Got offer from virtualization company in bay area, 145k base. 9yrs IT

Cisco flWk41
Mar 28, 2018 8 Comments

I have 9 yrs work experience, 6 of them in India. Masters from USA. Was offered 145k base and 12% bonus. Is it fair? They have just about matched my Cisco salary, and refuse to change the comp. Confused what to do. No competing offer.

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  • New / Eng
    puhi55

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    puhi55more
    Depends on how bad you want to leave your current job and company. If you're OK with staying then I would tell them "I'm not yet seeing a compelling reason to leave my current position. My skills and experience are worth more than what you are currently offering and while the work your teams are doing is very interesting, I also have to maintain an upward trajectory in compensation. I will sign the next offer you send me that contains the following changes <list your desired salary and bonus>.
    Mar 28, 2018 2
    • Cisco flWk41
      OP
      Yes, I am tempted to do so. But, after the LR that happened in October, a few of my colleagues got affected. Ever since that experience, I have been on edge wondering if I am next.
      Mar 28, 2018
    • New / Eng
      puhi55

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      puhi55more
      Well, in my opinion, I would take a reduction in pay only if I was already in that situation, which you aren't yet. It probably wouldn't be that hard to find a place that would take you for reduced pay when you do find yourself there. I would use your position of strength now while you still have it.
      Mar 28, 2018
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    Mq23a

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    Mq23amore
    Why switch if they're not going to pay you more?
    Mar 28, 2018 0
  • New UHtz31
    what's the upside here, if any? Is the scope of work more interesting--what's the $ value you would put on that
    Mar 28, 2018 1
    • Cisco flWk41
      OP
      Yes. The scope of work seems interesting
      Mar 28, 2018
  • Credit Karma / Eng CK-CK
    No use switching , look somewhere else.
    Mar 28, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    puhi55

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    puhi55more
    btw, in your counteroffer, add a little padding to the requested salary so that if they come back with a lower negotiated figure thay its still in your range of acceptance
    Mar 28, 2018 0