot of promises that we’re moving in the right direction and the future is bright, but optimism will only take us so far.

Advice to Management

Be more real about the rockiness we may experience. Because while we’re told to celebrate the wins of hitting quarterly plans with super low quotas, we’re not feeling like a group that is crushing their quotas. We’re still feeling like ish is hitting the fan and we have to scatter to figure things out.

We get quarterly quotas 45 days into each quarter (scary for sales people).

February 19, 2021

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March 18, 2020

What is the salary like at Glassdoor?

Pros

Glassdoor is an open, fun, innovative place. You're heard and respected here. They have amazing pay and even cover 100% of your benefits and 90% of your spouse! It was one of the best decisions of my life to join Glassdoor.

Cons

Things change quickly, which is a good thing for me. But if you're someone who doesn't adapt well to a consistently shifting industry, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Keep up what you're doing! Especially now during COVID-19, the transparent communication and uncertainty has us all rattled. You are all doing a great job of keeping us as your workforce top of mind and supported!

They have amazing pay and even cover 100% of your benefits and 90% of your spouse!

March 18, 2020

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March 9, 2020

What are other benefits and incentives like at Glassdoor?

Pros

The vision of the company (Good People. Transparency. Innovation. Grit.) is something I believe we practice everyday at Glassdoor. Glassdoor has set the standard for me with respect to how I should be treated as an employee. The work is challenging, the compensation is competitive and the internal culture is very special. More specific to my role, I believe that the leaders in the sales organization have a genuine belief in our mission, and in the value of our products. It is inspiring to work with leaders who have integrity and consistently choose what is right over what is easy. Also, our sales operations department is responsive and smart.

Cons

There is more opportunity to support individual professional/personal development at Glassdoor. I appreciate the investment in organized sales tools, but there is a lack of freedom and resources for individual employees to achieve their own personalized growth strategies. At the higher level of the sales organization there is a lack of female representation in the single revenue contributor roles. The reason for this lack of representation needs to be acknowledged more openly at the company. See Advice below.

Advice to Management

It is my understanding that Glassdoor is looking at the parental leave policy currently, my advice below is related to the post return from leave care and attention provided to the Glassdoor employee. Please closely examine the return to work post parental leave transition. Ideally, with a deliberate focus on the biological mother return to work journey. If possible from a legal perspective, do not create a one solution fits all return to work plan. For example, a mother returning to an individual revenue generating position after 4+ months on leave will likely experience a dramatically lower quota performance upon return than a parent in the same revenue generating role who was only on leave for 1/4 of the time. This difference needs to be accounted for in the Glassdoor return from parental leave strategy. I understand that it can be uncomfortable to professionally discuss the unique challenges that face working parents (specially, mothers) when they return to work, but I think Glassdoor needs to do this in an authentic way ASAP. Specially, I think that there should be ownership handed to the local HR teams to request face to face feedback from mothers/fathers at different stages post return to see if they feel supported. If the above can be achieved, the result may be a stronger representation of females (specifically, females with children) at the higher levels of the individual contributor roles in the sales organization.

The work is challenging, the compensation is competitive and the internal culture is very special.

March 9, 2020

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March 16, 2021

Does Glassdoor offer stock options?

Pros

Good learning . Good opportunities . good colleagues

Cons

Nothing at the moment . No stock options to th employees

Advice to Management

Have fun !!

No stock options to th employees

March 16, 2021

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November 30, 2018

What are sales commissions like at Glassdoor?

Pros

Glassdoor is full of great people who you can learn from. The culture is great with plenty of social events. There are plenty of benefits, from unlimited annual leave, private health insurance, a good pension scheme and pizza on Friday's.. We also have free snacks (crisps, popcorn, cans of coke, vit hits, fulfill bars, pistachios etc). We also have a fridge of beers, wine etc. The EMEA region is expanding so there are lots of opportunities to learn, grow and apply for new roles. The location is right beside Stephens Green in Dublin 2 so very central and easy to get to. Overall it is a great place to work, the team are all very supportive and are able to have a laugh!

Cons

-Promotion timeline has been unclear and vague, so expectations were not set properly for new starters which leads to disappointment and frustration. -Quota is quite high and can be stressful. You don't get quota relief when you take time off, so it is hard to hit your monthly quota/targets. The workload can be a lot and pressuring. - If you don't hit quota, your commission isn't great -Work/Life balance can be hard to maintain at times due to high quota

Advice to Management

-More transparency with regards to promotions and timelines -Each individual should be managed differently -Try to maintain the great culture we have as we continue to grow and expand!

If you don't hit quota, your commission isn't great

November 30, 2018

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