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Hi ladies, so, many times men negotiate their comp, especially coming into a new job. I'm very fortunate to have two offers lined up with both comp discussions today. Has anyone been through (cont.)

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Sounds like what my dad always tells me to do. As long as you know which offer you really want and you’re trying to make it the best it can be that’s not a bad thing. It might be shady if you were pitting the offers against each other just to see who would go higher. But even then, that’s business and the worst they can say is no.

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OP, I’ve heard one of the stronger ways of negotiating a salary component is to tell the recruiter that you will accept the offer today if they can do X. As long as X is reasonable, it helps the recruiter close out and gets you what you need.

I did exactly that. Two offers and leveraged my higher offer to bring up my lower offer. They didn’t even verify the huger offer, and bumped me up.

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Definitely bring it up. And if you are genuine, then I see nothing wrong. You can say that you really are interested in the job but find the pay gap compared to other offers challenging and the be prepared to share what you think is far (on the higher end so there is room to go down a bit). Also - think of some things other than pay that might help. When I took my first job from MBA, there was not room for negotiation (we pay all starting MBAs the same). So I instead made the case for higher reimbursement for my move (with good justification) and got it. Other options I know people have asked for are signing bonus or extra vacation time. None are as good maybe as a salary bump but can help you close the gap a bit. Good luck!

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Yes. Had an offer in the industry when going through the process with D. Called them saying I’d need an answer soon since I have an offer on the table. They asked how much, and called me back the same day with a better offer and a sign on bonus. Never settle for less than you think you deserve, you’ll feel resentful later. I got lowballed at the job before Deloitte and then found out co-op people were making more money, considering I had a grad degree and a few years of experience. 😑 that was the day I started looking for another job, and to this day I say fuck those guys at my old job. I’m back in the industry now and turned down two offers because they were low balling me, it turned out for the better.

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that process and leveraged one offer for a better salary over the other? Don't want to burn bridges but the place I want to go to could be a bit higher in terms of compensation. Do you think it's shady? I was told to do this after asking many others. Any advice, tips, perspectives are welcome!

This isn’t a male/female issue but I understand how you may perceive it. Keep it professional, know what you want going in, and understand that each position has a cap (both financially and others) that can be offered. Your success will be a mix of where you sit in the band and what you ask for that’s within reason. Having another offer just helps for a data point. It’s totally ok to ask them for time to think it over- in fact I like to because it gives me time to process.

A1, respectfully, there are absolutely gender issues at play when it comes to negotiations. The NY Times has a whole women in the workplace section and even highlights salary negotiation for women: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/06/16/smarter-living/the-workplace-still-isnt-equal-for-women-heres-some-advice-to-navigate-it.amp.html Good luck, OP!

I think this is a situation where being transparent in your negotiation will be helpful. To the firm you prefer, say something like “I have another offer for $X, but I would prefer to work here. If we can get the salary up to $X, I would be ready to accept your offer right away.”

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