Glassdoor Adds Employees’ View of D&I Efforts

Diversity Profiles

Glassdoor added features to share more information on employers’ diversity and inclusion efforts. They include employee-provided ratings and salary reports broken out by specific demographic groups.

In a statement, CEO Christian Sutherland-Wong said 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.”

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The features make it easier for Glassdoor’s users to examine company ratings information by race and ethnicity, gender identity, parental or caregiver status, disability, sexual orientation and veteran status. Salaries are broken out by gender identity and race/ethnicity.

For example, users can examine and compare how Black employees at a company rate their company’s culture or career opportunities, how LGBTQ+ employees rate senior leadership or the average salary in a particular role for those who identify as female, male or non-binary.

That approach works for both employers and employees: Companies can see employee sentiment levels and salary averages broken out by demographic groups and compare their data against other .

Glassdoor said that it’s collected some 800,000 “demographic insights” from 187,000 workers since it launched demographic information sharing late last year. Among others, the reports contain information on Walmart, Amazon, Target, Starbucks and AT&T.

The company positions its diversity and demographic features as aiding both employees and employers. For job seekers, they provide a look at how a company’s D&I efforts work from workforce’s point of view. At the same time employers, should be able to gain insight on where its programs succeed or fail.

Research on Black Experience  

Meanwhile, Glassdoor published a “preliminary analysis” on how Black employees’ workplace satisfaction differs from that of other workers. The analysis found overall company ratings by Black employees are lower than the overall average, 3.3 compared to 3.5, indicating that Black

employees are less satisfied at work when compared to all employees.

The research analyzed 28 employers, each with at least 15 ratings from U.S.-based Black employees. When comparing Black employee ratings to a comparison group of people who self-identified as non-Black, the report found job satisfaction was lower at 11 of the 28 companies.


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