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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How should I properly approach my boss if I'm feeling underpaid?

I started working at my current company as a Software Engineer about 2 years ago. When I received my offer, it was $5k less than what was agreed to during my interview and non-negotiable. However I ...
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Does the first person to mention a number in a salary negotiation lose?

When talking about salary negotiation (or any negotiation), it's become somewhat conventional wisdom that "the first to give a number loses". Steve Hanov says so. So does Knocks.com. Is this true? ...
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Importance (and flexibility) in Job Title Presented in Job-offer

Situation In a job offer a job title is specified. This may be something which likely appears everywhere - whether company email address books or your email signature or on your resume. From my ...
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How do I renegotiate my salary when new hires start in higher ranges?

I have a very solid experience in Software Development and Project Management, and I just learned that the company I work for has posted a new position that requires half the experience and a lesser ...
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How can I delay job offer acceptance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I coordinate the process of pursuing multiple job opportunities at the same time? I was offered a job at a company, and I only have one week to respond. The offer is ...
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How can I approach my boss about switching to part time?

I’m in the process of becoming self employed and have saved enough money for almost a year of joblessness. To ease the transition I would however like to continue to work two days a week in my ...
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Get a raise to match another job offer [closed]

I've been offered a position at another company for $50K more than what I am getting paid now. However, this other company doesn't completely interest me and I feel I might get bored with the work in ...
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How to use multiple offers to negotiate a higher salary?

I am facing this situation. A few days back, I got an offer from CompanyA and I verbally accepted it. Yesterday I got another offer from CompanyB, which is paying a higher salary (about 12%more). ...
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How do I bring up being misled about my job role during the interview period?

After interviewing for a job in a new technology that has great long term prospects, I joined the company despite relatively low pay. After joining the company, I was assigned to different technology ...
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Does my geographic location matter when requesting a salary?

I currently work in a state where my salary is quite comfortable and the Cost of Living Index is quite low. However, if I move to another state, especially anywhere Silicon Valley, I'll need about ...
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Are there humorous, less-confrontational ways to negotiate a starting salary?

I really am the type of person who doesn't feel comfortable demanding higher pay. I feel perhaps that others are like me, that they are simply more lenient or compliant. So sometimes you want to push ...
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How can I use my masters degree to get a higher salary?

I have almost completed my masters degree in computer science. I have interviewed at a lot of companies, where they told me that they don't think a Masters degree is necessary for a software developer....
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Can you negotiate a salary after accepting an offer as an entry-level grad?

I'm a new grad and got an offer from a tech giant as my first job. It is amazing that I will be working for them. I now got another offer from a top contract and the pay is way higher. ($15k more) ...
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Negotiation for Fulltime Conversion After Internship [closed]

How should one who has held multiple internships with a large company of 50k+ employees negotiate salary on eventual full-time job offers (having documented excellent performance via internal systems)?...
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Can the salary be negotiated after receiving the offer letter?

I've received an offer letter but I feel the salary is lower than I expected. I am currently in my notice period with my previous employer. Can I renegotiate my salary without jeopardizing the job ...
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How can I ask for a different brand of hardware offered by my employer?

The employment perks state I get my own MacBook Pro (to work with) and iPhone, but I really dislike Apple hardware (not going to discuss Apple vs Brand X) and I simply work way better and much more ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for an extra week before start date with new job?

I have a job offer for which the company proposed a start date exactly 2 weeks out. If I accept today and give my 2 weeks notice tomorrow, my last day would be on a Friday and I'd start the new job on ...
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How do I respond to a low-ball offer?

Consider if I work in a city making X, and am offered a job in another city for also X. The new city has a cost of living that is almost double where I currently live, yet the offer is the same as ...
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How should I negotiate for better benefits (more vacation) instead of more pay?

A few years ago I had a job in which I received four weeks of vacation annually. Unfortunately, that position was defunded. When I took my next position, the new employer would only give me two ...
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Reapplying to a job that I was given an offer for but turned down at the time

I interviewed for a job and it worked out well but at the time I was given the offer, I decided to turn down the offer. However now I am interested in the position. What is the best way to touch base ...
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Salary negotiations after verbal agreement [duplicate]

I had agreed verbally on an offer that was a more than my initial expectation. I am interested if I would be able to ask more of the base salary stating my lost compensations with my current employer....
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Should I tell my boss I have started looking for a new job because I think my salary is too low? [duplicate]

Summary I believe myself to be underpaid and have started looking for a new job. I don't have an offer yet. Should I tell my boss as a way to gain leverage in salary negotiations? Long form I know ...
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Salary negotiated during interview - is it set in stone?

After reading several posts here, I realized that negotiating your salary once you get an offer is a good practice. During an inteview I did last week for an entry-level job, the manager asked me ...
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I verbally accepted an offer and now I think I should have asked for more [duplicate]

I got a call from a recruiter and he gave me an offer, I was nervous and excited when I agreed to it. He said he will submit it for approval and will take a week. I hung up and forgot to ask about ...
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Negotiating the amount of a raise

I am working in small scale company and our company offer a fixed entry level package. In interview I asked for a higher salary, and agreed to take the initial offer when they told me after six months ...
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New job starts before end of current job's notice period

My current job has a notice period of 3 months, but I can negotiate this if my boss agrees to it. I have a job offer, and they want me to start in one month. What is the best approach to handle this ...
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Is it worth the risk to negotiate for an engineering co-op position salary when they don't typically negotiate? [closed]

I was offer positions by a dozen engineering firms and picked the one I liked the most. I was told later by HR (3rd party consulting hiring firm) that they do not negotiate salary based on individual ...
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How to respond to “Why do you deserve a promotion”?

Our company has a new IT manager and it is suddenly the time for promotions. He is still new to the company and he doesn't have much knowledge about the employees. My project manager spoke about my ...
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What is the proper sequence to negotiate/ask about payment and benefits in a job offer?

Situation: Receive job offer and have questions and desire to make a counteroffer. Assume this offer has been communicated via email after a phone conversation but these principles would apply for a ...
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How to negotiate a better salary in a job offer when the recruiter says that he or she does not want to create a salary imbalance within the company?

This is an answer I get quite often since I am "relatively" new to Canadian job market. In particular, when I am asking for a better offer compared to the initial package. I usually ace the technical ...
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Should I mention the cost of financial goals when negotiating salary?

In the past, I've received some salary offers that I felt were too low for my experience, my skill set, but also simply too low for possibly achieving basic life goals in the region of the job. A ...
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What can relocation assistance entail?

I have received an offer for a company, and on the company website, it says they provide relocation assistance under the benefits section. When I received the job offer, he never mentioned relocation ...
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Understanding and negotiating stock options offer

I am considering joining a start-up company and as a part of the compensation package I am offered a certain amount of stock options. How do I evaluate and negotiate this part of the offer, given ...
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How to negotiate a job offer effectively during and after an interview

I'm having an HR interview soon with company A. I am certain that they will ask for my expected salary in the interview. I've been doing some research on this company and found out that their average ...
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No more interviews - when to negotiate salary?

Although this is similar to the "When is the right time to negotiate a salary?" questions, I've found myself in a slightly unusual situation, at least by my own experience. I've applied to a large ...
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Is it appropriate to negotiate for an internship position?

I tried to find a clearcut answer to this question, but after searching for a while on the site I decided to post it. I've read through many informative answers on general salary negotiations and have ...
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How can I renegotiate my salary with a future employer after a counter offer from my current employer? [closed]

I am working with organisation A. I got a job offer from organisation B of $X. I accepted it. I gave notice of resignation at A. A gave me counter offer of $X + 10%. How can I use this offer from ...
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I was offered the minimum salary I requested, should I ask for more? [closed]

I know there are similar questions, but they are not exactly what I'm looking for. When applying for a job and asked about compensation, I told them the minimum salary I would work for. Later I was ...
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Is it possible to make a counter offer to an employer that is too low?

I gave a target figure for my salary during a call (say $X) and the company comes back with $Y (5~10% less than $X) plus a small bonus and stock options. When adding the bonus to $Y, it actually comes ...
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How can I make sure verbal promises in a negotiation are kept?

During contract negotiations I discussed benefits with my employer, and they promised to give me: all the tools I need paid travel to conferences of my choosing I want to make sure that these are ...
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As an employee, why would I want to have a high “bus factor” [closed]

I have seen many answers here where people suggest that an employee should try to ensure (through education or mentoring) that his workplace has a high "bus factor" (where he's not the only person who ...
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Senior Negotiating Non-Senior Job Offer [closed]

I recently received a job offer. I really love the company and am excited about the offer and they interviewed me 3 times over the course of a month before receiving the offer. However, coming from a ...
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How do I politely decline a job offer unless they increase the salary

As I was looking for a job change, I started sending resumes around and got several interviews that went well, for jobs in IT but not really in my exact field. Now I have a solid job offer, but with ...
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How to negotiate a higher salary for temp to hire position where I'm being hired full time from being a temp?

I got hired as a marketing coordinator at a company through a recruitment agency with a contract to hire position. I got offered a full-time position the very last day of my trial period, and on my ...
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Salary negotiation

My contract is ending very soon. The company I was working for likes my work as a developer and is trying to convert me to perm employee. Management asked me what my expected salary is. I gave a high ...
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How to ask for a raise after passing probation [duplicate]

I have interviewed at a company and asked for a salary of 25k. They have given me an offer of 24k and they said they will consider again after I have passed the probation. I passed the probation 1 and ...
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Opportunity to change salary I'm asking for?

I was recently speaking to a recruiter on the phone about a job. They asked me what I make at my current position and I gave them a number (rounded up a bit). After that they asked me what it would ...
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Should I ask for relocation or a sign-on bonus to cover moving expenses?

I am considering a new (IT) job that would involve relocating to a different state and would like the company to help with the relocating costs. Is there any difference between them paying for a ...
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How to politely ask to trade stock option in job offer for something else?

I've read some related questions but: This is just a good explanation (doesn't answer my question). What's an employee stock option scheme? This question is from a startup perspective (not ...
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Contract ending - Should I wait or should I speak up

My contract as an application developer is coming to an end in a week from now. The company has expressed that they really like me and need me and they would like to convert me to a permanent ...