I am currently working, but looking to advance my career elsewhere. I began the hiring process, which has been extensive to say the least. After 6 interviews of various types - salary still hasn't been brought up. The general pay bracket was not listed on the initial career page either. I know the more I "make em love me", the more value I may have in negotiations later, but I'm nervous that after all of this effort, if they can't offer me what I'm willing to make the switch for - we've all wasted our time. Furthermore, if I've stuck it out this long and then don't take what they offer, I've hurt myself professionally. Is there a way to bring pay up so far along in the process without limiting yourself? The HR person is not necessarily the payroll person, so I haven't been comfortable addressing it. Thanks!
*Edit: 6 interviews have been 1 virtual recorded, 2 virtual real-time (skype), 1 in-person with the CEO and each department lead, 1 in-person with an outside HR consultant, and 1 day of shadowing. After each piece, I am asked to wait for "next steps" and just when I think it's offering time or time to bring topics like this up, it's another request to come in before a new group of people. This is a newer company so I think they are working out their hiring process. They also expressed they are looking to ensure retention. Honestly, I hadn't brought it up because I had been taught not to, but also, as I said, I thought I'd have the opportunity much earlier than now. I am still waiting on updated "next steps".