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For a team, a solid mentorship program can be the difference between
countless development hours lost for senior devs juggling coding work and mentoring work
higher productivity at every level of the team
burned-out senior developers tired of yo-yoing between dev work and teaching
higher work satisfaction from developers feeling supported
high attrition as burned-out seniors and unsupported juniors get fed up and leave
a reputation boost for the company that makes for easier hiring and better employee retention
For junior and mid-level developers, good mentorship can be the difference between
spending weeks on a story
spending days on a story
ending up with a tangle of spaghetti code
ending up with a polished, complete feature
frustratedly looking for other jobs with better mentorship situations
being delighted with the support they've gotten
Effective mentorship requires mentors with dedicated time for mentorship and with experience at both software development and teaching.
DevBoost is a subscription service that gives you exactly that.
Your junior or mid-level developers get ongoing access to experienced developers with a strong, consistent track record of effective teaching and mentorship for a flat monthly fee per developer.
💬 team communication and collaboration
🖊 understanding story requirements
⏱ task breakdown and estimation
🥅 goal setting
🛠 choosing the right packages/
📐 architectural decision-making
📜 understanding legacy codebases
🐞 debugging skills
free up your senior developers to spend more of their time on development
est. between 12k and 35k/year per mentee in value
$175k sr dev salary + $58k sr dev benefits
= $233k total compensation
$233k total compensation / 2080 work hours per year
= $112 per hour compensation
2-6 hours/week of mentorship * $112/hour * 52 weeks
= between $12k and 35k per year
make your juniors work more like mid-level developers and your mid-level developers work more like seniors
accelerate hiring and reduce employee attrition
est. 10k/year per mentee in value
- 1 in 3 juniors quits due to lack of quality mentorship per year
- replacing them costs 30k
Add it all up and it's a value between 62k and 85k per mentee every year.
† ^ Salary bands vary widely, so these are necessarily ballpark figures. Feel free to plug in your own company's numbers to estimate more precisely.