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Compensation Manager



United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, or Poland. Certain roles have specific location requirements to facilitate collaboration at a particular Grammarly hub.

All roles have an in-person component: Conditions permitting, teams meet 2–4 weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a workspace in Kraków. This flexible approach gives team members the best of both worlds: plenty of focus time along with in-person collaboration that fosters trust and unlocks creativity.

Grammarly team members in this role must be based in the United States, and they must be able to collaborate in person 2 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub(s) where the team is based.

The opportunity

Grammarly is the world’s leading AI writing assistance company trusted by over 30 million people and 70,000 professional teams every day. From instantly creating a first draft to perfecting every message, Grammarly’s product offerings help people at 96% of the Fortune 500 get their point across—and get results. Grammarly has been profitable for over a decade because we’ve stayed true to our values and built an enterprise-grade product that’s secure, reliable, and helps people do their best work—without selling their data. We’re proud to be one of Inc.’s best workplaces, a Glassdoor Best Place to Work, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies, and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in AI.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Compensation Manager to join our People team. The Compensation Manager will help define and drive our global compensation strategies to attract, reward, and retain our highly talented EAGER team members. They will partner closely with recruiters, hiring managers, people partners, and executive team members to understand our compensation needs and challenges. They will identify opportunities and create proposals to strengthen our compensation program based on Grammarly’s business goals, EAGER values, culture, and team.

Your impact

As a Compensation Manager, you will have an ideal opportunity to build and evolve the total rewards operation of a quickly growing global company. You will support total rewards in multiple global markets, including the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, and Ukraine. In this role, you will harness your resourcefulness and creativity to meet challenges and be pragmatic in finding solutions. In addition to partnering with business leaders, you will work closely with hiring managers, people partners, and recruiters to develop robust compensation programs. In this role, you will:

  • Help to develop and roll out a consistent job architecture framework across Grammarly.
  • Partner with Engineering, Design, and Product teams to support Grammarly’s reward strategy.
  • Execute Grammarly’s reward cycle, including developing communication, executing the cycle, and landing design changes with the business.
  • Leverage your knowledge of market dynamics to tie Grammarly’s jobs to the external market and annually review structures to manage salary and equity compensation.
  • Collaborate with Recruiting and People Partners to ensure equitable and fair compensation packages for new hires.
  • Partner with the compensation project team to administer the annual compensation cycle, which includes cash and equity.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is inspired by our MOVE principles, which are the blueprint for how things get done at Grammarly: move fast and learn faster, obsess about creating customer value, value impact over activity, and embrace healthy disagreement rooted in trust.
  • Is able to collaborate in person 2 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.
  • Has experience building compensation programs in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment where the business is constantly evolving.
  • Has experience working with tech business leaders in Engineering, Product, and Design.
  • Is comfortable implementing, iterating, and scaling compensation programs based on the changing market and needs of the business.
  • Can influence executive leadership through a combination of deep subject-matter expertise, relationship-building abilities, and a passion for creating equitable and inclusive global programs.
  • Is comfortable with ambiguity and has a proactive affinity for breaking down complex problems and constructing meaningful solutions.
  • Has some familiarity with global compensation markets (particularly Europe) and can offer best practices and insights.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational, planning, and time management skills, all on a cross-functional scale.

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth:_ _We believe that autonomy and trust are key to empowering our team members to do their best, most innovative work in a way that aligns with their interests, talents, and well-being. We support professional development and advancement with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. Our remote-first hybrid model enables a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER (ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable) values. We work to foster belonging among team members in a variety of ways. This includes our employee resource groups, Grammarly Circles, which promote connection among those with shared identities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ team members, women, and parents. We also celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific programs.

Compensation and benefits

Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package encompassing the following and more:

  • Excellent health care (including a wide range of medical, dental, vision, mental health, and fertility benefits)
  • Disability and life insurance options
  • 401(k) and RRSP matching
  • Paid parental leave
  • Twenty days of paid time off per year, eleven days of paid holidays per year, and unlimited sick days
  • Home office stipends
  • Caregiver and pet care stipends
  • Wellness stipends
  • Admission discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities

Grammarly takes a market-based approach to compensation, which means base pay may vary depending on your location. Our US and Canada locations are categorized into compensation zones based on each geographic region’s cost of labor index. For more information about our compensation zones, please refer to this page. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The expected salary ranges for this position are outlined below by compensation zone and may be modified in the future.

United States:

Zone 1: $154,000 – $192,000 – $231,000/year (USD)

Zone 2: $139,000 – $173,000 – $208,000/year (USD)

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US federal E-Verify program (US). We also abide by the Employment Equity Act (Canada).

Please note that EEOC is optional and specific to US-based candidates.


All team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer.