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Received an offer as an SC at BCG Platinion for Enterprise Architecture at 145k + 5k sign on. I would like to negotiate up to match the average on Glassdoor at 155k, however, never have negotiated before. Any advice on negotiation process, points, and tactics? I have 4YOE in consulting, an MS degree, and hard tech skills. I think they lowballed me a bit and want to work it up.

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"I'm super excited about the opportunity but that is less than I was expecting. Other opportunities I'm entertaining are in the $160k range. That said, I'd prefer to work here. What can we do to make the numbers work?"

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Personally, if I’m hiring for the role and someone says they are “entertaining” multiple offers, I’m going to find the language off putting.

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Reasonable offer and not a low ball. Simply go back to them and say you are eager to get started with us but this is simply a sticking point to be able to make it work for you financially. Everything is a business case at BCG so give them a brief rationale for what it is you need and why. Perhaps even cut the sign on to increase base.

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Platinion gave me no room to negotiate. Some weird pay bands across chapters at the same level. You're already doing well coming in at 145.

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Depends on what the hard tech skills are but 155k is certainly a reasonable target. Other offers always help too

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I’m a Java developer!

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Mind sharing the bonus range?

Keep in mind the value of the total package… Solid bonus potential which goes very high the more you move up… More so than my time in Big4 and it’s not even close… You also have PSRF on top of your bonus which is also great as well as completely free healthcare… Evaluate the total package plus the five-year trajectory of your income potential against your current path and your other offers if you have them… If you’re coming in as an SC and fast track Then within 3 to 4 years you’re looking at well over double what you’re making now with no exaggeration

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Mind sharing your interview process? I am speaking to the recruiter (first call) for this same position this week.

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