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Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies, today launched new product features that offer a new level of transparency into the state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at companies. The new features reveal employee provided company ratings and salary reports broken out by specific demographic groups. These latest improvements build on Glassdoor’s recent DEI product release and ongoing public commitment to leverage its product and resources to help achieve equity in and out of the workplace.

“We are just beginning to understand the complexity that makes up the employee experience. Glassdoor is delivering a deeper look inside the modern workplace by unlocking insights into how employees feel about diversity, equity and inclusion and by displaying employees’ differing sentiment and pay,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer. “Increased workplace transparency can show us where we are strong and where we are weak.  It can help job seekers discover opportunities where they can thrive, and it can support employers in creating more equitable workplaces and communities.”

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Ratings & Salaries by Employee Demographic Groups

Glassdoor now gives job seekers, employees and employers a deeper level of insight into the employee experience by displaying company ratings, CEO ratings and workplace factor ratingsby race/ethnicity, gender identity, parental or caregiver status, disability, sexual orientation and veteran status. Salaries are broken out by gender identity and race/ethnicity.2 For example, people can see and compare how Black employees at a company rate their company’s culture or career opportunities, how LGBTQ+ employees rate senior leadership at a company, or what the average salary is for those who identify as female, male or non-binary in a particular role. Since it launched demographic information sharing during Fall 2020, Glassdoor has collected approximately 800,000 demographic insights from 187,000 employees at more than 3,300 companies and continues to see more demographic growth. Employers including Walmart, Amazon, Target, Starbucks and AT&T are among the companies with the most demographic information shared by employees. As Glassdoor is committed to protecting the anonymity and privacy of our users, sharing demographic information with Glassdoor will be optional and displayed anonymously.

According to a Glassdoor Harris Poll survey, three in four employees and job seekers (76%) report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. By displaying how different employee demographic groups rate their workplace experiences and pay, job seekers now gain a more personalized understanding of how people feel about working at a company.  It also offers a new level of transparency into the current state of DEI at companies, allowing them to see and compare ratings and pay across demographic groups too, revealing where similarities and/or differences may exist.  In turn, the new features provide employers a deeper view into what’s working well and what needs improvement related to their own DEI efforts. Employers are able to see current employee sentiment levels and salary averages broken out by employee demographic groups, can compare their data against other companies, and potentially leverage data points to help DEI recruiting efforts.

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