Does glassdoor.com accurately reflect salaries in your company/industry?
August 20, 2014 4:52 AM Subscribe
According to glassdoor I am really well paid for my title and company. I'm pretty sure I am either underpaid or average, based on what I have heard from recruiters and my management. What is your experience? Does glassdoor seem to skew low?
posted by rainydayfilms to Work & Money (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I only have a bit of anecdata to suggest I am not incredibly well paid for what I do.
1. A recruiter told me I was underpaid for my title and function. This was before I received a significant raise. On one hand I believe the recruiter because this person knows the industry. On the other hand I assume recruiters have a vested interest in making you think the grass is greener elsewhere.
2. After my significant raise I was told I am at the "median" for people in my group/ level. Granted it's a small sample size. (Of course then I was displeased to have been clearly underpaid prior to the raise, but whatever)
My peers also complain about being underpaid all of the time, but I think that's just typical everywhere so I don't really take that into account. I talk freely with friends about salaries, but that's just a handful of data points and it's good to have others.
I am interested to hear your experiences on accuracy and skew on glassdoor.com! (I find the other sites vastly less accurate, by the way, but let me know if there is a good site in your experience with similar data). If this is relevant I'm in a managerial position with a big range of years of experience etc. so there seems to be a large band compared to more technical or entry level roles.