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Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)
Senior Compensation Analyst

We believe in providing people with everything they need to do their best work, and are looking for a senior compensation analyst to review and evolve Gusto’s compensation strategy. You’ll continue to build compensation programs across Gusto, while helping us scale thoughtfully and effectively. As a partner to our leaders, you’ll help design our philosophy to recruit and retain top talent.


The People team at Gusto focuses on developing a positive employee experience that empowers people to do the best work of their lives. We aspire to craft an environment that inspires and enables Gusto to go beyond what is thought possible. We think holistically and are encouraged by a supportive leadership team. You’ll be a true leader in the organization with a high level of responsibility. As the first dedicated Compensation Partner, you will play a critical role in helping us build a diverse and inclusive team which is key to our growth and success as a company.


The position is full-time and based in either San Francisco or Denver.


Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:


Develop and further implement Gusto’s total rewards program, policies, and procedures

Perform analysis and market studies on current programs, using insights to develop solutions that ensure internal fairness, external competitiveness, and alignment with Gusto’s goals

Build retention strategies and compelling offers to welcome top-tier talent, along with playbooks on how to communicate our approach to compensation

Collaborate with functional leaders, HR, and Gusto staff on annual benchmarking and pay decisions and policies, including offers, promotions, and internal transfers

Upscale and maintain internal compensation systems, partnering with HR to integrate tools to ensure scalability and support company growth

Ensure compliance with employment-related federal and state statutory requirements regarding employee pay and benefits, and remain up-to-date on current compensation-related legislation

Here’s what we're looking for:


4+ years of analyst experience within Compensation, HR, People Operations, or a related department, focused on people programs, including compensation strategy, benefits analysis, headcount planning, etc.

Deep knowledge of federal, state and local compensation and benefits laws, or foundational knowledge with the desire to learn and develop expertise

Experience working in a fast-paced, high-performance environment where the business is constantly evolving

Strong excel, data collection, and data visualization skills

Experience building dashboards and automating reports

Ability to think critically, anticipate issues, and proactively suggest solutions

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) a plus

Bachelor degree preferred

Job Location(s):
San Francisco, CA, US
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