Glassdoor Launches Social Network, But Can It Beat LinkedIn?

Claire Gordon
Glassdoor social network LinkedIn
Glassdoor social network LinkedIn

The Internet is a powerful streamliner. But job-hunting, as millions of unemployed Americans know, is still an inelegant online experience, with separate sites for job searching, company reviews, and professional networking. But Glassdoor has its eyes on the prize: a one-stop shop for all your job-seeking needs.

Over three years, Glassdoor has become a treasure trove of inside data on over 150,000 companies. (Full disclosure: AOL Jobs occasionally posts articles from Glassdoor and vice versa.) Employees anonymously post reviews, ranting or raving in uncensored terms about their employer's benefits, bureaucracy, salaries, dress codes and anything else. Two years ago, the site added a job search engine into the mix and (like every other website and your mom), Glassdoor has now gone social.