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Director, Global Compensation



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023
San Francisco, CA

About us

At Udemy, we’re on a mission to improve lives through the power of learning. We’re a leading global learning company and one of the world’s largest education platforms, with more than 59 million learners. Our goal is to provide flexible, effective skill development to empower organizations and individuals.

Talented people are everywhere, and the right opportunity can be hard to come by. That’s why we’re focused on revolutionizing learning, using our skills and expertise to help others develop theirs and reach their full potential. Individually, we bring our unique perspective to reimagine the way we share knowledge. Together, we can improve lives by making learning more accessible for our learners, our instructors, and businesses around the world.

Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco with global offices in Australia, India, Ireland, Türkiye, and the US. Learn more on ourcompany page.

About you

You’re a connector who puts people first and values the lasting ​partnerships you’ll build. You’re an active listener who cares about the stories people share and are energized by communication and collaboration. You love learning new things and are known for bringing innovative perspectives and questions to the table. You’re deadline and results-driven, passionate about creating new processes, systems, and best practices that help your internal partners do their best work.

About this role

The Director, Global Compensation will be a key member of the Total Rewards team. You will apply your knowledge and experience of managing our global compensation function by planning, developing, and implementing new and existing compensation programs. You will refine our global compensation philosophy to ensure that our compensation programs remain competitive and compliant with local laws. You will partner with our Head of Total Rewards and other key stakeholders such as leaders, managers, People Partners, Finance, etc to provide insights and recommendations for our remuneration programs. You will shape and deliver Compensation related education programs to a variety of learners.

What you'll be doing:

  • Utilize global perspectives to inform & drive improvements to current compensation philosophy and structure through market-based analysis and research & ongoing participation and selection of relevant survey tools
  • Provide cost modeling analysis of compensation related matters for financial impact
  • Provide expertise on international compensation design and program best practices
  • Lead our global Total Rewards' cycles
  • Implement process improvement and efficiencies In partnership with our cross-functional global partners including developing and delivering training and education programs for employees and leaders to enhance total rewards knowledge
  • Ensure that our current compensation programs are in compliance with international, federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations

What you’ll have:

  • Extensive experience with managing international tech company compensation & equity programs
  • Experience with FLSA analysis and other compensation legislated requirements is required
  • Strong analytical and communication skills to “tell a story” with data
  • You have extensive experience managing focal merit and bonus programs
  • Strong Systems skills - including - compensation modeling and analytics skills with Excel skills including advanced features (pivot tables, look-ups, macros); implementing compensation modules within Workday
  • Proven ability to work well with cross-functional teams to improve workstreams
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

We understand that not everyone will match each of the above qualifications. However, we also realize that everyone has unique experiences that can add value to our company. Even if you think your background might not perfectly align, we'd love to hear from you!

Life at Udemy

We aspire to be as vibrant and dynamic as the communities we serve, as inquisitive as those who use our platform, and as revolutionary as the future we strive to open for everyone. Here are some of the things we love about life at Udemy:

  • We’re invested in creating an inclusive environment that welcomes a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. From creating employee resource groups, ensuring we’re a Fair Pay Workplace, and building a flexible work culture, our belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BEDI) initiatives always put our people first. We want you to be able to bring your authentic self to work because when we all do, we’re better for it.

  • Learning is what we do – inside and out. Our Learning & Development team is second to none, helping ensure your journey is one of continuous progression. You’ll also have unlimited access to Udemy courses, monthly UDays (meeting-free professional development days), and a generous annual professional development stipend.

  • Our reason to exist is to revolutionize learning – that calls for taking risks and learning from failures. Whether it’s our hackathons (a company-wide effort to envision new possibilities for our product) or sharing our prototypes, we see experimentation as a crucial step on the path to success.

  • We’re committed to creating world-class employee experiences and are proud of the recognition of this by Great Place to Work. Learn more about our certificationhere and find out what it's like to work at Udemy onour blog.

Of course, the best thing about being part of Udemy is knowing your work makes a difference for people and organizations around the world. You’ve got the skills; why not use them to help others develop theirs?

At Udemy, we value diversity and inclusion and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Our Benefits Start With U

Our benefits package at Udemy “starts with U” and is grounded in mission-driven benefits that intentionally align with our core values. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few highlighted benefits if you’re a full-time Udemate based in the United States:

  • Core Benefits: Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and disability coverage
  • HSA/FSA/Commuter: Pre-tax savings/spending plans, including HSA employer contributions
  • Transgender Benefits: Expanded medical coverage for gender-affirming care
  • Parental Benefits: Financial assistance for fertility (including egg-freezing), adoption, and surrogacy expenses; twelve weeks of paid family bonding for birth, surrogacy, adoption, and foster placement (plus up to six to ten weeks of paid disability leave for birthing parents) as well as a two-week “ease-back” program that enables parents to return part-time at full pay
  • Whole U: Fully paid memberships for meditation/mindfulness, therapy/coaching visits, financial planning, fertility and family building, maternity and newborn care, parenting and pediatrics, menopause care, breastmilk shipping, and caregiving support
  • Learning: Free access to Udemy and Udemy Business plus a yearly stipend to spend on professional development
  • Retirement: Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) plan with an employer contribution
  • Charitable Giving: Corporate charitable match for eligible nonprofits and charities
  • Vacation: Flexible vacation for salaried Udemates and fifteen days per year for hourly
  • Holidays: Twelve paid holidays throughout the year

Would you like to learn more about Udemy? Here are a few resources:

How Udemy Started [video]

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The hiring range for this position is $200,000 - $275,000. Actual compensation is based on several factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, qualifications, experience, and specific work location due to differences in the cost of labor. In addition to a base salary, this role is also eligible for benefits and equity.

Information regarding data privacy is available within the Udemy Careers Privacy Notice.

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Why is BEDI important at Udemy?
What are the BEDI pain points frenquently expressed by employees?