Mayor Emanuel and Glassdoor Announce Company’s Growth Plans for Chicago

Glassdoor currently employs more than 50 team members in a temporary office location and expects to double the team to more than 100 by the end of the year. Over the next five years the company expects to grow its Chicago workforce to more than 400

“A world-class workforce plus access to transportation and capital make Chicago the perfect location for a high-tech company like Glassdoor to thrive,” Mayor Emanuel said. “This vote of confidence in Chicago will mean economic opportunities for residents in our neighborhoods. I look forward to watching Glassdoor build a great future for themselves right here and contribute to the great future of Chicago.”

“We’re passionate about maintaining our vibrant culture, and Chicago’s workforce combines great talent with midwestern values,” Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor said. “We’re growing incredibly fast in Chicago and are excited to make Glassdoor’s long-term home in Fulton Market.  We have already assembled a terrific team who are planting the seeds in Chicago for what we expect to be a vital hub for Glassdoor in the years ahead.”

Glassdoor plans to move into the 51,500 square feet new office, managed by Sterling Bay, in mid to late 2017. The Fulton Market District offers the growing Glassdoor team easy access to public transportation, including a CTA “L” stop a few blocks away and shuttle bus service to nearby commuter train stations. The developing neighborhood has great dining, shopping, and a mix of residential and business use. The company previously announced its plans to expand to Chicago at the end of 2015.

“Chicago is home to a uniquely engaged business community that works together to advance the city,” World Business Chicago President & CEO Jeff Malehorn said. “WBC is pleased to partner with Glassdoor and we look forward to continuing to work together to drive growth within the company and the community.”

Glassdoor is one of the fastest-growing job sites in the U.S. and currently employs approximately 600 employees in its Mill Valley, Calif. headquarters, Ohio, London, Dublin, Ireland and now Chicago. Visit Glassdoor to view all open jobs and learn more about what it’s like to work for the company.


About Glassdoor

Glassdoor is the world’s 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.

Glassdoor is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.


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