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What People are Saying

Want to know what others think about our work? Below are testimonials from some of our wonderful clients.

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Major Financial Institution

“Support and guidance were exceptional. We got a highly skilled professionals who approached problem solving with energy, enthusiasm, high levels of creativity and passion. They motivate individuals to deliver high quality products and are always keenly focused on delivering the highest level of customer service.”

VP, Human Resources

Medical Device Company

“Our needs spanned day to management of key HR Administrative functions, Sales Commission Program management and targeted, strategic planning for new and existing programs. Their consultants have broad reaching skills and expertise and were able to seamlessly embed themselves within the HR team and overall corporate culture. They provide scalable, customized HR consulting services that are entirely responsive to the voice of the customer.”

David Bowman

Chairman - TTG Consultants / Linconshire

“Compensation Works are consummate HR professionals. They analyze what is needed and articulates that – in detail – to those providing a service. This establishes expectations and helps providers attain desired outcomes. They are most pleasant in their interactions, but insist on accountability from all parties. Our experience has been most productive and rewarding."


Investment Solutions Company

“I have worked with Compensation Works over the last 15 years in various capacities and across several challenging projects. Their professionalism, confidentiality, prudence and just overall great advice have always been exceptional.”

Clayton Lewis

Operating Partner - Maveron

"I asked Compensation Works to come in and help us set up a pay structure for one of our start-up companies. They did a great job putting together the market analysis and pay structure. They were able to present the information in a way that people could hear and process the information. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Compensation Works am happy to recommend them to others for similar work."

Ben Harmon, MD, MBA

CEO Radia

"Compensation Works can help a company leader imagine and think through a pay plan that ties the executive incentives to the success of the business. They are very patient and gracious, and have excellent people skills."

Linda Rose

Business Manager - Heraeus Shin-Etsu USA

"Compensation works was able to explain and facilitate decisions with the president and controller of our company who are foreign nationals."

Duane Francis


"Compensation Works is professional, competent, engaging and easy to talk to and work with. They use a structured process as their prototype, but where we needed to take special circumstances into consideration, they were able to fold those in with no problem."

Jeff Ohlstrom

CFO - Bellevue Club

"Compensation Works is certainly an expert in these issues and has access to market data to formulate and support solid recommendations. They are knowledgeable, professional, thorough and timely. We feel we have a solid relationship with them. I would not hesitate to recommend Compensation Works."

Doug Brown

President - All Star Directories

"I will use Compensation Works again in the future. They have extraordinary resources, extraordinary judgment, work well with boards and CEOs. Plus, they have given us a successful outcomes three times. I offer my recommendation."

Francine Murphy

HR Director - Furuno

"Compensation Works is pleasant, professional and very enjoyable to work with. I have found them to be knowledgeable, thorough, fast and flexible. They provide me what I need whether it's a detailed report or an e-mail response. I highly recommend Compensation Works."

Mary Ellen Stone

Executive Director - King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

"Compensation Works is responsive, and I was very satisfied with the quality of their work. They are experienced working with nonprofit directors and boards. In fact, one of our board members volunteered that she was impressed with how thorough Compensation Works' work had been and that she was happy with their board presentation!

I am happy to recommend Compensation Works. They are one of a very few consultants I would consider using on a regular basis. I anticipate bringing them back the next time we review the competitiveness of our key compensation packages."

Kemper Freeman Chairman

Kemper Development

"What I came to appreciate was how good Compensation Works is at pulling out what we were looking for on both sides of the agreement. It's better to look at the package from both sides and involve an experienced professional who can help craft a package that will work the way both sides intend it to. Both parties are equally happy with the end result. It wouldn't have been effective to have an attorney draw this up for us. It really is a specialized field."

Jim Melby

President - Kemper Freeman

"I'm very happy with the whole plan. I think Compensation Works has all the right skills and tools for this kind of project. They have a strong understanding of industry standards and the marketplace. They're approachable and easy to talk to, which is crucial when you consider all the emotions involved in mediating this kind of dialog. They did a very good job."

Jane Brenneman

SVP Human Resources

"My experience with Compensation Works is that they work hard to understand what you want then deliver what you need. Their subject matter expertise is impressive. They did a very nice job of helping me think through what I needed, and they adjusted ideal best practices to fit my organization's reality. Compensation Works is enjoyable to work withs and they have the gift of being both analytical and human."

Kellie LeTexier, SPHR

Sr. VP/Chief HR Officer - Kitsap Credit Union

"I wholeheartedly recommend Compensation Works as the expert to facilitate and maximize every facet of your company's strategy for structuring a highly-effective, comprehensive compensation plan."

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