The process of two or more parties attempting to find a mutually agreeable arrangement. Generally this refers to salary/job offer negotiation or business transactions.

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Provided salary range and got offer at lowest figure - can I counter?

I interviewed with a company on Friday, at which time they asked for my salary range. I gave them a small range ($90-95k) and on Monday I received an offer for $90,480. They also provided me with all ...
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Who should be present at a salary review? [on hold]

I work at a small start up, and recently asked to have a salary review. I set up the meeting with the CFO, and asked that my project manager and supervisor be present as well. The CFO responded by ...
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Answering request for salary requirement after interview, but before offer: did I handle this poorly?

I recently had an interview that I thought went very well. The manager that I interviewed with asked me to email him the following day with my salary requirements. We had not discussed salary or ...
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Having difficulty choosing between 2 different jobs [closed]

I work part time within two very different non profit organizations. I have been at each one about 8-9 months. I am at the point now where I need to decide which one to pursue full time, and am having ...
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How do I decide how much to charge my boss for a painting?

I'm an engineer by trade, but I dabble in watercolor painting on the side. My boss saw one of my paintings and later sat me down to ask if I would do one of his house. He's moving and it has ...
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What should I ask for when seeking a “more stable” retainer?

I have been working on a month-to-month retainer for several years for the same firm, and have been asked to propose changes to my arrangement that would "provide more stability and predictability", ...
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Job offer from a competior [duplicate]

How can I break the ice to my present employer about a job offer from one of our competitors? The company I work for is like family in fact my best friends spouse is the president who I need to talk ...
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Handling resistance at a much higher salary increase to account for loss benefits and work/life balance

So I broke down how much I'm making per hour, including the benefits and work life balance, and then built it back up with the new (lesser) benefits, with 20% increase in time worked and with the ...
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How to respond to the offer of working extra hours to compensate for a trip, instead of getting originally-requested time off?

Vacation Need/Want I usually have just enough vacation days to keep me happy, but the problem is a 6-work-day trip I am taking with my University, which seriously cuts into my PTO package. I have 10 ...
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Verbal offer received, negotiate now or wait for written offer

I'm in a special situation where myself and 2 long time colleagues have been contracting with a company. After some time of contracting, it was made clear on both sides that the company wanted to ...
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Negotiation for trial contract pay?

I'm currently on a trial run contract (hourly) for a division of a company I'm interested in working with in the future. They've asked me to do some work, for which if I were just a contractor would ...
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How to negotiate when going from intern to salaried?

I understand this question is similar: Should I negotiate a higher salary when transitioning from intern to full-time employee? However I am currently a 40 hr/week software intern as sort of a ...
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Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also?

Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also. There could be reasons, why somebody might take a pay cut for ...
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Salary renegotiate after accepting the job offer

I have been selected as a software Engineer in a company X and I have accepted the offer letter. After few days I got selected in company Y they are paying higher than company X but company X is very ...
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They offered me a salary of x but the human resources company offered me y

I will probably start a new job on Monday. During my work interview they told me that I would be temporary, and that they would employ me through an HR company, which is fine by me. I asked them about ...
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How to respond to a low salary offer?

Recently I've responded to a job listing for an open position in a local business. Their ad clearly said that the salary they offer is between 1200$ to 1500$ depending on experience etc. After the ...
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Salary re negotiation Tips

I have been selected in MNC as a software Developer. In my initial salary discussion with HR I orally accepted his offer. Now after research I found that offer is not best fitted for me. Can I re ...
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Client A is very keen to make an offer but want to assure I wont go to the interview with client B

Client A wants to make an offer for a software consultant position but they need to assure that I will accept it before they do so. This means I won't be able to attend an interview for a software ...
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Should I follow up with salary negotiation email? [duplicate]

I've been given a written job offer after passing all the interview process successfully. In one form I filled I said my salary expectation is 45,000 to 50,000 (this is a junior position). I was ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for an extra week before start date with new job?

I have 2 job offers on the table (software engineer positions). I intend to accept one of them, but they have already proposed a start date exactly 2 weeks out. I would have just enough time to accept ...
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Office Conduct after request for Pay Increase

I work for a small professional firm, with three partners, one of which holds more weight than the others; however, the "senior partner" is recuperating from significant health issues; therefore, I ...
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Negotiating a huge change in responsibility - new start up

a company I was previously contracting for is interested in hiring me on a larger scale as the head of a new tech company they're considering to start. They have a viable business concept of which I ...
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How do you get salary raises in big, structured companies?

I recently moved to a new company. I got a 5% pay cut from my previous job, and including commuting and other costs my yearly income will decrease by 10%, not considering inflation. I accepted because ...
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HR manager won't tell me what salary they have in mind. She tells me to “negotiate my expectations” [duplicate]

I cleared the technical round of an interview with a company. In the HR round, the HR manager asked my expected salary, which I gave them. She wanted me to negotiate further. I asked her how much ...
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How to negotiate pay without much experience? [duplicate]

First off, I've read a number of related topics, but I'm hoping asking for case-specific advice isn't considered off-topic here. I'm interning as a junior developer at a software development and ...
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Salary negotiations after verbal agreement

I had agreed verbally on an offer that was a more than my initial expectation. I am interested if I would be able to ask more of the base salary stating my lost compensations with my current ...
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Aren't salary negotiations the beginning of the end?

I have a great job that I like quite a bit. However, I feel that I am a bit underpaid. I have thought about asking for a raise several times. I have not for because I feel my employer ...
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Is not specifying salary requirements in a CV likely to elicit an automatic rejection in SE Asia?

I'm seeking new employment in southeast Asia; specifically, China and Hong Kong (though relevant answers about other, not-too-culturally-distant markets will be helpful), and in the software industry. ...
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How can I make the most of this situation? [closed]

For reasons that should be obvious, I've created a separate StackExchange account to ask this question. I do not have my resume up online anywhere. No where on line do I make any mention of looking ...
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Is it ok to quote my HR during salary negotiation?

I am having a salary negotiation meeting with my HR and CEO this week. Preface : The company is moving to new office in a better city. They want people to move and I have kind of mentioned my interest ...
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Is it advisable to compare one's salary with a one offered by a company with transparent salaries policy durig pay rise negotations?

Let's say they offered me a 20% pay rise - as an employee with a one year experience I would make a little more than an almost complete beginner (or I think so - but this is what comes to my mind ...
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No more interviews - when to negotiate salary?

Although this is similar to the "When is the right time to negotiate a salary?" questions, I've found myself in a slightly unusual situation, at least by my own experience. I've applied to a large ...
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Is it appropriate to show Prior Offer Statements and Benefits from other companies to push for extra vacation time?

I work work a programmer in IT in a ~100 people company. My company offers 2 weeks of vacation days. Due to various personal, family, and lifestyle circumstances I have the need to request an ...
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How do I encourage a non-technical boss to contribute something open-source? [closed]

My particular case: The CEO and his parents are the owners of the software company I work for. None of them are highly-technical, and thus are unlikely to understand open source principles when I ...
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What if I tell my potential employer I don't want to “haggle”?

I have been interviewing with a company for about a month for a position I'm excited about. I would like the job, but I have also made it clear that I am comfortable at my current job and am not ...
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When negotiating salary, does it matter who sought who out at onset?

I'm wondering if a candidate's salary negotiation leverage diminishes if the company was not the one to reach out to the candidate, but the candidate applied for the job independently. In my case, I ...
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What obstacles are there, from an employer's view, to change contract from hourly to salary and how do I overcome those?

Question: What reasons might my employer have to decline my request for salary, and how can I refute these? Background: I have been with my employer for a little over a year. I am a designer, ...
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Bad salary negotiation [closed]

I had an interview recently and at the end I was asked about my salary expectation. I am a student and this is an internship but I think I didn't manage this professionally. I don't want to get the ...
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What can be negotiated on a US goverment General Schedule job offer?

I have been offered a US government job that is on the General Schedule pay system. This is the 3rd time they have tried to fill the position (I didn't apply the other times). The position requires a ...
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Dramatically different salaries for two locations within same company - how do I negotiate?

I have received summer internship offers for two locations within the same company. One offer is roughly 2.3x the salary of the other, but I would prefer to work with the people at the lower paying ...
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How to negotiate a salary with a known pay scale with steps

I have been offered a position via email that is covered by the US government General Schedule pay system. Basically, the system has 15 grades each of which has 10 steps and the salary of each grade ...
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Arguments for giving candidates the salary they want - without haggling

I'm responsible for building a software development team in my company. Once this team is ready I'll have to manage it and will be held responsible for its performance. One point of arguing we have ...
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Negotiating the use of speech recognition at work

I am applying for summer internships as a software engineer intern (the typical duration is around three months) in the USA. I need to use speech recognition for medical reason: I have some temporary ...
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How do I renegotiate my salary after I have been hired [duplicate]

How do I write a renegotiation letter, after I have been hired for the job. I realize that I will be doing two full time positions not one. I was told in the interview what my position would be, also ...
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Is it reasonable to mention another offer when leaving my current job? [closed]

I work as a software engineer with few years experience, being hired on a junior position and having since then getting two consecutive promotions and considerable raises (at least 8-12%) each year. ...
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Salary Negotations

I am fairly new to the concept of yearly wages verse a hourly rate. Or when it is appropriate to ask for more money. Here is my situation. I was working at a startup company for a year making less ...
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Negotiating salary after joining Job

I have joined a new job in US a week ago and as I look at the cost of living where I am employed now and the high deductible medical insurance, I think the salary I accepted is lower than my old job. ...
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How do you deal with employees' unrealistic pay expectations?

I have someone who came into an entry level trial position. They do not (yet) have the normal qualifications expected for the job, though they are working on this. We put them through a probation ...
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Am I still in a position to counter-offer?

After a rather successful interview, I was sent a formal job offer. During the interview, I was asked what I'd like my salary to be. I tried to avoid naming an exact figure, but in the end I ...
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Salary negotiation--Low salary offered compared to what i usually make [closed]

I have about 10 years of experience working in the marketing/communications agency world. I make roughly around $82,000/yr living in California SF Bay Area. About a month ago I was let go. I ...