{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "When a recruiter says starting salary is $170-180k, is that the max at $180 or the start?", "post_id": "6092be9c266d210029d164ab", "reply_count": 8, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "5ae4a4f739e7cb001391ec8b", "bowl_name": "Consulting Exit Opportunities" }

When a recruiter says starting salary is $170-180k, is that the max at $180 or the start?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

That means the initial offer will be $150k.

like

I haven’t been lowballed like this during any of my recruiting experiences. It’s a somewhat reputable company, they would at least offer you 170-180

like

start but they'll always try to low ball just an FYI, or maybe send out something right in the middle at the start

like

I think it's a question for the recruiter to answer

Just ask the recruiter

Related Posts

Anyone working at Stripe? How’s the comp, culture, ipo prospects, etc?

like

EY kids, has anyone ever negotiated with the partner during the annual compensation conversation? If so, how did it go?

like

Interviewing at McKinsey from a big 4 consulting firm - currently an engagement manager interviewing for an engagement manager role on the partner track - comp at big 4 is currently $165k base, what’s a reasonable amount to ask for at mck? I got an Ivy League exec mba in 2020 as well, which hasn’t yet been reflected in my big 4 comp (we mostly didn’t do raises because of covid last year). Trying to understand how much higher mck might be willing to go?

likefunny

Wow! The first year I've not been disappointed with my comp conversation 💰 💰 💰

like

PE consulting thoughts and comp estimates?

like

Hi Tcs fishes, Need one info from you guys . After joining TCS in C3A grade as Assistant Consultant . Can I give digital certificate examination and will my salary increase if I crack the exam

like

With so many people reportedly leaving consulting, I’m wondering how common is it to leave for less TC? MBB comp $200k+ at 27. Do most people get increases above that or just go to jobs sitting at $150k but that “have better WLB”? *Not looking to include those that switch to industries with intentional disregard about comp (eg public sector, charity, teaching etc).

likehelpful

Considering making a switch from Big 4. Comments to share on bonus this year and in a normal year? Culture?

My laat working day in TCS is 13 oct but I have asked managers to make it 29 Sep . Can they force me to work ? What if I officially refuse to work after 29 Sep . Can they deduct more salary than buyout can they deduct EL amount ? Can they deny relieve letter. I am ready for buyout but they are not agreeing to it I always thought we can buyout at our will Is there any clause in TCS which says we have to serve full notice period and buyout can be denied by them?

like

Anyone work with or for Accordion Partners? Any insight on type of projects, culture, and comp?

like

I got a verbal offer from Slalom last week, the recruiter asked about my salary expectation, and said he will contact me by the end of the week to finalize the numbers, I followed up the end of week, still no news, does that mean they are not moving forward with the offer anymore?

like

Hi Fishes, I got an offer from HCL. Can you please guide me on few pointers below. 1. Is Senior Consultant a Lead Position at HCL? what's next position. 2. What's the hike cycle & What avg. Hike can one expect at this level?Is Bonus 100%? 3. Is it pertinent to join from Big 4 to HCL, my query is based on Work/office culture,SAP PROJECT 4. Is it foolish to hope for or join HCL, thinking of onsite opportunities possibilities? Background: YoE - 5+ CTC offered- 23 (19+3+1 retirals) Current CTC - 18

like

Is there typically a signing bonus for Deloitte hires coming in at the consultant level? Public Sector Practice in DC.

like

Does anyone know the base salary for an M&A tax director and senior director at Alvarez and Marsal?

like

Hello all. Greetings. Please help me to take a decision. I have been offered by below companies. I'm keeping wlb , job security, and salary in mind. EY ( Morgan Stanley client) : 14 LPA fixed. FIS global : 13.5 (including 10% variable pay). Societe general : 11.1 LPA All are for Bangalore location. FIS has assured me that they would revise my salary based on the offer letter which I show them. TOE : 3.5 yrs. Please need your suggestions

like

Getting an offer as a new hire in Deloitte Advisory GPS DC area. What salary should I expect?

like

Will there be a salary bubble like the housing bubble? Hearing how much people with 2-7 yrs experience are getting offered to move companies is blowing my mind. At some point this is not going to be sustainable and salaries will drop back down to reality. However, I am concerned that all of those folks with inflated salaries will get in situations they can’t support after the correction. Then what happens?

like

Just got an offer for a Sr. AWS DevOps role at 145K, I will be working remotely 100% with maybe 5% travel, if any. No bonus with this company. I have over 8 years of DevOps and AWS, all AWS certs . Should I be asking for more $? Thoughts on the offer and how much more $ I should be asking for ? Current location is kinda irrelevant since I will be working remotely.

like
like

Hello all. Greetings. Please help me to take a decision. I have been offered by below companies. I'm keeping wlb , job security, and salary in mind. EY ( Morgan Stanley client) : 14 LPA fixed. FIS global : 13.5 (including 10% variable pay). Societe general : 11.1 LPA All are for Bangalore location. FIS has assured me that they would revise my salary based on the offer letter which I show them. TOE : 3.5 yrs. Please need your suggestions

like

Additional Posts

Can someone use their magic 8 ball and let me know if people of lower ranks will ever travel for work again? If not I don’t want to do consulting hours anymore

like

on average, how soon after final round interview do you hear back from ZS? are offers notified via email or phone call?

like

Have not changed jobs recently, will be leaving Accenture soon. Is there a checklist I need to start working through (like 401k, insurance.. etc )

like

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a child with no concept of real adult life? Me: giant fighting robot pilot (aka Voltron) or Gollum (can’t explain that 🤷🏻‍♂️)

likefunny

Anyone working at Stripe? How’s the comp, culture, ipo prospects, etc?

like

I need to learn a new way to speak about process improvement and efficiencies. I’ve learned I have a knack for this but it seems like such common sense to me that I struggle articulating this to people who just don’t get it. I have no certifications and have no interest in getting one… Also, can you actually teach process improvement to people who don’t get it or is this just a DNA thing. Help? :)

like

Anyone from LBMC care to share how’s it like working there? I have an interview this week for a tax senior (remote) position. What’s the wlb and pay compared to big4?LBMC

like

EY kids, has anyone ever negotiated with the partner during the annual compensation conversation? If so, how did it go?

like

Interviewing at McKinsey from a big 4 consulting firm - currently an engagement manager interviewing for an engagement manager role on the partner track - comp at big 4 is currently $165k base, what’s a reasonable amount to ask for at mck? I got an Ivy League exec mba in 2020 as well, which hasn’t yet been reflected in my big 4 comp (we mostly didn’t do raises because of covid last year). Trying to understand how much higher mck might be willing to go?

likefunny

What was the most difficult interview you’ve ever had and with what company?

like

Has anyone taken the looker certification? What was it like? I’m looking to go through the courses looker offers before taking the cert.

like

Name your top 4 pharma agencies to work at as a creative parent. Please and thank you.

like

No work travel in the immediate future on current engagement. AA Platinum Pro status going to expire if I don’t get $2,000 EQD’s by year-end. Think I’ll hit ~$1,200-$1,300 with personal travel. Worth spending $700-800 more to retain status by paying for full fare first class on 1-2 of my personal trips?

like

Has anyone received the promotion emails yet in SAP Consulting??

like

Received an invite for a superday very quickly after applying to Goldman. Recruiter never sent me the zoom password and then the password failed to work so everything started a full 15 minutes late. Interviews went great including a “they’ll definitely be a second round” but then I received the rejection email the next day. Do we think the tech issues played into that significantly or just my interview not stacking up to other candidates?

like

5th on standby on delta flight (no status), delta app says 23 seats remaining but when I tried to book ticket for the same flight, it’s says sold out, what are these 23 seats remaining then ?

like

it’s four years into work from home.. …. your boss still doesn’t wear headphones or mute themselves on calls … . … you’re trying to present your work….. another day, another battle with what you said two seconds ago

likefunny

How long is reasonable before becoming proficient in a new area of law? A year ago, I went from med mal insurance defense to construction law and I still feel out of my depth at times.

like

What perks/benefits do you think are best at your firm? Any big differences between B4?

like

When the industry said they were committed to hiring black people for senior roles they mean CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER, CHIEF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION and various other made up titles that make no sense!?? GTFOH .....

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal