Compensation Manager at App Direct in San Francisco, United States

About the Team:

The People team at AppDirect is humble, trustworthy, and extremely passionate about making sure that our team members are happy, engaged, and successful! We take care of all things people from onboarding, employee relations, compensation, and benefits to organizational development, corporate leadership, performance management, and more. We work to sustain a highly effective and motivated workforce while keeping AppDirect a fun, productive place to work!

About you:

As a Compensation Manager, you will help ensure that we attract and retain the world’s best talent by maximizing the value of our compensation spend. You will implement and maintain compensation policies and programs. You will work on salary, bonus, equity compensation programs, reviewing data and developing models to create our algorithms, budgets, and policies. You will identify new ways to use data, and combine both feedback from employees and the latest industry research used to make large-scale, data-driven decisions. You want to work in a startup culture where flexibility and scrappiness amplify your success in this role.

​What you will do and what will make you shine:

  • Partner with HR leadership to develop, implement and maintain compensation programs and policies, including salary structure, and bonus plans
  • Responsible for the compensation planning and administration for approximately 700 employees across AppDirect
  • Support design, communication and administration of all compensation and bonus plans for the organization, including year-end compensation planning
  • Monitor external market through participation in national compensation surveys to determine company’s competitive position and provide thoughtful analysis of relevant developments on impact to compensation plans to support management decisions
  • Manage job evaluation requests with business partners
  • Provide compensation training and guidance to managers
  • Establish compensation guidelines for employee job moves, ensuring consistent application with business partners

​Your profile:

  • 5+ years of experience in compensation, preferably in high tech and/or start-up environments
  • Bachelor's degree in HR or related field
  • Knowledgeable of US regulatory pay requirements, global knowledge is a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills, Powerpoint and experience in Google Docs
  • Familiarity with Workday is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology and the ability to manage complex data requests
  • Strong business acumen and technical knowledge within area of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships cross-functionally, internally, and externally


At AppDirect, we strive to create a work environment where team members are motivated to amplify our culture.

In addition to a competitive benefits packages, we offer wellness programs, catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, and regularly sponsored events. Our newly renovated global offices create relaxed, open atmospheres where you can easily collaborate with colleagues or find solo contemplation.


We are headquartered in San Francisco with 10 global offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

And we continue to grow, helping businesses harness the power of cloud software around the world—in the Americas, in Europe, and in Asia. At AppDirect we are building a company not just with global reach, but with global presence.


Work alongside talented, but humble people as you help transform the cloud software industry.

At AppDirect, we work to create an environment where each individual is motivated and challenged everyday. We encourage team members to bring creative solutions that reflect their diverse experiences and personalities.


We strongly believe a company’s success depends on its culture.

That’s why we've established a comprehensive set of core values that every team member must exemplify.They guide everything we do and provide a solid foundation for continued growth.

TRUE NORTH: Seek empirical truth to disrupt subjective convictions and align priorities for long-term success.

HUMILITY: Focus on the mission, not egos; listen before being heard, stay open to being wrong, and don’t take credit, give it.

INTENSITY: Invest the energy to consistently outpace the impossible through speed and perseverance.

PMA: Affect change through positive thoughts and actions; never criticize, condemn, or complain.

OWNERSHIP: Take full responsibility for your actions and never make excuses in the face of epic challenges.

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