Glassdoor asked their employees how they feel about relevant workplace topics and has chosen to share their poll results below. Get a peek inside Glassdoor and see if it’s a good fit for you.
Fishbowl problem/solution and our strategy is spot on. I think we need to not just integrate Fishbowl (existing experience) but magic will happen when we make the new experience better. Remove the Fishbowl friction but keep the engaging parts.
Continue the transparency around plans for Fishbowl. Really exciting to hear the potential and also recognize the challenges ahead.
My manager has done an amazing job of making career growth at Glassdoor very clear and attainable. She empowers me to self advocate, and ensures we are keeping my careers goals top of mind in almost every 1:1.
Make advancement opportunities more objective in order to drive more equity in our promotions and leadership bench
It's not that the communication about strategy is better (which it is), it's that the strategy itself is clear and cogent, and it feels like everyone is working towards a common goal for the first time in years.
Would love to have a concise summary of our strategies that I could keep close as a reference.
Glassdoor, I believe is a global leader in how to empathetically support employees in the midst of turbulent times. I can't tell you how much this means to me, and the people I work with.
None. You're really doing a great job here.
YES! Glassdoor is so on track in terms of the market, customer needs and a focus on building for the future. Our numbers are great and our focus is on point!
Would love to hear more concrete plans about how we will be growing our user base and driving jobs engagement. Now that Indeed handles the jobs conversations from the sales side, it would be great to hear more about what they're doing, what they're hearing, etc.
While there is always work to do, I truly believe that Glassdoor walks the walk when it comes to DEI. The support and prominence that is given to our ERGs and DEI issues is phenomenal. It's a topic that is infused from the top down in our OKRs from the CEO to the Executive team and below. And it's infused into our daily work lives. It seems like were are at the upper echelon of companies who are so strongly commited to DEI and it makes me very proud. I hope that others follow in our footsteps!
I would love for us to be louder in this space externally. We are becoming leaders in workplace culture and showing that a strong DEI strategy helps our employees and business outcomes will lift up all boats.
I love that we are always evaluating benefits and total rewards. I couldn't ask for a better company. These are all awesome benefits and I am beyond thankful for the changes.
Would be great to see a sabbatical benefit for tenured employees.
I am allowed and encouraged to be myself. There are no cliques whatsoever. Everyone is warm, welcoming and inclusive and we are like a family.
Our senior leadership can go even further with expressing how important this is to them for our entire population to be able to feel and experience. They can also share their experiences of belonging or not belonging currently and in their past to express vulnerability and connection with all of us.
My manager is hands down the best people leader I've ever worked with in my career. She's a truly gifted and inspiring leader. I cannot recommend her enough and feel lucky to work under her.
I've noticed a lot of the managers can be a little too hands off sometimes (could be a positive depending on who you ask)
I've never been at a company where I felt more valued as a person. It encourages me to push myself so that I can take advantage of the opportunities that Glassdoor is providing.
We have a lot of work at Glassdoor and it becomes very fast-paced at times. Although I enjoy this environment (and it does not come as surprise), it's easy to let a few weeks go by focusing on work and not circling back to career goals and ways to enhance and broaden my skillset.
After almost four months of employment I feel fully supported by the company. My manager is engaged and connect with me regularly and often asks how he can be a help to me. My peers are available and helpful. They encourage me to grow and learn more. The organization to me pays attention to the details of company morale and have taken measures to make sure they are connected, transparent and keeping us informed.
Growth opportunities are an area of improvement. Rewarding vital individuals and leaders who have made a big difference in the overall partnership with Indeed is another area of improvement.
The additional days off are truly appreciated! I can honestly say that if we didn't have these I wouldn't take the extra time off and would possibly start to feel burnt out. Working from home, sometimes it's hard to stop and take a break because you feel as though you can always get something done (work that extra hour, work that extra day) simply because your office is right in your home. The company holidays really "force" me to understand that I can take a day off and my Company is saying it's okay. Please keep these!
I would say spread them out? Sometimes the off days are back to back or in the same weekend (friday & monday). Maybe have one in the beginning of the month and one at the end? Another option if the majority aren't in favor, would be to allow employees to choose the company holidays. I understand we have an OPTO policy (WHICH IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST) but honestly I wouldn't think to use them randomly each month, especially when my team is working or the company is working. It's easier when the entire company is on holiday.
Glassdoor has a culture that empowers every employee to be an owner of their work domain. This means that everyone is encouraged, supported, and expected to develop a perspective on what problems and solutions are most important, and proposing paths forward.
The innovative products at Glassdoor could be better marketed - campaigns/ videos etc that are sent to our prospects regularly.
Excellent healthcare plan and the opportunity to learn about the world at large. We are focused on assisting clients and working but there is also an opportunity to learn about and interact with your peers during work hours about their lives outside of work. Those are some of the best and most memorable moments.
The company is going through an immense amount of change and is trying to move from a mindset of "scaling" to a mindset of "innovating" which requires a pretty major change in culture that can feel like it's happening at a glacial pace. But if you're OK with that level of constant change, it's a great place to be. Additionally, we tend to lack functional expertise at the senior level. The leaders are good humans, they're just more generalists vs. not always an expert in their function which can be frustrating for some people, but I don't mind it.
Representation matters and in my department and company-wide I see people that look like me. Many are in leadership roles and that is really important when thinking about advancement opportunities. Also, the Glassdoor does a great job at building communities for all diverse groups and interest. I truly feel acknowledged and valued.
During onboarding, it would be great to have scheduled syncs with our cohort instead of the ad hoc approach in scheduling them. Otherwise, everything has been great thus far!
In the last year, the company has made many efforts to prioritize initiatives that support DEI goals and being transparent about the process. The flourishing and vibrant ERGs are a huge testament to that.
I do believe the C-suite wants to have a more diverse company. However, I also believe part of that improvement starts at the top. With recent leadership changes, there are opportunities to make our leadership team more reflective of the diversity we seek. And I think this will help with retention too.
My co-workers are incredibly smart, resourceful, and kind. On the days that I don't feel like showing up, they pull me forward. I've done some of the best work of my career because of the people around me.
Individuals are great, but sometimes we struggle as an org in wanting to be over-collaborative that it slows down our decision making process
During the past year, leadership has spent a lot of time and effort clarifying and communicating our vision and strategy, and helping us pave the path to get there.
Sometimes we move so quickly that the strategy and how we get to bring our vision to life becomes blurry.
The benefits package is flexible and affordable for my family. I'm glad they added Modern Health this year enabling me to have free coaching and counseling sessions. I feel like they really listened to employee needs. They also offer a lot of online workout/training options which are really nice. Great on the basics and nice optional additions this year.
I would love to see Glassdoor make a more prominent stand on the need for women to have good maternity leave. We only offer 3 months currently this is way too little. I would love to see Glassdoor expand this to 6 months as the Best of the Best companies in the US are doing right now.
For starters, I love the mission and knowing that in some small way, the work that I do everyday is potentially helping someone improve their life with a job that they love. And I love that we can start All Hands meetings highlighting employees from under represented groups. We are giving our employees a platform to share their experiences and I learn something new every time.
Even with as much as I enjoy working at Glassdoor, I still feel some anxiety around our partnership with Indeed and what this means in the long term for GD. I recently learned about another department that is negatively impacted by the partnership, and this makes me sad. While the employees will be well taken care of, it still feels bad when we see job functions becoming obsolete.
I've always been given a choice to learn as much as I can/want. This has provided me the opportunity to go towards multiple different engineering career paths. I've been actively working with both my direct supervisor, as well as the level up from them to decide the best path for me.
I haven't been here long enough to say for sure, but perhaps more extensive documentation and examples for how to advance one's career for various career paths.
RSU are more competitive and rewards come sooner. Love the idea we can also hold it and remain owners.
Initial RSU grants for junior staff was low. If we believe in salary transparency, we should believe in giving everyone equity in the company. Acknowledging that this was the first time RSUs were granted, I know that we can continue to improve on this.
Our compensation scale is pretty transparent and seems to match the overall market pretty well. I love the bonus system and have felt powerfully motivated in the past by stock options, LTIP, and now RSU grants. I think our comp team today is far more transparent and fair than ever before in Glassdoor's history.
Better align the pay of employees to the 1.0 compa-ratio market rate, and make more of an effort to provide opportunities for those who are from underrepresented and marginalized groups since they already have a more difficult time generally securing growth opportunities.
I have bi-weekly 1:1's with my manager and then my manager 2 levels up. I get such amazing feedback on such a regular basis that nothing comes as a major shock during my performance reviews. It has been this way ever since I started Glassdoor, and I think it has played a tremendous part in my growth at the company.
No real improvement suggestion here besides perhaps more training during the first few weeks of the job. Ramp-up felt a bit slow at times but this process is slowly improving as things like wikis are updated.
My manager is the absolute best. He understands we are humans first, with lives, families and personal things that need tending to so he provides a very healthy work life balance. He is also a wonderful coach, mentor and friend, and only wants the best for each person on our team and to watch us succeed. He knows how to bring us out of our comfort zones and push us to do the things he know we can do to help us reach our career goals. I couldn't ask for a better manager!
Sometimes we spend too much time analyzing a solution and I'd like us to be more decisive, however this is in an effort to be thorough and thoughtful which there is also value in
I have really loved working here over the last four years. Everyone is welcoming, and I have made great relationships. The WE team is wonderful in creating awesome events, and all of the ERGs have created meaningful conversations and workshops to join while we are WFH.
While we have some work to do for our ERG's, we have made incredible strides and need to continue to do so. Also, I think there needs to be more opportunities for togetherness cross-functionally (the want BAMF, happy hours, and other events created those opportunities).
Leadership always shares too much rather than not enough. They are transparent in giving details around what they know and honest when they don't have the answer. We have released so many new products and features that hit our vision clearly, which is exciting.
I feel like our vision and strategy are at a very high level. would like to see it expressed at a more tactical level. It’s a little unclear at the moment how our KPIs ladder up to radical transparency in a meaningful way.
At Glassdoor, we practice transparency and I know that my opinion is valued during discussions. In addition, our leaders welcome and solicit feedback. There are many open channels for idea submission, many forums for voices and connection in our ERGs (employee resource groups), I do feel like we encourage open communication here.
We need to do a better job of improving communication and increasing transparency across teams so we're better able to connect the dots across the product. We are improving here, but there's more work to be done.
Colleagues are genuinely supportive. We all want to see each other succeed and collaborate to help each other win and grow. I love that we have a culture that is extremely cognizant of how we are each feeling and there's genuine interest to understand why. It's normal for leaders and teammates to reach out and ask "how are you?" "How are you feeling about this?" "Can I help with anything?" Leaders are also super understanding of when we need time off for personal things. We can share as much or as little detail as is comfortable and there's no pressure to validate why you need time off. They trust you completely and I our teams give their all every day because of that trust and understanding.
We just need to continue to have open, transparent conversations with each other, because it is our team culture to be compassionate and help others!
Glassdoor is incredibly resilient. We adjusted our strategy in the face of Covid and worked hard to take care of our employees. In addition, we stayed true to our mission and doubled-down on core values like transparency.
Everyone has their limit, and change fatigue is real. Resiliency can start to falter when the goal line is too far away for too long. We can't be in "100% GRIT mode" for years.
Glassdoor definitely has a culture of giving employees the ability to try new things and safely make mistakes - this naturally leads to innovation.
We seem to be focusing more on recreating functionality that already exists in the world as opposed to creating something completely new. We should spend more of our efforts on building new and truly innovative features.
I've formed genuine bonds with some of my coworkers that if one of us were to ever leave Glassdoor, I'd want to continue the friendships. I think this is a huge testament to the amount of thought and culture building that Chicago product/engineering/design have considered in building out our teams. This is the happiest I've ever been at a company, and the people I work with are a large part of the reason.
Working remotely has been a bit of a barrier to developing more deeper relationships with others but that, unfortunately, is an uncontrollable outcome of our current climate. The upside though is we are creating new relationships with others outside of our immediate office which may not have occurred otherwise. The ERG's are a great example of building new friendships with others.
This is something that Glassdoor has been making great strides in recent months. I feel that they have always been inclusive to all without prejudices. But, they have made it a forefront initiative to be nurturing, understanding, and above all allies.
I'd like to see us get better at constructively managing dissenting opinions. Not just shutting them down, but helping folks frame their objections in a respectful manner and using it as an opportunity to promote healthy dialog.
Glassdoor has continuously went above and beyond to make sure we have everything we need and more, to work from home during this time. They continue to support us in every way possible- from providing extra equipment and office furniture, keeping us connected through virtual activities and connection circles, sending out regular surveys to see how we feel about working from home and any additional needs we may have, to providing extra company-wide paid days off to help maintain our mental health and unplug. Truly appreciate everything they've done and continue to do for us as employees!
It took awhile to roll out the additional incentives such as the increase in cell phone/internet reimbursement and the additional funds for things we need for our office set up. There was a way to individually make requests for things like an extra monitor but to my knowledge that didn't include other things that would make an office at home more efficient.