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Fog Creek Compensation System

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

This month, I wrote up a brief description of Fog Creek’s compensation system for Inc. I also posted the Fog Creek professional ladder which is used to compute everyone’s level and thus determines their base salary.

 


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I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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