I got a low ball offer from Slalom. Interviewed for Principal but been offered a SC role and offer is 25% cut from my current comp. Any ideas if Slalom always does this? How much should I negotiate?

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That’s a joke offer. They make a habit of offering low offers, but now that everyone’s remote the local/no unwanted travel model isn’t a good enough excuse. Keep looking.

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It’s not really lowball offer. It’s just all they can afford and get decent margins. Slalom’s hourly rates are not all that high so they can’t pay all that much. Maybe their delivery centers can make some of that up with fixed bid projects.

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Salesforce is in demand, say no, you will get offers from other firms

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Our new framework principal is at the fork of choosing to focus on capability and sales growth or delivery. If you don’t have sales experience, have you managed teams/projects/major work streams?

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Can anyone share the range for a senior principal in tech/software engineering?

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Get as much as you can going in OP.. you’ll see insignificant raises at the higher bands. And yes, over there that’s considered a higher band.

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Sounds like it’s not so much lowball as they re-leveled you. Might need to better understand the prereqs for each and why they yanked principal.

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Yeah, sounds like the interviews were aced from a fit and general consulting perspective, but not from a role perspective. You can share that it looks like the offer isn’t for the role you interviewed for and ask them to confirm our provide more context. Express that the role offered would be a cut of responsibilities and pay. If they stand strong you can decline politely - say you appreciated their time and hope to continue the convo after you check the boxes they require for principal. They’ll not be able to hold it against you, since they did a bait and switch.

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Following. What was Slalom's initial offer?

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Whoa, are you in a HCOL market? (e.g. NYC) Seems like a high offer for SC, though not sure of your YoE. Our re-leveling was bizarre. There are Principals in their 20s, and SCs in their 40s. At least in my market, being ex-ACN seem to be a huge boom to your career so it's hard to map to "traditional" consulting titles.

OP why are you leaving Salesforce? Isn’t everyone trying to get in? Think it”ll be hard for any consulting firm to match let alone better all in comp

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A friend at Slalom talked me into it :) And I liked the folks I spoke to. A principal at Slalom would nearly match my comp with Salesforce.

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This might be a stupid question, but what does a sales force consultant do? I use sales force a bit to log client relationships and for BD purposes, but I’m assuming sales force consultants work to implement sales force at client sites? Not totally sure though. TIA!

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Thank you!

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With Slalom you are signing up for a stagnant career. They themselves are confused about me@slalom. If you join as sc then chances are that you stay in that title for at least 2 years. With local consulting model no longer valid I don't see any reason why you should opt for it. All the best!

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I always wonder if the interviewers see these posts if they’d know exactly who is posting - and then how they’d react. It’s not like this exact scenario has happened to more than 1 person recently.

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As long as you aren’t bad mouthing I think the transparency is a good thing.

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Come work here. We need Salesforce

SC2 - well that’s good to hear! Guess we can take that one out as a potential reason

What do you do at salesforce ? And what were you expected to do at slalom? Have you worked in consulting before ?

So I guess the limited consulting experience is what weighed against you. When I got into consulting I had several years of industry experience but they brought me in at a level that I thought was ridiculous. But the work itself was challenging and a good learning path for future opportunities

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they did this to me too. Not as bad as yours, but unfortunately I declined the offer.

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