50k less than requested in base

New lanku
Sep 13 24 Comments

So angry right now. Hiring manager personally called with a 100k offer after recruiter was told 150k base repeatedly. Rather than immediately reject out of anger said I'd review and talk Monday. I don't think this even warrants a counter discussion as I feel all this time interviewing was a mutual waste.

I will cooloff and politely decline Monday but curious who else has rejected offers before and manner they did so.

Furious because I already made a lot of sacrifices with friends, family and personal situation expecting this offer to justify moving to a boring state for the next few years of my life.

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Roku cruella
    So u told recruiter 150k repeatedly.

    And that obligates the hiring manager to offer exactly what u want, how?
    Sep 13 7
    • Roku cruella
      What if the candidate bombed the interview and the down leveled
      Sep 13
    • Microsoft goddamnit
      ROFL. A 33% cut in expectations? So basically “I know you applied for a senior position, but you’re no better than a kid straight out of college. But please come work for us.”
      Sep 13
    • Roku cruella
      Yea. Shitty I know
      Sep 13
    • Microsoft baskinrobb
      They probably will let op negotiate to 125 go think he won
      Sep 13
    • Microsoft goddamnit
      No, it’s laughable. If someone was trying to interview with me for a senior dev position, but they proved they were no better than a fresh graduate, I would not be extending an offer. That clearly means they are pretty incompetent if they think they’re skilled enough for a senior position but they’ve proven that they effectively have had no skill growth.
      Sep 13
  • Oracle
    not_larry

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    not_larrymore
    Ask for 200k. Looks like +/- 50k is ok in that company.
    Sep 13 0
  • Cerner RMuh72
    Or, you could counter with $150k. The worst they can say is no & you’re already ready to turn them down.
    Sep 13 0
  • Cisco knU7K1
    saying a number before a written offer is a major mistake in your negotiation strat. You lost this one.
    Sep 13 1
    • Microsoft baskinrobb
      Yeah they have 125 in mind they just need you to accept it by lowballing and making you think the negotiation is a win
      Sep 13
  • New lanku
    OP
    Applied and asked "whats the range" and told 140-160. Agreed upon 150 as base and met with 8 people over 2 days. Hiring manager is trying to sell me on low cost of living, taxes etc. If downleveled that wasn't told yet. Awaiting the formal written offer to see if thats case. If thats the case then understandable, but sounds like major disconnect for now between recruiter and HM
    Sep 13 2
    • Roku cruella
      Okay. Now it sounds more reasonable.

      Yes. Seems they r just trying scummy tactics. Screw them
      Sep 13
    • Amazon live2code
      Sounds like a downlevel
      Sep 13
  • Amazon yacht 🛥
    Counter offer at $170
    Sep 13 0
  • Cisco sidwj$
    If they came back with a $150k offer now would you take it?
    If yes, try negotiate if it doesn’t work politely call it a day.
    If no and you never want to work with these people walk away maybe string them along a bit if it makes you feel better. Two weeks to think, then start negotiating. A week into your next gig reach out saying you might see an update on LinkedIn, But you just want to try this for six months and you really like their mission.
    Sep 13 2
    • Salesforce hello908
      What?
      Sep 13
    • Oracle
      not_larry

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      not_larrymore
      It’s all made sense in his mind..
      Sep 14
  • Cohesity GreenGlow
    This happened to me before. I declined the offer I got. The recruiter should’ve gave you the real range from the beginning. I’m not sure where you live but in California it’s illegal for HR to ask what’s your current comp.
    Sep 14 0
  • Facebook public2
    So be an adult and negotiate. Share your market research and say you are expecting 150 to 160 (or whatever it is). Its not uncommon to go up 100% from the initial offer. No reason to be mad. You wouldn't want to work for a company who is needlessly throwing away money would you?
    Sep 13 0
  • Livongo / Data Bkcd29895
    Haha
    Sep 13 0
  • Livongo / Data Bkcd29895
    Don't settle for less than 140k and that too if you like the company and it's position
    Sep 13 0
  • Riot Games qqq222
    Just explain the situation and say you think your value on market is 150. Cite additional evidence if possible. Listen. Be mature and calm. Do your best.
    Sep 13 0