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Got offered to come on as a full-time employee after working for Guidehouse as a contractor for about 4 months. My position wouldn’t change, but after speaking with the recruiter I have a feeling I’m being low balled. I have over a year and a half of consulting analyst exp prior to contracting, and am currently acting as a team lead on this project. Am I wrong to expect a pay range of 70k-90k? They’re currently offering a little less than 50k

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Should be at least 60. I agree not too less at 1.5 years of right out of undergrad experience.

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This is legacy PwC public sector consulting playing into the salary offer. I’ve long moved on but worked at PwC PS years back. I joined after ~1 year in a gov job post undergrad. They knew my salary since gov pay is public. So they offered me 10% above my current pay, which was ~$50k. Total BS. I negotiated them up to $65k, which is what they offered undergrad hires at the time. My advice: negotiate. If you can’t get a respectable offer, turn it down.

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This isn’t public sector.

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That is disrespectful. If push comes to shove, take the role and look for another job.

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You are absolutely not wrong. That’s robbery

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You should ask for at least $75k.

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Wow, and I thought I was underpaid.

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Honestly look elsewhere. Paying a consultant $50k, let alone one with any experience is so far below your range that you honestly might make more driving for Uber.

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Where are you located? May have an impact on pay. 50K seems insulting though, minimum 60K at any consulting firm even with no experience

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I know two people that declined the same offer to join after being a contractor to GH. The insult was no bench pay for them in addition. They declined and find a different job paying 75k.

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Can they at least do 68? 50 is too damn low

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That’s ridiculously low. Do not take it. As a new hire at a boutique life sciences firm 8 years ago, I got a starting salary plus bonus of $80k.

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I started off at coopers almost 30 years at 48k and could have gone to PW for $50k and that was right out of grad school so that sounds ridiculous for someone with experience starting.

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What sector or org?

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Hmmmm. This doesn’t totally track. Are you doing some sort of business process outsourcing? Do you have a degree? If they’re going to expect you to be a client facing consultant, they should pay you a consultant wage!

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Yea this is wrong

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Are you coming in as a consultant or an analyst? $50k was my starting salary when I started at Navigant 15 years ago.

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15 years ago!!!!

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Guidehouse really just doesn’t care about you

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What country are you in, do you have a degree, and what sector?

What are you currently getting as a contractor?

You’d make more as an exec assistant

Wow, this is morally wrong.

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