Glassdoor’s Imaginative and prescient: Our Dedication To Radical Transparency


Earlier right this moment Glassdoor CEO Christian Sutherland-Wong shared with staff his imaginative and prescient for Glassdoor. A imaginative and prescient that pushes Glassdoor to deepen its footing because the chief in office transparency.  Beneath is a replica of Christian’s e-mail to staff as to the place we’re heading.  


Hello everybody,

Thanks for becoming a member of me at right this moment’s firm All Palms. I wish to take a second to reiterate my perspective on the place we’re headed as an organization. Since Glassdoor was based 12 years in the past, we have now been focussed on driving transparency within the office and job market. Over this time, we have now had a profound impression on the tens of millions of individuals the world over who’ve used our web site to discover a job and firm they love. And driving transparency continues to be the most important alternative for Glassdoor to impact optimistic change.

We imagine transparency is among the strongest forces for good on the earth. At its core, transparency empowers individuals with the suitable info to make the suitable selections. Whether or not that be a job seeker making the choice on the place to work, or an worker making selections as a part of their day-to-day job. Larger transparency results in higher selections.

However there’s one other highly effective product of transparency. Transparency drives accountability. Folks are likely to do unhealthy issues in darkish corners, not in broad daylight. And with this accountability, transparency drives individuals and firms to elevate their sport.

For a job seeker, transparency protects you from firms low balling presents that might result in pay inequity. With full wage transparency, an organization could be compelled to offer you their greatest supply upfront, successfully eradicating the necessity to negotiate. 

And for an worker, transparency drives accountability out of your leaders and the broader firm. It ensures you might be paid pretty and your efficiency is evaluated pretty. It ensures employers don’t discriminate and as a substitute actively help a various and inclusive workforce. It ensures that matters necessary to you might be heard, and never swept underneath the rug. It drives firms to elevate their sport to be higher employers.

Our imaginative and prescient is a world the place transparency allows everybody to make the suitable choice to discover a job and firm they love.

Our imaginative and prescient is for a world the place transparency ensures everyone seems to be handled and paid pretty regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, incapacity or some other issue.

Our imaginative and prescient is for a world the place transparency holds firms accountable and motivates them to change into higher employers.

Our imaginative and prescient is that transparency adjustments the world so that everybody loves their job.

And step one we’ll take to attain this imaginative and prescient is for us to undertake a extra radical strategy to transparency in how we function right here at Glassdoor. How?  Beneath are only a few examples of the forms of info we share with individuals interviewing and dealing at Glassdoor – that is only the start.

  • Pay Transparency. We all know that pay transparency is important for workers and candidates to grasp everyone seems to be paid pretty. Right now we’re publicly releasing our compensation philosophy to assist candidates perceive how they are going to be paid in the event that they work at Glassdoor. This Fall, we’ll publicly share our pay bands for roles throughout Glassdoor. Our long-term imaginative and prescient is full wage transparency at Glassdoor and these are necessary steps in the direction of this imaginative and prescient.
  • Variety Information Transparency. We aren’t excellent, however we’re dedicated to vary. Beginning this July, Glassdoor will publish externally details about its worker inhabitants by race, gender, management, and tech and non-tech roles on an annual foundation. Now we have supplied this knowledge internally in years previous, nonetheless, to drive the change we’re stepping up the strain to be held accountable and also will publish this knowledge externally. And we’ll present packages and assets to staff to foster a way of belonging for Glassdoor staff. Learn extra in our blog about our commitments to variety.
  • Worker Suggestions Transparency. Right now the evaluations on our Glassdoor firm web page present an ideal overview of what it’s prefer to work at Glassdoor. That stated, the variety of evaluations we have now represents a small subset of our worker base and it’s arduous for a candidate to drill right down to a selected group and job operate. To enhance transparency on this regard, we’re going to do a few issues. First, we wish to be utilizing our product extra. So all year long, you’ll see that we’ll ask you to contribute an nameless, real assessment (the nice, the unhealthy and all the things in between) on our Glassdoor web page. We encourage you to write down a assessment and take part in our imaginative and prescient of delivering larger transparency to candidates. Second, we’re additionally going to make the insights from our internal employee survey obtainable to our candidates to allow them to get a extra full image of what it’s prefer to work at Glassdoor.
  • Firm Efficiency Transparency. For workers of Glassdoor, details about firm efficiency gives important context for selections that every of us makes to do our jobs effectively. That’s why we share efficiency updates in our month-to-month all arms and full financials each quarter. For candidates contemplating a job at Glassdoor, visibility into these metrics would assist inform their choice on whether or not or not they wish to be part of us. Whereas we have now sure restrictions on what we will publicly share as a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings, a publicly-traded firm on the Tokyo Inventory Alternate, we will make sure info extra accessible. Beginning this month, we’ll present Glassdoor candidates quick access to the monetary efficiency of the HR Tech strategic enterprise unit of Recruit, of which Glassdoor is part. We can even present quick access to the scale and worth of Glassdoor on the time of acquisition (Summer season 2018), which is able to assist job seekers get a really feel for our relative place throughout the HR Tech division.

Working transparently at Glassdoor is key to us strolling the discuss as we advocate for transparency all over the place. The last word purpose is not only to vary how we function at Glassdoor, however for each employer to comply with our lead. And the one method we will do that is with our product. The platform we’ve constructed so far has been profitable in creating office transparency; and we might want to innovate and evolve for us to take office transparency to the subsequent stage. 

Radical transparency goes to make us really feel uncomfortable at instances – we’re not going to have all of the solutions at first. That’s okay. However I ask every one in all you to embrace the discomfort. It’s by means of these experiences that we’ll be taught what works and what doesn’t as we search to drive radical transparency all over the world. 


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