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How do I negotiate a low ball offer?

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Perhaps be ready to drop the ball on this offer. That said, you could come back to them to say you have to have a higher base than your current salary (which you should not disclose) and state/ emphasize what your desired amount is. The RSUs perhaps can remain as they are. So you focus on winning one thing (increasing the base) and letting them “win” on the RSU by not negotiating that (unless you want to). That said, you probably have nothing to lose cos you still have a job. Always quote that you’ve done your research and be polite, acknowledging that they are giving you an offer and the opportunity to negotiate. Feel free to state reasons why you are worth the amount eg ur degree, expertise , YOE, etc. Don’t take it defensively but rather more like collaborate with them on making it work for all parties involved. Hope my 2¢ is helpful somehow?


This is helpful, thank you!

How low is the ball


22.5k lower than what I said was my minimum range

Walk away



You’d need to share more information on your situation to get any good responses.


You told them a range in the beginning and they lowballed you by over $22k? Nope. I’d walk. There is no reason they could not have told you that to begin with and not wasted everyone’s time. RSUs are not the same as salary


And is this a matter of low on the range that you or they previously communicated, or it’s coming below your expectations because you didn’t know what the budget was?

They gave rsus but bc of that, the base is lower than even my current job Current job: 130 base New offer: 95k base, 50k rsu (over 4y)

I communicated that I had an expected total comp of 140-160, and they said that they could meet the range. But this is way off by 22.5k even at the minimal I was willing to accept.. any advice?


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