Yesterday Glassdoor.com sent me a notice saying they are now showing relevant company awards for the companies on this "best place to work" site where employees share opinions about company strengths and weaknesses, and rate the CEO (among other things).
When I clicked through, I thought Glassdoor picked a couple cool awards to call out for EMC -- World Most Admired, by FORTUNE, among them.
I then noticed the latest CEO rating for our Joe Tucci -- 81%. Pretty cool. When typing in a few other companies to scan CEO ratings (such as IBM, and HP), I felt pretty psyched that our CEO was blowing their CEOs out of the water. (Wink and a smile. Know the company I represent is competitive about just about everything.)
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What are your latest thoughts about Glassdoor.com?
I've written about them a couple times on this blog. The first time, I blasted them a bit for promoting ratings when the site was just few weeks old, and most companies only had a handful of ratings. That said, I was favorable to the concept at scale. I think it is a rather natural evolution of transparency.
I haven't thought that much about it since -- other than, of course, enjoying seeing EMC moving the up the Top 50 Best-Places-to-Work rankings, as well as feeling proud when they release the top CEO ratings.
What has been your experience? Is it at the scale yet where the ratings have any merit?
Or, do you think it is a profit-seeking, scam-type venture which adds little to no value and penalizes people and companies for no good reason?