Felix Altmann © Glassdoor

Glassdoor to open first German branch in Hamburg

U.S. company seeking proximity to German customers

The U.S. jobs portal and recruiting platform Glassdoor has announced plans to open its first German branch in Hamburg in June bringing the number of its European branches to four after Dublin, London and Paris. Glassdoor offers jobseekers an overview of vacancies, employees’ reviews of present and previous employers and salary comparisons.

Branches in London and Dublin

Four employees have already moved into Glassdoor’s new office in the “WeWork” co-working centre above the Europapassage in Hamburg. Felix Altmann, the spokesperson for Glassdoor, said: “We’re dropping our anchor here and continue to work closely with colleagues at other locations.” The marketing division for the German market is presently based in Dublin and has been served from there and its branch in London until now because went online in 2015. “Our branch in Hamburg will put us into even closer contact with our German customers. We are represented here by a team that has insider knowledge of the outstanding cultural traits of the market.”

Switch from Xing to Glassdoor

Certain positions may yet be transferred to Hamburg in future, according to Altmann, who was previously Manager Corporate Communications at Xing. However, Glassdoor does not fear competition from its rival, Xing, which has been based in Hamburg for more than 25 years. “We are used to competition and are well positioned on the market,” he noted. Glassdoor is the second largest jobs exchange on the U.S. market. In 2018, the Japanese Recruit Holdings took over the Glassdoor platform, which is headquartered in Mill Valley, California. The jobs portal has 67 million monthly users worldwide, according to its figures. Glassdoor opened its most recent branch in Paris in March 2019.

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