Are these Developer and IT Salaries Believable?
Aug 31, 2010, 16:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Would you believe a list of developer and IT salaries
posted on the Internet, anonymously?
"Some may scoff, yet plenty of wage slaves have flocked to
Glassdoor since it launched in 2008. The site enables users –
without publishing their name – to post their salary figure.
In exchange they get to see the salary data of other anonymous
"A Glassdoor PR rep told me that the site now holds "more than a
million salary reports, company reviews, and interview questions as
well as office photos for more than 90,000 companies."
"Really, office photos? Why upload a photo of your office while
providing confidential salary data? Isn't that just a
"Glassdoor attests to the Internet's ability to break down the
walls that hide secrets. Information wants to be free, or so they
say. Facebook proves that people have an overwhelming compulsion to
share their personal data – sometimes too much so.
"But is the information real?"
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