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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Understanding and negotiating stock options offer

I am considering joining a start-up company and as a part of the compensation package I am offered a certain amount of stock options. How do I evaluate and negotiate this part of the offer, given ...
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Salary negotiation - do most employers come back with a counter?

When a company (especially in Canada/America) ask you to give them your expected salary, do they normally give a counter? I was thinking to give a higher than normal salary expectation and then hope ...
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Get salary increase after probation even if increase are annually given

I just finished my 3 months probation on my work this week. I have not been asked to give up my projects and equipments given by the company, and have also worked well for the past 3 months so I am ...
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How do I negotiate either a delayed start or compensation due to current financial incentives?

My job search has gone more quickly than I expected and I will probably receive an attractive offer from a large, public US company in the next few days. I have a somewhat significant financial ...
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How To Answer the Infamous Salary Questions [duplicate]

It seems that almost every employer I've interviewed with has asked me the following 2 questions: What is your current salary? What compensation are you looking for? A potential strategy might be ...
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Negotiating salary without currently adding value

This is my current situation. I am working for a company which I very much like. Currently I am being trained to be a developer aswell as doing some mathmetical research in my boss' systems. I was ...
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Negotiating starting Salary, hiring manager is close-business relationship

I've been freelancing for a former colleague of mine who has started a new business. I've known the colleague about 4 years professionally, and he reached out to me to join his business as an ...
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What is it like being on the HR side of a salary negotiation?

Most of the questions on this board are about new employees negotiating salary from their perspective. I wonder if anyone could tell me about what it is like doing this from the HR perspective. More ...
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What is the best way to find out salaries in my company? [duplicate]

I am a freshly employed software engineer in a young, successful company. I've worked here during both of the previous college summer breaks and that's when I negotiated my current salary. In exchange ...
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How to find out what a fair salary is for contractors on W2, or 1099, and with bonus and RSU considered? [closed]

During salary negotiation, it is somewhat confusing as to what rate should be expected for a contractor, especially when W2, 1099, bonus, and stock are involved. I can find a lot of salary information ...
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Negotiate the monthly basic salary component

How important is a "Basic" of a monthly/yearly salary component. I have received an offer which seems to be very attractive in terms of the total package, but there seems to be a 30% reduction in ...
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How can I tell my employer that I started studying when I shouldn't have?

I've been working as an engineer in a company for more than a year and this is my first job. During the interview I asked about taking time off for exams. They told me they did not want me to work ...
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How do I say “I need company stock, or I'm getting a new job”?

I'm somewhere between the 7th and 9th employee. I've been at my position for almost a year. There was supposed to be a vesting plan released in January 2014, at the time of this writing it is late ...
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Overworked on a Major Project Without Much Benefit to Me [duplicate]

I've been working on a large project for the last 7 months. Been with the company for nearly 3 years. Work before this wasn't too bad. This project would bring in major business for my company, adding ...
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Ask for raise without saying how much

I decided that I'm gonna ask for a raise, but what I'm want to ask here is something special. I want to make my best effort to make my company make their offer. This is not only because 'avoid doing ...
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competing offers [closed]

I have two offers on the table. One for a company I don't necessarily want to work for but pays more (company A) and one for a company I would really like to work for, but for significantly less ...
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Late arrival to the project wants equal billing; how do I decline diplomatically?

I worked as the lead for a project (that involves other sites) for 3+ years. I got the project up and running. The project is now completed, but I was unwell towards the end of it and writing got ...
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need to negotiate a leaving date, but I have no negotiation skills

the situation in a nutshell: in my current company, I'm finishing the huge project with a lot of visibility I got a job offer from other company and I accepted it the other company wants me for ...
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Freelance vs Agency Contract vs Full Time Salary

What's the rule of thumb for salary/rates for freelance vs contracts thru an agency vs full time salary? I personally use a ballpark for freelance rate vs full time rate as 1.4 times the amount of an ...
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Is 401(k) vesting period an acceptable (or possible) negotiation point?

In American business, can the length of time before eligibility in a 401(k) matching program be negotiated? If so, is this considered to be an acceptable line of negotiation for a senior management ...
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How can I request to see company travel policies during an interview?

I am interviewing for a position that requires weekly overnight travel. How can I ask to see a copy of the company's travel policies for employees? At my previous company we had per-diems that ...
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To what extent does “getting it in writing” matter for at-will employment agreements?

In evaluating job offers for start-ups and for firms that have different forms of compensation (equity, stock options, bonuses, etc.) it is often a thrown around phrase that you should "get it in ...
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Is it appropriate to cite percentages as opposed to numbers when asked about salary history?

I'm eighteen years old and I'm working at my first job. I have been here for six months. Understandably, I was initially offered a "less than market value" salary due to my lack of ...
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Isn't negotiation all about accepting/disproving what he or she demands for? [closed]

I asked for a 40% overall(20+20) increase on my current CTC to join my new company and had a valid reason to ask for it: 20% (out 40%) is because, I'm going to lose my appraisal for my past 1.5 ...
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Trouble agreeing on the following basic contract terms

Working with a company as an independent contractor. What would be a relatively bulletproof way of meeting the two following conditions in the agreement? Contractor is free to work onsite or offsite ...
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Benefits / payroll expense as a bargaining chip?

I find that it is too often the case that decision makers of large organizations use the company's expense of providing medical benefits and payroll as a bargaining chip during a negotiation. It goes ...
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Salary negotiation

My contract is ending very soon. The company I was working for likes my work as a developer and is trying to convert me to perm employee. Management asked me what my expected salary is. I gave a high ...
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Contract ending - Should I wait or should I speak up

My contract as an application developer is coming to an end in a week from now. The company has expressed that they really like me and need me and they would like to convert me to a permanent ...
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Negotiating the amount of a raise

I am working in small scale company and our company offer a fixed entry level package. In interview I asked for a higher salary, and agreed to take the initial offer when they told me after six months ...
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How do I handle having my first job offer, being given a year to mull it over, and still having two semesters before I graduate? [closed]

Sorry for the wall of text. There is a TL;DR at the bottom. Feel free to ask questions! Hey guys. So, I've been a developer intern at the same place for the last two summer breaks and winter ...
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3 final on-site interviews - promising, but order could cause problems if offers are made [closed]

I am currently scheduled to have 3 onsite visits with 3 jobs that are all very interesting. This is all serendipitous. They all sort of just happened at once. My 3rd pick onsite interview is in 2 ...
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Is it possible to work part-time as a software developer? [duplicate]

I've been working full-time for 12 years as a programmer in the video game industry. Although I still enjoy programming, my focus has gradually shifted to my various interests in life, and today I ...
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How can I negotiate a low salary without jeopardizing the job offer for a first job? [duplicate]

I recently graduated and am looking for a full-time position. I was interested in a small local start-up company and did some unpaid demo work for them to show them what I had to offer. After the ...
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Arguments and techniques to ask for more salary by mail [closed]

I had attended an interview, say, in company A and after some negotiation they offered me a good figure. After this I have attended interview in say company B where they have offered more than ...
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Can you negotiate a salary after accepting an offer as an entry-level grad?

I'm a new grad and got an offer from a tech giant as my first job. It is amazing that I will be working for them. I now got another offer from a top contract and the pay is way higher. ($15k more) ...
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I'm up for a 6-month review in a couple of weeks. What can I do by then or during the meeting that will increase my chances of getting a pay raise? [closed]

I'm a web developer currently making $14.52 per hour. I'm also fairly new to the professional workplace, so I have no idea if that's actually a good wage for my position. What can I do to increase my ...
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Graduate Software Developer Salary and negotiating power [closed]

I've successfully navigated the job market and landed myself a graduate position for a junior developer job. I'm about to start working at an organisation which offers a base salary of ~$48K(AUD). ...
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How can I make sure verbal promises in a negotiation are kept?

During contract negotiations I discussed benefits with my employer, and they promised to give me: all the tools I need paid travel to conferences of my choosing I want to make sure that these are ...
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should you tell a possible employer what's the minimum amount you are willing to work for? [duplicate]

When it's that time in the interview to talk money I always asked for what I considered was fair given my experience and knowledge. This amount is negotiable depending on the job. If the job is good ...
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Dealing with “buzzword creep”

I am an employee with 1.5 years of total experience leading a team of 5 others, 3 of whom have 6 months of experience and 2 are peers. The accountability of the project lies with the team, but I am ...
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Are signing bonuses common place in Australia?

Signing bonuses: are they utilised by Australian companies regularly enough, that to ask for one when negotiating salary for a new job, would be considered 'ok'?
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How to respond to “Why do you deserve a promotion”?

Our company has a new IT manager and it is suddenly the time for promotions. He is still new to the company and he doesn't have much knowledge about the employees. My project manager spoke about my ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about a company's work from home policy during an interview?

Is it appropriate to ask about a company's work from home policy during an interview? If so, then how should the question be asked so as to avoid reducing my chances of being selected for a position? ...
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How to convey what I want to convey with new employer representative who always take control of conversation

I have a new job offer. Since the beginning I have been dealing with the representative of this new employer. This person is knowledgeable and experienced and used to have answers to all my common ...
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How to get the salary that you want if the company really needs you

I am doing now a probe time in my company for 6 month and I will get an offer from my company for full time job but the offer would be less than what I want (I know that because it is the salary that ...
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Freelance Conflict of Interest

I am a consultant hired by agents who bid for contracts. I only have about three agents, but they routinely ask me to price out my work or say, "Hey, I'm making this bid, would you do this for $_?" ...
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How can I turn another offer into a raise, after only working at a company for a few months? [closed]

I work at a start-up directly under the founder who is difficult to work for. There's been a lot of turnover in my position, and industry peers speak poorly of him and avoid doing business with him ...
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How do I negotiate a salary via snail mail?

I have recently received a handshake offer to work a full time job at a location some hours drive away from where I currently live. A day after I tenatively accepted the job, I was informed by my ...
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Opportunity to change salary I'm asking for?

I was recently speaking to a recruiter on the phone about a job. They asked me what I make at my current position and I gave them a number (rounded up a bit). After that they asked me what it would ...
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How to coax an “All Knowing” to understand that they don't know everything [duplicate]

I am in the situation where a client is demanding that I redo some reports so they are organized by one table id (ID_A) instead of another table id (ID_B) that exist in separate databases. All the ...