Questions tagged [raise]

Questions regarding increasing one's salary.

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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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Asking for a Raise [duplicate]

I have been working for this startup company for almost two years with no pay increase. I was the 3rd employee on, we now are over 110. Since I started I have received greater responsibility and now ...
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15 months at job, admittedly being underpaid by supervisors. No raise expected for 6-8 months due to budget. What points should I address in followup? [duplicate]

Been with the company 15 months in an expanding capacity since I first started working, new duties and responsibilities etc. Supervisors have agreed that I'm being underpaid, but cannot increase ...
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Did I asked for a raise and handled the response correctly? [duplicate]

TL;DR I am doing very well at my current position, exceeding expectations and delivering on a daily basis work equal in complexity to Senior Engineers work. I have received compliments from both my ...
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My manager quit. Should I agree to defer wage increase to accommodate budget concerns?

I am a junior developer for a medium-sized firm in the UK and my manager recently left leaving me as the only person on my team. I have discussed a promotion and wage increase with my new line manager ...
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Should I ask for a raise for myself AND another manager?

Small Business of 40 employees. I am #2 person in charge (under the owner). I was given a raise a year an a half ago of 10%, however, the owner asked that I would not ask for another raise for 2 years....
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delayed payment of raise after leaving work [closed]

I am leaving a current company and my manager notified me that i got raise starting June. My last day is August 13Th. My manager said they are late with payments but it will be backdated. Am i still ...
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Show resume when asking for raise?

I've been working with a company for a couple of years now; Things are generally okay, but I'm starting to contemplate looking for a change or an improvement somewhere... Either a higher salary, ...
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Is unspent vacation time a good argument in pay negotiations?

In job interviews, discussing vacation time (PTO) is not too clever: it signals you are thinking about time not spent for the company. Does this consequently make it an excellent topic discussing ...
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Is it wrong to justify your salary based on your colleagues' ones? [duplicate]

It’s bit lengthy but I think I need to do an introduction: Two years ago I took a job and got a contract with a certain salary that at the time seemed ok. I wasn’t sure about how much I should ask at ...
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The company moved offices. OK to ask for a raise? [closed]

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. The company I work for has moved to a new location, and has increased my commute times and expenses. Is it unreasonable to ask for a raise due to the ...
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What are the legally required costs to the employer when giving a raise?

I intend to ask for a fairly substantial raise near the end of the year, but before I do so, I want to ensure that I've considered all the legally required costs to my employer before making my ...
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Expressing gratitude for a raise

I love my job but I've been looking at other opportunities because I know I'm underpaid. A few months ago, my manager had a very open conversation with me about how much the company values me & ...
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Asking for a raise higher than the pre-allocated one

My contract states that my salary in the following year will be X, which is a ~6% monthly increase from the current one. When the time comes to renew the contract (which is shortly from now), I want ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a cost of living/inflation raise after getting new benefits?

In February, my employer started allowing employee contributions to an RRSP with an employer match of up to $2500/year (which I am taking advantage of). This is kind of a soft raise of a not-...
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Asked for a raise three years ago, haven’t had any movement what’s next steps to take?

Several years ago, I was a UI designer/developer for a company I currently still work for (I have been there now for 7 years). I was asked to choose to either stay in my department as a UI developer ...
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When should you inform your employee that they are getting a raise

I've got a 10% raise for an employee approved, but it starts from when he is going to make 1 year with us (which is in a couple of months). But the usual compensation talks period for the whole ...
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Small business - cheapskate owners

I work for a small business and the owners are pretty cheap. Every year we get bonus and a small raise, but compared to the profit they makes, it's pretty negligible considering the fact that there ...
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How to handle the claims about delay in my assigned work area, when my boss is not reporting / managing properly? [closed]

I'm from Brazil Sorry for the bad English and bad word choices. Here where I work, it's me a SQL Server DBA and there's a Senior Oracle DBA ( my boss ) and many other people but I'm focusing on me ...
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Intern got a job offer for same salary than a long term team member

I work as a software dev at a small marketing company in the Netherlands. I have been working here for 5 years and really enjoy my job. We are going to hire a new software dev, an old intern that has ...
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Communicating to employer that commitment-/retention-agreement is legally void

Background: I´m located in Germany. Four years ago, I started a master program next to work which ended two years ago. The cost for the program was $50k of which I paid half, and the other half was ...
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How to follow up on a promised raise, if at all?

I took an internal position a year-and-a-half ago that has changed immensely in scope and far more demanding in technical skill over time. The salary I accepted was OK for the role I took, but is now ...
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Should I negotiate an increase after being skipped on this years raise cycle?

This is my first time asking on stack, so I appreciate any help. Here's my situation: I was hired as junior software engineer right out of college, where I was basically on a 1 year trial period in ...
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Is it ok to insist on raise negotiation via email?

I’m terrible at negotiating in person. In employee/employer reviews, it feels so awkward to me to talk about myself or my performance, and I end up just accepting what I’m told as a raise without a ...
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Raise after probation period? [closed]

I got employment offer letter yesterday. It outlines the following Monthly compensation is X amount. I will be on probation period for 3 months. Contract is valid for one year and will be ...
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Should I accept more responsibility when being granted a raise I asked because I felt underpaid?

7 months ago I landed a job as a web developer for a specific technology, it payed a little bit under the market average for the position. When I started in the new place I noticed the methodologies ...
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Can I negotiate a patent idea for a raise, under French law?

I am an electronics engineer in a medium size company (50 people) specialized in precision measurements. I work on the development of a very cool product: innovative and with good potential. The way ...
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How to tactfully negotiate a raise during my first review

Background: Just came up on my second year with my company (<50 employees) First review since I started Started "part-time" as a flexible employee from 9-2pm 3 days a week Bounced between full-...
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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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What is the best thing to do if the agreed salary set by you and team leader is not the same on the new contract?

I talked with my team leader and asked for a salary raise. We agreed on the amount of X Euros. When the new contract came the salary on the paper was X-25 Euros. I know that 25 Euros is not that ...
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Accelerating personal development for promotion in competitive environment

I'm currently competing with two other engineers for a promotion to a much higher "rank" of engineer, which would mean a large bump in salary and benefits (i.e. 30% increase in salary, better stock ...