Salary Fairy

Crowdsource your salary prediction

#2 Product of the DayApril 23, 2014
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Gozde Aksay
Gozde AksayMaker@gozdeaksay · Senior software engineer at Capsule
Hi everyone, I am one of the co-founders at Salary Fairy. Our goal is to inform our users of their market value and help them find better paying jobs if they are underpaid. We launched 5 weeks ago and we currently have over 2,800 users who have made 38,000 salary predictions. Looking forward to your questions and feedback.
Narek Khachatryan
Narek Khachatryan@narekk · Product Designer
@gozdeaksay You have built some really addicting engagement mechanisms in your product, kudos! I want to ask you, what's the optimal way to use this predictive data you are generating?
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Congrats on the success so far, @gozdeaksay! Where'd the idea come from?
Gozde Aksay
Gozde AksayMaker@gozdeaksay · Senior software engineer at Capsule
Thank you @rrhoover! We think that the job market is not efficient as salaries are not discussed openly. This causes information asymmetry and many professionals are underpaid as a result. I was one of them! So we wanted to create a platform where people can learn more about their market value and act upon it if necessary.
Adam Phillabaum
Adam Phillabaum@adamb0mb · Engineering Director at PayScale
@gozdeaksay This is interesting. But, what do I do with this information? I gave it a test run, and the results were about ~20% off of my actual total cash comp. Is that because I make too much money? Or is it because people don't know what a program/product manager makes? The site is really nice looking, and it was fun to make predictions on other peoples.
Kevin Li
Kevin Li@liveink · Co-Founder at Farmstead
this is an awesome idea! how do you verify that bad actors cannot pollute the well of good data?