Last Chance To Take CompStudy Survey

Compstudy_preview I’ve posted a couple of times on CompStudy, the annual survey of executive compensation in private / startup companies.  If you haven’t heard about the survey before I encourage you to check out my earlier posts (use either the previous link or click on “compensation study” in the popular searches above and to the right).

I won’t rehash why CompStudy is so cool; instead, I’d like to share two things that are new.

First, as the post title suggests, the 2009 survey will close on July 15th for Canada and the US.  There are close to 800 companies that have already completed the survey in North America which is by far the largest participation in the 10 year history of the survey.  The survey also covers China, India, Israel and the UK and will remain open for a few more weeks for those countries.

Secondly, I wanted to point out that starting this year, the results will be published online at CompStudy.  This means that you will be able to view and filter the data with a lot more precision.  The graphic at right is a preview showing some of the controls…trust me they’re pretty cool!  Think Kayak for startup executive compenation.  These aren’t finalized yet, but you get the idea.

The other implication of publishing survey results online is that only participtants in the survey can get access to results.  If you’ve seen the survey in the past, you know that the PDFs and hard copy reports were passed around quite a bit, but now those will not be available. The only way to get the report is to take the survey (or for VCs, to get your portfolio companies to take it and mention you).

It’s free to participate in the survey so there really is no reason not to do it.