Glassdoor - Diversity & career progression: let's lead by example | Glassdoor.ca
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Diversity & career progression: let's lead by example"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time

    Pros

    Glassdoor UK and EMEA in general is still small - sub 100 people. We celebrate successes and there is a feeling of a close-knit team. Relaxed working environment and pay is good. Over the years Glassdoor has been slowly investing in core benefits like health insurance and pension. We work with some of the largest and most exciting brands in the world, and we truly are providing a service that helps people make... better decisions - Glassdoor's mission is strong and people believe in what we do, which comes across in how we do business with clients. International expansion is the biggest investment for the company, and being in EMEA is exciting. Senior leadership in the US is accessible and bright.

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    Cons

    Very hierarchical structure in EMEA, especially in sales - there are Manager, Director, Sr Director and VP levels in place, yet the org is tiny in number of employees as of now. Several of these leadership hires were made externally, without the roles being posted internally to provide opportunity to grow despite this being a widely discussed pain point for employees. ~90% of the senior leadership team in EMEA is... male (Director & above). Politics, lack of straightforward communication are becoming the norm, and we're too small for that. After over 5 years of operating in the UK, Glassdoor continues not to have clear career progression in sales, assuming sales people want to be sales people for the rest of their lives. Lastly, there is no competitive maternity policy in place - 6 weeks partially paid leave followed by statutory pay. This does not attract strong female talent or incentivize it to stay.

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    Advice to Management

    Think about who sits at the EMEA leadership table and whose voices and input shape the future of Glassdoor EMEA. We're at a critical place in our growth, moving from a small chaotic startup to a grown up business making a difference in the industry. Millions of candidates and our clients come to us daily to understand what the gold standard for employee experience is - let's lead by example and create a workplace... that reflects what we tell other brands each day. Embrace transparency again, put in place a comprehensive parental leave policy and diversify the voices around the table by allowing people to grow and develop from within the company.

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    Glassdoor2019-05-21

    Glassdoor Response

    June 19, 2019VP & Managing Director, EMEA

    I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences because this type of feedback helps us grow and improve. I agree, Glassdoor has a strong mission that not only guides what we do, but also is something that employees truly can rally around. In terms ...

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  1. Helpful (97)

    "4 years in and going strong"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mill Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Glassdoor is the favorite company I've worked for so far in my career. First and foremost, the company has an amazing company culture. People are really good to one another here. While people are smart and driven, they also care about making sure that everyone works together well. Glassdoor is also having a lot of success as a company. Like any early stage company there are ups and downs, but over the 4 years... I've been here I've seen revenue triple and the employee base grow by a similar amount. And I love Glassdoor's mission and that we are creating transparency for job seekers all around the world.

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    Cons

    None really. It's worth saying that we have some big competitors (LinkedIn, Indeed) in our industry so you have to bring your A-game. But I believe in what we're doing and our results show we are having success.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on company culture even as we grow.

    Glassdoor2019-04-29
  2. "Great company, help employer grow."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glassdoor for less than a year

    Pros

    Helpful people, open environment, great learning experience.

    Cons

    Currently, did not find anything unsatisfactory.

    Glassdoor2019-08-29

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