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 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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Switching from being paid biweekly to every 4 weeks - would it be reasonable to collectively ask for a 1% raise?

My employer just announced that they're switching from paying us every two weeks to paying us every 4 weeks, as it will save them money on accounting. Though I don't live paycheck-to-paycheck, this is ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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What are key differences between an “interview -> fulltime” and “intern -> fulltime” job offer process?

Situation: There are a lot of online resources discussing the traditional job offer process, covering the resume, to the phone interview, to an on-site interview, to a job offer and negotiation ...
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How to effectively reject a new project assignment?

My boss recently asked me to prepare for an interview that will be on a new custom software framework developed by a client. If I pass the interview, I will be deployed at the client's location. I ...
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What is a fair ask for the first employee who built the majority of the product if you want to rehire him? [closed]

I need some advice because I'm not sure if I'm being unreasonable here. TLDR: Joined friends startup (about 5-6 months in) on 6 month contract for salary and no equity. Built entire project from ...
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Data about salaries?

So I'm negotiating my starting salary at a company where I've been freelancing for 6 months. I didn't think my salary was high enough, so I did some research - on Glassdoor and Payscale - and found ...
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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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breaking salary negotiation deadlock

I'm in the fortunate position of having two companies ready to make me an offer. The two firms compete with each other regularly over talent, so I told both recruiters I would share information about ...
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What are some common salary negotiation tactics from the employer's perspective?

I received a job offer this past Monday. The job offer, requiring relocation to a different, more expensive city, was attached to a salary offer that was a couple thousand dollars more than I ...
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Negotiating salary using range

Preamble: I'm somewhat new to the workforce (only 2+ years worth of employment - with 1+ years being on my current position). Context: I always have problems with salary negotiations and I always ...
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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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Cleaners Rearranging My Desk

I work in a small company that has outside cleaners who come in every week and clean when the office is empty. I tend to be working on a number of projects at once, so I can have different code ...
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Should a potential employer ever ask you to formally “reconsider” another accepted offer before proceeding?

Main question: When, if ever, is it appropriate for a potential employer to ask you to contact another employer (whose offer you've already accepted) to tell them you're reconsidering prior to ...
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How do I negotiate a higher salary without being offered yet?

Acme Inc.'s HR called me and said they are interested in me and that the salary is $XYZ. I asked if it was negotiable, and she said it was dependent on their hiring manager, and she made it sound ...
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Is it required to be exact about previous salary when dealing with recruiting agencies?

All jobs I applied for have been through recruiting agencies and all of them are asking for my current/previous salary. It is much much lower than industry average (nearly half) and I don't want that ...
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How confident should one be when negotiating salary in the UK?

I've read a few answers here advocating asking for more during the initial salary negotiation. The amounts I see leave me dumbfounded, and I suspect it's because these answers come from a US-centric ...
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Interview: What to say about my possible start date

I want/need a little plastic surgery before I start a job, from which I need at least 2 weeks to recover. That means 13 August. if I don't do it now, I will never have such an opportunity to fit it in....
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How to negotiate a salary with a known pay scale with steps

I have been offered a position via email that is covered by the US government General Schedule pay system. Basically, the system has 15 grades each of which has 10 steps and the salary of each grade ...
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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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I don't want to answer “What's your current salary?” question from extremely pushy potential employers [duplicate]

How do folks avoid the question, "What is your current salary?" Or do they? I work as a software engineer in California and am currently looking for positions. This time around, I've noticed that ...
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How do I negotiate a salary when the offer is made via snail mail?

I have recently received a handshake offer to work a full time job at a location some hours drive away from where I currently live. A day after I tenatively accepted the job, I was informed by my ...
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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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Job offer withdrawn due to parental leave

I applied as a software developer to a small to mid sized software company in Germany. Both my home and the company are in a relatively small town (~100k population) so there are not a lot, though ...
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I negotiated the base pay, but how can I do this better next time?

I read all of these: Is "this offer is lower than what your company usually pays" a reasonable argument in salary negotiation?, How to counter-offer (negotiate salary) for a job I'm ...
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Consequences of being greedy about salary in interview?

I am looking for entry level jobs in software development. I am not very experienced in handling salary negotiations during an interview. I have thought of a simple strategy - Estimate your market ...
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Job posted at a higher pay grade level, but I'm not being offered that grade [closed]

I applied and successfully interviewed for a position in a different department in my company. The job was posted on our HR site as a grade 20. I am currently two grades below that, but have been ...
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How often should I negotiate a raise?

Generally speaking, while working in a small company (30 to 40 employees) that doesn't have a policy for raises, how often should I negotiate one? If this is relevant, I'm a software developer in ...
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Is the advice “Don't state your target salary” for new jobs applicable for engineers on the German job market?

Here on this site, I often encountered one advice regarding salary negotiations for a new job: Don't state the salary you aim for, as this allows the hiring manager to match this figure even if he/she ...
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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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Boss delays decision that will decide what I will do the next year of my life

UPDATE 2: As expected, after approximately a month he did not grant it to me -saying he'd fear others doing the same. In my opinion that hints at a whole lot of other problems, but oh well. UPDATE 1: ...
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how to renegotiate work hours without risking loss of trust &/or confidence?

I recently was promoted at my current job and put on a salary. The expectation is that I put in at least fifty hours a week (ten hours per day, five days per week). I have asked this question on other ...
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How to follow up on awkward salary discussion

I just got off the phone with the CEO of a small company, who says he wants to hire me. I really like the sounds of the company and would like to take the job. I also suspect that they will be able ...
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Is it out of line to ask for a raise to make up for a tax increase?

Many in the US have probably noticed the 2% increase in FICA taxes this year. I realize my employer is not responsible for the tax increase. But neither am I, and now I'm earning 2% less than last ...
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When seeking a new job, when should I mention that I want a 4-day work week?

I am not currently looking for a new job but I am thinking about the future. In my current job, I negotiated a 4-day work week (for a proportioned cut in salary) a year or so after starting there. ...
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First time in management position - slack workers asking if they can go home with several hours left in shift

This was my first time managing anyone. The job is to hand out flyers with coupons to people in public. The previous team leads had played the system telling people when they have given away a ...
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Using “offered a promotion I don't want” as a selling point in looking for my next job

I've been offered a promotion that, for a large number of reasons, I have no interest in taking. I had actually already decided to leave my current company, and my rejection really only accelerates my ...
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How to apply Carnegie's principles to raise negotiation

This question has a specific bent, in that I have recently read How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and am trying to implement what he teaches. A little context. I'm in my first ...
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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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Is it rude to compare specific benefits during a salary negotiation?

I will be negotiating salary soon, and I THINK the salary range will be a nice increase for me, but I will lose some strong benefits. Is it impolite to be specific and compare benefits during the ...
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Candidate turns down full time offer and asks for contract instead

I interviewed a candidate for a management position, and he was really strong and we were impressed. He was put forward by an agency for a full time role / salary, but instead he said that his ...
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Is job-hopping bad for a developer's career? [duplicate]

I've decided to leave my current job and I've made my intentions clear. My boss tells me leaving now will make me unhirable because I will appear to be a job hopper on my CV. Is this job hopping and ...

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