Regarding supply chain individual contributors non technical. It seems folks are grade 9 only in the case they came from engineering and moved to the non technical role, or they know the director or are a special case. It also seems more 9s in indirect sourcing folks who have had the same role for 20 years... not the hardcore folks dealing with the fab for materials and equipment (which is much more impactful and stressful).
Is the majority of option for 8s to just stay in grade for 15-20 years until retirement? If your a 7 and can’t get 8... are they really just telling you to leave for a pay bump elsewhere ?
I hoped this would be addressed in the comp discussion...but it was not. Now everyone paid the same. If you earned that 95 percentile .... well guess what... the socialists decided the poor performers deserve the same.