Empowering Your Career

Due diligence and the invaluable role that Glassdoor plays in making informed career decisions.

8 September 2023

In today's fast-paced job market, finding the right career opportunity can be both exciting and challenging. While employers evaluate candidates, it's equally important for candidates to assess potential employers. Doing your own due diligence checks on a future employer can make all the difference in your career journey. In this blog, we'll explore the significance of conducting due diligence and the invaluable role that Glassdoor plays in making informed career decisions.

Why due diligence matters

Cultural Fit - One of the most critical aspects of due diligence is assessing whether the company's culture aligns with your values and work style. Researching a company's culture can help you determine if you'll thrive in that environment.

Work-Life Balance - Investigating the company's work-life balance policies and employee testimonials can provide insights into whether the company values employee well-being.

Career Growth -Understanding a company's commitment to professional development and advancement opportunities is essential for long-term career planning. It's crucial to know if the company invests in its employees' growth.

Stability and Reputation -A company's financial stability and reputation within its industry can impact job security and your overall job satisfaction.

The role of Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a valuable resource for job seekers, offering a platform for current and former employees to share their experiences and insights about a company. Here's how Glassdoor can aid in your due diligence:

Company Reviews - Glassdoor provides a wealth of company reviews, offering a candid look into what it's like to work for a specific employer. Reading these reviews can help you gauge employee satisfaction, identify common issues, and assess if a company aligns with your expectations.

Salary Insights - Glassdoor also offers salary information for various roles and industries. This data can help you determine if the compensation offered is competitive.

Interview Tips - Candidates often share their interview experiences on Glassdoor, offering valuable tips and insights to help you prepare for your interviews.

CEO Approval Ratings - You can even find CEO approval ratings on Glassdoor, giving you a sense of the leadership style and employee perceptions of top management.

How to leverage Glassdoor

To make the most of Glassdoor in your job search:

  1. Read Multiple Reviews - Don't rely on a single review. Read several to get a more comprehensive view of the company.
  2. Ask Questions - Use Glassdoor to generate questions for your interviews. If there are recurring concerns or praises, address them during the interview process.
  3. Contribute Your Experience - After joining a company, consider sharing your own experiences on Glassdoor to pay it forward and help other job seekers.

In conclusion, conducting due diligence and leveraging resources like Glassdoor is essential for making informed career decisions. By taking the time to research potential employers and learn from the experiences of others, you can increase your chances of finding a rewarding and fulfilling career path that aligns with your goals and values. Remember, your career journey is a two-way street, and it's crucial to choose an employer that complements your aspirations.

Please take a look at the MONY Group Glassdoor page in your job search.

Clive Smart

Head of Talent Acquisition