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Salary.com Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Salary.com Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenexa Nooruddin (Rudy) S. Karsan
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  1. "Salary.com is rocking and rollin"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salary.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company was bought back by its founders from IBM in 2015 and over 50 former salary.com people returned to join the new standalone company including most of the product management and technology teams. The product is receiving a ton of resources and lots of new releases. Salary.com is once again the technology leader in its sector! The new offices are great, culture is awesome, people are really happy and feel like they are winning. 401k match is awesome.

    Cons

    Under past ownership, it was easy to coast. Things are happening so fast now that people are working.

    Advice to Management

    Stay aggressive, its working. Keep winning and keep it fun.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The eye in the sky"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Salary.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the pay is ok and alot of holidays

    Cons

    Micro Manage beyond belief. Treat adults like adults and there wouldn't be so much turnover. For a compensation company that preaches it costs more to hire a new employee than retain one, they don't practice it at all. Management is awful. Their ideas are the best and if it is not their idea, it won't be listened to.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees work and stop trying to be in their business so much. Listen to their ideas, employees sometimes know more than you think! Employees will be more willing to work hard if you treat them like equals, not children. You don't have to micro manage everything.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Salary.com full-time

    Pros

    Great place for college graduates looking to begin a career in sales. The company is dedicated to investing in your success through training/development opportunities.

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "New leadership back in charge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salary.com full-time

    Pros

    Committed employees looking to enhance products

    Cons

    great office but work from home discouraged


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Major changes for the better!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Salary.com full-time

    Pros

    The original founder, Kent Plunkett, purchased Salary.com back from IBM in January 2016. Since then Kent has made serious strides to improve the product as well as the culture
    - brand new office in Waltham
    - fun environment
    - great product with new releases being launched
    - invest in technology
    - amazing perks (4 weeks vacation, 401k match, cell phone reimbursement, etc).
    - if on sales team they invest in training for you (internally and externally)
    - room to grow

    Cons

    As of now I do not have any cons. I have had a positive experience since I joined Salary.com

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to focus on the areas that have been a priority over the past 9 months
    -Continue to be transparent about the direction of the company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This company has great potential"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Needham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company levels the playing field for employees trying to get paid fairly.

    Cons

    Company mgmt not sure what it wants company to be when it grows up.

    Advice to Management

    Focus


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Old Salary was a great experience now under new management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, good core products, can make some money if you hang around. great first job, But the company was recently sold so the culture has changed. The core products in compensation are very strong, Decent sales structure and enviornment

    Cons

    grew too fast, management and CEO not in agreement of long term goals for company. Company under new management now so who knows what will happen.

  8. "It is good that Salary.com has been sold out"

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    Current Employee - Software Project Manager in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Software Project Manager in Needham, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. Relaxed work hours. Always something new developments. Casual dress code. Good products, but still more room for growth.

    Cons

    Sick Senior management team. After Salary.com went to public, Senior management does nothing except checking stock price 20 times per day, having meetings all the day to talk about stock price. They did nothing to improve the products. Very poor communication to employees, always cheating. No humanity during layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    It is good that Salary.com has been sold out. Please do not repeat the worst management you did at Salary.com any where else.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "a good place to improve your knowledge, but not a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many new staff, techs and resouses are shared. co-workers are friendly. Learn a lot when you work on projects.

    Cons

    much lower salary than fair market value. sales, software development, and compensation teams are outsourced. Most people work overtime. People have to on-call after work to support oversea branchs, but this overtime job is not counted. They expected people to work 9 or even 12hr per day.

    Advice to Management

    Growing too fast could be a risk.


  10. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - MIS Intern in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - MIS Intern in Waltham, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company seems to be doing well, and the people are nice enough. The managers are particularly good. Good location.

    Cons

    Not a lot of brilliant people, and nobody goes the extra mile. Not impressed with the upper level- they change their mind too much.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make decisions based on short term events- you need to provide stability or the employees get confused about where the company is going.


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