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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Asking for a 50% raise because underpaid for years [closed]

I'm 29, hired into current engineering firm 3 years ago with 2 years of experience prior. Due to the quality of the firm and number of applicants against me, I decided to offer coming on with a lower ...
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Received lowball initial offer, how to ask for more

Interviewed with an advertising agency 5 times over the course of 4 months. I do not believe they had any parallel candidates and I believe they are invested in hiring me at this point. I currently ...
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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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Negotiating with my boss to let me work remotely or similar during depressions?

I'm a programmer working for a startup in San Francisco. I go through pretty bad depressive phases during the winter (it is a medical condition). It's often difficult to get out of bed, let alone ...
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When should I mention that I'm interested in working part-time?

I currently work 3 days a week and I like that part of my job. I'm interviewing with another company soon and I'm wondering if it's better to inquire about the possibility of working 3 or 4 days a ...
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How to negotiate an exit from a company with questionable practices?

I'm an expat engineer working in a small service/data software company in Asia. I am planning to quit the company sometime soon. We only have a verbal employment contract despite multiple requests ...
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Is it common for companies to wait to make an offer until the applicant asks for it?

The hiring manager says: We know you are actively interviewing, so we will not make an offer to you until you call us and tell us that our company is your first choice. This is the first time ...
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When is it appropriate to change communication methods?

Situation: I have received a job offer(s) and/or interview related communication from a potential employeer. This has been communicated either in person, via phone, or through email (or some ...
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What to do when HR hid information about unfavorable work location arrangement?

TL;DR The company told me I have to work in country B for two months, then put me in country A, but when I finished the two months, I was told I need to work an additional four still in B. We did not ...
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Job offer negotation: trying to communicate over email, but employer keeps calling on the phone

I interviewed with a company for an engineering position and I got to know that they will be extending an offer. Since then, the exchanges between me and HR have been frustrating: First they called ...
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Dealing with “buzzword creep”

I am an employee with 1.5 years of total experience leading a team of 5 others, 3 of whom have 6 months of experience and 2 are peers. The accountability of the project lies with the team, but I am ...
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Need a vacation 6 months after starting, when to bring it up?

For reasons explained in this question, I am currently looking for a new place of work. I have recently received a verbal offer from a hiring manager and have been told that a written offer will be ...
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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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HR representative asks for 10k range, but what's the point?

When negotiating with a company's HR representative, I was asked for a 10k range which I would consider reasonable. I answered $X to $X+10K. They replied with an offer which of $X-5K. I posed a ...
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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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How can I ask for a different brand of hardware offered by my employer?

The employment perks state I get my own MacBook Pro (to work with) and iPhone, but I really dislike Apple hardware (not going to discuss Apple vs Brand X) and I simply work way better and much more ...
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Found myself in a pickle when negotiating salary between two job offers. What should I do?

Its a long story but here goes. I had an offer from Company ABC on Monday and they asked me to get back to them by Wed. The pay offered is higher than expected, just that I am not sure I like the job ...
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Should I get a counter offer (from my current employer) in writing?

In the event that I get a job offer while employed and my current employer offers me a raise to stay instead of moving to the new job, should I request that the raise be in writing? Some advice on ...
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When should I notify my current company about a received offer?

I'm currently working for a company, let's say company A. I feel really underpaid and I applied for a position in a new company, company B. Even if the company B makes me a good offer, I would like to ...
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Company wants to negotiate lower salary after signed offer

I got an offer from a consulting company, signed it, and got it signed from them. Now, their recruiter called me and said if I was open for negotiation. They want to decrease my salary. They said it'...
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Salary negotiation - technique

During the negotiation process, after I get a formal offer, is it okay to list out current compensation, benefits with current company with those of new job offer and send it to new company's HR? So ...
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What are my options if my waning company told me they value me highly?

I am a programmer and work for a small company (no more than 50 people) but we have international clients and offices. Recently, our performance has been in decline, and we took a major hit in ...
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Can my employer require me to refrain from wearing headphones (disability issue)

I work at a grocery store, which can be exhausting because I am on the autism spectrum, and after an incredibly busy shift, which is almost every day I work. I get sensory overload and I find that ...
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Can my employer require me to work for his other companies?

My employer recently started several additional companies (all under one LLC), that are housed in the same building. Originally they had dedicated employees, however after they quit, all the ...
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Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also?

Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also. There could be reasons, why somebody might take a pay cut for ...
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I was offered the minimum salary I requested, should I ask for more? [closed]

I know there are similar questions, but they are not exactly what I'm looking for. When applying for a job and asked about compensation, I told them the minimum salary I would work for. Later I was ...
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What is a successful salary negotiation strategy in the presence of a big performance bonus?

When negotiating salary, I've found that the presence of a big performance bonus (for ex. between 0 and 30% of the salary) further complicates the process. Even more so in fields where performance can ...
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I attempted to negotiate a higher salary after I was given an offer but was ignored, can I contact the company to accept the original offer?

I was given a job offer around one and a half months ago, and asked for few days to consider about the offer. However, I felt that the salary that they provided was too low for me, so I sent back ...
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Is it appropriate to negotiate an unsolicited raise by my employer?

I was planning to ask my employer for a salary increase in the next few weeks. I was in the process of putting together some salary market research for comparable roles in my industry. (I believe I'm ...
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How to discuss wage disparity between two jobs

I wanted to ask how I could discuses wage disparity between student positions. I currently work for two professors at my university at different pay-scales. Because of a hard limit of 18 hours a week (...
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I'm being hired as the first employee of a pre-seed startup. How to approach negotiating terms of my employment, remuneration etc?

I've have a couple successful conversations with two founders of a b2b hw/sw tech solution startup and they let me know that they'd like to "progress things further". I'm guessing at this point that ...
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How do I politely decline a job offer unless they increase the salary

As I was looking for a job change, I started sending resumes around and got several interviews that went well, for jobs in IT but not really in my exact field. Now I have a solid job offer, but with ...
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Asking for higher retention bonus

My employer is going to pay me a retention bonus for my hard work and the fact that they want to keep me around for the foreseeable future to help with system integration etc. While it's quite ...
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Provided salary range and got offer at lowest figure - can I counter?

I interviewed with a company on Friday, at which time they asked for my salary range. I gave them a small range ($90-95k) and on Monday I received an offer for $90,480. They also provided me with all ...
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Rectify asked salary for first job

I am currently finishing my internship for the last year of my engineering Master's degree. Many recruiters/companies have already contacted me and I started the recruiting process with a few of them....
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Negotiating salary when company knows about previous one

I know that it's not advised to disclose your present salary when negotiating with a prospective employer. However I am in the situation where I work for company A via agency B, and company A has ...
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Is it appropriate to cite percentages as opposed to numbers when asked about salary history?

I'm eighteen years old and I'm working at my first job. I have been here for six months. Understandably, I was initially offered a "less than market value" salary due to my lack of experience/...
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Is it reasonable to negotiate adding “senior” to a job title?

I have an offer for a Ph.D.-level research job from a top company. The compensation package is attractive, but I'm thinking about whether I should negotiate the job title. From my research, roles ...
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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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How much hidden costs are there with permanent roles vs contractors?

I work as a contractor in IT, and it works very nicely for me (able to claim laptops, training, home office expenses and offsetting my mortgage with money set aside for tax etc). However recently I ...
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Simple remote developer got escalated. How to understand how much I should get paid? [closed]

I'm working as a software developer (kinda) for a small US company (we have around 10 Employees in the office in California). I'm a foreigner and was working for this company as a freelancer at first, ...
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How long should I wait after salary negotiation email?

I got my first job offer, but they offered me a very low salary that is going to make it hard for me to even pay rent and transportation. I sent an email negotiating for a higher salary, and it has ...
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Confirming extensive health care coverage before accepting a job

I have a special needs child. My child is autistic and requires hours of therapy each week: ABA, OT, Speech, etc. I have always worked at a large well-known company with excellent medical and health-...
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Answering a salary range VS a specific one

Out of curiosity, when a recruiter is asking what salary do you have in mind, I have read and a lot of people have told me to answer with a range. For example, $90,000 to $99,000 instead of $95,000. ...
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Is suggesting a monthly or yearly increase in salary better?

Depending on how an offer is written, it may state a monthly or yearly salary. For example, "Your monthly salary will be $5,000" vs "Your yearly salary will be $60,000, paid monthly" represents the ...
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Handling a conventional termination negotiations [closed]

I'll start by saying i'm not sure this is the right place to ask this but i really need a second opinion on this. I've worked for a french software consulting company for nealry 5 years now, all of ...
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Worried about changing jobs with the need for accommodations

I am considering interviewing for another company. At my current job I have a standing desk which I need for my health. I was able to get this desk after providing supporting medical documentation. A ...
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Verbal offer received, negotiate now or wait for written offer

I'm in a special situation where myself and 2 long time colleagues have been contracting with a company. After some time of contracting, it was made clear on both sides that the company wanted to ...
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How to tell my boss that I do not want to do a task that is too simple for my experience

I have an advanced degree in electronics and a number of years of directly relevant industry experience. Our engineering company has been recently acquired by a larger corporation and my new direct ...
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Turned down a good offer for a promised raise (counter-offer) that never happened

I received a good offer in the summer (end of July) from a company, so I resigned from my current position and after that, on the same day, talked to the CTO explaining him my leaving. End of July, ...

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