Glassdoor Adds Benefits Info
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Kristin Burnham
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
8/10/2014 | 8:12:17 PM
Re: the more information the better
@Pedro -- Glassdoor encourages companies to add their own benefit info and ascertain what others have written. This will likely help weed out any inaccurate information.
User Rank: Moderator
8/9/2014 | 8:30:09 PM
Re: the more information the better
Yes. These are important areas of the company to know. If an IT worker were to change positions or look for a new job having as much information available will assist a great deal in the job search process.
User Rank: Ninja
8/7/2014 | 7:35:03 PM
the more information the better
I think this is very useful information. the more information a person has about their future job, the better the decision they can make.  Each person has different set of values in regards to benefits based on their unique needs.   I'm concern on the reliability of the answers. How do I know an employee is just making up information about their employer regarding their benefits. 
User Rank: Ninja
8/7/2014 | 5:06:18 PM
Re: Glassdoor Adds Benefits Info
I've had Glassdoor recommended to me before purely based on the quality of the jobs listed, but what I didn't know about was all the extra info and details they offer beyond the bare-bones. You mention at the bottom all the other great info they give in addition to the new benefits overview, and that's great - the new system could give that extra layer to compliment what's already there. The fact that everything is sourced from employees as well as employers ties everything together nicely; an employer can brag about their great benefits package, but input from employees can tell you that the interview process is not worth the hassle. In other words, I can see why people recommend the site so highly.

Benefits (especially to this level of specificity) definitely do not get enough coverage and commentary in the current landscape. There's a small checklist that usually covers dental, medical (and maybe that on-site gym), and very little else. That's not asking all that much from a company that gets to know your social security number and entire work history before you even walk in the door! There's room for so many little things that you ought to know before making such a big life decision. In the age where I can decide exactly how many slices of my pizza have bannana peppers with an web app, it's not unreasonable to think I should get a little more  detail on of jobs I'm applying for!

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