Glassdoor to users: You can Delete your Account, if you can figure out how

I opened up my inbox to see the following email from Glassdoor:

Changes are left as an exercise for the reader.
Changes are left as an exercise for the reader.

Before this email, I didn’t realize I had an account with Glassdoor, so proceeding to their site (and then resetting my password), I found that I did.

I started to peruse their Terms of Service, and I noticed this line (screenshot):

12. Termination
These Terms remain in effect while you use Glassdoor and, for Members, as long as your account remains open. You may delete your account at any time. We may suspend or terminate your account or your access to parts of Glassdoor, without notice to you, if we believe that you have violated these Terms. All provisions of these Terms shall survive termination or expiration of these Terms except those granting access to or use of Glassdoor. We will have no liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your account or related deletion of your information.

I can delete my account? Great! But how?

In “Me” menu, there appears to be only one applicable option: Account Settings:

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Clicking on it, I see this screen:

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Unsurprisingly, there are no options to delete my account on that page.

I contacted Glassdoor yesterday and again today about deleting my account. Let’s see if they respond. At first blush, however, it seems like Glassdoor is Hotel California.

Bonus: Googling for Hotel California brings up that at one time, Hotel California was taken as a song about Satanism.

Update:  Deleting your account is a manual process (although they never tell you that, or how), but If you contact Glassdoor and ask them to delete your account, they will:

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4 thoughts on “Glassdoor to users: You can Delete your Account, if you can figure out how”

  1. Thanks….that is super helpful. I tried to cancel via the email they posted as a contact, which bounced back.

    After I had posted a legitimate review about a company and it was withdrawn when Glassdoor claimed I hadn’t worked there, I contacted them via form to let them know I’d be happy to submit my proof of employment, including pay stubs and tax forms. They had zero interest in this information.

    I really think they are paid by certain select employers to only allow really great reviews… just seems like a total hoax to me.

  2. do you think it is the same way to remove a resume? i just uploaded a recent resume and I wanted to delete the old one but it doesn’t give me the option to remove it!

  3. I hate them and I have only just signed up with them. They do not recognise my password so cannot close the account even though i have signed in several times with the same password.

  4. Notice the reply says your account is ‘canceled’ not deleted. Typically this means they’ve removed your access to it while retaining any data, such as your resume and contact info.

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