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LAST UPDATED: February 10th, 2024

Glassdoor is a company review and employment business with a database of over 8 million company reviews, salary details, interview questions, and open job listings. It was founded in 2007 to help people make more informed career decisions by increasing transparency about compensation and other previously taboo information in the workplace. The company is headquartered in Mill Valley, CA.  

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The Good

  • Price range
  • Reach
  • Resources and learning materials
  • Special features
Price Range
Glassdoor's services are free to job seekers. Pricing for job posting on Glassdoor is location based. Posting in a smaller city tends to be less expensive than posting in a larger city because it costs more to drive traffic to jobs in populated cities with many other competitive employer listings. The cost can range from $99 (for one job) to $499 (for 10 jobs), depending on the city and posting package the job recruiter selects. An exact pricing quote can only be obtained after filling out the job listing information. By signing up for a 3 or 10 job slot subscription, the client gets the first 7 days free and can cancel anytime-so it is essentially a free 7-day trial.
Reach
Glassdoor receives over 17 million hits monthly, and they have over 8 million reviews on their site.
Resources and Learning Materials
Glassdoor's blog for job seekers and employees contains articles that discuss:
  • Branding
  • Career advice
  • Interviews
  • Jobs
  • Resumes
  • Reviews
  • Salaries
  • Salary transparency
  • Watercooler
The blog for employers covers:
  • Customer success
  • Employee engagement
  • Employer branding
  • How to use Glassdoor
  • Industry trends
  • Job advertising
  • News and events
  • Talent acquisition
For employers, Glassdoor provides a detailed guide to responding to reviews, both positive and negative. This includes who should respond, tips to stay on top of reviews, and why bad reviews are good for business.
Special Features
The most obvious and unique draw to job seekers is Glassdoor's review database. They can access CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos, and other information that may shed light on a particular company. Aside from discussing a personal acquaintance's experience with a company, this is the next best thing. In fact, it might be better, as reviews are written by a number of people over a span of years, and may include company responses. Another feature Glassdoor offers is updates on current company and job trends by location, industry, and job title. Job seekers can see which jobs, companies, and cities are most popular based on what others are searching and sharing on Glassdoor. Employers enjoy five basic features with a free Glassdoor account:
  1. Update company information. This could include the number of employees, industry information, company description, corporate logo, photos, mission, benefits and perks.
  2. Manage reviews. Businesses can get feedback, both positive and negative, and have the opportunity to respond. Glassdoor offers a free guide to responding to comments in a way that shows the company values feedback and transparency.
  3. Gain competitive intelligence. Businesses can gain an accurate picture of which companies are competing for the same talent.
  4. Learn more about candidates. Employers get a demographic breakdown (gender, education, and years of experience) of visitors to their company page, which may give them an idea about who to target for jobs.
  5. See which jobs are being clicked on the most. Being aware of which jobs are most appealing to job seekers can help employers write better job titles and descriptions.
Beyond the free company page account, employers can promote their brand and actively advertise jobs to candidates. Services include integrating their profile into Facebook, accessing advanced analytics and benchmarking, and advertising jobs on competitors' profiles.
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The Bad

  • Experience
  • Customer support
Experience
The company was founded in 2007 after Rich Barton (co-founder) posed a question to Robert Hohman (another co-founder): "What would happen if someone left the unedited employee survey for the whole company on the printer and it got posted to the Web?" Experience-wise, the company is about ten years behind the first job search companies.
Customer Support
The company's customer support could use some improvement. There is a help center where users can submit a form to be contacted, but no email address or phone number is provided for job seekers with questions. A sales number is provided (888) 355-9323, but the recording encourages job seekers to "continue to use glassdoor.com." A live chat feature would be helpful.
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The Bottom Line

Glassdoor is the best resource for getting acquainted with a company's culture, management, and employee satisfaction. Its review database is unmatched and can help job seekers create realistic expectations for working with a particular company. This information alone doesn't necessarily help someone find a job. But by following company pages, potential candidates can be made aware when jobs are available and be prepared by tracking industry and company trends.
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Amani Patel Harrisonburg, VA

This might be a great site for some, but it hasn't been that helpful for me. I find the job postings sometimes outdated or not applicable to me. Other than that, the site functions well and seems like it has potential.

3 weeks ago

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Kevin Ortiz

Glass store was one of those services that I don’t know how I truly feel about it. In one regard it is very easy to use and you find a lot of postings which are related to your interests and abilities. On the other hand, you also find that they ask many questions and provide a lot of information based on surveys and not actual fax. One of this Would be salaries. They tend to overestimate salaries, but when you truly big deal, the salaries are not based on what is currently being offered on requisitions or postings. I also see that phone that they are serving people from all around which previously work or have similar pass . This in itself could lend to negative reviews that are not actual. For example, are used to work in Kmart for over 15 years and up to this day. I am still being asked of how my experience was in Kmart even though I quit on 2019.

9 months ago

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Allison Talbot Riverton, UT

Glassdoor is great becuaes you can see unbiased reviews of companies you are interested in applying for. I've been able to dodge a few bullets by looking at salaries and reviews from previous employees on Glassdoor. I also think their jobs are more up to date than Indeed or Linkedin. I trust Glassdoor.

8 months ago

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Eddie Rios Ogden, UT

Glassdoor is simply a rock solid job search engine. I've used them all and find that they have the best search tools and they display results in an orderly fashion. Great tools to help an applicant find and apply for jobs. And it seems that they have a better insight to companies looking for applicants. So many more job opportunities with Glassdoor.

4 years ago

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Glassdoor is a reliable website that offers listings for jobs in your area. Glassdoor is a great site to look for jobs that suit your skills. Not to mention, they push out your resume to employers. I would definitely recommend this site for your job search needs.

1 year ago

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Tanner Cook Gilbert, AZ

Glass door is a good website to get a little more information on jobs, but I’m always cautious when I would look at the reviews. I know that people are more likely to leave negative reviews than positive reviews, so I try to take those with a grain of salt. In any event, this is a resource I used in my last job search and found it as a useful tool.

5 years ago

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Michael Lyman Salt Lake City, UT

I had to use Glassdoor for a continuing project in college that required me to research jobs and companies. I really like how Glassdoor is setup and the information they provide. Being able to see people's reviews of a company is a great idea. It's been extremely interesting to see what people really think of the places they work. I like that they also provide real salaries, real reviews on interviews and benefits. In the future if I am looking for a new job I will definitely use Glassdoor.

6 years ago

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Thomas Nuffer Lindon, UT

I use glassdoor to search for jobs and they are very good at having an estimated salary that is based on past employees, so you automatically know what you are going to be payed, and it is impossible to miss so you definitely know what you are going to be payed. I've used it to search for jobs in my area and will show me the ones closest to you. It also has a very good amount of jobs at least in my area. On every job I have looked at it has had reviews from past employees with a lot of pros and cons and a star ranking from all of them.

2 years ago

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Melissa B Sammamish, WA

Glassdoor is the best tool when it comes to preparing for an interviewing--or choosing who to interview with. When I see a job opening, I head to Glassdoor to read the employee reviews of the company. I want to know what current and former employees think of the company--what is the culture like? What are the benefits? Is it worth my time to interview? And if I do decide it might be a fit, the interview questions are very helpful. I can't say enough great things about Glassdoor. The best tool out there for interviewing!

2 years ago

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ISMAIL MUSOSI Kampala, 102

After searching and browsing the internet for jobs, I landed on glassdoor.com. To my surprise, they had jobs for me. I literally had over 50 jobs I could apply for. When I made my choice on which applications I should make, I realized that there were tools that I could use to land an interview and hopefully get myself a job. At glassdoor, you do not just apply to a company, you can read reviews on the company, you can read interview questions and a lot more. Thank you all at glassdoor.

3 years ago

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SaVedra O'Neal Kansas City, MO

I love Glassdoor. This is the best job search and lookup company on my opinion. You don't just see the company and their synopsis of their business. You get to review actual current and past employees opinion of the company. They give you the Pro's and Con's of their experience. Which I think is fair and vital to make the decision when applying for a job.

3 years ago

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Brody B Orem, UT

Best Job Search website out there. The vast information and employee reviews gives any job seeker a great feel for the company they are about to apply to. I think this is what sets them apart from the competition. The resources offered on the website make searching for a job very easy and not time consuming. i would HIGHLY recommend Glassdoor to anyone looking for a job!

5 years ago

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Jeff B Orem, UT

The information that Glassdoor offers to Job Seekers is next to none. Before you even apply for the job you can view what current and past employees have to say. This along with salary reviews can help anyone get a better idea of how their future could look at almost any given company instead of just rolling the dice. I have always had a positive experience with Glassdoor and would highly recommend to anyone in the job market.

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Joseph Faenza Washington, DC

I have used Glassdoor to search for job openings in the past few months and I have found that the interface of the website has been difficult to navigate and also setting up a search in your area has also been difficult.

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Amanda George IL

The only issue I have with this site is they will let anyone post on it. They don't verify that someone actually worked for the company they are posting about. It's hard to navigate through the search bar and the location filters never match the results that come.

7 months ago Edited July 7, 2023

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Mellissa Clark Palm Bay, FL

I always use Glassdoor when I am researching companies or need insight into a specific job field. I really like the reviews and current tends that the site displays.

9 months ago Edited May 4, 2023

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Heather H Sanford, FL

Glassdoor is an excellent option for employers and employees including job seekers. The reviews are candid and provide insight you cannot get anywhere else!

10 months ago

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bobby deter Cumberland, MD

Alot of emails for jobs i do not want or emails to apply for jobs that I have already submitted through there website. I apply through there website for a job only to get the same email over and over again all week long. But overall it has been useful

2 years ago Edited February 8, 2022

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Lindsey American Fork, UT

I've used Glassdoor multiple times in search of salary information, information about jobs in general, and people's reviews of working at specific jobs. I've never paid for the service, so sometimes I haven't been able to view some things on the site.

6 years ago

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Susan Stewart Salt Lake City, UT

I looked into getting a part time job recently that would be flexible with my schedule. My daughter suggested using Glassdoor to look for jobs. While I still haven't found a job that I would like, the website was very useful. I really liked the rating system and being able to see other people's reviews on the companies they worked for.

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Phalda Morris Jacksonville, FL

I have used Glassdoor to find a job multiple times, and I have also recommended it to friends and family. They show you jobs specific to your qualifications so that you can apply for jobs you know you have a chance of getting. They make it easy apply for several jobs at once, which can save you time.

1 year ago

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Jaelyn Morris Havana, FL

I like that glassdoor sends emails to let you know about available job offers. I have applied for several jobs through glassdoor that I did not see anywhere else. Glassdoor shows a variety of job options and helps you sort through the options based on what you need,

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Anoushka Ahuja Tallahassee, FL

I have used Glassdoor to research the companies for my first job, and I am so glad I did. Armed with that knowledge helped me navigate into making the best decision! Glassdoor is very beginner-friendly and they are very open to helping you. Overall, it is a great website.

2 years ago Edited January 24, 2022

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M. Nielsen South Bend, IN

I always check on glassdoor for latest and newest job offerings and love to read the reviews of current and previous employees and it also shows you the avg pay/ salaries for that position in your area and other areas of the country. So informative

2 years ago

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KG Lebanon, NJ

Love using glass door for salary comparisons it’s really helpful when you’re applying for jobs to know what the market offers for each position. It’s also helpful to get information from current or past employees about what they think of the company they worked or work for!

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Cam Hall Palmyra, VA

Glassdoor is a great value proposition and experience - offer your job background (a review, salary info, or other data that’s anonymized), and you get access to everyone else’s notes. It’s great, but knowing that low barrier to entry it does have a tendency to have companies try and pump up their own review scores, include inaccurate info, and also include many squeaky wheels without a balance in reviews.

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Nazjah Yates Tallahassee, FL

I used this app to help me find a job. Easy platform to upload your resume and give notifications for jobs you may be interested in. I actually received some calls back and they also show internships on here as well. I recommend it for everyone!

2 years ago Edited November 10, 2021

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roberto arcia Columbia, MO

Glassdoor has been a great way for me to get a job that I enjoy. I stuck out in a job I didn't like because I couldn't find anything else: Glassdoor opened doors I didn't even know existed for me. I would recommend Glassdoor for anyone looking for a job they would find fulfilling, yet still make a livable income.

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Luke Swierczynski Troy, MI

I don't think there is a better site out there to find out the true nature of a company you're looking to work for. Granted give certain reviews a grain of salt when it's 1 star or 5 star and feels like they were incentivized to leave the review. The 2-4 stars I find way more telling of the company. The interview questions are also super helpful

2 years ago

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Dave Fortin Kingston, PA

Very useful. I use this site quite often when comparing jobs, salaries, and job descriptions. I love seeing reviews from others explaining their experience working with certain companies. It definitely gives you an idea as to what you may run into before applying.

2 years ago

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Mona-Lissa Tallahassee, FL

They make it so easy to be able to find jobs that you may be interested in and how others who have worked that job feel. I also like how people can leave how their experience was working somewhere. Really handy when looking to see where you want to work in the future.

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Ann Horst San Antonio, TX

This is my go-to company for salary research and to read reviews before deciding if I want to work there. I also left a review for my former company on there because they were so awful towards their employees. I wanted anyone who was researching them to see my review. Hope it helped.

2 years ago

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Andrea Thomas Bellevue, WA

Glassdoor was pretty simple to use online, but required you to sign up and fill in a lot of information before barely getting any information in return. Once you’re set up there’s a lot more to obtain, which is great. I didn’t realize glassdoor also helps with finding a job. I had come across glassdoor to look into salary information. I would definitely use it, but would warn people that if you don’t like signing up for an account, even if it’s free, then you may want to avoid the site.

2 years ago

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B Lemas Boise, ID

Glassdoor is an excellent site. I researched a company I was really hoping to work for but changed my mind when multiple real people said it was terribly managed. The fact that the management didn't care much about the employees and was just looking to sell the company was a huge red flag. Thanks Glassdoor!

2 years ago

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G Kerth Portland, OR

I really appreciate the information Glassdoor provides. It is one of my go-to for researching companies, culture, benefits, salaries, and hiring processes. The website has evolved over the years with additional tools for gauging company culture but for the most part, has not changed too much. Could use an update

2 years ago

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Tiffany I Gaithersburg, MD

Glassdoor provided so many employers and gave me an idea of their pay structure. I was able to compare salary of my current position at another bank out of state. They give you company reviews and let you see what people are actually saying about these employers before you apply with them. It’s definitely different from other sites.

2 years ago

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Kate Dallas, TX

I love Glassdoor. Not only has this company helped me find jobs, but I can also read reviews about companies from current and former employees. It is extremely helpful to get an inside view of companies before signing up to work for them.

3 years ago

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Corbin Short ,

Glassdoor by far has the most data of any job search site. It was super helpful for me in preparing for interviews for a lot of different companies. As a job search function, it was less helpful because I was typically applying to jobs through company recruiters. But even if it is less helpful to you for finding jobs, it is still helpful once you have interviews lined up.

3 years ago

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Mason Allen Provo, UT

I like using Glassdoor for job searching because it does a lot of the searching for you. I put in my past jobs and left reviews for those companies and now it sends me available jobs all the time that actually would interest me. I like that the salary range is often included and that I can see how real employees thought about those companies.

3 years ago

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Lee Hutton San Jose, CA

Glassdoor has been extremely helpful over the past 4 years on my tech job search. Showing the honest employee reviews, the benefits the employees receive, and having a birds eye view of what to expect from a company prior to applying has been crucial in my job search.

3 years ago

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Ashley Ulibarri Herriman, UT

I always come to Glassdoor to research a company before an interview or even applying to a position, I like that people who have actually worked for a company can leave a review about it. I find that very helpful when looking at company’s culture.

3 years ago

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Dalila C. Santa Ana, CA

I like Glassdoor. It is very easy to use and I think they do a good job at matching you with potential jobs that you are interested in. I have used it to look for employment. I do recommend this website for looking for employment!

3 years ago

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Melanie Vancouver, WA

I like that Glassdoor shows salary ranges for companies and different industries. This is has really helped me to understand what my expectations should be while searching for a job. My only critique is that the information for a particular company is not always complete. So it is really a better tool for getting a general idea, rather than finding exact information.

3 years ago

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Janie Dennis Tallahassee, FL

I LOVE GLASSDOOR! This tool has helped so many people who are looking for jobs and reviews on companies! It also helps many of us have an idea of jobs and careers out there. I have used this and it’s helped me in the ways I described.

3 years ago

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Kaitlyn Rios Ogden, UT

Glassdoor is a great job search tool. They have tons of industries in many places across the USA. I like the options for search parameters. And the results from those searches are expansive. The results are displayed in an efficient way making great headway at finding new employment.

4 years ago

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Michelle Rios Ogden, UT

Glassdoor alerts me every day of jobs that fit my profile. I like being alerted to opportunities as they come available. I look forward to the day that my dream job pops up and I can be one of the first to apply. Keep up the good work Glassdoor.

4 years ago

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Michelle W Coraopolis, PA

LOVE Glassdoor for job search. It's so helpful to research salaries for jobs so I can prepare myself for interviews and when they ask what my ideal salary requirements are. Very reliable, and helps my job search be successful.

4 years ago

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BJ Tenney Woods Cross, UT

I love the transparency that an employee can have about a current employee, or that you can read about potential interview questions. The last few times I've been looking for a job, I checked what people were saying on Glassdoor.

4 years ago

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Brennan Orem, UT

So much information to make an informed decision before you apply for any job. It is nice to be able to review a company and hear from actual employees before you get into the process. Glassdoor is a great resource for anyone actively or passively looking for a job.

5 years ago

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James Larson Pleasant Grove, UT

What I like best about Glassdoor is the ability to see other past employees' experience with that company. It helps me to know whether or not I should even apply for the job there. We also listed some jobs with our company, and they filled our needs nicely.

5 years ago