New salary range / pay band comparison tool

New qWBv24
Oct 28, 2018 14 Comments

Hi everyone!

Similar to many others here, I often times wished for better salary tools / data so I could more effectively advocate for myself during comp reviews. So I decided to build something. I built a new salary comparison platform to help employees better understand company salary ranges and pay bands.

The product is still in its early stages so it could definitely benefit from more salary data submissions! There’s also already salary data there that some should find useful.

I’d be eternally grateful for any feedback too! Feel free to share it with others who might find it helpful, especially with your co-workers and others in the same role.

Here it is: https://www.projectsnowglobe.com

Let me know what you all think!

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    • New qWBv24
      OP
      Hello! I built Snowglobe to collect and show useful data. Some of the other tools out there don’t have and/or don’t show data in a way that’s useful to what matters: knowing how companies structure their salary ranges so that you can go into a review with concrete information.

      For now, the platform requires an account to prevent bot submissions and to keep the quality of the data high. Snowglobe is a young platform, so having a community of people who also believe in the values we believe in, and having a platform with high quality data, is especially important (arguably, it's always important). For those reasons, we require signing up to submit data and view our existing data, use our features, etc. At least for now! You also don't have to use your real email address to sign up.
      Oct 28, 2018
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    • New qWBv24
      OP
      Thanks for the feedback, I can definitely see how signing up to view the data could be a hassle.

      Snowglobe is a young platform, so having a community of people who also believe in the values we believe in, and having a platform with high quality data, is especially important (arguably, it's always important). For those reasons, we require signing up to submit data and view our existing data, use our features, etc. At least for now!
      Oct 28, 2018
  • Zillow Group OfTheDay
    Will it weigh data based on relevancy? For example, if User A says in their role as an SDE at ABC Company they are making $250k and then four years later User W in the same role with similar experience at the same company makes $320k, will the tool skew data more towards User W's input since it's more relevant at that time?
    Oct 28, 2018 1
    • New qWBv24
      OP
      Good question. Yes! Once there are enough salary submissions for a role and after a certain "submission age", new submissions will start to replace the oldest submissions in the salary data that's currently presented. We'll also then have the data to show how compensation has changed for that role and/or at that company over the years.
      Oct 28, 2018
  • Why do you need my email to show the total comp? I can already see level based comp in levels.fyi. what additional value does this tool provide? To me it is none, AND i need to give it my email. No thanks.
    Oct 28, 2018 4
    • New qWBv24
      OP
      Thanks for the feedback! Levels.fyi is great at what it does!

      For now, the platform requires an account to prevent bot submissions and to keep the quality of the data high. You don't even have to use your real email address!
      Oct 28, 2018
    • New qWBv24
      OP
      In response to "Fuck any site which asks for email/login without any reason behind it (like for just browsing the data here)....Fuck Snowglobe

      Login for submissions is fine. But why the fuck you need it for just viewing the data ?"

      Thanks for the feedback, I can definitely see how signing up to view the data could be a hassle.

      Snowglobe is a young platform, so having a community of people who also believe in the values we believe in, and having a platform with high quality data, is especially important (arguably, it's always important). For those reasons, we require signing up to submit data and view our existing data, use our features, etc. At least for now! You also don't have to use your real email address to sign up.
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Facebook utGz11
      I find one case of email requirement for a comp data submission. Some of the data in fyi comp are inaccurate (one of my peer submitted his comp, and later realized he put wrong information about RSU); for instance there is no way to correct an unintentional wrong data, or contact the person who put total RSU grant as annual RSU, or placed an extra zero in comp data etc.
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Facebook utGz11
      It seemed redundant to attest that viewing must not need an email at all. With such restriction the new service would be a FUD.
      Oct 28, 2018
  • I read it as projects nowglobe...
    Oct 28, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng tc200,yoe5
    Glassdoor seems too focused on just salary. It would be nice to have a standard way of anonymously sharing detailed breakdown of RSUs including vesting schedule and how much of TC came from stock appreciation.
    Oct 28, 2018 1
    • New qWBv24
      OP
      Thank you for the feedback! Anonymously breaking down RSU vesting schedule and seeing how much of TC comes from stock appreciate could definitely be helpful.
      Oct 28, 2018
  • New goingin
    Snowglobe is a platform for peers to anonymously share and compare salary data with.

    Should be changed to:
    Snowglobe is a platform for peers to anonymously share and compare salary data.
    Oct 28, 2018 0
  • Amazon sdeiii
    This is great. Now instead of TC/GTFO we can have like “meaningful discussion or snowglobe.” MD/SG.
    Oct 29, 2018 0

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