at what point do you get written offers?

Jan 21 7 Comments


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  • You can shop around verbal offers.
    Some might want proof. But most not.
    You will get a written offer generally after u have verbally accepted.

    For some good tips on negotiating:
    Jan 21 0
  • Goldman Sachs maae11
    That's all you know how to do and think a tech company needs you?
    Jan 21 1
    • Boomer wants high TC
      Jan 21
  • Microsoft $msft
    In my experience these companies will not issue a written offer until either you’ve agreed on a number or they’ve reached their ‘final’ offer. Before that most recruiters will do it verbally because there are a bunch of approval steps to both approve comp and issue the written offer.

    It’s pretty easy to negotiate based on verbal offers, especially if you e been transparent that you’re interviewing elsewhere from the start. In my case they did not ask for written verification, but if an offer is way out of band they may request proof. If only do that to get to a ‘final’ offer, not early in negotiations.
    Jan 21 1
    • Dell LUHV04
      Thank you Microsoft
      Jan 21
  • Netflix plYC53
    You get a verbal offer but do not accept it until you see it in writing. Best practices is that you get a written offer so you can review it and all the benefits, package, etc. at that point you can formally accept. If you get a verbal you could tell the other companies but as already stated, if it’s outrageous or you risk increasing it to seek more, the company may say “congrats on that offer, bye ” and you are out. so be truthful for best outcome. FAANG recruiters are aware of market pay.
    Jan 25 1
    • >>"You get a verbal offer but do not accept it until you see it in writing"
      Verbal offers can only get verbal acceptance. You literally can't give a formal acceptance without a formal offer. I think I am missing something from what u were trying to say.
      Jan 25