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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.
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.
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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 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.
I worked at Glassdoor full-time (More than a year)
I loved coming in to work every day. The team are all so lovely and respectful and the work environment is great. Everyone is very driven about the Glassdoor mission and very passionate about their work. Glassdoor as an employer is super flexible and appreciates the work/life balance of their employees. You also get a lot of opportunity at Glassdoor to use your skills and develop professionally. It's still in many ways a start-up which clearly isn't for everyone but really what difference do you expect to make at the alternative, a 10k+ employees professional network company based in central London? If you want to really contribute and feel like your work makes a difference then you should work for Glassdoor.
The direct management in my team was very supportive, great mentors and anything but micro-management. Generally Glassdoor doesn't really do micromanagement which also means you should know to manage yourself.
Other pros are the competitive salary, great office location, nice team events, progression and autonomy.
Talking for the London office, I wouldn't say the negative reviews really give an accurate idea of the work environment. There's challenges that come with any start-up but most comments do not resonate with my experience in any way.
I can truly recommend Glassdoor to anyone that is looking for a meaningful job, with tons of learning opportunities, room for growth, amazing colleagues and a healthy work environment.
I had no reason whatsoever to leave on my own initiative for above reasons but the company decided to let me go due to focus shift away from most EMEA markets. Very disappointing and sad but I respect tough decisions need to be made in order to move the business forward - although in all modesty I believe this was a poor decision made by higher management as I (as well as my colleagues in the other markets) build up tons of relationships within industry and media landscape that will be hard to rebuild when focus will be shifting back to those markets. In addition to that we took on so many different tasks outside of our original jobs such as sales, marketing, pr, etc. (which I loved as never a day was the same), while getting paid for 1 which is a pretty good deal for the company I'd say. It's like spending ages on building a sand castle and then kicking it in. What monster does that, no offense. Anyway I'm all for flexible redundancy rules but perhaps in a more constructive way.
Advice to Management
If you need to let go of loyal employees, give them the opportunity to properly wrap up. All of us who were made redundant, had to pack our bags and go. I have been a happy advocate for Glassdoor and was 100% on board of the mission and made great progress to make a success of my market. Having to leave so abruptly with no notice or chance to finish things off, is the last thing I expected from a company like Glassdoor and what it preaches. Not only does this put Glassdoor in a bad light with partners and clients as all of a sudden they lost their main contact they spoke to every week (in their own language), it is also personally and professionally damaging for us and the network we built up.
Otherwise my main advice would be value the employees that are left in the EMEA team as they are such hard and dedicated workers who are confronted with many more challenges than in the head office and rarely complain except perhaps about the coffee machine which is totally legitimate. You have lost great talent (talking generally here, I am not Kanye West) that will remain to impact the long-term international strategy, but value the strong professionals working for you and oh yeah never remove focus from PR because your global PR is the most impressive team ever and really sets Glassdoor apart as a company. Media loves the stories, the research, the data and what Glassdoor does.
Otherwise keep doing what you do
The interview process wasn't hugely difficult. 3 stages followed by an onsite series of 3 to 4 short interviews. Surprisingly the recruitment process left a lot to be desired considering it was Glassdoor. Poor communication and follow ups, I was constantly chasing on the next step that they had promised.