SAUSALITO, CALIF (August 26, 2008) – From India to Istanbul, the doors to international workplaces and compensation around the globe are now wide open for employees as Glassdoor.com, a new career and workplace community, has made it possible to see salary and other pay details in the local currency of more than 100 countries. Glassdoor allows anyone to find and anonymously share real-time reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs in specific companies and locations – all for free. Since its public debut in June, the Web site has attracted more than 60,000 salary reports and company reviews for more than 11,000 employers in more than 80 countries.
“We’ve been very pleased by the initial response to Glassdoor and have accelerated our international expansion to meet the strong demand from all corners of the world. Information about salaries and employers is a powerful tool that transcends borders and we’re delighted employees from around the globe find Glassdoor valuable,” said Robert Hohman, CEO of Glassdoor.com. “By presenting pay information in their local currency, we’re making Glassdoor more relevant to more people, and that can only help lead to more productive work discussions and better-informed career decisions everywhere.”
Although Glassdoor has been collecting salaries, reviews and ratings from employees around the world since its launch, only those salaries collected in U.S. dollars have been displayed until today. Now an employee who works in the United Kingdom, for example, can select their country from a drop down menu and instantly see salary details for UK jobs in Great British pounds while a worker in India can see relevant information in Indian rupees. This also applies to data for large multi-national corporations where employees are regularly paid in their local currency. For example, for IBM, which has received more than 2,000 reviews and salary reports from employees in 34 countries, including its headquarters in Armonk, NY all the way to their office in Auckland, New Zealand, salaries and reviews may now be seen in 25 currencies.
The top 10 countries for contributions from Glassdoor members are:
- United States
- United Kingdom
In addition to the multi-currency capabilities, Glassdoor has also launched functionality that makes it easier to see a snapshot of Total Pay by position within a company, as well as filter by location and years of experience. For example, a Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft in the United States can make between US$60,000 and US$210,000, inclusive of bonus and other compensation. In just one step, users can see that those at the lower end of the range have less than 3 years of experience while those at the top range have more than 10 years of experience.
While Glassdoor membership is free, it maintains a “give to get” model which means users are required to first give information about their current or recent employer before being able to see all the information on all companies. Before contributing their own information, however, anyone can browse the types of information and details available on Glassdoor via its Sneak Peek companies, which include Accenture, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Yahoo!.
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Glassdoor.com is a career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share real-time company reviews and ratings, salary details about specific jobs, or interview questions and reviews for specific employers — for free. Glassdoor was founded in 2007 and launched its public beta in June 2008. Glassdoor is headquartered in Sausalito, Calif. and was founded by Richard Barton, Robert Hohman and Tim Besse.