Questions tagged [compensation]

Questions relating to receiving a reward, usually monetary, for the tasks one has completed or a situation one has endured.

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How to ask about total compensation alignment before final interview round

I have just been offered a half-day final round for a job that I'm quite interested in taking. However, in order to not waste my time or theirs, I want to make sure we are aligned on compensation ...
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How to handle changing compensation policies and employee expectations

This is a story I heard from an acquaintance, and I was wondering how I would handle it if I were the boss in this situation. The organization used to have a policy of giving employees a salary ...
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Would it be fair to ask my new employer to increase sign-on bonus because of delayed start date?

The employer I accepted an offer from on March 3rd, with a start date of April 4th, offers new out-of-state employees one of two options for relocation assistance due to mandatory on-site policies: $...
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How can I give feedback to a job I can't afford to leave right now?

I am in the USA. The long and the short of it: I work for the government. My office has massive turnover for employees that have worked there less than three years. Most employees have been here 15+ ...
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HR asks employees to use 5 of their PTO days during Christmas closure - red flag?

During an HR interview for a software engineer role (first tier above new grad) with a prominent international software company with over 500 employees, I was told: Our company offers new US ...
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HR/Talent Acquisition not responding after sending renegotiation email

I have accepted an offer on Jan 10, and my last working day in my present organization is in 3 weeks. I contacted the HR who was responsible for my case around Feb 3 on phone to discuss if I can ...
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Salary payout internationally

Some background: I am from Norway and have recently been abroad to Germany for work that initially was supposed to last 6 months, and there was issues with the pay remuneration to my Norwegian account....
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Only 10% of the shares for employees

I am in negotiations with a startup to join them as the 5th employee. The current offer includes 0.3% of the shares, which I thought it was low. When I sent them my counter offer asking for more, they ...
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Employee asking compensation for working extra hours back in 1 year

I am a manager and one of my direct report surprised me in the end of the year. She told me she worked ~120 hours extra throughout this year and asking for some form of compensation. This was the ...
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How to ask to be paid same salary for same job title

I know this is an audacious first question, I hope someone(s) will be willing to help. I need to write a letter to my supervisor to this effect: I want to be paid equally. For many years now I have ...
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Compensation discussion with HR [duplicate]

I have a compensation discussion coming up with HR. It’s for the role of Senior Associate QA Engineer for a company in Atlanta. I’m just so confused looking at the salary figures in Glassdoor, Zip ...
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Asking for a salary cap adjustment

I'm in the healthcare industry. I've worked for my company for over 30 years and I've been in my current position for over 20 years. I feel I possess a wealth of knowledge and I'm the only one in a ...
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Normal to get paid based on only years worked rather than output?

I'm a software developer based in the U.S. I've been with a company for a few years. I have 8 years of work experience, but I'm doing the work that someone with 15-20 years would typically do. My ...
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How to negotiate a very large salary increase?

I am a C# developer, I consider myself to be on the higher end of mid-level, but my salary is very low for this, I'd estimate it's about on par with a decently paid entry level position. However, My ...
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Everyone in my department has left, what do I do?

I joined a growing startup (between 50-100 employees) a few months ago. Since I joined, the two other employees in my department have left and our manager has left. Main reason being they wanted more ...
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Does the revenue/margin sharing work?

I am trying to get some insights regarding potential gross margin sharing approach for a hardware company. Company sells hardware to consumers, it is already profitable. Engineers are scarce and ...
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Can I legally be compensated by 2 companies for providing the same product to both companies?

I am compensated a salary for running a business and my duties include signing on new customers. Some customers require services that require me to bring in subcontractors. I mark up and bill the ...
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Asking for compensation for signing NDA?

I work at a company and was asked to sign a NDA/CA (non disclosure agreement/confidentiality agreement). There is no expiry date (indefinite) as long as the knowledge doesnt become public knowledge. ...
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How should I navigate an unfair compensation situation?

Background: I am a former web developer professional who never earned a degree. I developed medical issues that were originally thought to be life altering and enrolled in a college to complete a ...
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Is there a way to politely tell a recruiter that their company can’t afford me?

I’m a staff-level software engineer at a big tech company (think FAANG), which pays very well. I recently got emailed by a recruiter from a smaller company, a long-running but still fairly small ...
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Should I give HR/Employer my desired salary before my annual review?

Human Resources gave me a review template document which I'm to fill out with my accomplishments and desired compensation, and hand back in to them for critique before it goes to the boss before my ...
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Job offer with equity from a startup - what to look for?

I'm in talks with a startup founder about a job, pretty much a CTO role. At the moment it's only 3 people there, I would be the 4th one. It's all running off the founder's pocket now, he says he's got ...
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How to keep up with overperforming coworker [closed]

I work in the IT/software department of a small company. When I was hired there was no formal performance, salary review process within the company, so I requested in my offer letter to have a formal ...
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What is an appropriate compensation structure for freelancing for an early-stage startup?

I was approached by a startup to do some work developing their product. They do not have revenue or funding yet and offered to pay a “market” salary for a contract period that would be 100% deferred ...
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Removing the weekends from the month and then calculating the salary

I am working in a 3-5 people startup & the way my employer calculates the salary is a new way which I have never seen before. He basically first removes the weekends (Sat & Sun) from the month ...
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Can I avoid burning bridges while resigning (at a critical time) [duplicate]

About a half year ago, my department lead verbally promised me a promotion to "principal developer", which comes with a pay raise and lots of perks. When annual reviews came up in October I ...
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Former Coworkers Keep Sending Me Small Requests for Tech Help, How to Respond?

I worked for two years at a themed entertainment company as a designer/developer. I worked on a lot of complicated projects using custom electronics and/or microcontroller firmware. I did my best to ...
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Can't your boss just sign a contract promising a raise or a bonus at some future date?

It seems a too common situation I read here and other places where the boss promise a bonus or a raise in exchange of employee retention and/or other things, and then backs down when it is time pay. ...
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Refusal of compensation raise / demotion? [closed]

Is there an HR perspective I could ask for by refusing a raise or again requesting a demotion? I was just informed I am being awarded a raise of several thousand dollars. This came as quite a shock as ...
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I feel I'm not being compensated fairly after a long tenure. How do I judge if I am right, and what can I do about it?

I'm a full-stack software developer, and I've been working at a company for 4 years, ever since I graduated from university. I'm being paid a competitive salary, and have lots of room for growth. ...
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Staffing agency says I won't get paid to pick up equipment required by client. Should I push back?

I just got placed through a staffing agency, in the state of California. I'm expected to drive to a client's location and pick up some equipment to use to work from home for the duration of the ...
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Employees quitting soon after being denied promotion/raise

In our company I've noticed a pattern that about 2 months after someone asks for a promotion or raise and does not get it, they are out the door. Is this the expected result of employees being denied ...
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On an hourly basis, do supervisors typically make more than staff? [closed]

I work in the United States in the medical laboratory field and staff is paid hourly, while supervisors are paid salary. However, the salary difference is minimal, and supervisors routinely work more ...
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Compensation to start-up employees upon company's exit

Start-up I am working for is being acquired. What compensation should I expect not including equity I was given when joined the company, if any? And if I am offered such compensation, how can I ...
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Why the disparity between raises within a company and raises when changing companies?

In software engineering it is common knowledge that you can expect a more significant raise when changing jobs than when getting a raise at your current job. This has been confirmed in my own personal ...
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Bringing up compensation question first when previous relationship exists

I am interviewing at a large corporation (a famous cellphone/design company). I am at the point where they say they definitely want to move forward (and asking all kinds of paperwork related questions)...
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Unfair to ask for food comp as we are going through coronavirus?

When working from office we had free lunches. Because of coronavirus we're working from home. Today I asked my manager if I can have food compensation now that the office is closed. He says he'd ...
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My employer is attempting to force me to take on more work for less wages than the previous employee

I work for a Construction Company. One of the managers has recently left the company and my line manager offered the job to me. Previously when he was off, the workload was covered almost entirely ...
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Should I expect a raise after completion of a CPIM?

I currently work within the supply chain department of a relatively large child company to a major corporation. I came into my role by working hard, learning quickly, and being noticed by global and ...
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Promised big promotion; new hire might get it instead; help please

I've been working with my current company for 7 years, and have received 2 promotions (i.e. from coop student, to engineer, to intermediate engineer). There are only two more levels in my company (...
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Flying out to an interview but not attending

Recently a company contacted me for recruiting purposes. However, I have previously worked at this company and been fired under very questionable circumstances, and yet they are trying to recruit me ...
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Negotiating an Offer: Salary vs. Equity + Signing Bonus. Help!

I'm thrilled to have received an offer I'm excited really excited about with a great company this past week. This is my first job out of graduate school, so I'm new to the whole negotiation thing. ...
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Company wants its (small) assets back but wont pay me for the time and wont provide me with clear instructions

I had a hard time coming up with an accurate title. I had worked for a company where I went to different public locations to promote, advertise and sell certain products. I felt the company was ...
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new job asked me to begin and then delayed [duplicate]

In working with a professional staffing company, I landed a full time job as a specialist with a school district for the remainder of the school year. I had to scramble to get my credentials in order ...
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New Hampshire: Salary employee must take comp time for pay periods under 40h?

I have a question regarding sick/vacation time for salary employees in New Hampshire, USA. If a salary worker in NH works over 40h in a week, they are not paid overtime. However, I am seeing a ...
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Moving from California to Washington state - Payout for unused vacation? [closed]

I worked full time for a company for many years from the San Francisco bay area region in California, USA. After discussion with my manager, I gave notice to quit in November 2019 and my last day is ...
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How to leverage my coworker's departure into a raise (there are only two people in our position)

Background Since April, I've been at my current job with a midsize company (I have almost 10 yrs experience in total before this job - stayed 4 and 5+ years in previous companies). My coworker, who ...
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To be released from work before pending leave

Due to circumstances where my role is no longer needed and the expected growth to take on another role by my director was not met by my end, we have both come to mutual terms where I'd resign with a ...
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How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it

I'm a rather successful senior software engineer with a decent LinkedIn page, and thus I often receive messages from recruiters from other companies. I like my current company and job, so I'm not ...
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An employer is trying to force me to switch banks, which I know is illegal. What should I do? [closed]

An employer has extended a job offer with the condition that I switch my personal banking from one institution to another. They claim that they do this to simplify their internal payroll procedures. I ...
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