Whether TC offered by different teams in one company is normally same or may be very different

Deutsche Bank cfKc27
Feb 11 5 Comments

Let’s say someone applies to various positions in different teams in one company. Should he expect the same salary from all of them or not? If the first team who accepts the candidate says we could only get TC for you with our management, and the TC is lower than the expectations, then does it make sense to continue with the other teams?

Common sense says yes, of course different teams may offer different level, salary and RSU. Did you see cases where your candidacy was agreed with some TC by the management once and not changed regardless what team will request the management to approve you?

What experience do you have?


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TOP 5 Comments
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Compensation is based on what the market will bear to fill the role.

    Profit centers can and do offer higher salaries than cost centers, for example.
    Feb 11 2
    • Deutsche Bank cfKc27
      Thanks for the response, but I’m not sure I understand. The question is - if you offered TC lower than you expected would you try another teams in the same company ? Or they most likely will offer the same salary and not higher because this salary was approved by the management?
      Feb 11
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      It would depend on the team. A team with one open role can have greater limitations on salary than an understaffed team with multiple open roles.

      Web roles for support pages would be less of a priority to fill than web roles involving conversions, for example.
      Feb 11
  • Amadeus Trick2g
    From my own experience, tc depends on how well you negotiate. I have seen people getting lowballed like hell even when joining supposedly hot product teams. I have increased my tc by 2.5 times in 5 years by changing three jobs and am at top of the band pay at my current company. That too working for a not so hot product. Invest your time in learning how to negotiate and using leverage. That skill alone will pay you more than your actual technical skill set. I am a mediocre engineer but have wheeled and dealed my way to a decently high tc.
    Feb 12 0
  • Deutsche Bank cfKc27
    Updated the question
    Feb 11 0