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9 English questions out of 9

November 30, 2018

What is a typical working day 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!

The workload can be a lot and pressuring.

November 30, 2018

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May 16, 2020

Does Glassdoor have an on site gym?

Pros

The day to day was all positive. Cross collaboration was always painless. Always got the sense that Glassdoor operates as a unit, not as siloed departments. This is not a hyperbole: everyone I interacted with was extremely easy to work with. No politics. Just ppl getting sh*t done. Work/Life balance is great. I never felt overworked and when life hit you, management was extremely willing to accommodate. Benefits are pretty solid. Free healthcare for yourself and subsidized healthcare for family. Unlimited PTO that you're encouraged to use. Very nice office/working facility with free daily catered lunch, a gameroom, gym, cafeteria.

Cons

*Sigh* it pains me to write this, but... The Glassdoor we know and love is not long for this world. Glassdoor makes most of its revenue on job ads, where it's a small player in a competitive space. It's extremely hard to monetize what Glassdoor's core features: the reviews. The revenue from employer profiles is frankly not enough run a profitable business at the current size. The new CEO seems powerless to the board members of Recruit (Glassdoor's holding company). He's an extremely nice guy and definitely cared about the company. But a good person doesn't always make a good CEO.

Advice to Management

Indeed and Glassdoor are sister companies, but Indeed gets all the resources. Make a greater effort to convince Recruit of Glassdoor's value to obtain more resources for the company. You can't monetize at scale if you don't have the resources

Very nice office/working facility with free daily catered lunch, a gameroom, gym, cafeteria.

May 16, 2020

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September 10, 2020

What are meetings like at Glassdoor?

Pros

Great place to learn and grow and build your skillset. You are encouraged to learn new technologies and seek projects that will help you build your resume and career. Amazing work life balance even better since Covid. There is never any expectation to respond or work after hours. Very little wasted meetings/ email culture. Focus is on results and impact and little to no politics. Leadership is one of the most open/transparent and diverse (especially with regards to women) I have seen in the tech industry. Will pay good compensation in line with all the other big tech companies (but below FANG) if you negotiated prior to joining.

Cons

It is unclear how Indeed and Glassdoor won't be combined into one entity in the future given the recent acquisitions. That's not necessarily a bad thing long term for some as I feel the combined company would be a stronger brand name and resume booster but for others it may be an issue of job security. Not a lot of truly innovative projects. Salaries that you see on Glassdoor should not be this low for tech workers yet for some reason we can't seem to figure this out. Levels.fyi and/or Blind app can and should be acquired but we won't.

Advice to Management

Fix the core content product or acquire your competitors before it's too late. More clarity on Indeed partnership is needed. The amazing Glassdoor culture has weakened since Covid layoffs and should be improved.

Very little wasted meetings/ email culture.

September 10, 2020

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March 13, 2020

What is it like working with clients or customers at Glassdoor?

Pros

Nice office, great health benefits, good clients, and some really fun coworkers

Cons

I thought this was a dream company but then realized its composed of individuals who are resistant to change and forward thinking. The culture has turned around within a year and now is toxic. People are unhappy and rapidly leaving while leadership continues to distance themselves from problems. We strive to be the best of the best (as we should since we are a review site for companies) but fall short in culture, internal communication, vacation benefits, and innovation. Front line managers and directors are out of touch with the day to day workload and job duties. They are almost never in contact with clients and lack the skill and willingness to support you with internal navigation and problem solving because of system problems. Employees are rewarded for staying quiet and putting their head down instead of welcoming feedback, new ideas, and improving the status quo. Colocation is encouraged by leadership but not enforced for themselves. Without local leadership, the culture will continue to deteriorate. Unlimited PTO removed on 2/1/2020 as we are now hourly employees. Work life balance was one of the main reasons people stuck around. But now more and more teammates are leaving each month. Rollout of this change was poorly communicated caused more disconnect with leadership. CSMs partner with sales to service and renews accounts, however there is a huge imbalance of work between the two teams. They have been working on roles and responsibilities for MONTHS and NOTHING has changed. Again, another way that this team is unwilling to face problems and work on positive outcomes.

Advice to Management

1. Hire experienced front line managers to manage experienced employees. 2. Refresh and Innovate products (for candidates and clients). 3. Pay CSMs for the work they do with retaining and growing clients instead of sales team who only send contracts. 4. Hire great people not just good people who are okay with the status quo 5. Motivate employees to work harder to become more strategic with clients

Nice office, great health benefits, good clients, and some really fun coworkers

March 13, 2020

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February 16, 2020

What is the work environment like at Glassdoor?

Pros

Great team, flexible work environment

Cons

Micro management at times from seniors

Great team, flexible work environment

February 16, 2020

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