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 tell your boss that unforeseen work will delay a project?

I'm a new team lead on a project integrating my companies' software with an outside vendor's. This project was planned out and estimated before I came on, so I'm pretty much just following the roadmap....
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Boss fired me and is begging for me to come back - how much of a raise is reasonable? [closed]

To make a long story short, I was fired last week from my software engineering job for repeatedly coming in to work late (9:30 instead of 9). Today my boss called me to say that he feels he made a ...
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I've accepted a new job and handed in my notice. My employer wants me to work a longer notice, what should I do?

I've accepted a new job and given my required month's notice to my current employer, both are startups. My employer asked me if I could stay a little longer, as they're going through an investment ...
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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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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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Company made me use my own camera for work - can I ask for compensation? [closed]

I was hired as a marketing/social media/digital content manager for a company. They are a relatively new company, and when they hired me, I was the first person to be hired for the position. There was ...
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Is it ok to offer lower paid work as a trial period before negotiating for a full-time job?

I am currently employed as a TA (statistics related) at a university until September, but I'm looking to transition into industry. I am looking to work in software development or data science. I ...
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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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I may have been too hard during negotiating a salary; can I send an email saying that my numbers were more like a target than a hard-cutoff sum?

I've had a job interview recently. They asked me (via a phonecall), before they write an offer up, which salary range I was thinking about. I said a target amount which is higher (albeit not super ...
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How can I ask for my salary to match what the person I'm replacing got?

In the next week or so I'll be having a meeting with my manager to discuss the promotion I recently got. I'm taking over the role of a work-mate who is currently serving his notice period. I know how ...
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Can I still try to negotiate salary when the terms of the offer are “non-negotiable”?

I was recently offered an entry-level job following an internship. I gave what I felt were good reasons for a higher base and sign-on bonus, but HR responded: The terms of your offer are non-...
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My colleagues received a better company car than I did. Can I ask for compensation?

Context: I have been working at a consultancy bureau as a software engineer for over 2 years in the Netherlands. The company gives each employee a company car which can be used for both business and ...
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Aren't salary negotiations the beginning of the end?

I have a great job that I like quite a bit. However, I feel that I am a bit underpaid. I have thought about asking for a raise several times. I have not for because I feel my employer will(...
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Is it appropriate to ask about a company's work from home policy during an interview?

Is it appropriate to ask about a company's work from home policy during an interview? If so, then how should the question be asked so as to avoid reducing my chances of being selected for a position? ...
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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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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 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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Should I tell interviewer that I will use their offer to renegotiate current rate first?

I have been recently approached by a recruiter from another company. I agreed to go through recruitment proccess and at the begining I have stated my expected salary which I set pretty high. On the ...
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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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Should I end messages in a ticket system with a friendly greeting? [closed]

In my previous job (that I have left not so long ago), I was sending tickets to our customers in our internal tracking system and ended each with "Have a nice day". My boss politely informed me that ...
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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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Admitting financial status in interviews

I am currently looking for opportunities outside of my current employer. I think I have reasonable chances to get a job offer if my next interview goes well and it got me wondering. If I quit my ...
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How do I decide how much to charge my boss for a painting?

I'm an engineer by trade, but I dabble in watercolor painting on the side. My boss saw one of my paintings and later sat me down to ask if I would do one of his house. He's moving and it has ...
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How do I say “I need company stock, or I'm getting a new job”?

I'm somewhere between the 7th and 9th employee. I've been at my position for almost a year. There was supposed to be a vesting plan released in January 2014, at the time of this writing it is late ...
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new candidates being offered much higher salaries for same job, what to do?

I am currently a senior .NET developer in the company, working on the most valuable product of the company, and one of the few with web development skills. I have over 5 years of experience and my ...
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How do I turn down a professional challenge from my boss?

I've been working as a programmer at my current company for about a year and a half. Recently my boss asked me into his office and asked me if I wanted to be the champion of a new set of features that ...
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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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Colleague on a skeleton team is retiring. Can I ask for a raise?

My colleague has recently announced retirement soon from an already skeleton team. This means the team will be even smaller and more responsibility/pressure will be put on me and the other members of ...
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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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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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Dealing with noisy neighbors (who don't work for our company)?

I work for a small group that rents a few offices from one of those companies that rents out a floor in an office building and then sublets individual rooms. Our group is part of a larger company ...
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Employee demanding company to guarantee counter-offer isn't his last promotion at this company

I recently had to take over for a second software team, "team Bravo", in addition to my own team, "team Alpha", due to Bravo's manager, "Bob", having to go on leave. This ...
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Salary Bidding War Between Companies: What is Professional Etiquette?

I am blessed to be gainfully employed by a large fortune 500 company and have been approached by a small company in the private sector with a very compelling offer that I would like to accept. I ...
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Negotiating 3x or 4x current salary after Glassdoor research

This question may sound silly from the title. Actually the title was intentional. Let me invent round numbers to explain. I currently work for a company that pays 50 in a small country/city where you ...
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How can I negotiate for additional vacation time instead of extra salary?

I've just gotten an attractive job offer. I've been doing a lot of reading about negotiations, here on Stack Exchange and elsewhere. The general gist seems to be that it's silly to leave money on the ...
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Should I decline this job offer that requires relocating to an area with high cost of living? [closed]

Long story short, a recruiter contacted me through LinkedIn about a position that he thought I would be interested in. I was thrilled after reading the job description along with finding out who the ...
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Should I list salary expectations on my resume?

In this question about resumes, one hiring manager brought up that he/she wanted to see Salary Requirements. There was a brief discussion on whether this was important information or not. ...
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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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How to respond to a low salary offer?

Recently I've responded to a job listing for an open position in a local business. Their ad clearly said that the salary they offer is between 1200$ to 1500$ depending on experience etc. After the ...
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What salary should I ask for when interviewing for a role that is above my experience level [duplicate]

I'm a junior developer interviewing for a role that requires a few more years experience than I have (mid level). So far I have been doing well on coding challenges and interviews thus far and I have ...
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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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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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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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Negotiating the use of speech recognition at work

I am applying for summer internships as a software engineer intern (the typical duration is around three months) in the USA. I need to use speech recognition for medical reason: I have some temporary ...
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The benefits I can ask for from companies in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate from a Masters in CS from Germany. I currently live in Germany and am looking for a job. However, since I'm new to job hunting, I don't have an experience with contracts and ...
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Another company has directly reached out about an open position; do I tell my boss? [closed]

I work in a very specialized area within healthcare. There are only a few competitors in our area, and one of them has reached out to me directly (the hiring manager, not HR) about an open position ...
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When facing a low salary offer, should I ask for more than my desired salary in order to “negotiate” down to my desired salary?

I have received a salary offer from a company that I am very interested in working for. However the salary is only just over half my expected salary for my education level, though I am still ...
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Freelance vs Agency Contract vs Full Time Salary

What's the rule of thumb for salary/rates for freelance vs contracts thru an agency vs full time salary? I personally use a ballpark for freelance rate vs full time rate as 1.4 times the amount of an ...
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Am I still in a position to counter-offer?

After a rather successful interview, I was sent a formal job offer. During the interview, I was asked what I'd like my salary to be. I tried to avoid naming an exact figure, but in the end I ...
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When negotiating salary, does it matter who sought who out at onset?

I'm wondering if a candidate's salary negotiation leverage diminishes if the company was not the one to reach out to the candidate, but the candidate applied for the job independently. In my case, I ...

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