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Whats the etiquette when youve gotten an offer, you counter, and they agree to your counter? Is it wrong to ask for some time to think about it if youre still interviewing with other companies? How to delay?

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They’ll probably want a response ASAP (within a day or two). They may retract the offer if they feel like they’re getting played or you’re not being honest. Isn’t the whole point of the counter is that it’s the offer that would be better than any other actual or potential offer you have?

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You really can’t. If you tried that with me I’d pull your offer.

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Agreed. Seems unproductive to negotiate a counter and then pause to be like let me think about it.

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Exactly... what was your counter “offer”? That you’ll think about it? You can handle it however you want, but be really to burn bridges...

Be upfront and assertive. Tell them 1) you would like to finish off the interviews you have in place - politely 2) that you want X comp ideally 3) let's follow up by X date once you have completed the other interviews and have both had some time to think about the offer

No, I really don’t think that’s true. Implicit in any counter offer is “if you get there, I will take it”. That’s how negotiating works. Each step comes with a commitment.

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