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08. Transparency Shapes the Workplace and Society

08. Transparency Shapes the Workplace and Society

Why is Glassdoor called “Glassdoor?”

How did Glassdoor get its name? In 2007, Glassdoor’s three founders set out to create an online service that would provide job seekers with insider information about prospective jobs. The reviews on the platform would be true reflections of current employee sentiment, and the platform itself would help create a culture of transparency around workplace issues, salaries, and responsibilities. In short, the platform would be like a glass door—something anyone could look through to see what’s really going on inside a company. Click through the interactive infographic to find out how Glassdoor came to be, and how transparency has ultimately led to more informed job seekers and employer accountability.


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