Leveraging offers to up my annual comp change?

Airbnb / Design fakehubot
Jan 28, 2018 11 Comments

We're in the midst of annual review season at Airbnb, and I've got a couple of solid offers from other companies. Not keen on leaving quite yet, but thought of leveraging these offers to get a more significant raise.

Make sense? Dumb move?

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Say you think you are being paid under market and when they say no say you have numbers to show
    Jan 28, 2018 2
    • Airbnb / Design fakehubot
      OP
      Makes sense, but I wonder if that kind of move can hurt my relationship with my manager for example. Or is it just business and part of the game.
      Jan 28, 2018
    • Say you want to stay just prove your point about the market. Doesn't have to damage. Maybe 'ask' if they'd like you to interview. If they are confident they're paying Market they'll tell you.
      Jan 28, 2018
  • Qualcomm / Eng zHIy06
    Doesn’t your manager give you enough work to keep you occupied? It seems like you are able to find plenty of time and days to interview onsite at other companies without a real desire or solid reason to switch..
    Jan 28, 2018 3
    • Amazon Qlch60
      The desire here was to increase their compensation. If they get a raise out of it, it's time well spent.
      Jan 28, 2018
    • Innovium AI_Matrix
      I don't think it is wise to do unless willing to depart from the role over comp. If you have offers you could very well get a retention raise, but if it was beyond what they think you're worth then they will make contingency plans to make you dispensible next time it comes up, I'd think
      Jan 28, 2018
    • Airbnb / Design fakehubot
      OP
      A couple of 3 hour on-sites out of two years or so at Airbnb is a pretty insignificant time to spend on my career path progression. The desire is better comp, but also higher level, more strategic projects, managerial responsibilities etc
      Jan 28, 2018
  • FactSet jnel
    Isn’t the main incentive of working at airbnb the equity anyways? I’d stay at least til it ipo’s. Salary isn’t everything.
    Jan 28, 2018 1
    • Airbnb / Design fakehubot
      OP
      There are many reasons to stay at Airbnb.. but these offers include better terms overall and a higher level position
      Jan 28, 2018
  • Google ocSN81
    What companies?
    Jan 28, 2018 1
    • Airbnb / Design fakehubot
      OP
      I'd rather not say, but smaller, earlier stage, well funded, exciting places
      Jan 28, 2018

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