Steve Gross is a seasoned consultant with over 40 years of experience specializing in helping organizations develop transformational total rewards, short- and long-term incentives, and base salary design strategies that reinforce an organization's employee value proposition and that drive results.
Steve is an adjunct professor at the Fox School of Business at Temple University where he teaches a graduate course on reward systems and compensation management. He has also served as a member of the Productivity and Alternative Rewards Committee of WorldAtWork and has been a faculty member at Penn State, WorldAtWork, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Management Association (AMA).
Prior to retiring in 2018 from Mercer as a senior partner and global rewards practice leader, Steve was responsible for creating Mercer’s approach toward innovative human resources and compensation programs for all levels of employees.
Before joining Mercer, Steve was Vice President and Managing Director of Hay Management Consultant’s Northeast Region Reward Practice and National Leader of the Workforce Variable Compensation Practice. Prior to that role, he was the General Manager of the Philadelphia Consulting Group and National Director of the Executive Compensation Consulting Practice.
Steve was also the Vice President of the Executive Compensation Consulting Division of Sedgwick Noble Lowndes, a benefits and compensation consulting firm located in the Philadelphia area. Previously he worked for a major international public accounting firm as Consulting Manager.
Steve is a Certified Management Consultant, holding an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. total rewards consulting
Our services include helping organizations proactively manage compensation and human resource issues associated with the future of work and related labor market challenges.
We take an holistic approach to understanding an organization's needs from multiple prespectives including the organization's current and future business strategy and related talent needs, employee views, market practices and cost considerations.
Our development of reward strategies and plan designs integrate the various perspectives to create winning strategies and plans that are well received and that drive results.
Steve Gross has consulted with leading corporations which have included: Allergan, AT&T, Atlas Energy, Boeing, Campbell Soup, CIGNA, Comcast, Constellation Energy, Deloitte, Dominion Resources, Enzon, Ferring, FirstUSA, Genentech, General Mills, Integra Life Sciences, J&J, Kimberly Clark, Lexmark, Marriott, Medtronic, Mobil Oil, Otsuka, PwC, Pepsi Bottling, Pfizer, Pilot Flying J, Prudential Insurance, Rockwell Automation, Sara Lee, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Standard & Poors, TJX, Xerox, Yum Brands and Zoetis.
Steve is the author of Compensation for Teams: How to Design and Implement Team-Based Reward Programs, (AMACOM). He is frequently quoted, has appeared on CNN, CNBC, NPR and has published over 50 articles concerning compensation strategies, benefits and human resource issues and is often called upon to speak on these topics. He most recently authored What to Expect From the Next Decade of Total Rewards, Workspan (WorldatWork).
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