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Interviewing at a late stage startup. During screener with internal recruiter, was told base would be X. Halfway through interview process, recruiter says that base is actually 10% less than X. Red flag?

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This happened to me at a F50 and I was not happy. But sometimes recruiters just get numbers wrong

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No it would be a red flag if they told you while they were extending an offer. This is them screwing up and being as transparent as possible

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Happened to me for several roles. Seems like a common occurrence from recruiters. I have used that discrepancy to negotiate a bigger signing bonus. Good luck!

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It does happen or the recruiter was given a range and they did not communicate the range appropriately to you based on your years of experience. Easy enough to wait for an offer than negotiate up or as other mentioned look for signing bonus, relocation, or equity as ways to make up the difference so total comp is in line with your expectations / desired level.

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