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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 negotiatiating a job offer, can I ask to be reimbursed for two-body-problem travel?

When negotiating a job offer, is it reasonable to ask the company to help pay for airfare for me to visit my wife? The details: I just graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science, and have ...
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Leveraging a new hires salary to increase my own

Background: I was hired 3 years ago as a developer with an average salary, last year I was promoted to Lead Developer with lots of new responsibilities but without a pay increase. I didn’t have too ...
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How do I argue for a 3-day, 30 hour workweek?

I am currently working full time as an intern, but now want to switch to 3-days-a-week in the fall. It is to continue finishing my graduate studies. However, the VP who is 2 levels above me doesn't ...
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Salary Re-Negotiation

I was interviewed five months ago, and last week, I suddenly received a phone call from the same company, for a new hiring campaign, knowing that I haven't submitted any application since last May. ...
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Is it possible to work part-time as a software developer? [duplicate]

I've been working full-time for 12 years as a programmer in the video game industry. Although I still enjoy programming, my focus has gradually shifted to my various interests in life, and today I ...
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Boss is expressing concern about my happiness at work

I work in tech at a medium-sized company. My team is in the middle of a very frustrating project. The project has been emotionally draining and the end keeps slipping further into the future. In the ...
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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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Can I tell my boss to expect worse work based on his new rules?

My boss has just announced that we will be required to use only company-issued computers/software and peripherals (no more BYOD, personal mice, etc). I know that this change will make my work a lot ...
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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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My job was advertised at a higher salary than I was offered. Should I say something?

I took a job 4 months ago. The job is a 12 month fixed term contract. I let the recruitment agent negotiate my salary, he ensured me he'd 'get the most for me'. I was happy with the salary offered and ...
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How can a junior convince a senior developer to use object oriented concepts? [duplicate]

This topic relates to web development / software engineering; however the question can be related to other fields of expertise involving a more junior employee being more technically skilled than a ...
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Salary negotiation based on same job offer of the same company [duplicate]

I recently had a talk with my boss about my future in the company I am working in. The meeting went very well, I could show him how valuable I am for the company and what my plans are for the next ...
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To what extent does “getting it in writing” matter for at-will employment agreements?

In evaluating job offers for start-ups and for firms that have different forms of compensation (equity, stock options, bonuses, etc.) it is often a thrown around phrase that you should "get it in ...
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When should I negotiate a salary for a contract-to-hire offer?

I am a graduating engineering student in the US. One of the positions I'm perusing is a contract-to-hire position, meaning that I'm will be an hourly employee with no benefits for a set period of time ...
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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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Paid lunch vs unpaid - new job issue [closed]

I don't know if you would consider this a misunderstanding, or that I am naive not to have got exact details but this is basically what happened.. I just started a new job as the web designer for a ...
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How can I tell my employer that I started studying when I shouldn't have?

I've been working as an engineer in a company for more than a year and this is my first job. During the interview I asked about taking time off for exams. They told me they did not want me to work ...
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How to respond to internship compensation offer?

I am a student who will be graduating this August from Carnegie Mellon University. I was offered a full time internship for the next 6 months with a big company. However, the compensation offer was ...
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What if I tell my potential employer I don't want to “haggle”?

I have been interviewing with a company for about a month for a position I'm excited about. I would like the job, but I have also made it clear that I am comfortable at my current job and am not ...
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How can I make sure that promises for a promotion will be kept?

I work at a really sought after big security company. But I am stuck with all the corporate policies that prevents people from easily moving internally into good positions. I interviewed for a senior ...
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Should I try to renegotiate for on call hours?

I went through a fairly lengthy interview process for my current employer. I asked many questions about the job and the nature of the work. On-call time was never mentioned. Now this employer is ...
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How to respond better to criticism or challenge?

My line managers are in agreement that I present a natural flair for sales, marketing and personal relationships. I can present engagingly to an audience of 400 persons or more and I can build strong ...
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How to deal with an “inverse negotiator?” [closed]

I recently faced the following situation after passing through a company's interview process. Although the process was long, the company seemed like a good fit and they had even given me the chance to ...
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Negotiating with a difficult company offering less than the market rate and trying to invalidate my previous work experience

I got a job offer at a small company. The founders are upper middle age and a bit intimidating but very smart people. I want to join them because I feel a lot of learning and growing opportunities ...
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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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How should you negotiate salary during the hiring process AFTER a long career gap?

I had to take a 3 year career break to deal with a long running family commitment and I am now returning to my normal career and applying for jobs. How should I answer the usual question of "What ...
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How can I justify a request for a large (25%) raise if I recently (last year) got a large raise?

I got a nice 33% raise last year (my salary wasn't that high). Since then, I've taken up very important responsibilities for the company, and I am basically no longer a dev. I founded a branch office ...
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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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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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What is the best way to ask for a higher salary at a new job when the interviewer already knows what I make?

I am planning to move to another company and recently I interviewed with a company and at the end of the day of my interview, I accidentally disclosed my current base salary to the VP of the company. ...
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Should you negotiate your starting salary on your first job out of school?

I was recently offered a position as a software engineer in a company in the NYC area. The salary they are offering is good, but I've heard others online say that You should always negotiate your ...
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How to Convince Own Side in a Negotiation?

This situation has happened to me multiple times in numerous guises and I imagine it is common throughout business when one is doing some collaborative work with another team. Summary form: I know ...
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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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Company using 4 week months in my salary calculation - are they undercutting me?

I have a contract for a new job here and its monthly rate doesn't add up to what I expect. I was offered $1000* per week in the interview process. The contract rate uses a monthly basis however, by ...
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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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I asked for too much money in salary negotiations. Should I call them with a revised figure?

I had a successful interview and when asked what salary I expected I believe I have asked for too much. I've been living in New York City which is why I based my salary where I did but I believe that ...
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Will asking for an answer hurt my negotiation position?

(I don't think my question is a duplicate of this, because I'm not asking how to do it) I have managed to get a job offer from company A, which I like, but I am still waiting for a reply from company ...
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Not being from the US, how can I determine whether a salary offer is reasonable?

I live in the Netherlands and have received an offer to work for a US company. The offer includes a certain yearly salary figure. The person recruiting me has said this is the "market rate". So, I ...
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Freelance Conflict of Interest

I am a consultant hired by agents who bid for contracts. I only have about three agents, but they routinely ask me to price out my work or say, "Hey, I'm making this bid, would you do this for $_?" ...
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Is not specifying salary requirements in a CV likely to elicit an automatic rejection in East Asia?

I'm seeking new employment in East Asia; specifically, China and Hong Kong (though relevant answers about other, not-too-culturally-distant markets will be helpful), and in the software industry. It's ...
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My boss told me I'd have to pay him to quit. Can he do that? [closed]

I'm negotiating my updated contract at work and my boss, in an attempt to get me to comply, told me I could owe him up to $20,000 if I were to quit. His argument was that he invested a lot of money ...
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How to tell your company that you got an offer with a significant salary bump? [closed]

I just got a good salary offer from another company. I like my current company and would like to stay here if they offer me the same amount. I was wondering how should I convey this information to my ...
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Owner is determining raises based on customer work

Each year the company owner determines raises to go out to each employee. This year I accidentally read a memo addressed to HR that a lot of weight will be given to how "billable" an employee is. ...
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Is lowballing salary offers normal?

I was recently headhunted for a software developer position, and once I received their contract draft, I noticed that the proposed salary was way lower than I expected. Once I voiced my concerns, ...
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What steps do I have to take if I believe my pay should be higher after working at a company for 6 months? [duplicate]

I'm in the second round of interviews and my salary expectation going into the job is $XX,000 as an entry-level software developer. I am aware that most of the other workers in the company who have ...
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When and how to ask about flexible working hours?

Let's say I'm applying for a software development job, and it's very important to me that I get out of the office at 4pm on most days. In other words, I'd probably only take the job if I can work from ...
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Telling recruiters about other offers?

My question is about staffing firms. If one receives an additional offer besides the one the recruiter was able to get, during the "think about it phase", is it a good idea to tell the recruiter about ...
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Meager raise after herculean effort [closed]

Throwaway as we use SO/SE to recruit. I work for a digital agency where I have been employed for 3 years. I am a senior developer with 15 years of experience in my field. I hold all major ...
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Do you still negotiate when going through a staffing agency?

It's said you should always negotiate salary. However, I'm looking at some contract-to-hire type positions through a staffing agency. Typically, the agency "presents" me at a given hourly rate that we ...