Anyone here negotiate a severance package during salary/benefit negotiations prior to starting at a company?

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I have not. In my experience, it used to be strictly for very senior roles, like c suite. However during the pandemic, when job security was low, I have heard of lower roles negotiating extended severance packages upfront. Now that the job market is hot, I’m guessing that’s less common again.

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Thanks! This makes sense!

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It’s common practice for diversified companies to offer a severance package automatically as part of a job offer for VPs and above. This is to protect the role in cases of mergers and acquisitions.

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