About three months ago I started as a data analyst at a pretty established company that has been growing really well year to year. I have 3 years of experience in both software engineering and data analysis from previous companies, including a big tech one in the Bay Area (although I was a contractor at that one).
I hold a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from a prestigious school and currently I am an M.S. candidate in applied statistics and going part time (starting classes this upcoming February). The role as it was posted was to be purely analytical, but unfortunately for the past three months I have been asked to build analysis tools and even build a DB from scratch with all the appropriate ETL piping. Not really an issue for me and I completed everything that was requested on time, but no one else in my workplace would have been capable of pulling this off.
At my 90 day review time I was given the max score and was told that I exceed all expectations. I brought up the fact that I was doing work closer to that of a Data Engineer and that perhaps we should revise the compensation package to reflect my role accordingly.
Unfortunately I was told that it simply was not in the budget and that compensation would be a topic for my next yearly review (which is in a year of course). It felt pretty disheartening to hear those words, but I am wondering if perhaps it was too early to ask to look at salary after only 90 days. I additionally just cannot shake that feeling that perhaps both my direct manager and associate director of my team might look at me differently as a result.
Anyone have thoughts on this?
Just a quick edit for those wondering: the compensation package for my original role is pretty good for my market. It looks like my question was flagged as being similar to another. I am not asking advice on how to approach salary negotiations, I was just wondering if it was appropriate to ask for a bump after just 90 days and if this might affect my future relationship with this employer (coming off as "greedy" for example)