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Questions tagged [raise]

Questions regarding increasing one's salary.

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Unfair compensation for work done outside the team?

I am a Software Engineer living in the US with 3 years of experience. I am an expert in a particular technology T that is widely used in my company. I also speak at conferences, and have taught a ...
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Is it a normal policy to condition raise of salary to a certification?

I have never worked under a US Payroll before, this is my first time. By the end of 2017 I got my first performance review, in the letter they specified that I can only receive my new salary once I ...
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How much of a raise to ask for in a new researcher position

I am finishing my first year in a Bioinformatics research position at a hospital. I have a contract renewal meeting coming up and I'm trying to decide how much of a raise to ask for. I've read ...
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My boss does not “believe” me how good I am

I'm a Software Engineer and I think I'm very good at it, at least much better than my colleagues so recently I have asked my boss for a raise (I named a concrete number). He told me that he thinks ...
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Asked for raise - nothing but crickets?

I have been at the same company for 10 years and I am pretty happy. This year I decided to ask for a raise. I thought I performed well in the previous year (according to our customers) and so I wrote ...
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Company forcing employee to take courses outside working hours. What to do?

My friend Jim is a full-time employee at Company X. Recently, he was handed a document by the company, stating that he has to complete a number of online courses each year, in order to get the ...
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Hired in at substantially lower pay. Verbally promised raises, they aren't going to happen

I accepted a job offer 4 months ago. The pay is substantially lower (40%) than what I had been making. I was told during the hiring process that after 90 days I would receive a significant raise, and ...
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Is it better to want or need a raise?

I've been with my company for almost a year now so pay review should be coming up. However, I know my boss will most likely avoid it. He promised during my interview that after passing probation my ...
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Should I be earning a new job title or a raise for training an intern?

Background I work as a full-time mid-level web developer for a company that makes significant income. I currently make ~70-80k which is pretty middle of the line for my location. The owner of the ...
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How appropriate is it to ask for a raise while possibly quitting the job soon?

Context : I work in two companies, and I'm thinking about leaving the first one to have more time to focus on learning new technologies and a new language for the foreign country I'm planning to live ...
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Should I request a lower raise to avoid a health-insurance premium raise threshold?

At my company, per-year health-insurance premiums increase by $1044 once a salary is greater than or equal to A. A does not seem to change with time, and it is the highest value where a premium ...
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Is it worth holding off asking for my performance review?

I was originally scheduled a performance review in mid-August, which is tied to a salary gain as per my contract. However, due to unforseen issues outside my department's control - work was delayed ...
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Ways to respond when HR says your market salary range research isn't correct?

I'm negotiating a raise at my job (entry-level job; I've been at the company for 1+ years). For a lot of reasons (primarily my skill set, accomplishments, & performance), I believe that I'm ...
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How to position asking for a raise as a board level director with small dividends

I've been in my current role in a small business in the UK for over 10 years. It was a startup, for which I worked the first few months for no wage, building up to the point where I was receiving the ...
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Does it make sense to send multiple e-mails to management when the first one is ignored?

This happened to me some years ago and I'm still not sure what the proper course of actions should have been. Just to give you the context, I used to work in a medium-sized company with a small ...
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How to get a raise while working for 3 companies at same time?

I am a remote software developer involved with 3 companies: Company A sign my papers, pay me every month and sell my hours to Company B. Company B gives me equipment, an office and his important ...
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What is the average raise I should expect? [closed]

I have been doing some digging on the average pay raise for the IT industry and I have not found too much information. I recently heard from someone inside my organization is that the maximum raise I ...
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Asked for my boss a raise, but never received feedback [closed]

I'm currently working as a trainee in a software development company. In this company there are two programs for trainees: one that pays for 20 hours/week and other that pays for 30 hours/week (...
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My salary hasn't raised after trial period as it was promised during interview [duplicate]

During interview at my current job my boss have told me that, if my trial period (3 months long) will be fine, I'll get a further contract including a pay rise. During this trial I've proven my skills,...
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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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Tactics on negotiating for a raise?

I'm curious to know how some of you may have negotiated for a raise upon your annual / semi-annual review. Here's my situation. I'm due for my annual review in a few months time. In the past year, I ...
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When's the appropriate time to ask for a raise in your first ever Software Engineering job? [closed]

I graduated from college and took a internship transitioning into a full time offer this January, and have been working for the company as a full time intern for 3 months, part time intern for 3 ...
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Should I negotiate the yearly raise?

Each year in January my boss, which is also the company owner, calls each employee in and reviews how they've done. He will then give you a cost-of-living adjustment and a raise on top of that. I've ...
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I have been asked to calculate a raise, should I ask based on my needs or to match my colleagues? [duplicate]

I've been recommended to calculate a raise based on my needs, and based on the average market salaries for my experience and job. Doing this leads me to a figure that is significantly lower than the ...
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Pay raise as per bank salary scale [duplicate]

I have joined a bank in March 2018. They offered me something around less than 30k USD per annum. Now I have passed my probationary period successfully, I came to know that range for my position is ...
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Should I request for higher raise of salary after probation? [duplicate]

During the interview session I request for the lowest offered salary range (e.g. 2,300 with range of 2,300 ~ 2,500). After some times in probation along with my colleagues which are also under ...
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Low pay raise on promotion I haven't been formally told about yet. Should I talk to my manager? [duplicate]

I am a software developer working at a technology company. Several months ago I talked to my manager about promoting me to the next level (i.e. from associate level developer to intermediate level). ...
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Raise after midyear review [duplicate]

Is it appropriate to ask for a raise during a midyear performance assessment? I know from speaking with others that I am being underpaid significantly. I would like to address this with my boss in our ...
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I’m being promoted; how much raise to ask for?

I am an editor for a trade publication with 40 years of experience in journalism. The company wants me to take a job on the events side, writing content, helping with organization, moderating panels, ...
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Asking for a raise when you are quitting for future job search

I'm going to continue my higher education and about to leave my current jobs. I've already told my manager that I'm going to leave but I've not handed in my official notice yet. Is it a good idea to ...
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Should I ask for a pay rise every year?

Is it unprofessional, or at least not recommended, to ask year on year for a pay rise? My performance is consistently being rated as achieving the expected standard or higher in my performance ...
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Is it polite to ask the company to mention the future raise -which we had discussed in interview -in their written offer?

I got an offer from a company who just verbally told me "we will give you this much and after 60 days if you were doing well, we will give you a raise for a higher rate ." which they specified. So my ...
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Would employees get a raise just for the fact that soon they will have a baby? [closed]

Is there a "hidden-standard" where an employer is going to give an employee a raise just for the fact that this employee is expecting a new family member soon (will give birth) and will have more ...
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About to give in my notice, but suddenly got a raise. Will it reflect poorly on me if I still decide to leave?

I have been working at my current job for about 5 months now, and while it's a pretty good opportunity, I've been a bit burnt out with the role and position (Web Development). Since month 1, I've 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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Salary increases in startups [closed]

I'm the owner of a very small startup in the IT sector of Germany. Very small means 3 people getting a salary: 2 of them are founders (including me), and 1 employee. The employee is still very young (...
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Returned to Unexpected Raise. Should I bring it up to thank someone?

I have a particular setup at my job where I work for three months straight, then go to school for three months, then return to work, however, I'm sure this question could be applied to anyone who ...
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How to approach my boss for a raise when put in new position without any of my own input? [duplicate]

I currently work as an Executive Assistant (EA) to the President of a large global company. The President and I have a fantastic working relationship, she an effective boss and also a great mentor. ...
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Asking for a deserved raise while underpaid? Sticky situation

My second yearly review is coming up. I have had no raises to my salary. I've been at the company for two years. First 6 months were training basically getting up to 100% efficiency. I have received ...
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Is it appropriate to accept a raise if you think its for questionable reasons?

Last week, I came into my boss's office and found him playing a game (NES Play Action Football) on his computer. I made a casual joke about it, since this is the 3rd time I had seen him play it. He ...
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Should I assume my income to increase by 5%? [closed]

Is it reasonable to assume that, regardless if it is a public or private company, a person's income will increase by 5%/yearly? Below is the federal student debt assumptions for debt repayment. I've ...
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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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Should I ask company to further discuss pre-determined raise when I am about to quit my job

Background When I joined my company, we discussed that I will get a 10% raise when my probation period will end. It's ending at the end of this month. I am supposed to get a 10% raised salary from ...
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I'm a full time Contractor, how and when can I ask for a raise? [duplicate]

I am a full time independent contractor for a literary agency. I essentially review literary materials and submissions for representation and write up coverage reports for my bosses or sometimes for ...
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How and when should I approach management about a revaluation they said they would consider?

I had my annual performance review 3 weeks ago. Management was more than happy with my performance, as I'm doing the job of a seasoned IT project manager but yet hired as a junior business analyst. ...
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Asking for a raise as a graduate?

Currently a software developer working for a SAAS company and have been working here for a year while I've been a student finishing my degree. I took this job as it was a higher paying job then what I ...
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Is it okay to ask, if I can raise my hourly rate after only 6 months with a client as a freelancer [closed]

I'm a freelance software developer and have been working at the same rate the past 2 years. During these 2 years there have been 2 wage indexations in my country and I asked a client of mine if it was ...
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I had the best performance review on the team, but another colleague was promoted [closed]

I am a web developer in a large financial institution (~1,5k employees). Our team is composed of 3 developers and 1 supervisor. I have worked really hard in the last 3 years, including unpaid ...
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Can your employer refuse a raise solely based on your age? [closed]

So I'm only 17, but I do a lot where I work. The hotel I'm at originally hired me to do bussing/hosting in the on-property restaurant. Well, about 2 months in, while I'm still 16, the Front Office ...
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My boss awarded me a raise, but I have not received it [closed]

I hit my one-year anniversary at my job in October. My boss recognized my hard work by awarding me a non-standard raise of 5%. However, since then five full pay periods have elapsed, and I have not ...