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Is it reasonable to ask for a larger signing bonus if the firm says you’re not eligible for a discretionary bonus the year of joining, because you’re starting 4-5 months into their performance year?

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You can always ask, worst they could say is no. But the only leverage you'd have negotiating salary and bonus is if you have another offer.

Yes definitely ask. It seems to be easy to get a $5k signing bonus these days at least.

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