Glassdoor reviews API documentation

We provide a simple to setup REST API that returns reviews in JSON format. Before integrating the API you should be aware of the following:

  • The Glassdoor API returns 10 reviews per request.
  • The order in which reviews are returned is by descending date(from newest to oldest).
  • You need to pass the language for the reviews you want to get. You cannot get reviews in multiple languages in a single request.
  • You can get all reviews from a single place by using the offset parameter.

To get reviews from Wextractor you will need to perform GET requests against the https://wextractor.com/api/v1/reviews/glassdoor endpoint.

Reviews endpoint parameters:

Parameter Required Description Example
auth_token Required Your API token for authentication. Once you register to Wextractor you can extract this key from your account's setting page. -
id Required A textual identifier that uniquely identifies a place in Glassdoor. This identifier is a number that appears in the url for the company in glassdoor. For example, if the url for the place in glassdoor is https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Microsoft-Reviews-E1651.htm the identifier is the number within the url: 1651 1651
language Required Return reviews that were done in the given language as defined by ISO_639-1 en
offset Optional This parameter defines the result offset. It skips the given number of reviews. It's used for pagination. (e.g., 0 (default) is the first page of results, 10 is the 2nd page of results, 20 is the 3rd page of results, etc.). 10

Example usage:

https://wextractor.com/api/v1/reviews/glassdoor?id=1651&language=en&auth_token=XXXXX&offset=0

Example response:

      {
        "reviews": [
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45343139.htm",
                "rating": "5",
                "title": "Amazing job in the greatest company",
                "pros": "Salary, consideration, interest of the job, benefits, technology, level of expertise and great colleague relationships",
                "cons": "No big cons to consider, lot of work but paid accordingly so that is fine",
                "advice": null,
                "reviewer": "Cloud Solution Architect",
                "datetime": "2021-04-11T11:50:43.463",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45343139",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "5",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "5",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "4",
                "senior_management_rating": "5",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "5",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "5",
                "location": "Paris",
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45341615.htm",
                "rating": "5",
                "title": "Great company",
                "pros": "Great culture and fantastic team",
                "cons": "I cannot think of any",
                "advice": null,
                "reviewer": "Director",
                "datetime": "2021-04-11T11:00:44.133",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45341615",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "0",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "0",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "0",
                "senior_management_rating": "0",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "0",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "0",
                "location": "Redmond, WA",
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45329536.htm",
                "rating": "4",
                "title": "Good place overall",
                "pros": "Intellectual fulfillment\r\nInternal lateral career opportunities",
                "cons": "Growth prospects for upmoves are limited",
                "advice": null,
                "reviewer": "Product Manager",
                "datetime": "2021-04-11T02:01:41.413",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45329536",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "3",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "4",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "4",
                "senior_management_rating": "4",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "4",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "4",
                "location": "Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana",
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45327055.htm",
                "rating": "5",
                "title": "a company that always changing and improving",
                "pros": "Frequent improvement of processes, friendly and helpful teammates",
                "cons": "work efficiency with email culture",
                "advice": null,
                "reviewer": "Program Manager",
                "datetime": "2021-04-10T23:10:39.560",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45327055",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "5",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "5",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "5",
                "senior_management_rating": "5",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "5",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "5",
                "location": "Bellevue, WA",
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45326414.htm",
                "rating": "5",
                "title": "Work @ MSFT",
                "pros": "The culture here is amazing! The people really care",
                "cons": "I have nothing to complain about yet. Still a recent hire and so far so good",
                "advice": null,
                "reviewer": "Customer Success Manager",
                "datetime": "2021-04-10T22:41:57.310",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45326414",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "5",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "5",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "4",
                "senior_management_rating": "0",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "0",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "0",
                "location": "Chicago, IL",
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45324703.htm",
                "rating": "5",
                "title": "ABOUT MICROSOFT",
                "pros": "best company ever in the world",
                "cons": "no cons or no negatives",
                "advice": "none",
                "reviewer": "Web Developer",
                "datetime": "2021-04-10T20:57:29.570",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45324703",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "5",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "5",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "5",
                "senior_management_rating": "5",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "5",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "5",
                "location": "Bangalore",
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45324558.htm",
                "rating": "4",
                "title": "great company",
                "pros": "Good pay and great co workers",
                "cons": "No free food like other companies",
                "advice": null,
                "reviewer": "Computer Programmer",
                "datetime": "2021-04-10T20:52:03.377",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45324558",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "4",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "5",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "3",
                "senior_management_rating": "3",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "4",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "4",
                "location": "Kirkland, WA",
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45323298.htm",
                "rating": "5",
                "title": "Good place to work",
                "pros": "If you are in the right team, everything can be amazing",
                "cons": "Politics - like every large organization, the higher you climb the latter, the more political it becomes.",
                "advice": "More money never hurt",
                "reviewer": "SSP",
                "datetime": "2021-04-10T19:35:25.697",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45323298",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "5",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "5",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "5",
                "senior_management_rating": "5",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "5",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "5",
                "location": null,
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45322965.htm",
                "rating": "5",
                "title": "Great workplace, lots of opportunity",
                "pros": "A lot of space to move around the company",
                "cons": "Not the sexiest company on earth",
                "advice": null,
                "reviewer": "Engineer",
                "datetime": "2021-04-10T19:17:30.630",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45322965",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "0",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "0",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "0",
                "senior_management_rating": "0",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "0",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "0",
                "location": null,
                "is_current_job": true
            },
            {
                "url": "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Microsoft-RVW45322106.htm",
                "rating": "5",
                "title": "giant IT company",
                "pros": "work life balance and good pay",
                "cons": "the job is not challenging. Not grow faster in your career",
                "advice": null,
                "reviewer": "Software Development Engineer (SDE)",
                "datetime": "2021-04-10T18:24:09.470",
                "language": "en",
                "id": "45322106",
                "culture_and_values_rating": "0",
                "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "0",
                "work_life_balance_rating": "0",
                "senior_management_rating": "0",
                "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "0",
                "career_opportunities_rating": "0",
                "location": "Seattle, WA",
                "is_current_job": true
            }
        ],
        "totals": {
            "review_count": 31235,
            "overall_rating": "4.4",
            "culture_and_values_rating": "4.4",
            "diversity_and_inclusion_rating": "4.4",
            "work_life_balance_rating": "4.1",
            "senior_management_rating": "4.1",
            "compensation_and_benefits_rating": "4.1",
            "career_opportunities_rating": "4.2"
        }
    }
    

Frequently asked questions:

  • How do I get all the reviews for a single place?
  • You need to perform multiple requests incrementing the offset until you get a response without any reviews in it.

  • Does the API have rate limits?
  • Yes, since Glassdoor is pretty strict at blocking requests you will be rate limited if you perform more than one request per second.