Re: Why I send these out -- was Re: Here's another winner - guess the pay

Subject: Re: Why I send these out -- was Re: Here's another winner - guess the pay
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 10:56:47 -0500

This is all anecdotal data though. Anyone could report anything they'd
like. This is why STC stopped their salary surveys and instead looked
for a more solid resource for numbers.

Still, it is *a* resource.

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> *APPLAUDS*    Well said.
>
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 4:01 PM, William Sherman
> <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:
>> The problem with the modern job market is everyone stresses the
>> confidentiality of wages. This is not to the advantage of the worker, but
>> the company.
>
> If folks haven't heard about the site, you can view self-reported wage
> data by company over on http://www.glassdoor.com.  You have to submit
> a salary in order to view salaries, but I think that's a fair trade.
> And you can always report your salary from a previous company if you
> feel funny about posting your current salary.
>
> While the site isn't as useful for smaller companies, I've found that
> most mid-sized companies have at least a couple salaries listed.  And
> big companies like Google, Microsoft and IBM have a lot of data
> reported.  And even if a company doesn't have any tech writers
> reporting in, since I'm in the software industry, I can get a ballpark
> idea of how a company pays their employees by checking out the wages
> they're paying their software developers, QA testers, and support
> personnel.
>
>
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