Negotiating salary

Ellucian / Eng ZenoHxH
Feb 15, 2018 11 Comments

What are things to consider when planning to negotiate salary? Other than the obvious points of:
- market value for position
- location
- company size/revenue
- experience


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TOP 11 Comments
  • Google / Eng Fakir
    The most important point is having another offer in hand.
    That, along with all above points help in negotiation.

    But you have to articulate your point about other offer in a way that does not sound unpleasant.
    Feb 15, 2018 2
    • Ellucian / Eng KFKenny
      I vibe with your statement for sure
      Feb 15, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng

      Microsoft Eng

      Sinful birth under the cross
      Regarding the unpleasantness: maybe, but I think how you did in your interview is more important.
      Feb 20, 2018
  • Bloomberg / Eng lexAnd
    Say that
    * you can get more at other companies but you would rather work here
    * I want to be motivated and happy to work here and the extra money they give you will appear in your extra productivity
    * you can "suck it up" with lower pay for a while but you will get burned out and leave at exactly the time that leaving is most costly to them

    Companies hate turnover, it costs them a lot and I mean a lot of money
    Feb 18, 2018 3
    • New / HR n0tth4tguy
      How much exactly and where is their cost?
      Aug 29, 2018
    • Bloomberg / Eng lexAnd
      I don't understand? I'm talking front experience and from reading books on negotiating.
      Aug 29, 2018
    • Bloomberg / Eng lexAnd
      Turnover costs? Try one years pay.
      Aug 29, 2018
  • New / Mgmt

    New Mgmt

    I get things done.
    Most important thing is to pick one number and not blink. All or none.
    Feb 15, 2018 1
    • New / Eng

      New Eng

      Front End Developer
      Or take so long in the process they lose track of your initial number (happened for me)
      Feb 16, 2018
  • IPsoft / Eng Knowledge
    Personally, I made the list of benefits I had from my previous employer and compared everything in one list. That gave me extra bump. Good luck.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng me98402
    Fundamentally, you need to negotiate from a point where you have nothing to lose --- so you need to have other offers or a stable current job or exceptional interview performance or unique skills ....identify your strength and talk accordingly
    Feb 16, 2018 0


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