Our Core Focus

Our Core Focus:

PARTNERING WITH ORGANIZATIONS TO

PARTNERING WITH ORGANIZATIONS TO

comply with compensation regulations,avoid overpaying / underpaying for talent,attract and retain talent,manage employee pay expectations,develop compensation strategies,understand and define labor markets for their jobs

  • COMPLY WITH COMPENSATION REGULATIONS
  • AVOID OVERPAYING / UNDERPAYING FOR TALENT

  • ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENT
  • MANAGE EMPLOYEE PAY EXPECTATIONS
  • DEVELOP COMPENSATION STRATEGIES

  • UNDERSTAND AND DEFINE LABOR MARKETS FOR THEIR JOBS

As trusted advisors for over 40 years, we have unparalleled knowledge of pay practices for jobs in industries where technology and entertainment intersect. We also provide peerless compensation expertise and data for decision-makers at America’s largest foundations, nonprofits and mission-driven organizations.

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Our Services

The Croner Company’s surveys and consulting services are relied upon by organizations at all stages of growth to establish and modify pay practices and align compensation with mission, values and market. Our solutions include:

  • Sector-specific annual benchmark reports featuring rigorously validated compensation data
  • Custom surveys and market pricing analyses
  • Compensation, incentive and equity plan structure and design
  • Pay equity and geographic differential analyses

We invite you to learn more about our offerings:

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“If you want to succeed in the field of compensation, you have to understand jobs.”

“If you want to succeed in the field of compensation, you have to understand jobs.”

Mel Croner, Founder of The Croner Company

Our Clients

Clients of The Croner Company include publicly traded organizations, private companies, Fortune 500 sector leaders, merging organizations, start-ups and prominent philanthropic organizations.

  • Our expertise and knowledge of jobs and compensation are highly valued by leading corporations in industries at the nexus of creativity and technology, including Digital Media, Broadcasting and Entertainment, Animation and Software Games.

  • America’s largest grant-making organizations are among the many mission-driven and non-profit entities that trust The Croner Company to provide significant and timely compensation solutions and data.

  • We are relied upon by Boards of Directors and compensation committees for executive compensation oversight, compliance, administration and reporting.

Clients of The Croner Company include publicly traded organizations, private companies, Fortune 500 sector leaders, merging organizations, start-ups and prominent philanthropic organizations.

  • Our expertise and knowledge of jobs and compensation is highly valued by leading corporations in industries at the nexus of creativity and technology, including Digital Media, Broadcasting and Entertainment, Animation and Software Games.

  • America’s largest grant-making organizations are among the many mission-driven and non-profit entities that trust The Croner Company to provide significant and timely compensation solutions and data.

  • We are relied upon by Boards of Directors and compensation committees for executive compensation oversight, compliance, administration and reporting.

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Our Story

1978

Mel Croner Founds The Croner Company

Mel and business partner Pete Culver start The Croner Company to provide strategic management, organizational design and compensation advisory services focusing on financial services, real estate and healthcare.

1982

The Croner Company Produces Our First Compensation Survey

The Croner Company conducts our first survey and produces a benchmarking report of hospital-based physician pay.

1989

Hali Croner Joins the Firm, Launches Software Games Survey

Hali joins the firm as a trained compensation analyst. She launches the Croner Software Games Survey in collaboration with leading software games companies. Today, this annual survey continues to deliver robust industry data.

1996

Croner Establishes Our First Digital Content and Technology Survey

The Croner Company recognizes a growing need for compensation data for emerging jobs and initiates the Digital Content and Technology Survey. This survey has become the largest in our suite of industry-specific benchmarking surveys, both in number of participants and jobs reported.

1998

Leadership Torch Passes to Hali

Hali Croner becomes President and CEO. As a nationally recognized expert in compensation, Hali focuses on excellence in data-driven solutions, client service and value.

2002

The Croner Company Forms Partnership with C2HR (formerly CTHRA)

Croner partners for the first time with Content & Connectivity Human Resources (C2HR) to steward industry benchmark surveys of cable content developers and connectivity providers. This partnership continues today.

2007

Expansion Crosses International Boundaries

In response to demands for global data, The Croner Company launches the Croner Software Games Survey – International. Today, we conduct three different annual industry-specific surveys for international markets.

2016

Service Spreads to Foundations, Nonprofits and Mission-Driven Organizations

The Croner Company acquires the Lasnik-Broida Compensation Survey of Foundations from Elaine Lasnik-Broida. As a result of our experience and success in this sector, The Croner Company becomes recognized as a premier provider for data, compensation solutions and advisory services to America’s leading grant-making organizations.

2019

The Croner Team Grows to Meet Demand

The Croner Company moves into a new headquarters office in San Rafael and hires compensation expert Kimberly Rochat, Ph.D., to lead our growing consulting practice. Croner adds consulting staff in multiple U.S. regions and expands its survey sales team to London and Paris.

2022

Croner Survey Participation Sets A Record

For the first time, survey participation in Croner’s annual benchmark surveys exceeds 500 participant corporations and organizations.

Now

Our Passion Continues for Trusted Data, Client Service and Excellence

The Croner Company continues to develop offerings to help businesses align pay with strategic objectives and ground compensation in thoughtful approaches supported by the right market data.

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Our Commitment

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Croner Company believes a rich dimension of diversity and perspectives is an essential requirement for success. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion that embraces employee differences.

We align our policies, practices and resources so that people of all races, cultures and socioeconomic statuses have genuine opportunities to thrive. All of our team members and partners are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. This conduct includes, and is not limited to:

Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees and other members of our community.

Teamwork and employee participation representing multiple groups and employee perspectives.

A culture that respects each individual’s value and contribution.

We demonstrate and reinforce our commitment to these principles by providing internal training for staff; supporting organizations in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors with their efforts to assess and improve relative to diversity, equality and inclusion; and through staff and ownership charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations that support these principles.

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