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From the help wanted blog
Everything startup employees need to know about compensation

To make an informed decision about a job opportunity and get compensated fairly, make sure you ask these questions.

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Start up compensation is broken. Here's why.

When it comes to compensation (inclusive of salary, equity, bonuses, benefits, and compensation philosophy), startups are failing employees.

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Why startups need to fix compensation practices now

The first step is establishing a compensation philosophy. You can start with a basic framework and build it out as your company grows.

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Launching Help Wanted comp reviews

As we continue the Help Wanted Project, we believe the most important thing we can provide is compensation review and offer negotiation help.

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Meet the team

Emily Kramer and Deva Hazarika have deep experience growing startups and connecting people to startup jobs. We started Help Wanted Project during COVID to help people navigate the entire job search process. Now, we focus on helping people understand offers and compensation.

Emily has built marketing teams from the ground up at Carta, Asana, Astro (acquired by Slack), and Ticketfly. She's also an advocate for equal pay. She volunteers with All Raise, advises non-profit Empower Work, and launched the
Table Stakes initiative at Carta to help close the gender equity gap.

Deva has founded, built, and advised multiple tech startups. In 2014, he founded Opstarts and raised seed funding and launched operational planning SaaS solution. He was a Board Member at UrbanMapping and TransactTools through their acquisitions, and founded ClearContext and Moai Technologies.

Success stories

“I accepted the job—they were actually able to match my salary requirements after some back and forth. I wanted to thank you for pushing me to negotiate. You helped me understand my worth/market value and push for more money and a more senior title. Thank you!!”
Comp Review & Coaching Candidate
"Wow! Thank you so much. This is incredibly helpful. It feels really good to know where I stack up and what to ask for next."
Comp Review Candidate
"It was a pleasure having access to such compassionate individuals during a time where empathy and solidarity is much needed. Having a mentor to be able to ask questions was a great support system."
Adrianna Gonzalez