More Than One Path to Transparency: Glassdoor.com
Do we ever really know what an organization is like before we settle into our cozy little cubes? Unless you know someone already living in your cube farm, chances are you have only those flashy recruitment materials to help form your pre-selection impressions. If you want something other than a glossy tri-fold before you sign your W-4, you are usually out of luck. I know that’s the way it has been for me. Until now, that is!
I recently learned (thanks Frank!) about Glassdoor.com, an online community devoted to the exchange of information about employers. Whether you are looking for an edge in salary negotiations, wondering what the interview process is like, or want to know what it’s really like to work there, Glassdoor.com’s anonymous users are helping us out.
I don’t know if this is the best service of its kind out there, but I don’t know of any others at the moment. What I can say, is that after browsing the website for a few minutes I can say it is not just a neat idea. Glassdoor.com is actually pretty useful and easy to navigate to boot. If you are currently in the market for a new job (and who isn’t these days), or have something important to share about your experiences in your particular coal mine, I encourage you all to give this a try. Just make sure to keep this under wraps- I suspect this will make it that much harder for organizations to control their employer brand.