Senior Compensation Manager

Palo Alto, CA (Open to US-based Remote) /
General + Administrative /
At Wealthfront we believe everyone's personal finances can be optimized and automated for a very low fee using high-end technology. To achieve that, we built a software-only approach, which also helped create a new category: robo-advisors. We’ve paired the expertise of our PhD-clad research team with the exceptional talents of our engineering, product and design teams to deliver sophisticated products and services to our clients that are easy and fun to use. And that plan has worked! We have loyal clients from every state who trust us with over $25 billion in assets...and we're just getting started. So if you're passionate about helping people secure their ambitions while helping to change an industry, keep reading. 

Wealthfront is currently hiring a senior compensation expert to join its HR team reporting directly to the VP of People. This individual will develop, implement, and manage Wealthfront’s compensation strategy through market analysis, managing 3rd party partnerships, build compensation tools, and provide key contributions to the planning process.


    • Research and analyze market compensation to inform and build compensation structures and bands, benefits, and rewards.
    • Develop compensation tools and programs to support the changing needs of employees, in alignment with Wealthfront’s compensation philosophy.
    • Partner with internal stakeholders to gather feedback and help calibrate against market data.
    • Apply your expertise by making data-driven decisions informed by industry best practices.
    • Ensure compliance with reporting and global, federal, state and local requirements.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommend changes that are consistent with compensation trends and company objectives.
    • Leverage and integrate with our existing HR tools, processes, workflows, and systems.


    • Expertise in statistical analysis and reporting.
    • Strong stakeholder management skills and business acumen.
    • Ability to conduct research, draw conclusions, and present findings to audiences including executive teams.
    • Experience in heading up multiple components of a total compensation strategy, including incentive and equity compensation.
    • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting tools like Google Sheets.
    • At least 6+ years of experience focused on developing and scaling programs.
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Math or a related field
Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Wealthfront

Wealthfront started with the ambition to transform the investment advisory business, with the goal to unlock access to high quality investment advice for millions who were underserved by the traditional institutions. We built the first automated investment product that allows you to invest in a personalized portfolio of thousands of companies in seconds for a remarkably low fee; we then expanded into banking which made it remarkably easy for people to automate their finances end-to-end and eliminated the hassle of money management, all of which resulted in attracting more than $27 billion of our client’s hard earned savings, created the robo-advisor category and transformed the broader industry. And yet, we have a long way to go to achieve our mission to build a financial system that favors people, not institutions. 

Wealthfront’s vision is to make it delightfully easy to build long-term wealth on your own terms. This vision is more relevant than ever because millions more people are getting into the market early and investing their hard earned savings in a handful of stocks. While this is a great way to start, it is inconsistent with building long-term wealth. We want to empower young investors to expand their horizon, and easily explore and execute on a wider range of investing strategies, make informed investment decisions that are consistent with their values and beliefs while also making it effortless to grow and compound their savings exponentially, that’s transformational to their lives and their long-term future. 

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