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Old 12-31-2015, 12:50 PM
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Had some tough competition for an internal job vacancy. Getting this job is great for my career to get out of the slump that I am in currently; however, after being informed that I was being offered the job the salary was a bit lower than I expected. Reading between the lines the salary is non-negotiable. I believe I can ask for quite a bit more come my review. Should I be simply satisfied with a 15% raise? I believe so, but wanted to get some outsider perspective.

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Old 12-31-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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"Getting this job is great for my career"
"Should I be simply satisfied with a 15% raise?"

Not sure how any stranger can answer that question for you but yourself.
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:55 PM
 
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Don't worry about the % raise. Worry about being paid market value for your education and experience relative to the job title in your area.
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Let's see.

Stay in your current position, which is a 'slump'.

Or

Take a new position which would be great for your career with a 15% raise, and the potential for more at your review date.

I don't know. That is a really tough choice.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:26 PM
 
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Stay in your current position, which is a 'slump'.

Or

Take a new position which would be great for your career with a 15% raise, and the potential for more at your review date.


No brainer for me. Great for my career? More money than I was getting? Opportunity to request more at a review? Leave a job now which is not getting me where I want to go? No other "downsides" listed to this new job?

Yeah. I'd take the new job.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:47 AM
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Don't worry about the % raise. Worry about being paid market value for your education and experience relative to the job title in your area.
It's a bit on the low side given my education and experience relative to the job title. I'd be moving up with this company that I currently work for, but I assume when you agree to work for less they continue to offer smaller sums of money time and time again. End goal stay for a bit then look for something outside of the company? Or hope/ask to get a large raise after several years of hard work?
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:49 AM
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Let's see.

Stay in your current position, which is a 'slump'.

Or

Take a new position which would be great for your career with a 15% raise, and the potential for more at your review date.

I don't know. That is a really tough choice.
Taking the job wasn't the question.

The question was should I be content with a 15% raise even though it was less than I expected. Please reread and let me know if you have some relevant thoughts.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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Taking the job wasn't the question.
3 out of 4 posters (incl myself) thought you asked about whether to take the job.

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The question was should I be content with a 15% raise even though it was less than I expected. Please reread and let me know if you have some relevant thoughts.
Ok, what are your other options or things you can use as leverage?
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Taking the job wasn't the question.

The question was should I be content with a 15% raise even though it was less than I expected. Please reread and let me know if you have some relevant thoughts.
Nobody can answer that. We don't know your industry, geographic area, specific job or career level. With so many unknowns body here can give you a real answer.

My point is that it doesn't make any difference. You don't have a choice. You take it and see how you feel in 6 months. If you feel underpaid, try your luck on the job market. If you feel reasonably compensated, all is good.
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:37 PM
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Ok, what are your other options or things you can use as leverage?
Really nothing at this point. I just want to stay in a good mindset right out of the gate and this seed has already been planted that I will not be compensated fairly. Just wanted some outside perspectives on if I was correct to feel this way, if I should try to feel about it differently, focus my energy on gathering enough evidence of a job well done to ask for more money down the road, etc..

I also feel if I give notice any less than a year from now I'll burn my bridges.
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