Sunday, May 25, 2014


"Top Companies for Compensation & Benefits"

A new survey by Glassdoor puts Google as the number one place to work with Costco coming in second. The technology news site The Verge has a summary of the survey...

If a big paycheck is what you're after, Google is your best option among potential employers in Silicon Valley. In fact, the company also bests non-tech businesses when it comes to compensation and benefits. Google ranked first in a new survey from Glassdoor, coming in ahead of Facebook, Microsoft, Adobe and others. Engineers in Mountain View enjoy an average base salary of $128,000. Facebook’s engineers make slightly less at $120,000. Microsoft and Amazon round out the list of top tech firms, paying base salaries of $111,000 and $105,000.

Based on discussions I've had with people that work at Costco, I can back up the the claim that it's a top organization when it comes to compensation. Not just base pay though, they have a great benefits and work-life balance. Costco is a big-box store that I feel good about spending my money because they treat their employees with respect as evidenced by the excellent total compensation they offer.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


"Here’s What Female And Male Journalists Actually Make"

Here's a survey that I don't think I've ever seen done. It's a small sample size relatively speaking (900 journalist), but I think it's large enough to draw conclusions. The article has some great displays of data as well. Depressing but not unexpected findings given the dearth of surveys of other industries and job types that arrive at the same conclusion.

Senior female journalists make about 80% of what their male counterparts make.

Is progress been made to close this gap? I don't know. I thought so and maybe some progress is occurring in specific industries or job types. I hope so.