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Senior Compensation Analyst

New York, NY
Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

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Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

You are a key member of the Justworks People Team.  As Senior Compensation Analyst, you will run our compensation programs to attract and retain top talent across our business, and will serve as an internal compensation consultant. The Senior Compensation Analyst will help ensure that our compensation programs remain competitive and align with our business strategies, by providing vital data and insight to the people team, Finance colleagues and business leaders across Justworks.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Be the market data expert and own all aspects of compensation data and analysis throughout the full employee life cycle including data reporting, updates and audits

  • Conduct and manage compensation benchmarking and survey participation in conjunction with compensation leadership to support competitive analysis of compensation programs within the industry.

  • Support People Partners on compensation related issues and work closely with Recruiting in the offer process

  • Develop and manage compensation communication materials

  • Work closely with Finance professionals to manage compensation budgets throughout the year

  • Partner with Compensation leadership to challenge existing processes and tools to ensure continuous improvement

  • Support various compensation projects from planning and implementation to execution. Projects include, but are not limited to, job architecture redesign, salary analysis, creation of salary structure and reorganizations.

  • Partner with internal teams (People Business Partners, People Operations, finance leads and clients) and external consultants to continuously improve processes and to develop a deep understanding of job responsibilities for evaluation of pay level, external market benchmarks and internal equity to influence pay decisions on offers, pay adjustments and promotions. Streamline the job evaluation process and ensure a consistent approach.

  • Support the People Business Partners and People Operations in performing the annual merit review process and pay equity analysis

  • Support the compensation review process

  • Develop and iterate data analytics and ad hoc reporting on People and Compensation data

  • Other duties as needed based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Senior Compensation Analyst, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following competencies:

  • Consultative - takes an approach that focuses on building relationships with others, understanding their problems, and developing solutions to their challenges through open-ended questions and active listening.

  • Solution-oriented - identifies the source of a question or challenge and provides the right, or a better, way of doing things.

  • Good judgement - the exercise of critical thinking, analyzing and assessing problems and implications, identifying patterns, making connections of underlying issues, understanding risks and developing mitigation strategies, and taking ownership of the outcome.

  • Functional expertise - subject matter expertise of specific function(s), including knowledge of principles, practices, and domain knowledge.

  • Clear communication - the ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to gain understanding.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.

  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.

  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.

  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example. 

  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” 


  • Minimum of 3 years of previous experience in both cash compensation and equity administration

  • Working knowledge and experience of Workday required 

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented with a core focus on ensuring data integrity and accuracy

  • Adaptable to the changing needs of a fast moving, high growth organization

  • Solid understanding of compensation technology and tools, including advanced Excel skills required

  • Systems and analytical thinker who has the ability to see how organizational systems (e.g., tools, processes, people) interact and influence each other, and how systems create and contribute to specific issues and strengths

  • Vigilant in maintaining confidentiality and discretion at all times

  • Ability to maintain a sense of urgency and execute quickly and efficiently

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and resolve issues, while translating complex information to concise and understandable terms, with minimal directionDemonstrated organizational and project management skills

  • Team player who is approachable and supportive; comfortable doing the analytical work required but also able to think strategically

  • Self-starter mentality who is comfortable working in an ambiguous, fast-paced, start-up environment

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $109,000-120,000 per year.

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Actual compensation is based on multiple factors that are unique to each candidate, including and not limited to skill set, level of relevant experience, and specific work location.  Salary ranges for positions based in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. 

For more information about Justworks’ Total Reward Philosophy, including all of the perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team members, please visit Total Rewards @ Justworks

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or familial status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Justworks is fully dedicated to providing necessary support to candidates with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations. We also provide reasonable accommodations to employees based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, as well as for other covered reasons consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. If you're in need of a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at Your comfort and success matter to us, and we're here to ensure an inclusive experience.

Our DEIB Report and Our DEI Commitment

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 5694566
Employment Type: Other