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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Dealing with critics in group situations

What should I do when I am facilitating a discussion and someone is deliberately attempting to sabotage the discussion to promote an external agenda? There are a few way I have considered dealing ...
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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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Should I negotiate if I'm offered more than what I initially asked for?

I was just offered a position at a company I'm very excited to work at. During the initial phone screening I tossed out a really high number to set the negotiation bar high. Well they ended up ...
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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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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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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 to handle request for payslip by company HR?

Brief Description: I have been interviewing at a company for position A in Singapore and they have decided to give me an offer. The position A has a market greater market value (2x) than I am ...
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What is it like being on the HR side of a salary negotiation?

Most of the questions on this board are about new employees negotiating salary from their perspective. I wonder if anyone could tell me about what it is like doing this from the HR perspective. More ...
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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 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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I just got a job that I can't afford to go to, how to resolve? [closed]

I'm going to sum up my situation fast: I just got an initial offer for a job To put it in perspective, the initial offer was in the$60-80k a year range I currently live with my parents I have 15 ...
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Recruiter lied to me regarding relocation package

Recently I signed a contract with a new company. The recruiter told me that the firm would offer a relocation package when I had signed the contract. I believed him, signed the contract only to ...
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Does HR tell a hiring manager about salary negotiations?

If I was to negotiate salary for a job offer with HR, is it customary for HR to communicate this to the hiring manager? I'm worried that it colors my relationship with the hiring manager if I accept ...
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How to use an external offer in salary negotiation WITHOUT threatening to quit [duplicate]

I like my job, a lot, and the end goal is to keep my job, but get a raise on the order of 50%. They currently pay me £X, which is a little below the national average for the UK, and a lot below the ...