SOURCE: Glassdoor.com

Glassdoor.com

December 02, 2015 06:00 ET

Glassdoor® to Open Chicago Office in Early 2016

Plans to Employ More Than 250 Personnel in Next 3 Years to Support U.S. Expansion

MILL VALLEY, CA and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2015) - Glassdoor, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced plans to open an office in Chicago in early 2016. The company is currently hiring dozens of experienced sales and client service professionals to start in January and expects to employ more than 250 professionals in Chicago over the next three years.

This will be Glassdoor's fifth office worldwide. In addition to its San Francisco Bay Area headquarters, Glassdoor has offices in London and Canton, Ohio and recently announced plans to open its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland in early 2016. The location of the Chicago office will be announced shortly.

"Chicago is an ideal market to support Glassdoor's expansion with its central location and incredible talent pool. The support and guidance we have received from the State of Illinois, the city and business community is extremely valuable and makes us feel very welcome," said Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor, Inc. "I'm proud of the culture we've created at Glassdoor, and we're excited to extend our footprint in Chicago and grow our team of passionate and talented people. We also look forward to becoming an integral part of Chicago's business community and working with organizations such as World Business Chicago and Skills for Chicagoland's Future."

"I am happy to welcome Glassdoor to Illinois' growing community of digital companies and offer my congratulations on their continued growth," Governor Bruce Rauner said. "Chicago is a perfect match for Glassdoor's location and hiring needs, with an incredibly high-skill and in-demand workforce that continues to attract companies from around the country to our state. The State of Illinois is proud to work with Glassdoor to bring 250 new jobs to the city of Chicago, and we wish them every success."

"Glassdoor's decision to expand here is a tremendous vote of confidence in the direction of Chicago. Their expansion will provide jobs for our residents and add to the strength of our growing tech economy," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "From our talent to our transportation, to our tech sector, Glassdoor sees the same opportunities to build a great future for their company that so many other businesses see in Chicago. I look forward to watching them grow and provide even more opportunities for our residents in the years ahead." 

Glassdoor is actively hiring Chicago-based sales executives, sales development representatives and sales account managers to build the office and deliver recruiting and employer branding solutions to employers of all sizes. More than 3,000 employers, including more than one-third of the Fortune 500, are Glassdoor clients utilizing the company's job advertising, Enhanced Profile, and display advertising products. Additionally, more than 54,000 employers have a Free Employer Account, which allows official company representatives to claim their Glassdoor profile, respond to reviews, update select company information and access basic analytics.

Glassdoor, which is the fastest-growing job site in the U.S.1, currently employs more than 550 people and has raised approximately $160 million to date, including a $70 million round led by Google Capital and Tiger Global announced in January 2015. Glassdoor recently surpassed 10 million reviews, ratings, salary reports and other workplace insights for more than 445,000 companies around the globe. No other jobs site combines millions of active job listings with such a vast array of user-generated content to help people find a job and company they love and ultimately help employers find better quality talent.

In addition to the growth anticipated in the Chicago office, Glassdoor recently announced plans to hire up to 100 in its new Dublin office over the next three years and is continually hiring in the Bay Area and other locations. See Glassdoor Chicago Jobs, all Glassdoor Jobs and learn what it's like to work for Glassdoor.

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1Compared to LinkedIn.com, Indeed.com, CareerBuilder.com, and Monster.com. Based on unique users, Custom Job List Sites % Change Media Trend Report, Comscore October 2015 Media Metrix®

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor is the most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines free and anonymous reviews, ratings and salary content with job listings to help job seekers find the best jobs and address critical questions that come up during the job search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. For employers, Glassdoor offers recruiting and employer branding solutions to help attract high-quality candidates at a fraction of the cost of other channels. In addition, Glassdoor operates one of the most popular job apps on iOS and Android platforms. The company launched in 2008 and has raised approximately $160 million from Google Capital, Tiger Global, Benchmark, Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, and others.

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