Use Glassdoor as a data source

Resources

Data Source Type: REST/URL
Authentication:

Partner ID and Partner Key (assigned by Glassdoor)

Sample Query:

Employers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

http://api.glassdoor.com/api/api.htm?v=1&format=json&t.p=120&t.k=fz6JLNDfgVs&action=employers&q=pharmaceuticals

 

API Documentation: Glassdoor API Docs

Step-by-Step

Create a new data source using Glassdoor

To create a data source using Glassdoor, you need to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Create a new data source.
  • Find your Partner ID and Partner Key.
  • Write your query and enter it into Klipfolio.
  • Complete the data source creation process.

Note: This guide assumes that you already have an active Glassdoor account.

Step 1: Start the data source creation process

To create a data source using Glassdoor, go to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and select Glassdoor.

Step 2: Find your Partner ID and Partner Key

You will need your Partner ID and Partner Token.

Location Action
To find your Partner ID and Partner Token,
  • Navigate to the Glassdoor API Access registration page.
  • If prompted, log in to your Glassdoor account or create a new account.
  • Fill out the form and click Submit.
  • Check your email.
  • Copy the Partner ID and Partner Token from your email into Klipfolio.
  • Click Next Step.

Step 3: Write your query and enter it into Klipfolio

Glassdoor offers a wide variety of query options, all of which can be made by referencing the Glassdoor API docs

Here is a sample query to get you started:

Employers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

http://api.glassdoor.com/api/api.htm?v=1&format=json&t.p=120&t.k=fz6JLNDfgVs&action=employers&q=pharmaceuticals

Step 4: Authenticate and complete the data source creation process

Now that you have written your query:

  1. At Data Format, select JSON from the drop-down list.
  2. At Method, select GET.
  3. Select the Query Parameters drop-down menu.
  4. Under Name, type the letter q.
  5. Under Value, enter a company name (in our example, IBM).
  6. Under Type, select Query from the drop-down list.
  7. Click Get data.
  8. Ensure this is the data you’re looking for and, optionally, select the checkbox to Model your data. Learn more about modelling your data source here.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Name, choose refresh settings, and, optionally, share your data source.
  11. Click Save.

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