I’ve been at a firm for my entire 9 year career and I just got a verbal offer for my first in house role (manufacturing company, 2k employees, privately held). The HR person communicated the offer over the phone which included base salary, bonus structure and relocation assistance. We also discussed start date and they previously sent me the company’s benefits info. The HR person specifically referred to it as a “verbal offer” and I asked if I should be expecting a written offer and he...

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said I should just respond to the verbal offer. I’m pretty happy with the comp, bonus and relocation, but the benefits docs didn’t include anything about vacation and that may be the only thing I’d try to negotiate. I don’t know if I should ask for a written offer or if that matters? They said once accepted, they’d be sending me a contract so I won’t give my notice to my firm until everything is signed, but does it matter if this is all verbal or is a written offer (and counter offer) standard?

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It’s pretty standard to verbally negotiate the terms of employment, and HR then sends a formal offer letter or contract with the contract terms. There’s probably nothing nefarious here. Just email HR with the terms of the offer they gave you, and whatever else you want from them in terms of PTO, etc.

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Oof. I’m sorry but wtf is a verbal offer? No, get that in writing before responding.

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If they won’t give a written offer, get all the details and send a confirming email, then ask them to reply to confirm. You can tell them you’re concerned about giving notice without something more concrete to rely on.

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Agree with this that way you cover yourself!!

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Agree with the SVP above, both my in-house offers were verbal and I accepted over the phone. Then everything went into place. My first position at a F100 company didn’t have a contract or offer letter sent after. My second position had an offer letter emailed to me after I accepted which stated my salary and linked to the company benefits. Don’t stress!

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Can't you just ask to discuss the vacation stuff now and once that is resolved, to accept the verbal offer? (One way to do this is to ask for a summary or copy of their vacation policies and then let them know about your specific asks after you review the policy.) My guess is they mainly just want you to accept the verbal offer before they prepare all the written paperwork.

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And congratulations—it sounds like a great opportunity!

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