Rude to ask for comp range up front?

Pinger / Eng create💻
Jan 10 14 Comments

I got this email and am interested in the salary and equity % but don't want to be rude. Should I ask over email? The valley is a small place after all.

"Hi I'm the director of engineering at (100-people, 5-year-old startup) and I like your experience. We do x / y / z. What are some time slots when you can get on a quick call?"

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng tenders
    Not rude, it will save both of you time if he can’t afford you to begin with
    Jan 10 0
  • Airbnb vutang
    Alright, a couple of things:

    1) posting a screenshot of the email sent to you in confidence is not right, even if it might seem like a routine recruiting email. More so because the individual is the hiring manager and they make references to your specific work experience

    2) having a 30 min chat to find out more about the role is not such a big waste of time. TC should never be the sole consideration. Who knows they might match your current TC. If you start with money right away, you would come off a bit rude and might lose what could be a great opportunity
    Jan 11 3
    • Pinger / Eng create💻
      OP
      Sure thanks. Why is the email considered confidential? To me it looks like a template with my info plugged in (scraped from LinkedIn). These emails are usually sent by recruiters regardless of who it claims to be from.
      Jan 11
    • Airbnb vutang
      Sure, this person might have reached out to a few folks, as they should. But heads of engg don’t spam, they are not run off the mill headhunters. He must have written to you only after considering your experience.
      Jan 11
    • New DvVM00
      lol. so naive. this is not a direct reach out it is recruiter spam. doe ain’t got time to sift through LI garbage to find the pearls. it’s fine to post.
      Jan 11
  • New / Finance
    CivilLines

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    CivilLinesmore
    I wouldn’t, he’s the DoE and I’m assuming you’d report directly to him. It’s a valid question but it may leave a weird taste in his mouth. I would take a 15 min call and naturally bring it up.
    Jan 10 2
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
      No offense, but you’re an imbecile
      Jan 11
    • New / Finance
      CivilLines

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      CivilLinesmore
      Dope, why?
      Jan 11
  • Google / Eng come2daddy
    I have been thanked by recruiters for making it clear even before they start the process. Few said we can’t afford and closed the loop. Few offered to apply for bigger role and it helped getting right interviews. Few who cut the call are happy in their world and I am happy in mine.
    Jan 11 0
  • Amazon / Eng 工口
    It is to avoid wasting everyone's time. I don't want to waste my time interviewing an opening that only offers 50 percents of my target.
    Jan 11 0
  • Amazon / Product mcke
    Just reply with “TC or GTFO”
    Jan 11 0
  • Unity newyrnewtc
    I get these emails too what’s the best way to poilitely ask tc range before wasting time on the phone?
    Jan 11 0
  • Airbnb Hrydhdeheb
    Not rude at all.
    Jan 10 0
  • New DvVM00
    “hi. what’s the tc range for the position?”
    Jan 11 0

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