Glassdoor is a website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management. The company was cofounded in 2007 by Tim Besse, Robert Hohman, who serves as the company’s CEO, and Expedia founder Rich Barton, who serves as the company’s Chairman. The idea came from a brainstorming session between the two of them, when Hohman relayed the story of accidentally leaving the results of an employee survey on the printer while working at Expedia—when the two began to think about what would have happened if the results had gotten out into the public. The two hypothesized that if the material had indeed been revealed publicly, it could have been a service to those looking to make career decisions. The company’s headquarters were established in Mill Valley. Glassdoor launched its company ratings site in June 2008, as a site that “collects company reviews and real salaries from employees of large companies and displays them anonymously for all members to see,” according to TechCrunch. The company then averaged the reported salaries, posting these averages alongside the reviews employees made of the management and culture of the companies they worked for—including some of the larger tech companies like Google and Yahoo. The site also allows the posting of office photographs and other company-relevant media.
Highest paying job titles at Glassdoor include Senior Software Engineer, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, and Senior Systems Engineer