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Glassdoor logo.png
Type Private
Founded June 2007
Headquarters Sausalito, California, U.S.
Key people Robert Hohman, Rich Barton, Tim Besse
Industry Internet
Services Online employment
Slogan(s) Get hired. Love your job.
Alexa rank positive decrease 480 (March 2015)[1]
Type of site Job search engine, Review Site
Registration Optional
Available in Multilingual
Current status Active

Glassdoor is an American site where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management.[2] In the year prior to April 2014, more than 500,000 company reviews were submitted to the site.[3] Launched in 2008,[4] its ratings of CEOs and workplaces based on collating these reviews are widely reported, and in 2013 the site's annual Employees' Choice Awards were described as "well-respected" by the Daily Telegraph.[5]

According to BusinessWeek,[6] Glassdoor "verified that the reviews came from real employees through technological checks of e-mail addresses and through screenings by a content management team".[6] In 2013 Glassdoor said that "About 15 to 20 per cent of the content that is submitted to Glassdoor is actually rejected because it either doesn't meet our community guidelines or it appears suspicious."[7]

In 2010 Glassdoor launched "Enhanced Employer Profiles", which allows employers to pay monthly fees to include "official corporate biographies, job listings and corporate Twitter feeds, alongside the untamed voices of their workers".[8] In 2012 it raised $20 million of venture capital to support expansion outside the United States, taking its total outside funding to $42.2 million.[9]

The site has been mentioned by the Wall Street Journal as contributing to a wider trend: "Sites where people post salaries and other feedback about employers, such as, also contribute to the sense that pay is no longer a private issue".[10]


In April 2013, Glassdoor won a Red Herring North America Award for Social Media Innovation at the 17th Annual Webby Awards.[11]

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