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.

The Bad

  • Experience
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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.

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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Glassdoor is awesome. Real reviews from real employees. Good or bad, you can find it.

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Love using Glassdoor when looking for employment because it gives me salaries per experience and education.

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I love using Glassdoor to determine possible living locations for my future based off different salaries for my occupation. I also love being able to read reviews from different people and seeing their reported salaries.

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Phabie

March 9th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL

Gives a great way to compare salaries by zip code! It is a good resource to have for any job search.

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Elizabeth Klemm

March 5th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL

I have applied to multiple jobs on Glassdoor during my high school and college careers and their application process is very comprehensive and easy to fill out.

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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.

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I love Glassdoor and am glad that it exists! In looking for a new opportunity I like that I’m able to find all the important information here. It’s helped me make decisions on future employment.

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Mhorne182

February 26th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT

I have used Glassdoor recently. The interface is fantastic and I have got some leads from this site. I would recommend.

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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.

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Kilee Wagner

February 22nd, 2020 Bountiful, UT

Love the specific features this site offers for salary, interview, and benefit summaries. Use it all the time when looking for a new job.

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Michelle Rios

February 21st, 2020 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.

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Valentino Chanel

February 20th, 2020 South Jordan, UT

The difference with this site is being able to read reviews about the pros and cons of working for such and such company. It gives good insight to things you wouldn’t know unless you already worked there.

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Deryl

February 20th, 2020 Managua, MN

I like Glassdoor because it gives me the resources to first hand accounts of people in the work field.

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I love Glassdoor because it helps me get an idea of a job from someone who has had experience.

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Nesha Leonard

February 18th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL

I usually just use this to compare salaries. It’s pretty accurate. Also shows a lot of good job listings.

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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.

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Angelina Hamilton

February 7th, 2020 Jackson, MS

I like there job search because it has salaries available for job like the ones I’m looking for and those that are similar at the same place!

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Christina Shumway

February 5th, 2020 Managua, MN

Glassdoor is really helpful when looking for a job. I love that people who work at the location can give their opinion on the job.

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I thinks it’s a must! Get real reviews from actual employees along with pay scales for the various positions.

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Glassdoor is probably one of my favorites. With articles, resources, and reviews, Glassdoor makes it easy to get an inside look at a company and prepare for the job you want.

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Michelle W

December 16th, 2019 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.

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Roberson

December 12th, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT

Using Glassdoor I have received a few job offers, however it often takes a while to get responses. Its incredibly valuable to be able to view and make your own reviews of companies or positions when using Glassdoor to search for a new occupation. I would highly recommend using Glassdoor if you are trying to gain a better understanding of how employees view their own company.

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Juan

December 10th, 2019 Beaver, PA

I like to browse on glassdoor for jobs in my field. it is nice to be able to see salary ranges and also read reviews about employers.

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BJ Tenney

December 10th, 2019 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.

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Glassdoor is the only place I look for reviews on the work environment. They are very reliable.

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Daphne Brown

November 25th, 2019 Riverton, UT

I have not gotten unique positions or the first posting for the employers. I have not seen a good selection and you seem to be just postings the same as other sites.

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I think glassdoor is great if you sign up and are looking for a job. Posting is ok, not the best but they are decent.

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Amanda

November 15th, 2019 Warrendale, PA

I love glassdoor to get insight into a company and its culture and also transparency on salary

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Megan A McEvoy

November 15th, 2019 Tallahassee, FL

I love looking at the job listings on Glassdoor. I have found their listings to be very accurate, and they have such an easy application process. I was able to find several job options on their website that worked with my location and schedule, and this website actually got me one of my first jobs at college!

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Katherine Whyte

November 8th, 2019 Miami, FL

There are super useful employee reviews for many different companies that provides you with an accurate idea of the work environment you would be interested in. I have used this multiple times when wanting to gain a better understanding of the companies I apply to.

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Nicole LeBaron

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I used Glassdoor while looking for a second job in college. The website is easy to use and lots of options come up, but I always got lots of emails and ads on my computer that bothered me too much.

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Jonas De Olveira

February 13th, 2019 American Fork, UT

Glassdoor is a very helpful tool when looking for a job. There is honest feedback from former and current employees. It helps you to know what to expect before you apply and interview

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Jason Brown

February 13th, 2019 Lehi, UT

I've used Glassdoor as an employer to compare similar company's ratings and feedback so I can make adjustments to comp and benefits. It also has been interesting to see what former employees had to say about working for me.

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Glassdor has a bad customer service that take too long to reply once we need them. Also it is not easy to navigate on the website as other competitors.

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Ponch Thompson

February 12th, 2019 South Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down

I used Glassdoor to assess salary ranges. The info was minimal in that it looks for others to submit their salaries. It did help a little

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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.

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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!

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Lauren Jorgensen

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Glass door is a great place to look for employment. My favorite feature is the pay scale that they show you other jobs offer. So you know if the posting is of average pay with its competitors.

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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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Virginia Rosenthal

January 31st, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT

The "Salaries" feature has been helpful in benchmarking how much to ask for in compensation when getting a job offer. I advise individuals in negotiating salary and the salary resource is great.

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Whenever I am trying to find a good job I make sure to look at Glassdoor. They have such a great variety of jobs and they make it easy to find one that suited you best.

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Dasha Directo

January 17th, 2019 Provo, UT

I've been both a user trying to find a job on Glassdoor and an employer using Glassdoor. It's easy to use and many people use it, so there's a lot on there. It's easy to use.

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Kymberlee Yack

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i've been struggling so hard because i'm in between jobs right now, but glassdoor has been so helpful with finding me plenty of jobs to apply to! they constantly send me notifications which is very helpful

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Savanna Caver

January 16th, 2019 Orem, UT

Glassdoor is my go to website when I'm trying to find a job! It is so easy to navigate and find jobs that fit my interests and skills.

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Hailey Nilson

January 16th, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT

Glassdoor is super easy to use and so convenient. I just barely moved to the city and it helped me find the job I’m currently in.

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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.

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Tiffany

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Lets me see peoples experiences working for certain employers makes it easier for me to be able to figure out which company i would rather work for at this point.

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Darius Williams

December 12th, 2018 Alexandria, VA

really great site! found my current job through this site. Has a very wide selection of job postings

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Dee Farquharson

December 6th, 2018 Washington, DC

I liked using Glassdoor to get an idea of the culture and environment of an employer. I was also able to submit reviews for my own former positions. The reviews are moderated to guard against false reviews, which is good. I haven't been able to find an actual job listing for my area, but it's great for checking out what the employees are saying.

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Love using Glassdoor to be able to get feed back on current or previous employed jobs your looking to apply for help you make a good decision before you apply for the job.