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How to negotiate with no competing offers

Undisclosed Fluid1
Dec 4

Close to an offer. New company’s median TC is way higher than current TC (recruiters have an idea of current TC). I have a feeling a huge lowball is coming. How to solve this mess ? Tips/Suggestions?

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  • Cruise Automation DanAmman
    One of way to go is to say ur expectations are 10-20% less than what u think their offer would be if they didn’t lowball you. Soften it with “that being said, this is not so much about tc for me as it is about general work/life satisfaction and i feel like your team has a lot more to offer in that regard”
    Dec 40
  • Cruise Automation DanAmman
    Option #2: lie about competing offers (you might get caught). Option #3: quit being a softie and get an actual competing offer
    Dec 43
    • Undisclosed Fluid1
      OP
      2 is very dangerous, would never do it. Recruiters have their own nexus. And unethical too.
      Working on 3, have a few processes in pipeline
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Lutheking
      How would you converse for option #3? With no competing offer and especially when there is a desire to moveout from current employer,, being stern will not work out
      Dec 4
    • Cruise Automation DanAmman
      Option #3 requires other options. So idk what you are asking here. But even if you don’t have competing offers, there’s no need to accept shit from people and be desperate. Be polite, but be stern about saying no to a lowball offer. It’s better to have no job (provided you have some savings) than to have a job you aren’t happy with. Let’s be real if you accept a lowball offer, your chances of getting the comp you want through promotions are very low

      But also if you listen to what people say on blind, every mediocre engineer is a millionaire by the time they are 30. So don’t think tree-fiddy salaries are all that common and make a decision about what comp you’re comfortable with based on your expenses, not based on dick measuring on blind
      Dec 4
  • Facebook hozer
    Best to know you’re market worth and company value as much as they do.
    Dec 40
  • Undisclosed Fluid1
    OP
    When a recruiter quotes a lowball like this , how much leverage do they have at their disposal without the need to go back to the Comp committee ?

    What I mean is - how much can they negotiate on their own typically ?

    Is it 10-20% ? More on the RSU side or on the base side too ?
    Dec 40

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