Compensation Consultant

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We’re looking for an experienced Senior Compensation Consultant to help drive our compensation philosophy and programs in support of our overall people strategies.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Consult and Partner with our Field Operations and Customer Success Group (CSG) functional and HR leaders for all aspects of compensation programs and processes.
  • Consistently and effectively communicate and evangelize Elastic’s Compensation and Total Rewards Strategy with the client groups.
  • Lead your business groups through our compensation cycles (equity and merit) and ensure compensation decisions are aligned to our philosophy of pay-for-performance while ensuring fair pay.
  • Ensure all job families and job profiles for your client groups are appropriately structured, including appropriate FLSA classifications.
  • Serve as a thought partner for the Sales Strategy & Sales Operations teams on market leading practices for Sales specific topics like plan metrics, draws, industry emerging and leading practices on Sales Compensation plan design, SPIFFs (short-term focused sales incentive plans), etc.
  • Partner with and educate Recruiters, HR Operations and allied business and HR teams on all compensation matters.
  • Conduct deep research and analysis on compensation for client groups such as employee offer analysis, cost / benefit impact analysis, and compensation data validations/audits.
  • Conduct research specific to variable compensation plans, including staying current on pay mix trends as well as variable compensation plan designs and how to use quota and attainment data to deliver compensation insight to our HR business partners and leaders.
  • Develop compensation communication materials, training / education, process mapping, and change management of compensation programs.

What You Bring Along:

  • Bachelor's Degree with strong related experience
  • Experience of working in a global organization.
  • The ability to thrive in ambiguity and devote a diversified global view to all you do!
  • Prior experience partnering with the Sales organization and working with sales compensation plans
  • Strategic, critical thinker who isn’t afraid to get into the weeds; Proficiency with data analysis, modeling and insights and ability to influence the senior management with required ‘story’
  • A proficiency in optimizing processes and programs with a keen understanding of the balance between structure and flexibility
  • High degree of integrity and honesty; ability to exercise confidentiality and neutrality in complex and sensitive situations.

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:$128,200—$202,860 USDThe typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:$153,800—$243,340 USD

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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