Glassdoor: Your Next Great Source of Hires
Insider Tip: If you are a Newton customer, disregard this post. Newton automatically posts your jobs to Glassdoor, free of charge and promoted jobs can be managed through the marketplace.
We all know Glassdoor. The number one site for disgruntled employees to trash their employers (jokes aside, we are strong advocates of employer transparency, a good candidate experience, and everything that Glassdoor is working on). But what if I told you that Glassdoor could be your number one source of hire as well?
Consider this. When planning a purchase, do you go and buy the first item that you find? No. You shop around. You go to different stores, search different websites, evaluate different vendors, talk with different people. You compare products and scour reviews to inform your decision.
Glassdoor Users Are Actively “Shopping” for New Jobs
Applying for a job is no different. According to research, 6 in 10 job seekers review employer ratings before making a decision to apply for a job. Currently, 89% of people on Glassdoor are actively looking for a job or considering better opportunities- a.k.a waiting to be hired by you!
But how to post jobs to Glassdoor to attract these candidates? One way is by using Newton. With our applicant tracking system, all of your jobs are automatically posted to Glassdoor free of charge. However, if you are still trying to get by without an ATS, follow the instructions below to get your jobs posted to Glassdoor.
1. Configure Your Account
Navigate to Glassdoor’s homepage and click on the “Free Job Postings” button in the top right corner.
You will be taken to a new page, where you will be prompted to enter your company name and the location where you want your job posting to appear (if you aren’t signed into your Glassdoor profile, you will also be asked for your email address as well).
2. Create Your Job Posting
Once this information has been provided, click “Start Your Free Trial.” This redirects you to a page where you can create your job posting. On this page, fill in the job title of the position that you are hiring for, your company name, a job description, and the method by which you would like to receive job applications.
Insider Tip: If you want a refresher on job title and job description best practices, check out our blog post here.
Application Receival Methods
Directly to Your Inbox: This enables the “Apply on Glassdoor” option for candidates and makes it slightly easier for them to apply.
Job Listing URL: This may make it easier on your end but this also means applicants will have to click away from Glassdoor and go through a few more clicks on your careers page. Keep in mind, more clicks often lead to lower candidate conversion rates.
3. Choosing a Plan
Glassdoor offers three job posting plans to choose from.
- -A one-time, single job posting that lasts for 30 days.
- -A monthly plan that allows you up to 3 job postings (which can be swapped in and out at any time).
- -A monthly plan that allows you up to 10 job postings (which can be swapped in and out at any time).
Glassdoor’s pricing is tiered based on job the location of the position that you are hiring for. The most expensive metros are San Francisco and New York City, both of which cost $349 for a single job posting, $349 for a monthly subscription allowing for 3 job postings, and $599 for a monthly subscription allowing for 10 job postings.
Outside of this top tier (listed below), prices drop considerably. For example, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the prices are $149, $149, and $449 respectively for job posting options.
The top 15 most expensive metros for job posting on Glassdoor (prices listed apply for single job postings and 3-job monthly subscriptions)
|Atlanta, GA ($249)||Austin, TX ($199)|
|Boston, MA ($249)||Chicago, IL ($299)|
|Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ($299)||Houston, TX ($249)|
|Los Angeles, CA ($299)||Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN ($149)|
|New York City, NY ($349)||Portland, OR ($199)|
|San Diego, CA ($249)||San Francisco, CA ($349)|
|San Jose, CA ($249)||Seattle, WA ($249)|
|Washington, DC ($299)|
Free Job Posting
With Glassdoor, you can also opt to use their free trial for job postings. Simply click “Start Free Trial” on either of the 2 monthly plans and post your jobs free for 7 days.
4. Getting Your Posting Live
After you choose your plan, you will have to complete two more forms, one for more detailed contact information and one for billing information (pictured below). Once you have completed these forms, click “Complete Purchase” and your posting is ready to go! Keep in mind, if you don’t want to pay, you will need to cancel your free trial within 7 days.
Automatically Post to Glassdoor for Free With Newton
With Newton’s applicant tracking system, all of your jobs are automatically posted to Glassdoor free of charge. Oh, and if you want to sponsor your job postings? We offer bulk discounts that save you hundreds of dollars. Want to learn more?