Hello, I received an offer from Thermo Fisher Scientific and I was wondering what other people's experiences have been with negotiating salary and/or benefits. I am actually happy with the salary because they offered what I asked for, but it feels weird not negotiating. I've always negotiated a higher salary at other companies. Am I crazy to not negotiate? I honestly rather negotiate more PTO days or something else. Does anyone have any experience with this and have any tips?

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Sounds like you should explore the ZOPA approach to negotiation. On the up side, they met your ask, unlikely to negotiate more PTO, it’s either time based or RTO these days. So accept the offer and get to work! Sounds like a win win

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Thank you! I never heard of the ZOPA negotiation approach, so thank you for sharing. I was able to negotiate five extra PTO days, which I am extremely happy about. Win win win! I can't wait to start!

I would consider negotiating for a bump in base pay if you’re comfortable… only because you won’t be eligible for a raise until March 2024.

Sharing this off my experience accepting 2 internal roles in Q4.

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From past few years it’s always been met at target

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