Glassdoor Logo

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Building a company’s staff, as the logo symbols show, is a two-way job that requires the efforts of the job seeker and the employer. The Glassdoor logo stands for honesty and transparency at the dating stage; then, cooperation will lead to mutual growth and development.

Glassdoor: Brand overview

Founded: June 2007
Founder: Robert Hohman, Rich Barton, Tim Besse
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Glassdoor is a multifunctional message board that allows you to find a job and find all the information about the organization you are interested in. It allows users to compare salaries, read employee testimonials, and prepare for interviews to get a vacant position. This platform is useful for job seekers and employers because it makes labor relations transparent, honest, and open.

Meaning and History

Glassdoor Logo History

Surprisingly, the job search site Glassdoor is historically associated with a travel company. All three of its creators – Robert Hohman, Rich Barton, and Tim Besse – once worked together at Expedia Group, Inc. One day, Robert described how he forgot the printed results of a survey of Expedia employees next to the printer. Fantasizing about what might have happened if these papers were in the public domain, former colleagues decided to launch a service with feedback from people about working conditions in large organizations.

The joint project of the three enthusiasts proved to be successful. They removed the veil of secrecy that hid real business information and made it easier to find vacancies. As for the Glassdoor logo, it echoes the design of the site. The global redesign was carried out only once.

What is Glassdoor?

Glassdoor is an American company that has been owned by Recruit Holdings since 2018. It was founded in 2007 and, a year later, launched a website featuring ratings of various employers. The site displayed employee reviews and salary data. Later, the online platform transformed into a job search engine where job seekers could find all the relevant information and submit their resumes.

2007 – 2017

Glassdoor Logo 2007-2017

In 2007, Hohman, Besse, and Barton founded Glassdoor, using the former guitar warehouse as headquarters. The first graphic logo of the company was simple and concise. It was shaped like a trapezoid and looked like a three-dimensional frame that symbolized an open door. The brand’s name was written on the right, for which the designers used a sans serif lowercase font. Light green became the main and only color.

2017 – 2023

Glassdoor Logo 2017

The Glassdoor team has been working on a new corporate identity for almost a year, enlisting the support of the creative agency Nelson Cash. The largest redesign in the company’s history touched both the interface and the logo. It took a rethinking of the brand to make its objectives more concrete. Because users interpreted the symbol differently in the form of a green frame, specialists had to make the geometric shape two-dimensional and give it a rectangle shape. These are now two right angles that form the door frame. At the same time, the font became round, and the green color took on a darker shade.

2023 – today

Glassdoor Logo

It received a unique logo after a rebranding associated with improving the online job search platform. At first glance, there is nothing unusual in it: a simple inscription with a straightforward site name. But hidden in this simplicity is a mystery you won’t notice immediately. Perhaps only a perfectionist would point to the incorrect formatting of the closing quotation mark. But! In reality, it is correct. It was invented by designers from the creative agency Koto, who were responsible for refreshing the brand identity.

The two symbols, located before and after the resource’s name, can only be considered quotation marks with a stretch: they are not. An observant person will instantly note their resemblance to the lowercase “g” and “d.” And that’s true: these are the letters in the word “Glassdoor.” They represent the initials of the brand name formed from “Glass” and “Door.” The font is translated into uppercase. The custom typeface has no serifs – it is smooth, even, and tall. Its author is Giulia Boggio, who was inspired by an office style. As the developer studio representatives noted, the special font humanizes the wordmark.

Font and Colors

Glassdoor Emblem

The updated Glassdoor symbol creates a sense of symmetry and limitless possibilities. This is a modern interpretation of the original door frame, which, as before, stands for openness, honesty, and free access to information of interest. The open door invites you to look inside the company and find out what is going on.

Glassdoor Symbol

The font of the first Glassdoor logo was almost identical to Alte DIN 1451 Mittelschrift Regular. But it is worth noting that this typeface appeared much later than the word mark – in 2009, Peter Wiegel developed it. Then the designers chose another version of the grotesque – with round and bold letters. The decision was made jointly with the specialists of the creative studio Nelson Cash.

The color also changed: a transition from light green to Glassdoor Green (# 0CAA41). This modern shade is used for both the logo design and the interface of the online platform.

Glassdoor color codes

Pigment Green Hex color: #0caa41
RGB: 12 170 65
CMYK: 93 0 62 33
Pantone: PMS 354 C