by Matt B

Do you find yourself wondering what other peoples’ salaries are?

Maybe you are looking for a new job, and have a good idea about what companies you would like to work for. Maybe you would like to know what the people you work with (or for) make?

Enter Glassdoor, a research website for job seekers, employers, or the curious. After creating a free account, you enter your employment information completely anonymously. After this simple process, you have complete access to all all salaries you can get your paws on. After you compare what you make to what everyone else in your position makes and get depressed, you can research similar careers with other companies. There are also company reviews introduced by it’s own employees! Although this website is no longer a well-kept secret…it is still largely unknown.

The more users, the better the site will become.

There is so much career salary information, you can play at glassdoor all day, and the more people who join, the more information there will be.

I am not sponsored by Glassdoor and I receive no compensation for writing this piece. I have found this website useful in the past, and I believe you can too. Especially if you are searching for a new job. Glassdoor could prove to be a great resource to avoid getting underpaid compared to your peers.

Read what employees and managers REALLY think of the company they work for.

There are countless REAL accounts from employees and management illustrating their love/hate relationships with their employers.

Some write glowing raves about their company as if they own it themselves, others write scathing stories of mistreatment, abuse, harassment or just poor bureaucracy. Regardless of positivity or negativity, many of these first hand accounts are educational and fun to read.

Although it’s under a year old (born in June 2008), I know many who have used this site and yielded positive results. I have also heard a bad word or two. The biggest gripe I’ve come across is that some may lie in the reviews section of the site. These “lies” or exaggerations could be hard to spot, so take everything you read with a grain of salt.

Whether you think it is good or bad, I recommend checking out GLASSDOOR.

Lemmie know what you think!!!

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