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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

So given what I just wrote : Knowing that I already signed their initial proposition, do you think I should put on the table this subject again? No. Or will it be poorly looked upon by the company? ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

I would find this rather unprofessional. Consider if the scenario were reversed, and the company sent you an email stating that your already agreed-upon salary was actually too high, and that they ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

If you re-opened negotiations after accepting a job offer you better be bringing something unique and valuable to the position, because I would be inclined to withdraw the offer. Part of running a ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

You already negotiated. This was the result. Well done! For reasons that I cannot understand, some people have the idea that "negotiation" means two parties shouting numbers at each other ...
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What happens if the basic pay is increased, and allowances decreased for the same overall salary?

Kilisi's answer is unnecessarily negative in my opinion. Is it not better for employees to have a reliable higher basic pay? Rather than to have a lower basic pay which might (or might not) be ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

First of all, a negotiation isn't mandatory. Many deals are good enough to take as is. If you go into negotiation, your negotiating power is your ability and willingness to walk away. Are you willing ...
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Net salary decreasing over time

My question is: would it feel acceptable (especially for perspective employers) if I start job hunting now (I have been here for 15 months)? Yes. 15 months and lack of advancement options are a ...
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Unexpected Promotion & Little Experience. How to Judge an Appropriate Salary for a my New Position?

A promotion means "more than you have now", right? Why don't you wait and see what is being offered and see if it feels right then? You'll almost certainly get something. Once you know what ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

Can you ask for a cost of living increase? You can but it might not be a good move. You already suspect that asking for a raise justified by your own choice to relocate after only a few months is ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

It’s dangerous. You got a good offer, better than you expected, and now you think you could have got more. Similar situation, if you had made the mistake of accepting a genuinely bad offer, you’d ...
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I have one offer from a startup with a compensation lower than market rate (no other offers). Is there anything I can do to bring it to market rate?

After some time and on the final call, he said they’d like to align my start date after their series A is completed. Considering that the estimated compensation figure he gave is still not market rate,...
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I have one offer from a startup with a compensation lower than market rate (no other offers). Is there anything I can do to bring it to market rate?

No You have put forward your salary requirements (hopefully in a reasonable and non-confrontational way). They have given you their best and final offer (hopefully in a reasonable and non-...
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Unexpected Promotion & Little Experience. How to Judge an Appropriate Salary for a my New Position?

Do you think CEO's worry about seeming greedy when they're negotiating their compensation? Do you think professional athletes worry about seeming greedy when negotiating their contracts? Get this idea ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

You can certainly ask for anything you want. The risk is that once you ask there is an implication that you will leave if your request is not met. Often this leads an employer to immediately start ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

Tech Hiring Manager here. There've been quite a few speculative answers, so I wanted to provide a different point of view for you to consider. First, I've seen this happen a few times successfully ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

Let me supplement this discussion with another aspect to consider. One could posit that the idea of negotiation is between an employer and an employee is that both sides get their worth's worth: ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

How about "any chance I could get a COLA for my new city of Denver?" They could say yes, no, or anything in between.
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I have one offer from a startup with a compensation lower than market rate (no other offers). Is there anything I can do to bring it to market rate?

If the offer doesn't match your desired salary, refuse it. Simple as that. Don't fall for empty promises. What "the co-founder said" means nothing if he doesn't put it in writing with a ...
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