Finally worked my way back up to Director level, but at a much bigger company than my previous leadership roles at startups.
With this, they offered a 6% raise. I feel like this is really low and was offered as a “you’re lucky to get anything” since I know a C-level exec was against the promotion entirely. Is it my own bitterness clouding my perception or does anyone else honestly feel this was low?
Edit for more details:
Based in Seattle metro area
New comp: $152k + 20% bonus
Many new additional responsibilities
Received a 4% raise for merit/cost of living preceeding this, but executed at same time.
- Amadeus Trick2gInterview elsewhere and get 50-100% raise. Why do you want to get more responsibility and stress for a shitty 6% raise?
- I worked in a number of tech startups in the Seattle area, where I’ve been Director and VP levels before (small startups). I took a step back after one startup failed to go into this role and had to work back up. 6% felt small to me, so I asked for feedback among my network and here.
- Are your responsibilities any different? Or is the same job with a different title?
- eBay abababbbThe compensation seems very low for a director independently from the raise number. Don’t u think?
- Cloudera OuTy87What is merit/ cost of living increase, did you recently move or is it more comp for being in a fancier role? If yes, does that not count as promotion TC?
- End of year they do performance evaluation to determine raises for everyone in the company. They consider this a merit raise. A lot of people would call it a cost of living raise I think. So they basically formalized that and the promotion at the same time since they both occurred close together.6d0