- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (Less than a year)
So far, working at Glassdoor has been great. I've only been here a few months, but I already know it's the best place I've ever worked. The benefits, the people, the culture and atmosphere are all stellar. The work is challenging in a good way and there's a lot to learn. There are many growing opportunities within the company as well, as the company continues to expand. Even though it's a growing company, importance is placed on keeping a tight knit feel with team huddles involving all offices, good communication, and visits from members of other offices and teams. At a local level, teams are also extremely close and there are many fun bonding opportunities presented both in and outside of the office. Everyone is willing to help each other at work, and there is a laid back atmosphere. Managers and HR are always available to talk or answer questions. Co-workers and management actually care about getting to know you. "Good morning" and "Have a goodnight" are phrases that you will hear everyday. Flexible hours and the option to sometimes work from home help contribute to a good work/life balance. It's a dog friendly office, which puts a smile on everyones' faces. Free drinks and snacks are available in the kitchen, bagel Mondays and donut Wednesdays, and free fitness classes during the day. Work laptop provided, your choice of mac or pc. Excellent health insurance, dental, vision, FSA, 401k, paid holidays, and PTO. You keep track of your own time. There are free courses for professional and personal development available for those who are interested. Overall, Glassdoor is a great place to work. We put in hard work, but we have a good time doing it.
Training is a lengthy process, but this is necessary because there is a lot to learn. It can also be an adjustment if you are used to working a more physical job, as you spend most of your day on the computer. Multiple areas are provided for you to work though, so you can move around. You can even work outside if you want!
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing! Continue to listen to employees and what they want/need to succeed. Keep the lines of communication open, as this is something that you do very well.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Glassdoor (Green, OH (US)) in April 2016.
Fairly common interview process--thought it would be more progressive like the company. I submitted an application, received an email in roughly a week to schedule a phone screen. Had phone screen with office manager. She is a very nice upbeat person, very pleasant. Nothing remarkable about the call; pretty standard questions. I was advised I would be contacted within two weeks, and I received the standard turn-down email within that two-week period. The pay was very low for my experience, and I was over-qualified. But for this organization, compensation was not the primary motivator...GREAT company--VERY young, and cool back story. Also, the compensation is competitive for the position, and the benefits rock.
They are very difficult to communicate with--rarely receive a live person, and they rarely, if ever, return calls. Interestingly, VP Mgmt both answered the call, and followed up. They also act oddly when asked for information on office locations. I wanted to map the drive for the interview, and they literally would not give out the address, stating that they do not give that information out. Very strange.