How much to negotiate

Western Digital gswrock
Jun 5 14 Comments

I recently got an offer for a program manager position at Amazon. The initial offer is not even a percent increase over my current base. How much percentage should I negotiate? Also, does Amazon allow negotiation for city?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Tesla InmR60
    30% increase
    Jun 5 0
  • Taylor Farms Bazzingaa
    Current base please
    Jun 5 3
    • Western Digital gswrock
      OP
      94k in Bay Area
      Offered base is 1k more in Seattle
      Jun 5
    • Taylor Farms Bazzingaa
      Counter them with 6 digits and relocation package. See what they say.
      Jun 5
    • Western Digital gswrock
      OP
      Relocation and sign on bonus are already part of the offer. I am worried about my base needle not moving at all. I don't know if base salary is a solid ground for negotiation.
      Jun 5
  • Tesla InmR60
    Figure out what the minimum they will need to give you to make you happily leave your job and give them those numbers
    Jun 5 1
    • Taylor Farms Bazzingaa
      I agree. It’s probably not worth the hassle moving there for the same salary
      Jun 5
  • HP / Cust. Srv.
    lsherring

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    lsherringmore
    Depends on location. High rent areas get the bigger base.
    Jun 5 0
  • Amazon aVic08
    They do on Cities and on Salary it's depends.
    Jun 5 0
  • CVS Health zzwJ42
    Ask for the max you have in your mind. It won't hurt but if you ask for a small % and they agree, you would feel bad that you should've asked for more 🙂
    Jun 5 2
    • Western Digital gswrock
      OP
      Makes sense. This ll be my fist time negotiating, so don't want to put in a number which makes them rescind the offer :)
      Jun 5
    • Amazon bezojef
      Why would they rescind the offer hearing a number? I would imagine them coming back with a smaller number at max
      Jun 5
  • Intel pSGX87
    YOE?
    Jun 5 1
    • Western Digital gswrock
      OP
      Almost 5 years out of which 2 is in US
      Jun 5