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 to answer to the "We do not want to create any precedent" argument in salary negotiation?

It seems that every big company I have encountered operates (for low/middle level employees) according to a spreadsheet, where columns are some kind of level or grade, and rows are years of experience....
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Surprisingly, I got student finance - How could I approach management? [closed]

Got myself into quite a unique situation & would appreciate some different perspectives on my options. My Situation I work full-time for a small aerospace company working as an Electronic ...
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Should I negotiate this new offer?

So I went through the interview process and I received a verbal offer via voicemail. The hr manager asked me what my current salary is and what my expectations are.. as well as other benefits, ...
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What's the professional way to get out of a signed work agreement?

I signed an employment agreement (not a contract) with one company last week to start a month from now. I've also since received another offer for significantly higher pay, in a city I'd really like ...
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Interview question about salary expectations is asked with presence of technical examinator

Interview. 4 people in the room: technical examinator (member of the team the potential employee is trying to get aboard) and manager and HR officer present + the potential employee. After the ...
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Salary Negotiation for Remote Work Opportunity [duplicate]

I wanted some tips on salary negotiation for a remote work opportunity at a big company. Initially this job opening was available in the Silicon Valley and the company was looking for someone who can ...
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What to write in email to boss asking for counter-offer? [closed]

I need help how to format an email to contact my boss. My current situation is I have been offered a job from another company but I will need to relocate(which I don't mind). The only thing that will ...
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Should I always counter a salary in a job offer?

I received a job offer in writing. The salary amount is either within the average or above average for the city the job is in (depending on the source of information), for someone with my experience. ...
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Contract Position with Low Target Rate, Negotiate or Walk Away? [closed]

I've been contacted by a recruiter who's filling some contract roles. The prospect seems OK, it's 6 months W2 with a "likely" extension (I'm not putting any stock in that promise, to be sure)...
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My manager quit. Should I agree to defer wage increase to accommodate budget concerns?

I am a junior developer for a medium-sized firm in the UK and my manager recently left leaving me as the only person on my team. I have discussed a promotion and wage increase with my new line manager ...
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Can I ask HR to let me skip two more interviews and offer me a job directly?

I had 2 job interviews lately (one in late July and one in mid August). After the 2nd interview I got a rejection email but the HR (technical recruiter) told me the team (team A) I had interviews with ...
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Ask For Raise / Promotion Before Leaving?

I am planning to leave my job in January. We receive raises/bonuses in December, and no matter what it is I will likely still be planning on leaving my current company. With that being said, I ...
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Can I use a (rejected) offer to negotiate a better salary at my current job?

I recently interviewed at a large tech company and was given a very nice offer; more than 3x what I currently make. The only downside and potential deal-breaker for me is that it would require ...
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Disgruntled employee releases salary information upon departure, I'm underpaid compared to my peers [duplicate]

One of our IT members got fired today, before his departure he sent a company wide email with details of employee salaries. Based on the information contained within this document I've discovered that ...
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How to politely ask my employer for reduced work time and less responsibilities?

Hello and thanks for your attention. TL;DR: Right now i am a full time software developer(among other things) in a small company, around 16 people, has been for now nearly 9 months, but due to ...
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Light fire under employer's feet for delayed ("promised") promotion

I'm currently working in Toronto, Canada; as the highest-seniority engineer ("Senior Engineer IV") in Canada for a large US-based engineering firm. I've been working with this company for about 2 ...
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Appropriate to use offer given to previous candidate to negotiate salary?

I apologize if this has been asked before but I was unable to find any related questions. Before I accepted the current job I got to know exactly how much another candidate who interviewed for the ...
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Professionally thanking recruiter for increased salary offer

I recently got a job offer from a company for $x per year. I would have probably accepted it at that amount (as I really liked the company), but I still wasn't completely satisfied with the salary. ...
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I found out the "default salary" for a position is higher than the offer I accepted. Should I feel cheated?

I have recently accepted a job offer with their proposed salary offer. However, after accepting the offer, I saw a written note of my offer details, which was meant to be used as a reference for the ...
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How much bargaining power do I have for an entry-level position?

I've read quite a few posts about how to cleverly negotiate salary and compensation package after securing an offer. However, as an entry-level job seeker (master degree plus 1.5-year experience), how ...
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How do I ask for 2-3 days per week remote work in a job interview?

I will soon be applying for jobs. I'm still a junior developer with some but not too much experience under my belt. One thing I'd love from a new job would be the possibility to work remotely for 2-3 ...
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Should I ask for a raise for myself AND another manager?

Small Business of 40 employees. I am #2 person in charge (under the owner). I was given a raise a year an a half ago of 10%, however, the owner asked that I would not ask for another raise for 2 years....
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How can I prevent my current low salary from affecting future salary negotiations? [closed]

In a few more months, I will be reaching the 2nd year mark of having been in the workforce after leaving university with a BSc. Most would consider my academic credentials to be above the norm. Yet, ...
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How to negotiate salary based on GSA Schedule 70 rates

My company provides government services with rates defined in their GSA Schedule 70 contract. (For those who aren't familiar, my understanding is that these are pre-agreed upon rates between the ...
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Is unspent vacation time a good argument in pay negotiations?

In job interviews, discussing vacation time (PTO) is not too clever: it signals you are thinking about time not spent for the company. Does this consequently make it an excellent topic discussing ...
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Applying for a new job; how to avoid company contacting current employer?

I'm applying for a new job in an effort to get a higher salary by means of new employment with a new company or having my current company match the offer. I don't want any prospective employers to ...
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Negotiating working from home in awkward circumstances

For a long time (I don't remember when it started), I have been consistently working from home at least one day a week. I work as a software developer and being physically off-site has never been a ...
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How to politely refuse a startup's equity? [closed]

Hypothetical situation: I received an attractive job offer from a startup, which includes a salary of x and equity that the startup values (let's say fairly) at y. y is a non-trivial sum; x+y is a ...
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Is it best practice to inform a potential offer of another? If so, when and how?

I'm a technical writer. I received a contingent job offer letter for a position I am interested in and will pay well. The offer will likely be formally extended after our scheduled in person ...
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Repercussions of negotiating Vacation days in new job offer

Background I am currently in hiring process of a start-up company as full time employee that is willing to roll out an lucrative offer, actually they have already sent out a rough draft of work ...
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Former employee who thinks they were wronged is threatening me [closed]

I hired this lady to help me start with a project in Indonesia 2 years ago. I paid her what she asked and mentioned some profit/revenue sharing schema as a bonus if things work out. She was first ...
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How to negotiate for higher salary [closed]

I got a call from recruiter today to offer me 44,000 for a Financial analyst position. I asked for $48,000 and above in the interview. Told her to up it. She called back that the hiring manager said ...
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Manager offered a salary range

I am interning at a startup; my internship ends in a month. I was recently called in by my manager and offered a full time position as I have already graduated. In addition, he gave me a range of the ...
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How to deal with counter offer from potential employer? [closed]

It's an unprofessional experience of me: I accepted and signed offer with company A (dream company) for $X. Company B came in later, knowing I already signed another company, offered me $1.25X ...
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Asking for a raise higher than the pre-allocated one

My contract states that my salary in the following year will be X, which is a ~6% monthly increase from the current one. When the time comes to renew the contract (which is shortly from now), I want ...
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Asking what my current salary is during interviews as a recent graduate

I've been through several job interviews and in all of them they ask: what are you on right now? (How much are you getting paid?). My college friends (also recently graduated like me) tell me the same ...
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Should one tell their boss before looking for a new position, if one feel hard to replace and underpaid?

I just had my salary negotiation yesterday and my chief said my performance this year was great, I fit well with the team, they didn't expect that, etc... Yet I will not get any raise this year. I ...
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Is a lowball salary then a part-time offer standard Japanese employment negotiations?

I have recently been interviewing for a remote position with a company based out of Tokyo, Japan. They are a fairly young start up, with one semi successful product currently out. They seem to be ...
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Leaving company during company event

I'm interviewing with a few companies right now. (I'm a junior software developer at a tech startup.) If things work out well, I'll have one or two offers within the next 2 weeks. (I wasn't actively ...
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Boss has banned cycling to work because he thinks it's unsafe

I cycle to work every day, it's my only method of transportation. Public transit doesn't serve the commute path and I don't own a car. A coworker was recently in a bike accident and was out for 2 days,...
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Is it considered as work to prepare his salary negotiation?

I am going to have my next salary negotiation in the next week. As I want to be ready and have good arguments, I started to prepare sales analysis, and other data I find relevant for my negotiation. ...
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Can I ask to speak to my future colleagues before accepting an offer?

I recently completed the interview process at a local company and I have received a reasonable offer. I have an appointment tomorrow to inform them of my decision in person. In South Africa there are ...
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Can one negotiate already planned PTO days before accepting an offer?

I already have a few days in September I had planned before interviewing with this company. Can I negotiate or ask if they would be OK with me taking a few days off after I join since I have family ...
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How do I professionally let my manager know I'll quit over cigarette smoke in the office?

My manager just started allowing smoking cigarettes in the office today because he and another guy like it. I hate it and I'm having trouble breathing. I'm considering walking out this afternoon but I ...
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Can I ask to be paid in equity?

Say I have a job offer from a company. They say they'll pay me X dollars a month. Can I negotiate to be paid fewer dollars but instead some equity? Is it appropriate to even ask? Does the answer to ...
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Found out I'm making about 50% less than others with same job in company [duplicate]

I work for various marketing agencies. The various agencies get different contracts from different clients who want their products promoted. Most agencies give only a few hours of work each week, so ...
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How should I react to a hiring manager offering undocumented benefits during the interview process?

I recently made the mistake of not asking upfront what the compensation and benefits package were for a company I was interviewing with and we only discussed benefits after receiving the tentative ...
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How can I quit my job before the end of my contract after getting a warning letter?

I am currently working as an IT in a Bank. A few days ago, I got a warning letter just because of some mistakes I made. Just after receiving the warning letter, I started to feel stressed with my job. ...
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Should I ask for an extra raise?

I am currently working with a contract that is one and a half years long (as a software engineer). When I interviewed for my position I was offered a 7-7-8 contract system with, if everything goes ...
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How to negotiate contract-to-hire offer with startup?

I just got offered a contract with potential to full-time for a tech startup ( < 10 people), no 3rd party recruitment firm. I was sent an informal offer over e-mail which said 10-15 hrs/wk for $45-$...

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