Compensation

Salary range from a recruiter

New dluz61
Feb 10

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?

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  • LinkedIn / Datamcliquor
    There'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.
    Feb 101
    • New dluz61
      OP
      It's less than I'm making currently.
      Feb 10
  • Walk.

    It’s that simple. They wouldn’t be low balling you at this stage. This may very well be the range approved for the role and if it isn’t what you’re looking for than don’t proceed.
    Feb 100
  • Amazon / EngDynamoDB
    Recruiter is vague and low balling. Unless it's a role you really want or a TC jump, I'd just decline.
    Feb 100
  • Booking.com LDEK48
    The 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.
    Feb 101
    • New dluz61
      OP
      No, it's in Oakland, at Pandora. I'm scheduled to do another short phone interview, I'll ask again to confirm I guess. What a shame. People with the experience they want are going to be a bit rare (unfortunately for me, so are jobs in that category)
      Feb 10
  • New DvVM00
    thanks but no thanks. they did you a solid
    Feb 100
  • Yahoo Exercise
    Where?
    Feb 100
  • Microsoft / Engwbicc8621
    75 to 100 is a 33% jump and I don't think your recruiter that long of a bridge!
    Feb 100
  • Pandora tIbk87
    What 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.
    Feb 101
    • New dluz61
      OP
      It's for community manager- building a forum up from scratch, managing moderators, that kind of thing
      Feb 10

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