Startup Site Wants to See Your Paycheck gives users dirt on others in exchange for theirs
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2008 2:06 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Ever wonder how much people at Google or Microsoft really make? Just-launched wants to tell you, TechCrunch reports. Essentially, the site collects self-submitted compensation reports and reviews for as many jobs at as many firms as possible. Open to everyone are full details for Googe, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Cisco; users can get dirt on other outfits by submitting their own details.

Glassdoor plans to make money from ads targeted to job seekers and aggregated data it can sell to human-resources departments. So how are Google software engineers doing? Based on 10 reports on Glassdoor, they take home (with salary and bonuses; stock options extra) $112,573—about $7,000 more than Microsoft and Yahoo, and $23,000 more than Apple counterparts.