Amazing People, Lousy Pay
Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) – USA – 1 March 2018
I get excited about going to work every day because I get to spend the day with the smartest most fun people I know, in a professional environment designed to help us all get even smarter while having fun.
Except every two weeks, my paycheck comes in and I get sad.
Anyone else doing the work we do with the broad domain knowledge, at the pace we do it, would be making at least 30% more.
We have titles with the word Engineer, and huge amounts of cash and time are spent to make sure we get training on even more domain and product specific knowledge than we have to come in with just to get hired at all.
Pay us what we’re worth and watch how much better our work will get when we don’t rely on the free food in every kitchen because we can’t afford groceries. Watch how low the turnover gets and how easy it becomes to fill new positions or backfill when people are promoted. Or don’t, and watch as all the talented people you’ve invested so much time and assets into leave for positions at other companies that pay more for our skills.
“We want people who want to work here” is not the answer. We DO want to work here. We just would like to be able to work here and also afford to live our lives.
exponential skill growth, great people, great direct and skip-level management, good benefits, free food
pay is well below market rate for skills and title