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Glassdoor Overview

Mill Valley, CA (US)
501 to 1000 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

  • Exciting leadership updates!

    GLASSDOOR APPOINTS JAMES COX AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2018) - , one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, today announced James (Jim) S. Cox has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Cox, with experience leading rapidly growing companies, will be responsible for Glassdoor's financial operations and strategy to support the company's global business.

  • Thank you to the New Yorker for such an in depth article on Glassdoor!

    Improving Workplace Culture, One Review at a Time

    One day in 2007, in Seattle, Rich Barton, the C.E.O. of the real-estate Web site Zillow, was getting ready for the company's annual reviews. The process-talking to each employee about his or her performance and whether he or she would be getting a raise-called for discretion and tact.

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Glassdoor – Why Work For 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 opportunity 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

Nearly 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. 

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    "Exciting Times, Great People"

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    Current Employee - People Team in Mill Valley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - People Team in Mill Valley, CA (US)
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    I have been working at Glassdoor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    3 years later and I still feel so lucky to work here! My HR (People) leadership team supports me and constantly pushes me to grow. My goals and the goals of my teammates are clear, and we are encouraged to help each other and teach each other along the way. My opportunities feel endless here, there is always something new and exciting to work on around the corner. The benefits are extremely generous: free healthcare for employees, catered lunch every day, an onsite gym and locker rooms, Chariot to take you over the Golden Gate Bridge, and the best view of the Bay right outside your desk window.

    Cons

    The only constant here is change. If you can't roll with the punches and adapt to new processes, leadership, opportunities or whatever it may be, you might not enjoy the environment here. With that said, these changes teach us to be resilient and adaptable - both invaluable traits to learn in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to us like you already are. The surveys, the Huddles (all company meetings), and the constant communication from Robert all help to make us feel like we are in this together.

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Glassdoor Photos

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Glassdoor Interviews

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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Glassdoor (Chicago, IL (US)) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Kudos Glassdoor!!

    Very Straightforward and smooth process:
    1.) Initial phone call with recruiter. Basic questions that you would receive on a typical screening call (Background, why Glassdoor, why sales, etc.). If you pass this round, you will hear back relatively quickly on if they want to bring you in for an on-site interview.

    2.) 3-30 minute interview with one SDR and two SDR managers. All three were very relaxed and informal. They are really just wanting to get a gauge on your personality and the kind of experience you would be bringing to the role. Bring your energy and enthusiasm because they want to see candidates with an upbeat attitude and high energy.

    3.) Final Interview: Panel Interview (3 SDR's and 3 SDR Managers). Starts with a 10-15 minute informal powerpoint presentation on yourself, why Glassdoor, why sales, etc. At the end of the presentation they may ask you about 3 or 4 questions pertaining to your experience, presentation, etc. Overall interview was roughly 30 minutes.

    Overall: The interview process with Glassdoor was one of the more organized and enjoyable interview experiences I've had with any company. Each person I interviewed with was personable and pleasant, and nothing that I was asked was anything too stressful or difficult to answer. I think ultimately they really want to see if you would be a great fit and a team player on the SDR team. The recruiter out of the Chicago office James was helpful throughout the entire interview, and he will help you thoroughly prepare for each part of the process. Unfortunately, I was not offered a position this time around, but would certainly welcome the chance to interview again with a few more years of experience under my belt. Glassdoor truly seems like an awesome company!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you set out to accomplish a goal and how did you accomplish it?   Answer Question
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Glassdoor Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work, North Bay Business Journal, 2014
  • Innovative HR & Recruiting Solutions Award, Bersin by Deloitte, 2013
  • Best Social Media Site for Recruiting Employees, About.com, 2013
  • Best Ratings/Reviews Website, Webby Awards, 2013
  • Best Employment Website Winner, Webby's, 2012
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