How to approach Negotiating Salary for an SE 2 role at Company
I am in the process of negotiating salary with a company A for a SE2 role. That’s the band I got interviewed for though on research looks like I should be SE4.( 4 years of Core Software Developer Experience But 6 years overall in the IT industry).
The Recuriter I am speaking too seems amateurish in the sense a bit confused and not sure exactly how to approach the negotiation from
I have a competing offer in hand from company B( 125k , but it’s a contractual offer in Idaho( not a place I want to be in ).
The offer from this company is in Seattle( and is a full time offer) and now stands 95k base with 5%bonus. ( first round I was offered 91k with 10% bonus)
First round of negotiation I did tell her my was minimum of 110k but apparently she thought it was 100 and could only do this as this hit he teams max budget.
In second round of negotiation I told her of my competitive offer of 125 and asked her to
Match , she says it’s too high and she can ask the Hr and HM but she is not sure and In fact was asking me what do i think she should tell them(Hr and HM) . She keeps saying she can add some sign on bonus and push it to 100k which doesn’t make sense and hence why I feel she seems inexperienced in the role
This is my first time negotiating and wanted advice how I should approach this situation and what negotiation tips and advice you folks have.
My preference is for the latter company as it’s a full to job and the benefits are great but the salary with contracting company is higher as mentioned above. So
How should I play the negotiation and how far can I push it ?
Also contract vs Full time .... what do you think is better option ? Is it always better to go for a full time option ?