Job seekers can find and anonymously share company reviews, ratings and salary details, and now interviews, about specific jobs for specific employers. There are currently more than 270,000 company reviews and 13,000 interview reviews and questions with more being added every day.
Candidates are definitely interested in knowing this type of information as a resource to enhance their job search. A Glassdoor/Harris Interactive survey found 77% of job candidates would like details about compensation (e.g., salary, bonuses, stock options, 401(k) contributions) and 61% would like access to sample interview questions asked of previous applicants. That's because the more you know, the better equipped to job search you are.
The Glassdoor Interview Questions and Reviews section has a goldmine of information for job seekers. You can find out what candidates for the positions you are interviewing for were asked and get advice on how tough the interview was.
The benefit, of course, to knowing the questions you might be asked in an interview is being able to take some time to compose responses ahead of time. Being prepared for what you might be asked will help you feel more comfortable and confident during the interview. Glassdoor.com CEO Robert Hohman explains "Job seekers are able to find information about what they are going to go through during the interview process and what questions other candidates were asked during the interview."
Glassdoor Company Interview Information
There is a variety of information on company and job specific interviews available on Glassdoor, including questions and answers, how the candidate got the interview - which is a good indicator of how to apply, interview ratings, and insight into the interview process.
- Interview Questions - The most difficult or unexpected questions asked during an interview and insights on the candidates response.
- How the Candidate Got the Interview - Shows details on how the candidate secured the interview e.g. employee referral, applying online, recruiter, etc. On average, 43% applied online, 14% were referred through an employee referral program, and 9% through a college recruiting program.
- Interview Ratings - This section rates whether the interview was easy or difficult, positive or negative.
- Interview Process - Details the length of the candidate's interview process from start to finish (days, weeks, months) and what was included as part of the interview process: (i.e. phone interviews, 1x1 or panel interviews, skills tests, background checks, etc.) The average duration of the process was 13 days.
- Interview Outcome - Was the candidate offered the job and if they accepted or declined, and if the latter, why? To date, 45% of candidates received an offer and 40% accepted it.
- Compensation and Benefits - Details on whether the candidate was able to negotiate the offer, and if so, what advice would they offer to others in the same situation.
How to Access Glassdoor Interview Information
To access interview information on Glassdoor, click on the Interviews tab. Job seekers can search for interviews by job title or company. Scroll down a little to see the most active interviews, the most popular interviews, and new interviews this week.
Rather than waiting until you get a call for an interview, it makes sense to visit Glassdoor when you apply for a job. You can research the company, review average salaries, and take a look at the interview questions, so you can be prepared if you get a call or email to schedule an interview.
The more information you have about a company, the better your interview will go - and the more likely you'll be to get a job offer, so spend some time looking through the Glassdoor and gleaning as much information as you can about the jobs are interested in.