Web Design Critique: Glassdoor

With thousands upon thousands of people looking for jobs, and online presence making things like King Kong SEO reviews more important than ever, online job sites with reviews for companies have a lot riding on them.

So how does Glassdoor hold up? Pretty well, all things considered.

The site utilizes a good mix of the usual white background, with coloured elements and images. As for first impression, one of the first things that people looking for jobs will notice is that the site asks that people first register or sign in with Google or Facebook, in order to actually look for a job. While it is understandable as accounts make it easy to keep track of who signed up where, it is somewhat of a hindrance if someone is still just dipping their toes looking for a job site to use.

Back to the point, the site’s design; as mentioned before it sports the standard white background, with coloured elements. What sets Glassdoor apart is that it’s a bit more colourful than most of the other sites in its field. It does the usual thing where specific pages are differentiated from the rest of their peers by a big splash of colour, while the key pages in specific subsections, like the “Post Jobs Free” page on the For Employers subsection, use big images of workers to set themselves apart and grant a humanizing element, which does help rather nicely.

Navigation is straightforward, as expected of a site of this design and purpose. There’s a bit of a hiccup with the main menu, in that it doesn’t follow the browser as it scrolls down the page. This is made more notable by the fact that if one were to look up a review of company, or something like King Kong SEO reviews, then there is a menu that sticks to the top of the browser as the visitor scrolls down, containing useful information about the company or matter being reviewed, but this also requires registration, showing just how aggressive Glassdoor is about the matter.

All in all, a well-designed, adequately put together site with a bit more colour and vibrancy than the rest of its peers that could just do with being a little too crazy about registrations.


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