Career Corner

Using Glassdoor as a job search platform— career corner

Glassdoor is a website where current and former employees can analyze and review companies. The platform can also be used to search for jobs based on reviews about different organizations. Glassdoor was founded in June 2007 by Robert Hohman, Christian Sutherland-Wong, and Ryan Aylward. The company has its headquarters in San Francisco and California and was acquired by Recruit Holdings in 2018.

Glassdoor is quite unique; not only does it provide reviews of organizations, but it also features estimated salaries for employees of large companies. All of this information is posted anonymously for users to assess. Characteristics such as leadership style and culture of organizations are usually posted alongside the reviews.

Glassdoor caters to over 50 million users monthly and has helped several of its users secure jobs with Fortune 500 companies through the reviews it provides. You can download the app on your mobile phone and subscribe to the platform’s mailing system on its website to receive up-to-date reviews on companies that will influence your job search process.