Job Location:
Corporate Office – Newton, MA

Job Description Summary

Position Summary: The Compensation Analyst Provides data management and analytical expertise in support of a variety of compensation projects, audits and analysis. Participates in on going job code projects and audits. Conducts market job analysis for new requisitions as well as promotions. Owns the annual salary planning process. Serves as a back up to the Benefits Analyst on items related to billing and deduction audits. In all matters, proactively identifies issues that will impact work quality.

Work Environment This position works in an office environment.

Physical Demands This position requires the ability to sit or stand in a stationary manner for long periods of time with enough manual dexterity to perform work that is heavily key stroke dependent

Expected Hours of Work Is generally required to be available to work during business hours. May be required to work, on occasion, nights and weekends to meet deadlines.

Travel N/A

Education and Experience A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Finance, Statistics, or related field. Three years’ experience in compensation program management or related compensation administration. Experience with HRIS platforms required. Experience with Workday preferred. Experience implementing/administering compensation management systems and salary planning systems preferred. Experience with organizations with a large proportion of non-exempt employees required.

Job Description

Principle duties and responsibilities (Essential Functions) include:   

  • Runs the annual compensation cycles planning process. (executive, exempt and nonexempt cash compensation programs) for corporate and hotel staff.  Utilizes tools, processes, and audit mechanisms to collect, audit, aggregate, and communicate annual pay actions.  Creates and maintains project plans.  Ensures that appropriate approvals are garnered and documented per company requirements. 
  • Drafts newly defined and updates existing compensation policies and processes.
  • Conducts market job analysis and evaluations. Partners with Talent Acquisition to provide hiring ranges for new job openings, taking geographic differentials into consideration where necessary and consulting on internal and external candidates as appropriate. 
  • Prepares annual compensation analysis on corporate positions for inclusion in the annual budget.
  • Partners with Finance on the review, consolidation and expansion of the job codes and titles.  Supports job description projects.
  • Evaluates, makes recommendations, and documents FLSA decisions for new and existing roles.
  • Participates in the evaluation and recommendation of new and existing compensation survey sources based on utilization and data gaps.
  • Keeps apprised of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations to ensure company compliance.
  • May provide assistance as needed on tasks related to monthly invoicing and Deduction/Payroll Audits covering Total Reward programs.

Qualifications and Skills High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) particularly Excel with experience using pivot tables, formulas, filters, charts, etc.  Strong analytic & reporting skills with keen attention to detail. Strong organizational and time management skills and an ability to prioritize and perform multiple task assignments and consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.  Requires intermediate working and practical knowledge of a wide variety or Compensation techniques, theory, practice, methods, programs and plans including federal, state and local regulatory requirements (FLSA, overtime, etc.), annual processes, etc.

Additional Job Description


Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account with Company Match
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • Sonesta Hotel Discounts
  • Educational Assistance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Various Employee Perks and Discounts

Upon submitting your application, please ensure you complete a full application in addition to attaching a resume. Incomplete applications received will not be considered.