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Questions tagged [negotiation]

The process of two or more parties attempting to find a mutually agreeable arrangement. Generally this refers to salary/job offer negotiation or business transactions.

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When seeking a new job, when should I mention that I want a 4-day work week?

I am not currently looking for a new job but I am thinking about the future. In my current job, I negotiated a 4-day work week (for a proportioned cut in salary) a year or so after starting there. ...
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Can I renegotiate my salary as the offer letter signed was 4 months back

I have been working as a contractor in a company in the US from last 1.6 years. Around 6 months back, they offered me a full-time role. I gladly agreed as I like the company and wanted to continue ...
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Is it too late to ask for a signing bonus?

A few weeks ago I accepted a job offer. Because I'd been out of work a long time and have a lot of debt, I considered asking for a signing bonus, but my spouse was afraid that trying to negotiate ...
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Is it okay to refuse entirely to answer “desired salary” question?

I am finishing up a graduate degree and am looking for my first full-time job. I recently had a second interview (Skype) with a place I'm interested in and the interviewer asked me what my desired ...
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How to broach relocation with potential employers

I'm a software engineer with 10 years experience at a major US corporation but I'm looking for a change in scenery (literally and figuratively) and am starting to apply for lateral positions. This is ...
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Company going back on a promise, forcing new location when both are available

I’ve been with this great company for a while now and have been very happy and successful. Everybody is always telling me how great my numbers look since I’m in sales and I’m bringing in a ton of ...
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How can i stall the acceptance of a job offer until after the holidays?

I interviewed with a company I'm really interested in. All went well, I really liked the team, and the recruiter just called with the standard questions to prepare an offer letter - yay! On the ...
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Ways to respond when HR says your market salary range research isn't correct?

I'm negotiating a raise at my job (entry-level job; I've been at the company for 1+ years). For a lot of reasons (primarily my skill set, accomplishments, & performance), I believe that I'm ...
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Negotiating with my boss to let me work remotely or similar during depressions?

I'm a programmer working for a startup in San Francisco. I go through pretty bad depressive phases during the winter (it is a medical condition). It's often difficult to get out of bed, let alone ...
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Currently intern, what to do *now* to negotiate a better salary when being offered permanent position? [duplicate]

Background I transitioned into web development. Because I had no relevant experience, I accepted a 4-month internship in a company, with the aim of getting tenured. (It was made clear from the ...
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How big of a share in a startup should I ask for/expect?

I've been asked if I'm interested in working as the lead developer at a startup e-commerce site. I am very interested and very confident in mine and the startup's ability to succeed. But I have no ...
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Started new job, have a better offer. Renegotiate or leave early? [closed]

After working for a small ski resort for 3 years with no room for advancement I decided it was time to move on. I searched for a couple of months for something that I would enjoy as much and ...
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Salary expectation and negotiation after a gap in career

I am an Indian female who was into software development for quite a few years and later took a break of six years. I plan to come back to the industry now. I have learnt the latest technologies that ...
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Asking For Equity 2 Years Later

I started working at a startup almost 2 years ago. I was brought on part-time. During negotiations I opted for a higher hourly rate as I needed the money and the management structure was questionable (...
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Can my employer require me to refrain from wearing headphones (disability issue)

I work at a grocery store, which can be exhausting because I am on the autism spectrum, and after an incredibly busy shift, which is almost every day I work. I get sensory overload and I find that ...
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One-off exorbitant long commute time makeup - Do I owe it 100% to my employer to sacrifice my personal time? [closed]

Living in a region that experience winter, there are sometimes (infrequently) massive delays in the morning due to snowstorms (or even just a random crash). In particular, my commute time was tripled ...
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How can I ask my current employer to keep me on part time?

How can I ask my current employer to keep me as a part time employee? I really like the job and it's an incredible learning experience. I'm 25 years old and have been employed their for about 8 months....
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How to make use of exact knowledge of my future role's current salary to get a raise for myself?

I'm going to take over responsibilities from a colleague who's leaving. The colleague has told me what he earns and it's like double my salary. He has got strengths I don't have but on the other ...
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How should one respond to a low offer for an intra-company, international transfer?

I am expecting an offer in the next few days but also anticipate this being low based on discussions with my future manager. I think he simply wants to throw my current salary through a currency ...
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How to persuade company to offer relocation with transfer

The Situation My department has undergone radical transformations in the past few years, moving from 9 Regional departments to a set of geo-redundant departments, one in our headquarters on the East ...
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Asking about job location

I am soon to be college grad this May. I have received a very good job offer from a very respected company as a part of a rotational program. The only problem I have is that the offer is for the one ...
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If a job application has a fixed expected salary field (not a range) and the company offers that exact salary, can I still negotiate the salary? [duplicate]

I received an offer from a company recently. The application had an expected salary field (it was required). I knew the range I was expecting, but the field didn't allow a range. I put in the middle ...
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Job offer withdrawn due to parental leave

I applied as a software developer to a small to mid sized software company in Germany. Both my home and the company are in a relatively small town (~100k population) so there are not a lot, though ...
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Asking for a 50% raise [duplicate]

I was hired by an established tech startup straight out of college, along with a handful of other college hires. I was given a salary of 50K (which I knew was a drop low for that industry), but they ...
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Was my approach to negotiating reasonable?

I received an offer from one well established Company which I admire. This offer requires relocation to another Province and the offer is not as pleasing in comparison to my own package and there is ...
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How to get clearer feedback on direction and level of satisfaction of (new) employer (small business)?

EDIT: I know 2 weeks is a short time period but in Asia employers tend to evaluate rather quickly. Plus due to financial concerns with small businesses a 'highly-paid' (relative to other jobs etc) ...
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Interview suddenly turned into job offer but I need time to make a decision [duplicate]

I had a second round interview with a company today. It went from asking me questions about my experience, and then all of a sudden the interviewer said "I'd like to make you a job offer for $x amount ...
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Tactics on negotiating for a raise?

I'm curious to know how some of you may have negotiated for a raise upon your annual / semi-annual review. Here's my situation. I'm due for my annual review in a few months time. In the past year, I ...
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Potential employer keeps trying to re-negotiate salary down through interview process

I am interviewing for a position in Germany with an international European company. I have had 2 interviews, one with the country head and HR, the second with operational managers, including the one I ...
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Bugs are not deserving to paid-for

I'm contractor. Both I and company I work in same (not American jurisdiction). I get paid by amount of time entered on company's private gitlab x hourly rate. I do have formal written contract with ...
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What to ask when a company I rejected invited me to another interview?

I interviewed with a company last year and got an offer, but after some deliberation I declined it because the offered salary was just too low (36% of what I was making at the time - granted, as the ...
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4-month internship and likely job afterwards: how hard should I negotiate wages now?

Context I am considering an offer I have received. It consists in a four-month internship, paid hourly, leading explicitly to a full-time position (if all goes well, obviously). Being intern prior ...
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Confused! RSUs vs. Base Salary Hike [closed]

I'm on the verge of jumping ships from a Fortune 500 firm where I've been working for 10 years to another Fortune 500 firm in a different industry. The role and org at the new firm seem better. Also, ...
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Is it acceptable to request the future employer to extend my internship duration?

I got an offer for an internship from a company who I've interviewed with before. I even restated during my interview and my application that I requested for a 6 months internship program, but they ...
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Second interview, interviewers mentioned about experienced other candidate

On the last interview for a position, the interviewers have told me that I have done very good so far, and the other candidate they have been interviewing is a 20 years experienced person, and if I ...
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Proper arguments for negotiating a new contract

I am junior Java developer with few experience (6 months). I am pretty sure that my current company (about 200k employees) is still interested in employing me. My actual contract is ending, and I ...
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Is it possible to revive an offer a few days after not accepting it? [closed]

Recently I was in negotiations with a company after getting an offer. During the initial call of this interview process I was given a number that I was quite happy with, so when offer time came around ...
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Renegotiating pay whilst in a fixed term contract

I'm in a fixed term contract and enjoy my work. The problem is that I took on this role right after being made redundant from a previous job right around Christmas time when no one was hiring. ...
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Offer downgraded to temp-to-perm, from permanent - how should I proceed? [closed]

Today, I got my verbal full-time offer (good salary + bonus) downgraded to temp-to-perm, with a 6-month review, after a day of my giving them references to contact. Needless to say, I'm a bit ...
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How do I politely refuse scheduling phone calls and redirect to email instead?

At my job I regularly receive calls and emails from people who want to make certain kinds of offers to sell my team some services, which don't interest me 95% of the time, although they could be ...
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Is this e-mail offer seen as final or still negotiable?

Final update I negiotiated and got a much better offer: roughly 1/3 more than originally offered. Needless to say that I accepted - even gladly so. Thank you all very much for your inputs! I have ...
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When's the appropriate time to ask for a raise in your first ever Software Engineering job? [closed]

I graduated from college and took a internship transitioning into a full time offer this January, and have been working for the company as a full time intern for 3 months, part time intern for 3 ...
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How can my wife request more help at work?

My wife is in an assistant position at a large company; it's her and her senior on a team, with several teams per branch. Each team has one senior and one or more assistants. Recently, this company ...
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Salary increase - how long of a wait is too long?

First, a little bit of background: I've been in this company for a little over 2 years. We were a small team of 3 people managing and developing the tools for our companies (we are the HQ). Almost 5 ...
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Should I negotiate the yearly raise?

Each year in January my boss, which is also the company owner, calls each employee in and reviews how they've done. He will then give you a cost-of-living adjustment and a raise on top of that. I've ...
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Should I ask for commission after saving the company a lot of money?

I recently found a replacement part for our product that is cheaper and better. I've negotiated a good deal to get this price from the distributor and I've also received a formal quote. It will save ...
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Will I get a raise in a contract-to-hire position? [closed]

Sorry if this question has been asked and if so please share any links with me. Currently I am working in a contract to hire position and my manager through the final company has already spoken to ...
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Company has low-ball job offer, refuse to negotiate, is this a common hardball negotiation tactic?

Company A has a job opening that I have applied for, interviewed for, and received an offer for. Their culture is awesome (very family-oriented) and I already like a lot of the people I have met. Long ...
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Negotiating a start date

To my knowledge, I'm in an unusual situation for my field (engineering). I am technically an employee of a Staffing Agency and working on a 9 month contract for them at a Consulting Firm, which I ...
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Being made redundant, but asked to do contract work after finishing — how should I negotiate my contracting rate?

I was recently given notice that I am being made redundant- basically because my employer is losing one of their main clients- and am set to finish working at the end of this week. I don't have ...