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Head of Global Compensation



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2023

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, or Poland. Certain roles have specific location requirements to facilitate collaboration at a particular Grammarly hub.

All roles have an in-person component: Conditions permitting, teams meet 2–4 weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a workspace in Kraków. This flexible approach gives team members the best of both worlds: plenty of focus time along with in-person collaboration that fosters trust and unlocks creativity.

Grammarly team members in this role will collaborate in person 4 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to different hubs. They are required to live within a commutable distance of their home hub of San Francisco. Grammarly may provide relocation assistance.

The opportunity

Every day, tens of millions of people and 50,000 professional teams worldwide trust Grammarly’s AI and human expertise to help ideate, compose, revise, and comprehend communications. Our team members have the autonomy to take on exciting challenges in pursuit of our mission to improve lives by improving communication. Together, we’re building on more than a decade of steady growth and profitability. We’re defining the communication assistance category with our tailored service offerings: Grammarly Free, Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, and Grammarly for Education. Our latest product offering, GrammarlyGO, brings the power of generative AI to our users. It all begins with our team collaborating in an inclusive, values-driven, and learning-oriented environment.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Head of Global Compensation to join our People team. This person will lead a team of compensation professionals and will orchestrate the design, program management and implementation of all areas of compensation across the company. This includes broad-based compensation strategy, incentive pay, equity strategy, and executive compensation across all of our global locations, ensuring that our compensation programs support Grammarly’s growth.

Reporting to the Head of Total Rewards and People Operations, the Head of Global Compensation will partner closely with recruiters, hiring managers, people partners, and members of the executive team to understand our compensation needs and challenges. They will identify opportunities and create proposals to strengthen our compensation program based on Grammarly’s business goals, EAGER values, culture, and team.

Your impact

As the Head of Global Compensation, you will continue to build and evolve the compensation strategy and operations of a fast-growing global company in the generative AI space. You will be responsible for overseeing compensation in multiple global markets, including the U.S., Canada, Germany, Poland and Ukraine. In this role, you will harness your resourcefulness and creativity to meet challenges and be pragmatic in finding elegant solutions. In addition to partnering with business leaders, you will coach and mentor a team of direct reports, hiring managers, and recruiters on our compensation philosophy and programs.

  • Oversee the design, development and operationally-excellent delivery of total compensation strategies that attract, retain and motivate talent in support of Grammarly’s business objectives.
  • Lead the design and implementation of global salary grade structures inclusive of functional job hierarchies and levels, job categories, and salary ranges.
  • Build strategic partnerships with Finance, Legal and Sales Operations to deliver programs aligned with the Company’s financial, compliance and growth goals.
  • Partner with Legal and Finance leaders on the preparation of materials needed for compensation committee and board meetings.
  • Collaborate with business leaders, people partners, and global recruiting teams to structure job offers, evaluate jobs and levels, participate in market surveys, and conduct competitive analyses to ensure compliance and effective governance of compensation programs.
  • Research and share emerging compensation trends so that Grammarly can anticipate and proactively address market changes.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is able to collaborate in person in San Francisco and potentially other hubs 4 weeks per quarter.
  • Has experience driving, scaling and iterating on compensation programs in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment with high levels of ambiguity and where the business is constantly evolving.
  • Holds a track record of building, leading and mentoring a compensation team through high-growth periods.
  • Can build trust and influence executive leadership through a combination of deep subject-matter expertise and relationship-building abilities.
  • Has excellent stakeholder management and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has the ability to drive results through influence and to convey complex concepts in a way that resonates with the particular audience.
  • Has experience leading compensation programs in global markets (in particular, the United States, Canada and Europe).
  • Demonstrates strong business and financial acumen and takes a systemic approach to the People function in order to align compensation with talent management and talent acquisition goals.

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth: We believe that autonomy and trust are key to empowering our team members to do their best, most innovative work in a way that aligns with their interests, talents, and well-being. We support professional development and advancement with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. Our remote-first hybrid model enables a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER (ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable) values. We work to foster belonging among team members in a variety of ways. This includes our employee resource groups, Grammarly Circles, which promote connection among those with shared identities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ team members, women, and parents. We also celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific programs.

Compensation and benefits

Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package encompassing the following and more:

  • Excellent health care (including a wide range of medical, dental, vision, mental health, and fertility benefits)
  • Disability and life insurance options
  • 401(k) matching (US only)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Twenty days of paid time off per year, eleven days of paid holidays per year, and unlimited sick days
  • Home office stipends
  • Caregiver and pet care stipends
  • Wellness stipends
  • Admission discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities

Grammarly takes a market-based approach to compensation, which means base pay may vary depending on your location. Our US and Canada locations are categorized into compensation zones based on each geographic region’s cost of labor index. For more information about our compensation zones and locations where we currently support employment, please refer to this page.

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The expected salary ranges for this San Francisco-based position are outlined below and may be modified in the future.

San Francisco:
Zone 1: $270,000 – $347,000/year (USD)

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US federal E-Verify program (US). We also abide by the Employment Equity Act (Canada).

Please note that EEOC is optional and specific to US-based candidates.



All team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.