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My Salary as a Developer and Companies that practice salary transparency
This is how my salary has evolved over the last 12 years. My entire career as a developer in a single post.
In the previous post we talked about salary transparency and its benefits.
Today I want to share with you some companies that are applying this transparency to its core.
The first company I saw that practiced this was Buffer. Buffer it’s an open company since day one and they are sharing their salaries publicly.
For me, it’s the perfect company mindset. No more people earning more than you just because they negotiate their salary better than you. Your salary depends in your level as a developer and your location (cost of living).
My Salary evolution as a Developer
As a person who likes transparency, now it's my turn.
This has been my salary evolution as a programmer from my first job to my current one.
I have been working as a Developer for +12 years now and this have been my career until now.
I moved from Gran Canaria to Madrid to work at Clever Consulting, a small agency where we make websites mainly with WordPress and Prestashop. We also did some tools with Ruby on Rails. I learned a lot, it was my first job.
Then I moved to Chicfy and from Madrid to Malaga. Chicfy was a small start-up that was competing with WallaPop and Vinted. At the end, Vinted bought us. It was my first job at a startup and I love it. I discovered myself as a product developer.
My next step was Wallbox. When I joined it was a “small” company with about 15 developers, and after 4-5 years it became a huge company with more than 50 developers. There I learned a lot about how to scale, how to work with microservices, event driven design, hexagonal architecture, DDD, and more.
After 5 years I received a bug offer from Spryker, an offer that I can’t reject, but I should. At Spryker I was not happy, I was working on a demo team and I were not working on the product itself. I was not working on what I like. That’s why I left after less than a year.
Right now I’m working at AltoVita, a company based in London, but working from home. It’s too soon to tell you anything, but I feel super happy here, working on the product, and try to improve it as much as I can since day one.
One more thing
I have some important news about Monse. A few days ago a I signed a contract with some interesting changes in a company level.
I want to wait a few days before giving details, but that will be my next post so, share this one and subscribe.