Questions tagged [raise]

Questions regarding increasing one's salary.

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Refusal of compensation raise / demotion? [closed]

Is there an HR perspective I could ask for by refusing a raise or again requesting a demotion? I was just informed I am being awarded a raise of several thousand dollars. This came as quite a shock as ...
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At what point do I make a decision on a overworking low paying job?

so I've been working a cell phone repair job for a bit over a year and a half, and I've been doubting it for a long time. I took the job to get into the industry since there wasn't any opportunities ...
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Asked for a Increase response was “I'll think about it”, Should I take this as a No?

As the title mentions. I have recently threw some various considerations decided to ask my boss for a increase on my salary. In essence my boss's response was that "He will think about it". ...
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Given bonus after accepting a raise without negotiation on my part; should I have negotiated?

I finished up the first year of my first job out of graduate school. In the initial job offer, I was offered more than the upper end of my expectations. I didn't have specific work from school that ...
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Your employer approaches you with a raise offer. Is it appropriate to negotiate if you aren't satisfied with the offer?

Posted in Personal Finance originally, referred here. Quick background - I am an accountant for a small labor union. The lady that runs the pension department is due for retirement and it is openly ...
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Your employer approaches you with a raise offer. Is it appropriate to negotiate if you aren't satisfied with the offer? [duplicate]

Quick background - I am an accountant for a small labor union. The lady that runs the pension department is due for retirement and it is openly discussed in the office that I will be filling her role....
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Is it reasonable in my circumstances to ask for a raise from 160k to 250k?

I am employed at a biotech firm which is on the cusp of raising a new round of venture funding. My current salary is 160k due to a raise I received at the completion of the previous funding round on ...
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Feels like I am being lied to about the possibility of a raise [closed]

I have been working a tech company as a developer for the past few years and 8 months ago I asked for a raise in salary. I spoke with my engineering manager, and his response was: "Lets finish ...
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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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Hired as a junior, but I am not one - how to address this in the Performance Review?

In the beginning of the year I was looking for a job, and found this really cool company that had a 'Software Developer' position, which I applied for, but later on the interview process, they ...
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Should I honestly answer during exit interview at company I like (but underpays) [duplicate]

I've been with my current employer for 4 years, and I really like the company, my colleagues, and most of the company culture in general. The company pays about average for the industry, but I've been ...
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Contract will be extended indefinitely, how to ask for a raise

I'm a software engineer about to complete a one-year contract. My manager said they are very interested in extending my contract until the end of the project. I asked them what kind of timeframe that ...
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Asking for a raise after layoffs

I work as a software engineer at a media company in New York. Last October I was promoted from senior engineer to a more managerial role. The new role has a good deal more responsibility, including ...
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Arguing for a raise when I have accumulated tardies/ absence

When I was hired at my job, I asked for $21 an hour. My boss said, "I will give you $19 an hour for the first 90 days, and if things go well, I will bump you up to $21 an hour." I agreed. ...
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How to bring raise during probation review

I was made redundant some time ago, and I had a hard time finding work. During that 3 month gap, I was offered a job at 8k p.a. less than my previous role, but something is better than nothing. The ...
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How do I explain to my boss that being the best at my job is “going above and beyond”

I previously started a conversation with my boss about a promotion and pay raises (becoming a team lead that we need). From my perspective I am the best on our team doing the work of 2-3 other team ...
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Is learning the business domain generally useless for your career? [closed]

I'm just starting my fourth developer job in 7 years and at least in my area that is not too unusual. I left my past job because of the usual getting a 10% raise by jumping and only a 3% raise by ...
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Can I ask for a raise based on acquired knowledge and experience, but no new responsabilities?

I will soon complete my first year in a company, which I joined after my graduation. While I haven't received new responsibilities, I have contributed in different ways and gained both hands-on ...
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Contract and asking for raise in IT

I am a contractor and my contract will be renewed soon (that is, I work in company A through recruitment agency B). I want to ask for a wage raise. Who do I need to ask it? There are two options: My ...
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Why the disparity between raises within a company and raises when changing companies?

In software engineering it is common knowledge that you can expect a more significant raise when changing jobs than when getting a raise at your current job. This has been confirmed in my own personal ...
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Didn't get promised raise due to unsufficient projects [closed]

I started my new job as a software engineer in a bank in January 2019. According to our collective agreement (Tarifvertrag), my position is rated as wage group (Tarifgruppe) 8. During the job ...
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How can I approach my company for advertising a role the same as mine for a much higher salary?

I am currently working as a senior Android engineer at a startup for the last 10 months. When I joined I was the single Android developer working towards the product development. I have worked very ...
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Negotiating Salary Increase while Furloughed

I've worked at a US software startup for 2.5 years. In that time I've been promoted and given consistently positive feedback for my work. The raise that came with the promotion puts me just ahead of ...
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Promotion/raise during coronavirus pandemic

I am a high-performing engineer with a large embedded software business (hundreds developers, thousands of employees). My manager has told me as such, and I am known throughout the organization as a ...
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Should I ask my manager to hide/not-announce my promotion?

I work in a medium-sized (i.e. several thousands of employees) tech firm. I've been competing alongside several other talented engineers for a massive promotion to the senior-most engineering position ...
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Should I delay a salary increase because of the coronavirus outbreak?

Right before the coronavirus hit I got a large raise from my employer. I accepted a match, after getting another offer. The company is on the smaller side and I think it was a stretch for them to make ...
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Negotiating improvement on lower salary than market

Context After graduating and finishing a good apprenticeship of 2 years where i ended up being in charge of a refactoring project (I started as a software engineer and became project lead), I stayed ...
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How can I ask for the raise that I feel I deserve? [duplicate]

So when I started at this company, I had no experience in this industry. That being said, I was hired in at a pretty good rate as a level 1 Engineer. I knew my skills would latch on to the work being ...
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Remote Work: Asking for a Raise To Backfill Previous Benefits

TLDR; Can I use the fact that I'm a remote employee and thus no longer use several company benefits (that I originally used when in a physical office i.e. Commuter reimbursement, free lunch on fridays)...
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I'm about to get a raise. Should i refuse it if I'm now thinking to resign? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and in this time of the year at my company we are getting raises based on our performance. I already told my boss how much I want and he agreed, telling me that he now has to ...
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How negociate a raise that has been decided?

Background It is soon to be my contract anniversary, so the appropriate timing to negotiate a raise. I work in IT, in a fairly large company. I am then currently doing my homework (list of ...
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How do I remind my boss that my raise still has not been applied?

Payroll is a week late with my raise. On the day my raise was supposed to be applied I received my normal pay. I notified my boss via slack and he said he would remind payroll. At the end of the ...
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What's a healthy/standard process for handling raise requests in a small IT business?

I am a manager for a small IT business with responsibility for hiring and promoting, though I need to have pay packages approved by the owner. Let's say a salaried employee (software developer) ...
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How to leverage my head's dismissal for a raise

The scope is the same of what was discussed here but with different circumstances: my head was fired and replaced by a colleague of mine. Is it wise during a salary raise negotiation to mitigate ...
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Ratio between starting wage and requested raise

I brought a brand new business to my current company (SW development where only mechanic and analog HW products were produced). This meant also building up (under my guide) all the needed ...
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Should I Work As a Student Programmer for Minimum Wage?

I have currently completed 4.5 years of my 5.5-year program for a BS in Computer Information Systems (programming) in Florida. Last summer, I was able to work at the Info Tech department as a web ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a raise after six months in a company when I feel like I'm underpaid?

I started a new job in september as a DevOps Engineer working with AWS technologies. The company offered me a decent salary considering I had no experience in this specific field. I feel confortable ...
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Employer screwed up yearly raise offer

On my annual review with my employer, I was offered a decent amount of raise initially(5k), but turned out, they did the math wrong when calculating my current salary. So a week later I had a second ...
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How do you ask for a raise, get denied a raise, then ask for a letter of recommendation?

Here's a scenario running through my head: I'm going to ask my boss for a well-deserved raise. If I don't get it, that's totally fine; the company should do what's best for itself. But that means I'm ...
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Raise decreased due to earlier Promotion

I've had a great couple of years at my company and, 6 months ago, I was promoted. The promotion came with a base pay increase of 6%. My manager and I both felt this promotion was long overdue. At the ...
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How to leverage my coworker's departure into a raise (there are only two people in our position)

Background Since April, I've been at my current job with a midsize company (I have almost 10 yrs experience in total before this job - stayed 4 and 5+ years in previous companies). My coworker, who ...
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I felt injustice after my company hired fresh graduates with higher salary and grade than mine

I don’t know how to explain this situation without looking envious, but I couldn’t handle that new joinees with 0 experience get paid more than i get, they got training outside the country I already ...
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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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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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Promotions usually come with raises, right? [closed]

I would like to get some perspective from those who have more experience than I do in the workplace. First, I'll give some background on the company I work for: The company, Company B, is a ...
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How to ask for re-evaluation of salary and conditions when you are paid much less than the job market standard? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer working remotely for a company in a very developed country. I started working for them for a very minimal amount of money, because I just wanted to get started and hoped that ...
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Why would the employer ask you to suggest a raise?

Apparently here in France there is an obligation to have the salary reviewed annually. So, in the first annual meeting, my line manager asked me to suggest what raise I would like... How is one even ...
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Are there any disadvantages to taking my employer's increased offer, even if I am likely to leave soon?

My employer is about to make me a new offer, giving me a promotion and a raise. Based on what I've heard unofficially, it's good but lower than what I was hoping for (and they know this). Meanwhile, ...
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Is it reasonable to have multiple senior developers, but no juniors/mid-level developers?

I work in a company with 2 other developers. We typically don't work as a team, just independently on various projects. One developer has been here for 20 years and the other for 7. They both have the ...
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Moving in a few months and not sure what to tell my current employer [closed]

I've lived away from my family for almost 10 years now and I want to move close to them when my current lease ends in a few months. Right now I am working as a software engineer and I think my salary ...

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