When you’re searching for a job and spending so much energy hoping a company will hire you, it might be easy to forget how important it can be to evaluate if a company is right for you.
Glassdoor is a website we frequently recommend for helping with your job search (along with LinkedIn, Indeed, Salary.com, Simply Hired, and Payscale) where you can see reviews of companies shared by current and former employees. Most recently, Glassdoor has added features to help you get some insight into a company’s diversity & inclusion.
Glassdoor’s new Diversity & Inclusion Rating will score companies based on a 5-point scale. At this point, ratings are based on having at least 75 reviews. So keep in mind a larger company may have a large sample to draw from, but the rating may not be available for smaller companies. Since it is a new feature, it also may take some time for more data to be available.
Employees can also now anonymously share Demographic Information such as race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, and if you are a parent or caregiver. This information will soon be incorporated throughout Glassdoor’s many ratings and search features. Being able to search for reviews written by caregivers, for example, could provide valuable insight into how a company might handle time off for treatment.
Another tool Glassdoor has added is a Diversity FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for companies. Focused on answering the question, “How is diversity at (insert company),” this tool pulls each review of a company that mentions diversity so you can see the results all in one place. The Frequently Asked Question section can also be sorted by topics like benefits, career development, compensation, culture, and work/life balance.
Other features on Glassdoor that might help your job search include being able to view salaries within a company, or by job title. You can search company locations to see if they have an office closer to you. Company ratings highlight overall reviews, culture & values, work/life balance, senior management, compensation and benefits, career opportunities, CEO approval, and positive business outlook. The Career Insights feature could help you learn about a specific type of job you might be considering, offering information on salary, skill sets commonly expected, average years of experience, or commonly asked questions. And they have a thorough job search and application section.
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