Negotiating

Optiv zIny75
Feb 18 14 Comments

I think I might’ve screwed myself. I’ve recently been interviewing and received my first offer. When speaking to the hiring manager, she asked what I would like to be compensated. I told her 90-93k. She ended up offering 95k. Does this mean I screwed myself or they’re just being “generous”?

Booz Allen / Commercial
Security Analyst w/ 50% travel
Dallas, TX
Recent Grad: about 3 years of internship experience

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Apple 💩TC
    Only in the world of blind would getting more than you asked for is being “screwed.”
    Feb 18 0
  • Homeaway ppMg64
    You screwed yourself. Never throw out the first number. Always let them come back with an offer.

    If she is offering you 95K, it may be .90 comp ratio in her company at your level. That’s what most companies aim to get new employees at. So you may have been able to negotiate a higher number but if you earn 95K, you won’t have gone too far. Maybe 100K+
    Feb 18 0
  • You best do beyond the best you’ve got lol
    Feb 18 2
    • Optiv zIny75
      OP
      Huh ?
      Feb 18
    • Work harder than you ever have in your life. Don’t think they ain’t watching!
      Feb 18
  • Expedia / Eng
    InTheDNA

    Expedia Eng

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    InTheDNAmore
    Be happy. You got more than your expectation and desire
    Feb 18 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
    @ppMg64, this is profoundly bad advice. The anchoring effect says that in a symmetric information negotiation, the first person to throw out a number has a profound impact on the final negotiated value. Given the wealth of TC information available these days, there’s no reason a motivated interviewee can’t throw out a number just under the interviewer’s walk away number. FYI, business schools have classes on basic negotiation theory, I highly recommend.
    Feb 18 0
  • Optiv zIny75
    OP
    I have another offer for 90k. Why you say this ?
    Feb 18 2
    • Intuit b7x1s
      I’m implying that you should get better offers if you’re not happy with 95k.

      Otherwise you’ll accept the job and feel immediately underpaid. And that’s not a good feeling.
      Feb 18
    • Optiv zIny75
      OP
      Ok I got you. Thanks !!
      Feb 18
  • Tableau HyperJesus
    How can we know? You didn’t give us any info, like title, level, company, location, YOE.
    Feb 18 1
    • Optiv zIny75
      OP
      Booz Allen / Commercial
      Security Analyst w/ 50% travel
      Dallas, TX
      Recent Grad: about 3 years of internship experience
      Feb 18
  • Intuit b7x1s
    Get another offer. Decline this one.
    Feb 18 0
  • Apple Boingboing
    Is this a cleared job? If it is, what level of clearance?
    Feb 18 0

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