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I accepted a job offer with Company X. However, the process took significantly longer almost a year and my circumstances changed. I got another exciting opportunity with good compensation. I am still interested in the company X but would like to try re-negotiation based on these changes in circumstances. Is it worth trying? What are the risks?

Thanks for your help!


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    Did you already signed the offer letter stating the salary and start date? – Isaiah3015 Feb 26 '18 at 21:10
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    What caused the process to take almost a year? – David K Feb 26 '18 at 21:16

Is it worth trying?

Of course. Getting higher salary is always worth trying. You state exactly what you said here. The best to do is getting another offer (with a higher starting salary) in hand and base your negotiation on it.

What are the risks?

The only risk is losing the offer. They either say OK here is a greater starting salary, or they will just dismiss the offer.

  • There is option 3: They think you are a "troublemaker" for renegotiating at this stage. They don't want troublemakers and don't give you the job. – Edgar Feb 27 '18 at 0:19
  • @Edgar I'm pretty sure that that is already explained in the "What are the risks?" section of this answer. – さりげない告白 Feb 27 '18 at 8:24

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