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Advice / tips on salary negotiation from your experiences - what did and didn't work?

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Entry level? Doesn't work at all.

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Most negotiations are won by the party more willing to walk away. The more experience you have the more likely you're able to negotiate.

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I attempted to negotiate for 2-5k more but was told my base offer was on par with the rest of my incoming colleagues. Sooo fail.

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agree very much. every level is tough to negotiate unless you have another offer to leverage. if you like your current job and can stick with that, negotiate until you get something worth leaving. vacation is often easier to negotiate up to vs more salary because the hiring manager often doesn't have much budget decision.

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Straight out of college I tried to negotiate since I had a higher offer and they increased the sign on bonus, not base salary. Moving to a smaller consulting company soon - and told them their offer was comparable to my current earnings which led to a $5K increase in base. It really helps to have two offers to compare.

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I got an outside offer and it lead to a promotion but not much of a raise - they couldn't beat a 25% increase in annual comp right away.

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Will Accenture budge on starting salary for the CDP? I have 1 YOE

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Hi all! For an experienced hire as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, what should I expect the salary/sign-on bonus to be at a MCOL city? I have approx. 3.5 YOE (non-consulting), MBA and MS degree (non target school) and also SHRM certified (which is probably irrelevant for the role but thought I’d share anyways). Already did my research but the range is kind of all over the place for experienced hires so just want to have a ballpark. Thanks!

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What should be avg salary of SAP BW Hana position with 6 YOE?

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Anyone know what compensation is like for AVP at Barclays in Whippany or NY?

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What is the base salary range for Accenture Strategy Manager?

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If you’re a campus hire, what made you choose deloitte over other firms/b4 firms assuming you had other offers? You don’t get a bonus until you hit senior and tiny raises. I don’t think many other firms/big 4 do that right?

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Signing bonus Q - has anybody had to pay a signing bonus back because of leaving less than the time stipulated in the offer? What was the mechanism for the company to claim the bonus - take it from your last pay stub/PTO balance/can they request a check if you don’t have a remaining ‘Accounts Payable’ balance with the company? Wondering if this is an empty threat.

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Irrespective of company I want to move as there is no hike bonus nothing from past 2 yrs .financial crisis are increasing day by day for me ..please refere me to any company as I have experience of 2yrs + as process specalist

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In terms of total comp, who do you think makes more: an EP at an agency or a mid level producer at a FAANG company?

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Would you leave big-4 for a promotion to "Managing Director" role and a 30-50% salary raise at a Small to Midsize Consulting Firm?

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What's S&C's compensation compared to Strategy? Close? On par?

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What % of your salary do you have saved right now? Savings account / checking account count but not stocks/investments, 401(k), etc.

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Are starting salaries for the same jobs different by school? Like for example would MBB/FAANG pay more for a HBS grad than a Booth grad? Or is it just that the HBS grad has better chances at landing the position, but the pay is the same?

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