So I'm talking to a recruiter for a role. They asked what my desired salary range was and I told them 100-120. They then told me the range was more 70-90, and then she said, well, 70-80, and then said "well, more like 70-75" and made some vague comments about the other forms of compensation.
This seems really low for what they're looking for. Are they just trying to low-ball me, should I proceed and keep asking for my desired salary, or should I just tell them thanks but no thanks?
- LinkedIn / DatamcliquorThere's no way you're going to be able to negotiate that big a jump. If 75 (best case, 80) is too low for you, walk away now.
- Booking.com LDEK48The only reasonable thing I could think of is this role is somewhere else where the salaries and cost of living are lower (e.g. someone is offering you a job in Springfield IL or something where that goes really far). Unless that's the case, bail. I have tried to negotiate from a lowball offer to a market ave offer and would bet it isn't worth your time. Worked places like this before.... you probably don't want to do it! If they don't see you as worth average for the area/role, you can bet they don't value their people or think they are doing you a favor letting you work for them.
- Pandora tIbk87What role is this for? My base salary is competitive among other Bay Area tech companies, but stock is a bit lower. You probably have room for negotiation if you remain firm.