Time it took to negotiate pay

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Apr 19, 2018 14 Comments

For those that had done pay negotiations after an onsite, how long did it take for you to get the target you want?

I’m in talks with a co that’s trying to put together an attractive offer. They’ve taken 4days already and still no news so far. I have another offer that I’m trying to stall so I’m curious to see how long it’s taken for others when negotiating pay

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  • New / Eng while(😪)☕
    Took one 15 minute phone call with Amazon.

    They started with a decent offer and then after talking with the recruiter they quickly raised it 15% to what I was looking for. As soon as he knew I had done my research, he gave a solid offer.
    Apr 19, 2018 6
    • New / Eng while(😪)☕
      They actually never even asked for my current salary, which I appreciated. They asked what my desired salary was early on, to which I replied that I was familiar with their salary bands and the range was within my expectations. They were perfectly fine with that.

      Later when they gave an offer, I said that it was a solid mid to upper L5 and that I felt with my experience I would quickly take on the responsibility of an L6 and wanted my compensation to reflect that. They responded with an offer near the top of the L5 band.

      It definitely felt generous, fair and they were open and forthcoming with the conversation. I was certainly impressed with the process, it was much better than I expected.
      Apr 19, 2018
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      Calnadian

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      Yep, that all sounds ideal as far as the whole process goes.

      With this one co, they asked me what my target was early on. So they knew right at the beginning that it was higher than their band but recruiter said my ask is reasonable and should be fine. So we move fwd.
      Fast fwd to onsite. They said they want to make an offer. By then I had the competing offer, which was higher than my target, so this co said they needed some time to try and put together an attractive package. I even came up with pay comps I researched to showy target is fair. They just told me that they can’t afford me and will have to ‘resort to lesser qualified candidates’. Even if they can’t match competing offer, they couldn’t even give me their best and final. So frustrating and a big waste of time!
      Apr 19, 2018
    • New / Eng while(😪)☕
      Yeah, that's frustrating.

      They're probably hoping you're asking for more than you think is fair in an effort to meet in the middle. But if they didn't have any room, it doesn't seem like it's worth wasting any more time.
      Apr 19, 2018
    • Amazon PcEu32
      @while what was your final offer looked like? please share the number
      Apr 19, 2018
    • New / Eng while(😪)☕
      $220k TC target 1st year, $235k TC 4th year.
      Apr 20, 2018
  • CareerBuilder AgnewsHead
    If you have another offer with a deadline you should be able to drive the timeline. Tell them your deadline and if they haven't gotten back to you by then you'll have to take the competing offer.
    Apr 19, 2018 2
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      Yeah, they just came back to say they can’t match at all and ultimately can’t afford me. This will be another rant. Wasted all my time going through the process and can’t even give me their best and final, even if they can’t match competing offer
      Apr 19, 2018
    • CareerBuilder AgnewsHead
      that's odd
      Apr 19, 2018
  • New PooChoo
    About 3 weeks for 3 different companies. L5 and L6
    Apr 19, 2018 0
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    <5min = +200k cash/yr. L7/principal/AMZN
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Juniper exEmployee
    2 weeks
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Google #MAGA
    2 years
    Apr 19, 2018 0