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Old 12-16-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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The last 2 positions I obtained in professional manufacturing environment was formally offered through a offer document that was to be signed and retuned to my new employer. The infomation included was standard salary info, negotiated vacations time, benefits, etc.
please note, I am not in a high level job function.
I am about to let my current employer know I will be taking a new position with another company, but the new comapny Vp of manufacturing will not be forwarding me a formal job offer document to sign.

One major concern I have is in negotiations, the president of the company offered x salary, and as long as things work out (which i expect), in 90 days we will review my performance which may include approximately an 8% bump up from the initial salary.

I received an email with all the info, but the email failed to mention any bump in pay at the 90 day mark.
How do I cover my bases here ?
I will have a convo with the VP of manufacturing, and let him know everything looks good, but I am expecting the bump a 90 days as part of the negotiations agreement, and the bump is expected if my services are retained after 90 days.

This job is intended to be permanent, with the 90 days a kind of unofficial probationary period.

The VP of manufacturing mentioned my job was email was casual, as it seems to be the culture of the company. I assume they just dont spend the time to do certain things.

Anyone have wisdom to mention here?
Similar experiences ?

Basically, I fear at 90 days with out documentation, my new now permanent employer states, "we dont typcially give 8% raises, lets review your performance at 12 months and go from there.". With no bump given at 90 days.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Please note, this employer is a reputable company, not some small business with 5 employees and $100,000 annual revenue.

They manufactured some 10,000,000 products last year to various OEM's and customers.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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So you're not in a high level job function yet you're getting the offer from the company president and VP?
Sounds like a small company to me.

At any rate, if it's not in writing (either in an email from the hiring authority or a formal offer letter) you'll have a hard time getting it later.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I would send an email back as confirmation, noting anything that was not included in the email from the employer. That way you have proof of the agreed terms.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: SC
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I would send an email back as confirmation, noting anything that was not included in the email from the employer. That way you have proof of the agreed terms.
Agreed. Perfect, non-confrontational way to handle it.
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