Senior Compensation Manager

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About the Role

Cockroach Labs is looking for a Senior Compensation Manager to manage and scale our global compensation programs. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to impact how we attract and retain international talent. You will work directly with the People Operations team and management to identify and address compensation issues and evangelize our total rewards program and compensation philosophy. 

You Will
  • Manage and execute the administration, communication, education of our total rewards and compensation program in all current and future geographic locations: including the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia.
  • Analyze market trends and benchmarking to monitor effectiveness and prepare recommendations for cash, bonus, and equity according to our compensation framework and philosophy.
  • Manage semi-annual compensation review cycles.
  • Complete market survey submissions.
  • Prepare compensation analysis and recommendations for the Board of Directors.
  • Serve as a data-minded resource for the HR team to manage compensation reporting metrics and tools to inform business decisions to forecast and analyze our compensation programs’ outcomes.
  • Provide subject-matter expertise and be a strong strategic partner cross-functionally with HR Business Partners, managers, Recruiting, and employees on compensation-related questions and issues.
The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will assess our current compensation philosophy and analyze where we are with our approach to compensation today. You will partner directly with the People Operations and Recruiting teams to ensure we attract and retain our talent through our compensation practices and programs. You will also lead the relationship with our external compensation partners.


In your next 30 days, you will look forward to our bi-annual compensation cycle and determine improvements that will need to be made to support this cycle. You will ensure you have the tools, data, and resources in place to run an effective global compensation program.


After 3 months, you’ll be fully integrated into the team. You will have gained the knowledge to position yourself as the evangelist of our total rewards program and compensation philosophy at Cockroach Labs. 

You Have
  • 8 years in HR with at least 5 years experience in a compensation role.
  • Expertise in Excel and proven ability to build and maintain compensation models and other people data metrics.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with total discretion.
  • Experience in a global technology company preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Previous experience managing compensation for a Pre-IPO company in hyper-growth preferred.
  • Good understanding of equity compensation strategies including managing a mix of equity across options and RSUs.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and empathize with others and anticipate, respond, and pivot to both the employees’ and the business’s needs.
  • Resilience and are a go-getter who can own a project with varying levels of instruction and run with it.
The Team

Works closely with Lindsay Grenawalt - Chief People Officer

Lindsay focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining the best possible talent for Cockroach Labs. She was first exposed to the world of startups at Google Ventures then moving to Yext as the VP of People Operations, where she was responsible for growing the company from 150 to over 400 employees across the United States, the Netherlands, and the UK. When she is not at work, you can find her exploring the culinary delights of New York and attempting to recreate them at home.


Reports to Lauren Weber - People Operations Manager

Lauren is a culture vulture. Whether you’re talking organizations, foods, or places... she likes to keep up with what's delicious, fun, and interesting. Born and raised in Kentucky, her career has spanned industries (government, nonprofit, education, tech) and locations (Berlin, District of Columbia, San Francisco, New York). Cringeworthy old-school HR stories are what make Lauren passionate about ensuring Roachers are supported and engaged by our people processes and programs. 

Our Benefits
  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected].


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Location

53 W 23rd St , New York, NY 10010

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Wellbeing for All: We partner with Spring Health and an Employee Assistance Program to provide free counseling and support mental health on our team.

Flex Fridays: Focus on what drives and motivates you outside of core work responsibilities. This is your day to self-manage and grow in whatever way you choose.

Having Fun Together: We dedicate company time to bond over everything from trivia and karaoke to paint-alongs and fitness classes (even online!)

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $2500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks): We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents after 30 days with us, individualized transition time and re-entry support, plus $500 in baby bucks.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; FSA; 401(k).

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cockroach Labs does at least two bi-annual team-wide volunteer days, partners with BUILD NYC, and for every referral that gest hired, we donate $2,500-$5,000 to the referrer's charity of choice.
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Cockroach Labs' CREWS are groups to foster inclusivity and connection, including [email protected], Women of CRL, Infinite Colors (for neurodivergent people), and Roacher Pride. New Roachers can start one, too!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We've built a fairer hiring process including resume-blind, exercise-based interviews, implement rubrics across all of our hiring processes, and conduct regular unconscious bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Cockroach Labs partners with Spring Health to provide complementary therapy sessions to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We provide each Roacher with a $1,000 budget to improve their work-from-home setup.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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