{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Advice on negotiating a higher base salary? I have a review in a couple \nof weeks and I can't ever seem to get the outcome I want.", "post_id": "61eed37e463ac90033e85a85", "reply_count": 4, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "553769a790f5eebe1d2a0f92", "bowl_name": "Finance", "feed_type": "crowd" }

Advice on negotiating a higher base salary? I have a review in a couple of weeks and I can't ever seem to get the outcome I want.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

How are you approaching the conversation?

1. Take a list of all your accomplishments to your manager and try to quantify them in terms of business impact as much as possible. Revenue made, revenue protection, cost saved, efficiency improved % etc. Make it an objective discussion. 2. Bring up your salary history and ask why you need to be paid more based on 1 and 2. Reminder - be professional and keep emotions out. 3. Ask for next steps and when you should follow up. 4. Follow up as appropriate. Other advice 1. Timebox your ask. I.e. if your manager says he needs 3 months, give him that time. 2. If nothing happens for 3 months, give him a nudge and see where this stand. If you don't make progress, time to repeat the above exercise and have an honest conversation about your career and compensation growth.

This is solid!

Needless to say, you have zero leverage unless you have an outside offer. So the fastest way to negotiate salary is an outside offer. 🙂

Related Posts

Experience : 6.6 CCTC : 16LPA Zuora offer Fixed :21 Bonus : 2.1 Rsu : 8/year Total CTC : 31LPA Am I lowballed ? Zuora If yes, please help me with negotiation?

like

Hello Fishes, I have got an offer from OptimHire of 5.6lpa plus 10% bonus every month so 6.1lpa. Is it a good offer? Is the company good?

like

What is the senior consultant salary SC2 and SC3 for Cyber Risk and compliance?

like

I’m curious about salary progressions from senior to manager for SALT professional. Any big 4 or mid tier care to comment?

like

How may days will TCS took to release offer for experienced professional after salary breakup send and HR discussion

like

No one in my immediate sphere of influence seems to envy the lifestyle of partners, only the compensation. Even the partners. Do you see partner lifestyle changing to be more desirable? (USA)

like

How is the career growth trending for a HR? What kind of salary can be expected for 8 Years in HR department?

like

What’s potential base increase and bonus? AM&C > MTT : SC2 up for promo this year. Masters (not MBA) from target school. Current base: $134k, Util above 100%. Top right scatterplots.

like

Does anyone know about 50K base salary which is on bench base salary? what is the probability of facing on bench situation in epam anywhere?

Hi Fishes, I need help in how to negotiate for joining bonus with HR, how to ask for JB. Do HPE give joining bonus?

I want to know from HR or senior management that do you offer less to female candidate provided she has same skills as a male candidate? Does in IT industry gender doesn't impact compensation?

like

What is the salary like for an L5 Tech Account Manager at AWS? I just got an offer of Base - £85k Bonus - £20k (Y1), £15k (Y2) RSU - 20 TC - £107k YoE - 5 years I am personally happy with the offer and had my heart set on it for a while but keen not to leave any money on the table so want to make sure the offer is competitive. Please advise

like

Hi all, I have been in my present workplace for 3 years and I know I am underpaid as per present market standards. Want to find out how much would be a realistic quote to ask for if I switch irrespective of the present salary. Can someone throw some light on what is the expected salary for a data/business analyst profile with 5 years experience as per market standards. Experience: SQL, Python (basic modelling). Have some experience with BI tools and Adobe Analytics. TIA for the help.

like

Curious how much is salary of a consulting director in RSM? TIA!

like

I'm looking for mentors or coaches in the field of HR. I'm particularly interested in mentors/coaches in Comp & Ben, People & LearningAnalytics, L&D including Talent Development or/and Employee experience who can guide me on essentials of the role, areas of improvement or capability building and necessary certifications to complete. I'm willing to commit necessary hours towards mentor/coach relationship for my self development. Look forward to hearing from you'll :D

like

Hi. I've got an offer for 16.5 LPA (14 fixed and 2.5 var) with 1L as joining bonus for 5B role as Consultant YOE : 6.5 years as BA & PM Is this a good offer?

like

What is the salary range for an associate at Deloitte? Other Big 4?

like

What is the salary range for a practice management consultant?

I have got a mail from Publicis Sapient like below : Welcome to PS Family || Thank you for accepting the Offer But when I can expect an offer letter? I didn't have any salary discussion or negotiation yet... I just gave my expected CTC in the form that they provided... To submit along with other documents....

like

Additional Posts

I see all these consulting memes about people getting asked to work over Christmas and NYE etc... is it really that common?

like

Justice system at its finest

Post Photo
like

Anyone from EY-Parthenon willing to chat? Just got an offer and had a few questions.

like

Anyone know the rules for delta basic economy tickets when the flight arrival has been delayed by 8 hours? I know the ticket is non refunable under usual terms but in this case would they issue a refund?

like

Experience : 6.6 CCTC : 16LPA Zuora offer Fixed :21 Bonus : 2.1 Rsu : 8/year Total CTC : 31LPA Am I lowballed ? Zuora If yes, please help me with negotiation?

like

I think it is a great time to buy a house right now now. I strongly urge everyone to take a loan and buy one or more properties.

like

Planning to carry box of chocolates for my India team members who live in different cities when i am there next month. Has anyone shipped chocolates through courier in India? Any recommendations?

likeuplifting

I have seen the lawsuits that have been made by former employees and that makes me wonder two things. What is it like for Black women at Google? What does it take for a Black woman to successfully navigate her career at Google?

like

I'm not lazy but I can't get my work done if there's no pressure whatsoever. Especially when all the people around me are typing so loudly. (Is this normal?)

like

Hello Fishes, I have got an offer from OptimHire of 5.6lpa plus 10% bonus every month so 6.1lpa. Is it a good offer? Is the company good?

like

I’ve been practicing for 6 years in-house at a media company (was a startup when I joined and is now more established), straight out of law school. Due to the small nature of our team (3 legal members), I have been involved in all areas of our business and even advise c-suite frequently about legal risks. I received a promotion, with another title bump on the horizon this year. I have an opportunity to go to a start-up media company as the sole attorney. Anyone else have experience doing this?

like

Any thoughts on getting a degree from Harvard Extension School? I’m thinking of getting a grad degree in Management Info Systems instead of getting an MBA

like

Anyone remember that show from like 15 years back called "The Pretender." This job sort of feels like that.

like

What is the senior consultant salary SC2 and SC3 for Cyber Risk and compliance?

like

Anyone pointers on Salesforce Sr. Manager/Director Sales Analytics TC in SF? My Current TC: 210k, 10 YOE

like

After being laid off for like the 4th time in the last 10 years, I’m ready to go full time freelance and work for myself. Are there any resources out there for non-creatives on this journey? My background is strategy, analytics & general brand. I can also do media planning/buying for smaller clients.

like

Hi Fishes, how much does the post-graduation college matter while applying for Bain & Co.? when one has the relevant experience, skills, and certifications mentioned in JD. Also, any leads on referrals would help.

Anyone willing to offer a referral to United airlines?

like

I Will not make it to the ambassador on Bonvoy will be short 1000 is worthy to pay from my pocket? Yes or no?

funny

How is the work life balance at Bain at senior levels? (SM and above)? What are the typical hours? (Asking to see how it compares to BCG and MCK and make an informed switch if at all accordingly)

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal