How Facebook decides how much you'll make working there
• At Facebook, starting salary for new hires is determined by a set formula.
• The reason, Janelle Gale, VP of HR at Facebook, told Business Insider, is because determining compensation based on employer-candidate negotiations simply rewards good negotiators.•At Facebook, you're not necessarily getting hired for your good negotiation tactics.
At Facebook, starting salary isn't up for negotiation.
"Compensation fairness is a very, very important thing for us," Facebook VP of HR Janelle Gale told Business Insider. "We spend a lot of time making sure it's a very tight system."
According to the job site, the average annual base salary at Facebook is $120,00, while the average total compensation comes in around $155,000.But those six figures aren't the result of candidates playing hard ball, Gale said. Facebook has its own system for determining compensation, which takes into account factors like job category, experience level, and location.
Here's how candidates' salary offers are determined, according to Gale: