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Working at gitlab sounds amazing!

I have a question about your compensation calculator however: it seems employees are penalized for living in areas with lower cost-of-living. It looks like you pay someone in San Francisco almost 2x what you pay someone in Vancouver.

Why is this? Is the SF employee worth 2x the Canadian employee?




This was often a hot topic on HackerNews, so we decided to write a blog post explaining why we pay local rates. Please find more information here [1].

[1] - https://about.gitlab.com/2019/02/28/why-we-pay-local-rates/


This is something that always discouraged me from applying at your company, even though it sounds amazing. I make 150k at my current position working remotely, but based on your calculator I would only make 80k at Gitlab so almost half. What a joke.

You are missing on a lot of top talent due to this policy.




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