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.


Thanks! This makes sense!


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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