Workplace review company Glassdoor has acquired Fishbowl, a popular semi-anonymous social network and job board.
Around 40% of Fishbowl’s current users being employees from advertising agencies Ogilvy, McCann, and Wieden+Kennedy; and from consultancies Mckinsey and Company, L.E.K and Booz Allen. The acquisition comes following a Glassdoor survey of US employees, conducted by The Harris Poll, which revealed that 48% of employees have felt isolated from coworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 42% of employees have felt their career stall due to the lack of in-person connection. Nearly half (45%) of employees expect to work hybrid or full-time remotely going forward. Christian Sutherland-Wong, CEO of Glassdoor said that the world of work is dramatically changing and so are workers’ needs. “With this acquisition, we’re giving job seekers and employees an unmatched real-time look into the employee experience across companies and industries. Glassdoor and Fishbowl provide a look inside the ongoing transformation and what’s crystal clear is that workers need more information, more connection and more community, no matter where they’re located”, he added.
Glassdoor, launched in 2008, combines all the latest jobs with millions of reviews and insights to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. The company is on a mission to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor has reviews and insights for more than one million companies located in more than 190 countries.