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Anyone been lowballed before? I had told the recruiter at a big 4 firm I was looking for ~$180k in base. They said ok and I went through all the interviews and was given an offer of ~125k base 😩

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That's a pretty significant lowball.

Is the company where you're applying harder to get into than Harvard?

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At B4, I was lowballed three times.

The first was when I joined Deloitte. At the time I was making ~$75k at a staff aug shop and told the recruiter my minimum was $85k, yet the hard offer eventually came back at $77k, which I took.

The second time was when I was looking to move from Deloitte to PwC a couple years later and made the mistake of telling the recruiter that I'd just been promoted about 4 months earlier, to which she told me that since I'd just been promoted they wouldn't be able to pay what I'd asked for and would instead only pay a base that was less than $5k over what I made at the time, vs the $25k increase I'd asked for and she'd initially said was reasonable.

The third time was about 5 years later when I was coming back in from industry and interviewed with EY. I'd asked for a $180k base, which I was told was reasonable, then got a hard offer for $160k. Same title I'd applied for, just lower base.

I turned down the PwC and EY offers.

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Lol is this with Deloitte? I remember agreeing on 125 in initial talks and they offered me 105😂

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Did you accept or decline? 😂

I was hired in at more that 180 base as a senior consultant . Maybe try negotiatinf

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I have another offer, so I told them what that was. Will see if they get back to me or not…

What is your current base?

180k as a senior consultant? Or is this for a more senior role that would justify the high base?

180k? For a senior consultant? What service line is that. Never heard of such a thing before.

That’s a thing at EYP cuz

Sounds like a miss on the recruiters part, they should have flagged that before the interviews

Deloitte low balled me as well

What did you ask for and what did they offer?

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