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Glassdoor Overview

Mill Valley, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Glassdoor, founded in 2007, is the most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Headquartered just north of San Francisco, we have offices in Ohio, Chicago, London and Dublin. Glassdoor ... Read more

Mission: To help people everywhere find the jobs and companies they love

Glassdoor – Why Work For Us?


Employees hanging out in Mill Valley

Here at Glassdoor, we’re on a mission to help people everywhere find a job and company they love, and we look for hires who want to join us on that journey. 


This means the chance to join a late-stage, well-funded and high-profile start-up where you’ll be part of creating, selling and marketing products and experiences that help 41 million monthly users gain insights about 700,000 companies across 190 countries.

 
Ours is a culture where you’re empowered to be amazing at work and life. We are built on transparent and authentic leadership teams who inspire, encourage and respect you. It’s a fast-paced environment with loads of exciting opportunity for personal and professional growth. Join us to be part of a company where you can learn, thrive and make a difference.

Glassdoor London Team

This is your chance to join one of London’s hottest technology companies. Based in the heart of London, you’ll find a diverse group of nimble, hardworking, multi-skilled individuals who are as focused on building a great internal company culture as they are on helping people everywhere find a job and company they love. 


Our London office is located in a Georgian terrace on Russell Square and is the perfect location for impromptu picnics as well as our longstanding tradition, “First Thursday Beers” at a local pub.

HQ Employees collaborating

We know it’s possible to love your job because we live it every day. Search our Jobs Tab above and see if we have the perfect fit for you. Before applying to any role, we encourage you to do your research. Read our reviews to find out from our employees what it’s really like to work here. We want you to come in with eyes wide open. We need problem solvers who aren’t afraid of a challenge, and employees who are motivated by our mission, inspired by great people and can embrace growth and change.Curious about our Salaries and Benefits? Take a peek. Making sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision about where you work is exactly what we do.

Glassdoor Co-Founders

Glassdoor launched in 2008 and has fundamentally changed how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing job sites in the world set apart by free and anonymous reviews, ratings and salary content to help job seekers like you find the job that’s right for you. We help companies recruit through job advertising and employer branding solutions to help them attract highly informed candidates at scale.Our founders are also behind Expedia and Zillow. We are a private company and have raised approximately $200 million from Google Capital, Tiger Global, Benchmark, Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and others.Join our global team of nearly 700 employees remotely or across offices in multiple locations.

Glassdoor Reviews

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    "On the cusp of greatness...but don’t expect it to be handed to you. Work hard for it."

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    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the role you have at Glassdoor, you can own, market, sell or develop a product which is not only highly influential but one that everyone wants to talk to you about. Pretty cool right? How often do you get to say you’re working for a business which is truly disrupting an industry? Well, Glassdoor is. And, at the very least, a job here will mean you immediately become an attractive candidate to all sorts of companies, from small start-ups right through to larger established businesses looking for someone with experience in a top-tier US-based tech company.

    After more than two years, I remain as committed as ever to the business because as well as always trying to be a loyal employee, I also believe and understand the mission. That’s of utmost importance. If you don’t believe in the mission here (or are not a good fit), you won’t last very long. This company is extremely agile and can make quick decisions if they notice something isn’t quite right. I like that.

    Personally, I work with an exceptional bunch of individuals from my senior leaders based in our San Francisco HQ to my colleagues and friends here in the London office. Our CEO is seriously impressive, authentic and transparent, will give you face time if needed and makes an effort to get to know you. In my experience, the same can also be said for our senior leaders who now come to London/Dublin on a quarterly basis.

    Perform (or try new things) and you’ll be handsomely rewarded. Hide and you’ll get found out.

    Cons

    We’ve spoken and Glassdoor has listened. Both London and Dublin office spaces are being upgraded and the benefits structure is being looked at across both European teams to fit the needs of most. I think HR/senior leaders will be the first to admit that they dropped the ball in terms of setting up a competitive EMEA benefits package when we launched a few years ago, but it’s great that we’ve all had frank and open conversations about putting this right. This was a major con, but slowly we’re getting there.

    In terms of benefits, perks and office spaces, we are still some way off the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn, Expedia, AirBnB, Uber et al. And that’s okay, because we are just not there yet as a business. But, if that’s what you’re after/expecting, simply don’t apply and come back in five years. Our founders also started Expedia, so they know what they need to do to get to that level.

    Advice to Management

    The positive shift in terms of PR, sales performance and general sentiment for Glassdoor across the UK, in particular, is palpable. Continue to grow certain teams in Europe and give us the tools we need to support monetisation of the business. We want to help make Glassdoor the most high-profile and successful job site across EMEA.

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Glassdoor Photos

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Glassdoor Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Glassdoor.

    Interview

    Initial phone call with a guy from HR, then a technical interview via Skype where they asked me questions about front-end (CDN, mobile optimisation, latency), back-end (mostly APIs) and security (SQL injection, XSS). After that, I went to their office for the last stage of the process, two technical interviews and one with the HR with focus on values.

    Overall, I didn't find them very organised or particularly friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you optimise a single-threaded web scraper?   Answer Question
    • Design a web app that has an endpoint which can receive heartbeats of some legacy systems, and another endpoint that can be queried to know which systems have not sent an update in the last 5 seconds   Answer Question
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Glassdoor Awards & Accolades

  • Mobile Recruitment Awards, Web Based Recruitment, 2015
  • Best Place to Work, North Bay Business Journal, 2015
  • Best Place to Work, North Bay Business Journal, 2014
  • Best Job Site, About.com, 2013
  • Best Employment Website Winner, Webby Awards, 2013
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