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Compensation Analyst

San Francisco Bay Area, CA
October 12, 2018

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Michael Bubenyak

*** *’Farrell St. #***

Tel: 650-***-****

San Francisco, CA 94102



An HR Generalist and Compensation Analyst with experience providing analytical, technical, and day-to-day administrative support to the human resources function including competitive salary analysis, incentive plan development and administration, cost modeling and compensation plan analysis, ad hoc reporting, and HR system implementation and administration. The last 12-years have focused on providing day-to-day administrative support; prior experience was more project/consultant driven.

Work Experience

Administer and analyze base salary, short-term incentive programs, and salary structures for US and International employees

Provide cost modeling for compensation program concepts and changes

Provide analytical and administrative support throughout the annual compensation cycle including merit planning, bonus calculations, compensation benchmarking, and compensation statement generation

Regularly perform job analysis, including evaluation, internal comparison and external survey.

Designed and delivered compensation system from scratch for an employee base of 4000. Acted as liaison between senior management, Organizational Development, Benefits and Payroll.

Managed excel spreadsheets and internet-based tools designed for common merit reviews for both salary and stock planning purposes for a client base from 200 to 10,000 employees.

Maintain job and compensation structures within the company’s HR Management System

Generate and analyze ad hoc reports from a variety of information systems

Provide support in the implementation and ongoing administration of HR system(s)

Provide analytical and administrative support for projects

Manage projects such as survey participation and analysis, compensation integration for mergers and acquisitions

Develop and document procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and work with HR Managers to educate Managers

Work with HRIS and IT staff to ensure that the system meets compensation needs and is updated to reflect changes to salary structures, bonus programs, etc.

Communicate salary and bonus programs in New Hire Orientation

Assist HR Managers and Managers with compensation related issues

Experience supporting RIFs, and, Mergers and Acquisitions

Systems Experience and Core Qualifications

Advanced PC skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Publisher, and Project Manager

ADP, SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Paychek and Ceridian

Experience with MS Access and other relational databases

Hands on experience with Oracle and SAP and Exactly Incent

Exceptional quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills

Deep interest and aptitude in data, metrics, analysis and trends

Strong teamwork skills as well as an ability to work independently in a fast paced, high growth, changing environment

Aptitude for balancing multiple priorities with strong organization and prioritization skills

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Developed a Professional Career Ladder Programs at several organizations from hi-tech to health care. From concept and design to implementation.

Coordinated the design and development of an International Salary Program for a prominent semi-conductor company in Silicon Valley. Delivering a common-salary structure and development of global leveling criteria and career ladder progression within all job families. Resulting in changes not only for international locations but corporate headquarters as well.

Developed It’s a People Development Tool, Not Just a Score Card a Performance Management Training Program including process, evaluation forms and training materials. Implemented at several companies across several industry segments.

Developed and implemented a bonus program to leverage a planned suppression in base salary increases. Net savings of $2 MM or 10% of “fixed” salary expense.

Directed M&A activities in the integration of compensation and benefit programs. Including base, incentive, equity, PTO and welfare benefit programs. Projects have included an audit of international and domestic compensation and benefit programs.

Consolidated 20+ sales compensation plans from 8 separate Strategic Business Units into 3 plan designs for the entire organization. Worked directly with SBU Executives to facilitate the outcome.

Directed an Operations Improvement Program reversing a significant operating loss. Savings realized within 6 months of starting project. Reducing operating expenses by nearly 15%. Accomplished the turnaround without layoffs by managing staff reductions through attrition and cross training programs by working directly with Cross Functional Teams, Board, Executives, Management and Staff.

Coordinated the implementation of Terralign, a Sales Software Territory Management Program, which included integration with Oracle’s Order Management module and

Developed a performance-based RSA Program. From idea inception, design, and, BOD program approval through stock award distribution. A legacy program for HR at a premier Silicon Valley hi-tech company.

Designed and implemented a Total Rewards Program including Quarterly Total Rewards Employee Statements that included Base Pay, Annualized Target & Actual Bonus Award, 401(k) Employer Contribution, PTO “bank” Adjusted Value, Health and Welfare Benefit Value and Anticipated Value of Stock Award.


Independent Consultant 2005 – present. Over 100 Bay Area Companies

Compensation Analyst. Providing supplemental staffing, interim management and consulting in the support of Finance and HR Programs including Compliance Reporting, Development of Operational Performance Metrics; Design of SPDs; Custom Surveys; Operations Audits; System Implementation; Staffing Studies, Total Reward Statements. Sample List of Clients: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, VMware, IDT, Clorox, PG&E. Barclays Global Investors, Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, Placer and Orange County Regional Banking System, Wells Fargo Bank, etc…

VMware, Palo Alto, CA 2003 – 2005

Global Compensation, Benefits and HR Planning Specialist. Joined VMware as an HR Specialist when the company was at 300 employees and helped scale HR to meet the needs of 3,000 employees world-wide. Worked on a contract basis since leaving VMware as a Functional Project Manager for the implementation of major HR Systems. Returned for several projects as an HR Contractor.

Independent Consultant 1996 – 2003. Over 100 Bay Area Companies

Compensation Analyst Providing supplemental staffing, interim management and consulting in the support of Finance and HR Programs including Compliance Reporting, Development of Operational Performance Metrics; Design of SPDs; Custom Surveys; Operations Audits; System Implementation; Staffing Studies. Sample List of Clients: Adapt TV, Sybase, Trinet, WebEX, Sega, Symantic, Hitachi, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross of Northern California, etc..

HAY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS, Walnut Creek, CA 1995 – 1996.

Consultant. Managed the salary survey team. Facilitated Benefit Report enhancements; working directly with National Practice Leaders and Partners. Supported job evaluation and management reorganization projects.

MECON Associates, San Ramon, CA 1993 – 1995.

Sr Consultant. Supported job evaluation and process re-engineering projects.

Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA 1989 – 1993.

Compensation, Benefits and HRIS Analyst. As a member of the Human Resources Team. Responsible for compensation, benefits and productivity programs. Negotiated contract with a new third-party administrator for welfare benefit plans.

Other positions held :

Operations Improvement Analyst, Budget Analyst, Financial Analyst, Compensation /Benefits and HRIS Analyst.



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