Glassdoor's "give to get" policy is simple: In order to receive unlimited access to our site's content, you must submit your own contribution. Apart from ensuring that we have enough company, salary, interview, and benefit reviews to share with our community, the policy has also been proven to result in more accurate company ratings. Your contributions can help job seekers, just as theirs can help you.
When you post any type of review, you'll gain 12 months of unlimited access to our content. After that period is over, you'll be asked to submit another contribution to renew your access.
We have statistical evidence showing that this approach works in your favor. Our published study, "Give to Get: A Mechanism to Reduce Bias in Online Reviews," shows how Glassdoor's "give to get" policy reduces both extremely negative and extremely positive reviews, offering job seekers more balanced insight into companies.
The study is based on a sample of more than 116,000 U.S. company reviews submitted to Glassdoor between 2013 and 2016. The reviews came from two sets of users: the first set operating under the "give to get" policy, and the second set operating as a control group that didn't have the same restrictions. We found that the distribution of star ratings across our 5-point scale was far more balanced in the group operating under a positive motivation to contribute.
"This study gives strong evidence that company reviews on Glassdoor are more balanced because of the way they are collected," says Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist. "The policy creates incentive for people to contribute on the site who might otherwise opt out. It should help quell misconceptions that employees only provide really positive or really negative opinions about companies on Glassdoor. The data shows that's not the case—Glassdoor's 'give to get' policy creates a more balanced picture of companies."
In fact, when we look across all reviews published on Glassdoor, 73 percent of employees say they are "okay" or "satisfied" with their jobs and companies.
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If you're not ready to contribute, you can still create a Glassdoor account without posting. You will have full access to company, salary, interview, and benefit content for 10 days.