My current company does yearly contract reviews. I am about to complete one year with my present company and I know that two work colleagues that (same department but different teams with nearly the same salary as me) had a raise of around 5% salary by their annual review. (4.7% and 5.9%)
They said their bosses just told them how much the raise was going to be and asked them if they agreed. They nodded and the raise was that. There was also a conversation about what they managed to achieve during the year, what they liked most, what they missed and what they were unhappy about.
I am thinking that these values might be something standard here and that I will be "entitled" a similar raise when the time comes.
I would be happy with a raise as well and my expectations are now that I will get a similar raise (I'd be very disappointed if it wasn't).
Anyway, even though that would make me happy, I would like to have some kind of negotiation if they mention a similar value, so that the raise could be some more than that. I am very pleased here and have no plans of leaving but I would like to have a better bonus.
The question is, how to say "the raise you are offering is good, but I would like some more (maybe double it)"