Recruiter Lie About Target TC

Apr 19 13 Comments

A recruiter told me we’d target 135k base with a TC of 190k. From my research most people are topping out at TC 150-170k.

Would they lie about potential TC?


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TOP 13 Comments
  • Oracle not_larry
    Stop the presses, a recruiter lied.
    Apr 19 1
  • Snapchat Ffbqr6w8
    Same reason people on blind lie about tc
    Apr 19 0
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
    Do you have an actual written offer? If not nobody lied
    Apr 19 2
    • OP
      True. I’m actually curious if / why recruiters exaggerate. More than anything hopeful that the TC is what she told me, and not 150k.
      Apr 19
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      They didn’t exaggerate either. You don’t have anything to compare it to except your research which may not even be correct.
      Apr 20
  • Sizmek Path
    YOE ?
    Apr 19 1
    • OP
      6yoe past job Fender (guitar company).
      Apr 19
  • Comcast ichiban
    Topping out at 170k? For what role? You must be new here
    Apr 19 1
    • OP
      Intuit. SWE II, MTV.
      Apr 19
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    They're not lying. Notice they said they'll "target" a 190K TC. That means they'll ask the manager or offer committee for that amount, the manager or committee is free to say no.
    Apr 20 0
  • Google Jpxi38
    Recruiter where
    Apr 19 1


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