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People Operations, Benefits Specialist



Accounting & Finance, People & HR, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023
The People Operations team at Anthropic is looking for a Benefits Specialist to support our rapidly growing team. You will help us build out our benefits packages, policies, and total rewards strategy, manage internal communications about our benefits, and act as a trusted guide on a wide range of benefit related topics.
Anthropic has a warm, welcoming, and fast-paced culture, and we operate with a “one team” mentality. The People team at Anthropic embodies this mentality to the fullest by partnering with all teams across the organization to maximize employee engagement, hold our world-class talent accountable to each other and to the organization’s mission, and create an inclusive environment where Ants of all backgrounds can thrive. We are problem solvers, thought partners, cross-functional collaborators, employee-experience-engineers, and advocates for our company and our employees.
About Anthropic
Anthropic is an AI safety and research company that’s working to build reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our customers and for society as a whole. Our interdisciplinary team has experience across ML, physics, policy, business and product.


  • Manage our global benefits program, including program renewals, vendor management and changes, and new program expansion
  • Oversee our paid time off and holiday programs globally
  • Design and manage our leaves of absence program
  • Improve employee-facing Benefits communications and resources
  • Provide a positive user experience as you answer questions and address benefits issues for Ants (what we call our employees!)
  • Manage the completion of compliance items and reporting

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Have a minimum 3-5 years of experience working in Human Resources or People Operations, 2+ years of which include direct experience working on benefits in the US
  • Are familiar with benefits management at a fast-paced startup environment
  • Have experience working with leave of absence (such as FMLA and CFR) and rolling out a leave management system
  • Have experience with benefits reporting
  • Are reliable and responsive -- you will be answering time-sensitive and urgent questions and requests from employees
  • Are organized and detail-oriented -- you will manage time-sensitive and critical processes around immigration cases and more
  • Are service-oriented -- you consider internal teams as “clients” for whom you want to provide a great experience

Strong candidates may also:

  • Be familiar with UK benefits administration
  • Have experience designing and benchmarking total rewards programs

Annual salary (USD)

  • The expected salary range for this position is $160k - $230k.
Location-based hybrid policy: Currently, we expect all staff to be in our office at least 25% of the time.
Deadline to apply: None. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
US visa sponsorship: We do sponsor visas! However, we aren't able to successfully sponsor visas for every role and every candidate; operations roles are especially difficult to support. But if we make you an offer, we will make every effort to get you into the United States, and we retain an immigration lawyer to help with this.
We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification as listed. Research shows that people who identify as being from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy, so we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to submit an application if you're interested in this work. We think AI systems like the ones we're building have enormous social and ethical implications. We think this makes representation even more important, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team.
Compensation and Benefits*
Anthropic’s compensation package consists of three elements: salary, equity, and benefits. We are committed to pay fairness and aim for these three elements collectively to be highly competitive with market rates.
Equity - On top of this position's salary (listed above), equity will be a major component of the total compensation. We aim to offer higher-than-average equity compensation for a company of our size, and communicate equity amounts at the time of offer issuance.
Benefits - Benefits we offer include:
- Optional equity donation matching at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
- Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents.
- 401(k) plan with 4% matching.
- 21 weeks of paid parental leave.
- Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
- Stipends for education, home office improvements, commuting, and wellness.
- Fertility benefits via Carrot.
- Daily lunches and snacks in our office.
- Relocation support for those moving to the Bay Area.
* This compensation and benefits information is based on Anthropic’s good faith estimate for this position, in San Francisco, CA, as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors, including where you place on our internal performance ladders, which is based on factors including past work experience, relevant education, and performance on our interviews or in a work trial.
How we're different
We believe that the highest-impact AI research will be big science. At Anthropic we work as a single cohesive team on just a few large-scale research efforts. And we value impact — advancing our long-term goals of steerable, trustworthy AI — rather than work on smaller and more specific puzzles. We view AI research as an empirical science, which has as much in common with physics and biology as with traditional efforts in computer science. We're an extremely collaborative group, and we host frequent research discussions to ensure that we are pursuing the highest-impact work at any given time. As such, we greatly value communication skills. We're trying to build a core of knowledge and intuition about the most robustly effective innovations in AI, and so thoroughly-documented null results are almost as valuable as positive discoveries. We do not have boundaries between engineering and research, and we expect all of our technical staff to contribute to both as needed.
The easiest way to understand our research directions is to read our recent research. This research continues many of the directions our team worked on prior to Anthropic, including: GPT-3, Circuit-Based Interpretability, Multimodal Neurons, Scaling Laws, AI & Compute, Concrete Problems in AI Safety, and Learning from Human Preferences.
Come work with us!
Anthropic is a public benefit corporation based in San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, optional equity donation matching, generous vacation and parental leave, flexible working hours, and a lovely office space in which to collaborate with colleagues.