The creator of Zillow.com has launched a new website where propective employees can research salaries and employee evaluations at various companies. No doubt the data on this site will grow and become a good resource as more users contribute over time. For the launch, the site has data on salaries and review information for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Cisco Systems. The new site is Glassdoor.com.
On a related note, Will Schendel of the Alaska Employment Law Blog posted an article yesterday. It is a reminder that it is illegal for employers to ban workplace discussions regarding wages. It is worth a read. As Will points out, “[E]mployers employers, big and small, often try to bar their employees from discussing their wages. This practice has been illegal for years (since at least 1992).”