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Rated with 1 star
Steve of Atlanta, GA Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 10, 2021

After careful analysis of the Glassdoor and competitor programs my company decided to establish a paid relationship with Glassdoor in 2017. Since then they were acquired by Recruit Holdings Co, Ltd who also acquired Indeed. Prior to being acquired the company was very customer focused and a great partner. They trained our people and were always available to troubleshoot problems. Last week I discovered that some of the program was being unbundled and that the job posting side was shifting under indeed. Unfortunately we didn’t know about this until after the fact. We didn’t know anything until we discovered key features were shut off and that our branded pages were shut down.

I spent about five hours trying to reach someone for explanation. I was referred to Indeed who knew nothing about my account, then corporate Glassdoor, and then to our sales rep who is no longer our sales rep as of this week. Funny, I just learned of the prior rep change the week before. I would not recommend Glassdoor or Indeed to my peers. They are disorganized and only focused on monitoring their programs. They were a nimble company that made their customers feel like they were trying to improve the hiring/recruiting experience. Now they are only worried about creating value for themselves without any customer input. The fact that they pulled back features that made their program good in order to shift the revenue to Indeed and only gave customers a short time to discover and react is proof that they have lost their way.

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J. Q. of Kwun Tong, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 17, 2021

I posted an review re my previous employer who did not compensate employees by law for 13 years and requested us to sign legal document to give up our legal rights. Glassdoor secretly removed my review after it posted for 2 wks with no reason. I posted the review because I want to warn people before they took in the job, and now I could not. More victims will come because of what Glassdoor did. Don’t trust them, people deserved the right to know the truth. Glassdoor just simply don’t care. Do not take their review as reference, they are marketing for the company not for employees.

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Scott of Other, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 3, 2020

Put simply, Glassdoor is site that allows disgruntled employees to vent their spleen about past or current employers with the protection of anonymity. Without context, these reviews are most gossip, and generally slanderous. Anyone wanting genuine feedback on what it is like to really work in an organization is better off seeking a direct connection via LinkedIn. Don't waste your time with Glassdoor, or worse miss out on a real career opportunity because of some Muppet that wasn't a good fit for the place.

Rated with 1 star
Suchi of Singapore, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 2, 2020

I just used Glassdoor services for free trial and after that without any notification, without any email or any consent they deducted money from my account and that too 571sgd which is like insane for a month, I never registered for any paid payment plan and neither used any service. After reporting several times, email comes that "management has not approved your request." I have been calling them, sending email but nothing has happened so far., There should be some fair charges if they want to deduct which also doesn't make sense but deducting such a huge amount is like...Hope i can get some help and figure out how to resolve this issue and where can I take this forward.

Please don't use free trial. It's a trap just to take money even if you don't use service and charges are like huge!! If anyone can help me in this would really appreciate. They are replying like glad next month is not cut. That is because when I got to know I had to block my card so that they don't deduct again else one more transaction. Plus saying CVs are relevant, that doesn't matter as I didn't use any. Thank you!

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Ramesh of Bangalore, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 10, 2020

I lost my job after sharing my company review with Glassdoor. I was terminated after 2 weeks of reviewing my employer NES GLOBAL TALENT. How come this can happen to any employee. I used to have meeting with my manager and lead which they indirectly named it as performance issue and removed me. I belonged to pilot batch, there was no chance of removing me from team. I was top performer. I was whistleblower. I can't trust my team lead or anyone at office hence reviewed with glassdoor but now lost job during covid 19.

Rated with 4 stars
Sam of Oaklyn, NJ Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 27, 2020

Job ads are targeted to my skills. It gives a synopsis and can drive down to detail. This way I can selectively choose what I want to look at. It also proved the salary or salary range. This is a plus. In terms of other features, one can look up the reviews left by current and past employees of the target company allowing one to get a better feel for it.

Rated with 5 stars
Deborah of Grover Beach, CA Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 20, 2020

I have applied for eight jobs through Glassdoor. The company sends me Job listings quite often. I have had two interviews with a couple of banks due to the fact of Glassdoor referring me. I haven’t been hired yet but staying optimistic I will find the correct job for me through this company.

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L. C. of Los Angeles, CA Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 1, 2020

Here at glassdoor you can apply with ease. You get to know more information of the company that you are applying for from reviews to expected salary. These information helped me a lot in my decision making.

Rated with 2 stars
Joseph of Woodstock, GA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 23, 2020

Job seekers looking to narrow their search results have limited ranges in the search categories. Although you are able to search by distance from a city; the option goes from 15 miles, to 25 miles, to 50 miles, to 100 miles. That may be realistic when you are searching in the middle of Montana where drive times are less than one minute per mile. However, when driving in congested areas, like Atlanta, where 1 mile may take you 3-5 minutes, expanding your search radius from 25 to 50 miles could add hours to your commute. There needs to be a condensed range on the scale. Likewise, the salary filtering is horrible.

If I start a brand new search, only entering Atlanta, GA as my location, I am shown 81,000+ jobs. The salary range defaulted to $3K-$531K. If I try to change the salary range, Glassdoor only allows you to slide a scale which leaps from a minimum pay of $3K to the next option which is $135K! How does that make sense? I'm looking for jobs that pay between $80K-$120K. How do I do that? In summary, this site needs a lot of help on its ability to allow job seekers to apply filters for finding the correct job, with the correct salary range, within the correct commute, for their unique situations. Until they do that, I'll have to stick with Indeed and a few other sites.

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conrad of Lake Worth, FL Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 17, 2020

I recently started an account on Glassdoor to hire employees, but I never had a chance to finish the post and later forgot about it altogether. Until I received a charge on my account of three hundred dollars that I never approved (knowingly) and they did have 6 resumes when I went back to check. Of course the applicants were not what I was looking for. To me this site has bad business practices by undermining and scamming money from people just looking for help. I recommend Indeed or at the very least, the better option would be to cold call people in your community because this site is here to take money from as many people as possible before the jig is up. Don't fall for their deception. Good luck out there!

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The Surprising Impact Former Employees Have On Glassdoor Ratings


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Whether your company is a tech titan or start up, for-profit or non-profit, job candidates are checking out your Glassdoor ratings. Find out the surprising way former employees impact reviews that influence your recruiting efforts.

Whether your company is a tech titan or start up, for-profit or non-profit, job candidates are checking out your Glassdoor ratings. According to a 2016 survey, 70% of people now look to Glassdoor reviews and ratings before making any career decisions. Given the importance of Glassdoor to the jobs market and its impact on employers’ brands, PeoplePath decided to take a closer look at the underlying data. What we discovered surprised us. Maybe it will surprise you, too!

Everyone knows that employees can leave anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. What isn’t as widely known is that former employees can post as well. You need to look closely to see that every review indicates whether it was posted by a current or former employee. We wanted to know if you can break a company’s star ratings out by current and former employees? If yes, then you could measure the relative influence of the two groups on the employer brand.

Sample case

Let’s use Amazon as an example. As you can see in the graphic, Amazon has 20,674 reviews posted on Glassdoor as of March 26, 2018. By clicking on Rating Trends, you access a Ratings and Trends dashboard that summarizes topline information. After looking over the dashboard and reading some reviews, it’s likely most job candidates stop here.

In our analysis, we first removed part-time employees, leaving 19,351 reviews. Next, we filtered the reviews for current employees (12,771 reviews or 66%). Logically, the remaining posts are by former employees (6,580 reviews or 34%). Using basic algebra, we calculated the average ratings for both current and former employees.

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If we focus on Glassdoor’s three primary metrics – Overall rating, Recommend to a friend, and Approve of CEO, for brevity purposes, it’s apparent there is a significant difference between current and former employee reviews. For a summary of all the ratings, please see the table at the end of this post.

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Threat or opportunity?

Are the results for Amazon typical? In short, yes.

We noticed after analyzing many companies’ rankings on Glassdoor that former employees’ ratings are always lower than current employees’. In many cases, like Amazon, meaningfully lower. Intuitively, this makes sense since they are no longer with the company. However, it also presents an opportunity. If you raise the reviews posted by former employees, it boosts the combined ratings posted on Glassdoor that are viewed by millions of interested job candidates.

Continuing this line of thinking, we wondered if formal alumni programs have a positive impact on companies’ Glassdoor reviews. We didn’t have to go too far to find an exemplar company since I started the Microsoft® Alumni Network in June 1995. It was also helpful for our analysis that both companies are headquartered in Seattle, are in the tech sector, and have the same relative number of total reviews, as well as the split between current and former employee reviews.

For Amazon, the split between current and former employee reviews was 66% and 34% respectively; while Microsoft had a 63% for current employees and 37% for former employees. It should be noted that Amazon does not have a formal alumni program and neither company is a PeoplePath client.

Here’s Microsoft’s Glassdoor dashboard before we started our analysis.

Microsoft reviews

After applying Glassdoor filters and doing the math, we arrived at the breakdown between current and former Microsoft employees (see table). The Overall rating is the same for current and former employees, as is the Approve of CEO rating, and there is only a small difference between the willingness to Recommend to a friend. So, one could reason that, at least in Microsoft’s case, having a formal corporate alumni program has had positive impact on its Glassdoor reviews.

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Anomaly or trend?

Does the difference between Amazon and Microsoft represent an anomaly or a trend?

An examination of the Fortune 1000 companies that have formal alumni programs reveals that all of them have higher Glassdoor reviews from their former employees, like Microsoft, than their peers without alumni programs, like Amazon.

The table below summarizes the averages for companies with alumni programs and without alumni programs. According to Glassdoor, the average company rating on Glassdoor is 3.4. Companies without an alumni program that we examined have slightly higher reviews than the average for the site. On the other hand, companies with an alumni program have a 17% higher rating than the overall average for Glassdoor.

How to take advantage of the findings

In today’s hypercompetitive world, companies need every advantage they can create to attract and retain the top talent. Having a thriving alumni program communicates to both your current and former employees that you care about them while they’re with you and after they leave. Apparently, that message is heard loud and clear. Are you listening?

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Complete Summary of Glassdoor Reviews for Amazon and Microsoft

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*Amazon and Microsoft are registered trademarks of the respective parties.

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How Job Seekers Use Glassdoor Reviews

Glassdoor has helped thousands of job seekers find the right company for them.  As many readers already know, the website features reviews and commentary from both current and former employees.

By providing insider information to potential employees, it’s a service that has revolutionized the job hunt—creating more transparency in the workplace, both in the US and abroad. I know I’ve used it in the past, and many of my current co-workers have commented that it was the first place they went when they decided to look for a new job.

But while many may have personal experience with Glassdoor, its overall impact on a company’s ability to recruit talent is still up in the air. In fact, in 2011, HR industry analyst Steve Boese presented a conundrum considered by many employers: “What, if any, real impact does the information on Glassdoor have on things like applicant numbers, quality of applicants and lasting impact to their ability to attract the talent they are seeking?”

Software Advice set out to find the answer to this question. We surveyed a random sample of  4,633 respondents in the US, collecting a minimum of 500 responses to each question, in order to learn what impact Glassdoor reviews have on a job seeker’s decision to apply for, and accept, jobs.

Key Findings

  • Almost half of all respondents use Glassdoor at some point in their job search.
  • Good ratings of a company’s compensation and benefits are most important.
  • Fresh reviews (less than 6 months) have the greatest impact on perceptions of your company.

Almost Half of All Respondents Use Glassdoor When Job Hunting

So, is your company’s Glassdoor profile really being viewed by potential applicants? According to our survey, the answer is yes. Out of 4,633 respondents, 2,201 had used Glassdoor at some point in their job search. That’s approximately half our data set.


Going forward, we will only analyze the data of respondents who use Glassdoor. These respondents will be referred to as “job seekers.”

Job Seekers Use Glassdoor to Find Top Employers

When do job seekers use Glassdoor? Almost half of our respondents say they use it before they even think about applying for jobs. Glassdoor serves as a way to narrow down the options and create a select group of companies that job seekers will then consider as potential employers. Simply having a Glassdoor profile can therefore increase your visibility to job seekers and potentially increase the number of applications you receive.

When Job Seekers Use Glassdoor in the Job search


Good Ratings of Compensation and Benefits Are Most Important

In addition to written commentary by current and former employees, Glassdoor requires reviewers to rate the company—out of five stars—in five areas:

  • Culture and values
  • Work / life balance
  • Senior management
  • Comp & benefits
  • Career opportunities

To drill down into this rating system a bit more, we asked respondents which categories mattered the most to them when deciding to apply at a company.

As it turns out, positive reviews in the compensation and benefits category were most important to job seekers. Meanwhile, good ratings of work / life balance came in at a close second. These are important trends to note, as ratings in these are areas that your company can control directly.

Most Important Categories to Have Positive Reviews


We also asked the reverse question: “When checking a company’s Glassdoor ratings, what would most impact your decision NOT to apply to a company?” The results reinforce the conclusion that compensation and benefits are most important to job seekers, as a quarter of our respondents said that poor ratings in this category would deter them from applying.

Categories Where Negative Reviews Most Deter Job Seekers


If you have low ratings in these categories, you can encourage employees to write about their compensation and benefits, and comment on the work / life balance at your organization. If it is still difficult to generate positive scores for these categories, then you may think about ways to improve them in order to make sure you’re not missing out on great talent.

Finally, Glassdoor averages employees’ ratings in these five categories to give the company an overall rating. To determine how important this rating is to job seekers, we asked respondents what overall rating would cause them not to apply at a company.

We were surprised to find that 40 percent of respondents said they would apply at a company as long as it had a rating of at least one star. However, it is important to note that by having a low rating, many candidates may be deterred—one third of job seekers said they required a company to have at least a three star rating.

Rating Required for Job Seekers to Apply at a Company


So if your company currently has a low overall rating, you can try to improve it by encouraging current employees to post reviews. Your average should become more fair—and rise—as more employees contribute their feedback. Not to mention, just by asking for their comments, you’re showing you value your employees’ opinions.

CEO Ratings Have a Mixed Impact on Job Seekers’ Decisions to Apply

In addition to the star-based rating Glassdoor provides for each company, reviewers are also asked to rate the CEO of the company. Surprisingly, the results were almost evenly split. While a little over half of our survey respondents said a negative rating of the CEO would have minimal to no impact on their decision to apply at a company, 42 percent said poor ratings of the CEO would have a moderate to significant impact on their decision to apply.

Impact of Negative CEO Reviews


Half of Job Seekers Only Take Into Consideration Reviews from the Last 6 Months

Finally, our research found that the recency of Glassdoor reviews is a significant factor for potential applicants. When deciding whether or not they would apply at a company, almost half said they would only take into consideration reviews written in the last six months.

Keeping your reviews current is also something your company can impact simply by asking employees to leave a review every six months.

Importance of the Recency of Reviews


Most Glassdoor Users Are Mature, Middle-Income and Urban

When collecting our data, we also screened respondents by age, income level and urbanicity. We thought it might be useful to include this data to help companies determine what type of job applicants—entry-level, mid-level or senior-level—are most likely to be using online reviews in their job search, and in which geographic areas.

Perhaps the most surprising finding was that job seekers between the ages of 55 and 64 were the most active demographic of Glassdoor users. In fact, over half of all Glassdoor users were above the age of 45.

Job Seekers Using Glassdoor Reviews by Age


Meanwhile, individuals making between $25,000 and $49,999 a year were the most likely to use Glassdoor in their job search. This may be an indicator that entry-level to mid-level job seekers are the most likely to use Glassdoor while doing research on potential employers.

Job Seekers Using Glassdoor Reviews by Income Level


Finally, rural users only made up about 15 percent of the total Glassdoor users. Job Seekers living in suburban and urban environments are much more likely to consult Glassdoor during their job search.

Job Seekers Using Glassdoor Reviews by Urbanicity



Having a strong—and positive—presence on Glassdoor can improve your brand and help pique applicants’ interest in your company. After all, the majority of job seekers using Glassdoor do so to research top employers in their field. Simply having a profile on Glassdoor increases your company’s visibility to potential applicants.

Of course, the tricky part is then ensuring your company’s reviews are as favorable as possible. Your company can get a head start by making sure you compensate your employees fairly and offer them a desirable benefits package, as positive ratings of compensation and benefits had the most significant impact on a jobseeker’s decision to apply.

You should also make sure your company information is up-to-date, and guarantee that your profile has reviews that are less than six months old. To do this, you might encourage current employees to leave reviews. By acknowledging that you value their feedback, you may even garner quite a few positive comments.

Finally, given that almost 60 percent of Glassdoor users make between $25,000 and $49,999 a year, if your company has open positions at this paygrade, you should definitely create a Glassdoor profile (if you haven’t already).

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Glassdoor is an American website where current and former employees anonymously review companies.[1] Glassdoor also allows users to anonymously submit and view salaries as well as search and apply for jobs on its platform.

In 2018, the company was acquired by the Japanese firm Recruit Holdings for US$1.2 billion. It continues to operate independently.[2][3] The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with additional offices in Chicago, Dublin, London, and São Paulo.


The company was co-founded in 2007 by Tim Besse, Robert Hohman, who serves as the company's CEO, and Expedia founder Rich Barton, who served as the company's Chairman.[4] The idea came from a brainstorming session between the two of them when Hohman relayed the story of accidentally leaving the results of an employee survey on the printer while working at Expedia—when the two began to think about what would have happened if the results had gotten out into the public.

The two hypothesized that if the material had indeed been revealed publicly, it could have been a service to those looking to make career decisions.[5] The company's headquarters were established in Mill Valley.[6]


Glassdoor launched its company ratings site in June 2008,[7] as a site that “collects company reviews and real salaries from employees of large companies and displays them anonymously for all members to see,” according to TechCrunch. The company then averaged the reported salaries, posting these averages alongside the reviews employees made of the management and culture of the companies they worked for —including some of the larger tech companies like Google and Yahoo.[8] The site also allows the posting of office photographs and other company-relevant media.[9]

The site later also began focusing on CEOs and workplaces and what it is like to work at jobs in general.[10] Employee reviews are averaged for each company.[11] Glassdoor ratings are based on user-generated reviews. Each year Glassdoor ranks overall company ratings to determine its annual Employees’ Choice Awards, also known as the Best Places to Work Awards.[12] The website verifies that each review of a company comes from real employees "through technological checks of e-mail addresses and through screenings by a content management team," according to Glassdoor spokesman Scott Dobroski.[13] The company has stated that it rejects about 20% of entries after screening.[14] Rules for posting reviews are different for smaller companies than they are for larger companies in order to preserve the anonymity of people in close departments.[15]

In 2010, Glassdoor released a fee-based program called "Enhanced Employer Profiles," which allows employers to include their own content on Glassdoor profiles, like executive biographies, classifieds, social media links, and referrals.[16] The company also allows users to post potential job interview questions that might be asked by certain companies, acquired by interviewed job candidates,[17] in addition to other information that can be used to prepare job applications.[18] The reputation a company has on Glassdoor has also been found correlative by Case Western Professor Casey Newmeyer.[19] It has also been used to vet potential client companies.[20]

In 2014, the company hired Adam Spiegel as its CFO, with the intention of preparing for an eventual IPO.[4] By 2015, the site had 30 million users from 190 countries and corporate clients including one third of all Fortune 500 companies.[9] That year, Glassdoor also began creating localized websites and mobile apps for different national jurisdictions, such as Germany.[21]

In September 2016, Glassdoor acquired Brazil's Love Mondays to expand into Latin America.[22]

The company's own site stats updated Q1 2017 show 41 million unique users and 5,800 paying employer clients or partners. The statistics showed that the average company rating is 3.3, on a 5-point scale where 1.0 is very dissatisfied; 72% of employees rate their job/company "OK" and average CEO approval rating is 67%.[23]

In 2017, Glassdoor announced on its website that it would no longer post job advertisements that exclude people with criminal records.[24][25]

In November 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals required disclosing Glassdoor's anonymous users' identities to prosecutors investigating possible criminal misconduct by their employers. Investigators sought to speak with reviewers who might have seen crimes committed. The court's decision did not require sharing reviewers' identities with employers.[26]

In February 2019, Glassdoor announced that COO Christian Sutherland-Wong would be promoted to President & COO.[27]

In May 2020, Glassdoor announced it was laying off 300 people. The cut accounted for 30% of the company's workforce and half of the Chicago office. In an internal memo, CEO Christian Sutherland-Wong cited an overall decrease in hiring and recruiting across multiple industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[28]


Glassdoor produces reports based upon the data it's anonymous, and, in many cases, managers generate positive reviews for their organizations through posts. These reports have been on topics including work–life balance,[29] CEO pay-ratios,[30] lists of the best office places and cultures,[31] and the accuracy of corporate job searching maxims.[32] Data from Glassdoor has also been used by outside sources to produce estimates on the effects of salary trends and changes on corporate revenues.[33] Glassdoor also puts the conclusions of its research of other companies towards its own company policies.[9] In 2015, Tom Lakin produced the first study of Glassdoor in the United Kingdom, concluding that Glassdoor is regarded by users as a more trustworthy source of information than career guides or official company documents.[34][35]


The company received its first financing in 2008, receiving $3 million in funding, before launching its website.[6] In 2012 Glassdoor received $20 million of venture capital, taking its total outside funding to $42.2 million.[36] The following year, the company raised an additional $50 million.[37] In 2015 the company raised an additional $70 million, in an investment round led by Google Capital, giving the company a valuation of just short of $1 billion. The total of investment at this point was $160 million.[4] In 2016 Glassdoor raised an additional $40 million from investors.[38] In May 2018, Recruit Holdings announced its intention to acquire Glassdoor for $1.2 billion in cash, with the acquisition completed in June 2018.[39]


In April 2013, Glassdoor won a Red Herring North America Award for Social Media Innovation.[40]


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Should You Trust Glassdoor Company Reviews When Considering a New Job? Jobs, Reviews, and Salaries

On, job searchers can find a lot of valuable information. The site contains company reviews by former and current employees, ratings, company information, salaries, CEO approval ratings, competitors, content providers, and other company details.

All of this information is helpful throughout the various stages of a job search. The more information you have, and the more you research a company, the better equipped you'll be to write the perfect cover letter and ace the job interview.

The Benefits allows you to browse real-time company reviews and ratings, as well as salary details for specific jobs with specific employers. Anyone can see basic information on companies, such as their size, mission, revenue, etc. However, to browse the reviews and salaries in the Glassdoor community (and get involved in discussions) members are required to register. Registration is simple, quick, and free. Once registered, you can sort your search by job type, title, companies, salaries, interviews, keywords, experience, and location—then upload a resume to apply. It's also possible to post job openings you know of. 


The Glassdoor Interview Questions and Reviews section has a goldmine of information for job seekers. You can find out what candidates for the position were asked and get insight into how difficult the interview was. And, of course, knowing the interview questions beforehand enables you to prepare responses ahead of time. It will also help you feel more confident during the interview process. 

There is a variety of information on company and job specific interviews available on, including questions and answers, how the candidate got the interview, interview ratings, and how long it takes to get a job offer.

Other offerings include:

  • Interview questions. The most difficult or unexpected questions asked during an interview and insights on the candidate's responses.
  • How the candidate got the interview. Shows details on how the candidate secured the interview (e.g. employee referral, applying online, recruiter, etc.).
  • Interview ratings. This section rates whether the interview was easy or difficult, positive, or negative.
  • Interview process. This details the length of the candidate's interview process from start to finish (e.g., days, weeks, months) and what was included as part of the interview process (e.g., phone interviews, panel interviews, skills tests, background checks, etc.).
  • Interview outcome. You'll discover if the candidate was offered the job and whether they accepted or declined, and why.
  • Compensation and benefits. This provides details on whether the candidate was able to negotiate the offer, and if so, what advice would they offer to others in the same situation. Tools

Users are able to sort company reviews by relevance, the number of reviews, overall rating, CEO approval rating, industry, and job. As a service to registered users, will email related or recommended job openings directly to you, and you can manage the number of notifications and alerts you receive. The site also suggests looking at Featured Jobs, Similar Companies, and Related Job Search to further expand your search.

Posting a Company Review or Salary stands out among its competitors because it allows current and former employees to post reviews about the company and their salary. This gives the reviews authenticity and readers are given further insight into what might be a typical day at that office in that particular job. You can post a company review for your current or former employers. 

There's also an option to compare two companies using factors like salaries, job openings, benefits, and more from reviews and insights on Glassdoor. 

Use Your Time Wisely 

As with many job search tools, is tremendously helpful but can also eat up a lot of time. It's easy to get lost browsing through reviews and researching companies. To avoid spending an entire afternoon browsing, set a timer before you sign in and/or come up with a list of concrete questions to help you navigate.

And, while company reviews can be hugely helpful, take them with a grain of salt. As with anything somewhat anonymous online, there's a tendency to see more negative feedback than positive. Reviews are most meaningful if you see patterns. For example, if the same issue comes up on multiple user reviews, it's more likely to be a real concern—and not a single disgruntled employee. 


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Glassdoor Employee Reviews

Lots of fakers

Customer Support Representative (Former Employee) - mill valley - August 30, 2018

I hate to work at this place. They look like they trying to build a review website, but in fact all they do it so chase the money. I work in customer support, I deal with small business owners whose only good reviews got removed so we can sell them services. While the big corporation who paid us, they remove the negative reviews. Everybody in the company knows that glassdoor is not a profitable business by running reviews, and their ads suck. I deal with clients asking why the glassdoor ads never pull any qualified candidates all the time. This is literally the only way they can make money. I do not approve of that, and I told my manager that I am not comfortable because any other job I had was actually helping people solving problems. The Manager tried to "educate me on business". I guess they do that is because they are trying to go public and they are trying to prove that they are profitable. I have a business degree, I may not be a business expert, but I know the basics. Even I know this is not a sustainable way. How about actually fix your services, and make them actually work, then people will actually sign up for your services. Because apparently Indeed, a free job posting website, works way much better than glassdoor,


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