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Glassdoor Overview

Mill Valley, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re on a mission to help people everywhere find a job and a company they love. In the process, we’re transforming an entire industry through the power of transparency. Join us!

Mission: To help people everywhere find a job and company they love.

Company Updates

  • It's been a fun week seeing all the press on our Best Jobs in America article, especially given we have so many of them at Glassdoor! #loveyourjob

  • Happy New Year and Congratulations to our new CEO, Christian Sutherland-Wong!

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Glassdoor – Why Work With Us?


Getting ready for the speaker series

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 millions of monthly users gain insights about hundreds of thousands of companies globally. 

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 plenty of exciting opportunities for personal and professional growth. Join us to be part of a company where you can learn, thrive and make a difference. 

Hanging out in the game room

A decade in and we’re just getting warmed up.  We believe in helping our employees grow and are making significant investments in training to help our people grow - in a variety of ways. Join us and discover daily opportunities to innovate and grow personally and professionally. You’ll work alongside smart, supportive team members who aim to win and respect one another along the way. Our culture is built upon transparency, a value we hold dear. We address and work through issues openly and fast. We celebrate our wins, love our work and care deeply about our clients and each other. When you get the chance to join a late-stage, well-funded and much-loved tech company, we hope you’ll take it.

Dual monitors and top technology

Walking through the doors at each Glassdoor location, the view may be different but the feeling is the same: pride. 

We’re go-getters who feel passionately about our mission and are pushing forward with full steam to seize it. Every department and office location has a buzz of energy as we excitedly help move the business forward and look for ways to improve, innovate and disrupt our industry. Working at Glassdoor means collaborating with incredible people, blazing trails, and continuously challenging yourself and others to lead from the front. We’re certainly not perfect, but we do our very best with a high level of integrity and continuously learn and adapt. We believe everyone has a voice and place high level importance on treating each other with mutual respect. 

We embrace emotional intelligence here, and that means hands-on training to develop the tools you need to connect with colleagues through relationship building and constructive dialogue. Our employees also receive three days a year just to volunteer, and while benefits like 100% paid health premiums enhance the experience, it’s the work we do and the people we work with that we like best.

We’re hiring across all offices and departments. Check out our Jobs Tab above to find the perfect fit! 

Staying fit in Mill Valley

Just beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, Glassdoor is headquartered in beautiful Mill Valley, California. We are perched right on the water with incredible views and walking trails at our front door. Our office is accessible through multiple transportation options, making it easy for employees to get to work from all corners of the Bay Area. 

Between the views, dog friendly office, on-site gym, free fitness classes, game room and other treats  you’d expect at a Bay Area technology company, you’ll find some surprises too. While we provide catered lunch and healthy snacks, we also donate our lunch money occasionally to local schools and non-profits. But don’t just take our word for it, check out our Benefits and Reviews tabs to hear from those who know best— our own employees.

Chicago crew enjoying the sunshine

Glassdoor’s Chicago office is currently home to about 200 people, primarily focused on sales-related functions — and located in the Fulton West building.

The new office includes a range of high-tech features like best-in-class video conferencing, iPad room scheduling, acoustically-optimized phone booths, ergonomic workstations, the latest and greatest wifi, smart elevators featuring buttonless transport and even an IT vending machine where a simple swipe of your badge will grant you access to peripherals like dongles and chargers.

Like at any quickly growing company, things can move fast. If you like the idea of getting in early and helping to build a lasting brand and company with other passionate people, we hope you’ll search “Chicago” under our Jobs tab and find the right role for you. 

Glassdoor Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "Still Feeling the Culture After 5 Years"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Mill Valley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Mill Valley, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -I have been at Glassdoor for close to 5 years, and have seen a lot of growth and changes.

    -Taken together, Glassdoor is the best place I have ever worked. The culture is friendly but very smart, without huge egos getting in the way of our mission. My team is like a family to me, and overall the culture is empathetic, collaborative, and positive.

    -As a startup, people at Glassdoor were attracted by our mission to help people find a job and company that they love. Although we have grown dramatically during my time here, our CEO has been a north star for our culture, preserving it despite turnover, setbacks, growth, and successes.

    -Overall, the acquisition of the company by Recruit Holdings was a net positive for employees. Many long-time employees were handsomely rewarded by their cashed out stock options. It was honorable of the company to continue to pay out options after the acquisition, and showed the CEO's respect for employees.

    -Little has changed in the company since the acquisition. There have been no layoffs, no major operational changes, and even a few efficiencies on the engineering side from better coordination with our sister companies.

    -There were substantial pay raises for most employees after the acquisition, which brought up pay to SF Bay Area market rates. My comp today is even or above most competitors for similar roles.

    -We have preserved our great benefits package despite our growth and maturity as an employer. We still offer unlimited vacation, free lunch (in Mill Valley at least) and pretty terrific health coverage.

    -People with families are encouraged to take time off, and work flexibly to make sure their home responsibilities are covered. People work hard, but there is not a "spend 10 hours at your desk" culture here -- people work from home, take meetings via Zoom, communicate via Slack, and get the same amount of work done while also creating space for home life.

    -The company HQ is moving to SF in Fall 2020 (finally) which will dramatically improve commutes for many employees and will help us with recruiting SF talent as well. Marin is beautiful, but there is a reason no other major tech players have offices here -- there is no commercial real estate, no one can afford to live in Marin except execs, there are fires + flooding + power outages in Marin regularly, and you are on an island far away from SF making casual networking impossible. It's time for Glassdoor to put on its big-boy pants and finally move into the city like a real company -- that's finally happening now.

    Cons

    -My impression of our Product and Engineering orgs after 5 years here is that they are fairly conservative and slow-moving. We are behind the curve technically in many areas, and our roadmaps move really slowly. I don't know what the solution is, but lack of innovation on product and engineering are a serious long-term problem we face.

    -We are a tiny player in our competitive space, and that's not changing much over time. That lack of rapid upward momentum in terms of our business is very different than in the early years here, and it's sometimes hard to stay motivated without big growth prospects in the future. My team is growing really slowly (if at all) and feels like treading water sometimes.

    -I think we are moving too slowly in moving our HQ into San Francisco. For too long our physical location has been unduly influenced (in my opinion) by where our executive team has chosen to buy homes. Most employees are in SF or East Bay, not Marin, and there is a huge disconnect between the personal interests of execs who would like a short commute and the majority of the talent base who bears the cost of long commutes, lack of quality public transit, and unaffordable real estate for us to be in Marin. If we want to be a real company, we need to act like one and move to where the talent is -- not where our exec team wants to have a pleasant lifestyle (and can afford to live).

    -Our data infrastructure is not great. This is a hard problem to solve, at least with current leadership on the relevant teams. But other tech companies have figured this out, and we could do better. Data is too slow, not well documented, not widely accessible, and hard for product managers and business decision makers to get access to.

    Advice to Management

    -As a small company, we should be pushing our teams to move faster and be more nimble, particularly in Product and Engineering. We have to re-light the fire of innovation, breakthrough ideas, and fast-moving product releases to regain our competitive edge in our space. Too much emphasis today is being paid on our employee culture (which is already great) and soft management skills. What we need is a hard-headed infusion of innovation and a boost in our appetite for taking risks and overturning old ways of doing things that aren't delivering results.

    -As we transition to a new CEO, please keep in mind that the behavior of the CEO is a model that everyone else in leadership will emulate. The CEO is a beacon that guides our culture. Please be a mindful caretaker of Glassdoor's very special culture during this period of transition, and show us the way toward a bigger and brighter future as a company.

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Glassdoor Photos

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Glassdoor Interviews

Experience

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  1. Featured Interview

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    Senior Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Glassdoor (San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn and the tech stack caught my attention. After a call with the recruiter, I was asked for a technical phone screen. The screening question was a good mix of algorithms, data structures and design.

    After clearing technical phone screen, I was invited for on-site interviews. There were 6 interviews excluding recruiter. I requested to spread the interviews over 2 days which was accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • Algorithms and data structure related questions. Pretty straightforward DFS, backtracking and Sets.   5 Answers
    • My people management style. Challenges faced in my (then) current role, was asked to provide examples etc.   3 Answers
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Glassdoor Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employment Website Winner, Webby's, 2012
  • Best Place to Work, North Bay Business Journal, 2015
  • Best Employment Website Winner, Webby Awards, 2013
  • Best Place to Work, North Bay Business Journal, 2014
  • Best Job Site, About.com, 2013
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