Hi all! Is anyone here in Underwriting? Just want some thoughts on this as i’ve recently gotten an offer for an Underwriting Associate position and have never done any salary negotiations before. Does it seem unrealistic for my counter offer to be 12k more than the original offer? Considering that the original offer is roughly 8k less than the market salary. Plus i’m also accounting for wiggle room as i’m not expecting them to actually agree with the full 12k counter offer

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I’ve never done any salary negotiations before but it sounds like you have already done some research. Its doesn’t hurt to try. Worse case they could say no. Best case they counter back. Your way of thinking sound like an Underwriter. Good luck and congratulations.

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I have a lot of friends At Lemonade and they all seem really happy with salary.
If you don’t ask- the answer is aways no.

If the offer is 8k less than market, I see no problem asking for 10-12k more than they offered. Sounds like they may be lowballing you a bit or they expect you to counter.

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