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How do I ask for my company to match an offer I got? I want to stay, but only if they can match. Do I discuss this with my HR person?

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Go to your manager and say “I like working here and want to stay, but I have an offer for <insert number> at y”

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What makes this job worth staying for? FWIW, even if they offered you more money to stay the reasons you're looking to leave would still exist, and you'd also then be known as "person who wanted to leave" which can make people look to you first if layoffs come up. Counter offers are rarely worth it.

New offers can be hard to come by too, so unless this one isn't very good dismissing it with an "I'll get another later" is a little naive. Job hunts don't always go as fast or smoothly as you want, and it's best to choose a new gig in a position of power (ie: you're not desperate).

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Like others are saying, you 1) need to be prepared they won’t match it, and ready to leave, and 2) your manager and department heads are the ones who will advocate for matching to the powers that be. Tbh, you’re not making it sound like they have a compelling reason to match, or value you enough to. Many times leaders don’t want to push to match because the person ends up unhappy anyway…they only fight for that person if they are truly outstanding.

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HR is the agency’s advocate, not yours. If your boss isn’t willing to fight for you to stay, don’t.

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My manager will not be my advocate. I highly doubt this matters to them, and they will do nothing.

Then maybe you should take the offer.

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Also, they don’t control the $, so why would I tell them?

They absolutely control the $. If this manager wanted you to stay, they’d go lobby to HR and Finance for you. If they won’t do that, they don’t care if you leave, which is good reason to take the other offer.

Unless you have another possible sponsor at the agency you’re currently in, I don’t see another option.

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Who, outside of your manager and in some position of power, would not be happy to lose you?

If you can’t name anyone who would fight to keep you at your current place, you ought to take the new offer.

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You could circumvent your manager by going to the to the head of your department, assuming that you think they’d want to keep you on board (and that this person isn’t your manager)

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