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Interviewing with a startup; when’s the right time to bring up comp?

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Compensation professional here. 🙋🏻‍♀️ The answer is it depends: How badly do you want the job? Employers are no longer able to ask for your current compensation, so you can ask what their target salary range is, so that you can let them know if you want to move forward. However, the general rule of thumb is wait until the end—the more they know you and like about you, the more they are willing to bend. If you are just casually looking and get bombarded with recruiter mails all the time, you tell them you must screen recruiters before setting up a “exploratory call” due to time restraints and multiple requests. Makes sense?

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I’d say at the start. Everyone hates wasting time.

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Agreed. It’s an awkward convo to have but there are blogs about best way to bring it up. Are you working with a recruiter or the hiring manager directly? Even if it’s a company you’d love to work for, startup comp could vary significantly. If the company is on Glassdoor, maybe you can see how their other salaries compare.

Thanks everyone!

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Once you’ve established they like you. Do not start the conversations early - you might give your number way too soon.

If it’s a startup you would absolutely love to work - wait till they say they are ready to make an offer If it’s just another job - start sooner . Might be an easy filter

Total compensation for Bay Area Startups, specially well funded ones, is most likely going to be better than what big 4 offers. They will not wait for you to bring up comp but will proactively ask you early in the process.

D2 - I like your confidence. With equal confidence I can say that you have neither worked in a start up nor live in the Bay Area. Behind every WeWork, which is not a startup by any means, there are several other successful startup stories. I’m curious to hear about which well funded startups are “closing down fast”? Also, if the negative publicity hasn’t made a significant material dent to any of the big 4, what makes you think that startups will be affected significantly? I expected more data and facts from you since you went to Harvard and are now at Deloitte.

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