Thursday, April 02, 2009

Joel Spolsky: "Why I never let employees negotiate a raise"

Since we have been talking about salaries (Mehta Committee report, post-doc salaries, etc), perhaps I should link to Joel Spolsky's column in which he describes a fairly objective way of deciding the 'level' of an employee in his organization; everyone at the same level earns the same salary.

Seems pretty radical for a private sector company. But Joel says it's working great.


  1. Rahul Siddharthan said...

    The key thing is that "level" as defined in his company isn't quite the same as how a typical government bureaucracy would define it.

  2. Abi said...

    Rahul: I agree. I found Joel's piece interesting simply because of the environment it's embedded in: private sector in the US. Didn't mean to make any connection with our pay commission thingy.