Friday, February 2, 2024

Unwitting Salary Survey Participant

I had a call with the head of HR for a company whose mission and product look interesting, dealing with renewable energy. The head of HR is leading the search for a new VP Eng.

The first, and only, question was about the offered salary range. It is at 20% of typical for a VP role. Did I think that was too low? Would I even consider the role? The CEO thinks they can find someone at this salary. The head of HR is not convinced. We talked about compensation for a bit.

Then they ended the call, saying that I am not a fit.

Props for the hustle, I guess, avoiding paying OpenComp by sourcing some data yourselves.