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Old 09-29-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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So, I understand they like to start a new hire at the midpoint of the hiring salary range. I heard that you should prepare to be lowballed even though they have room to go higher. My question is, if you have experience and credentials that most other candidates don't have, is it possible to be successful in negotiating toward the top of the posted hiring range? Thanks for insight.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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I'd ask for at least double their first offer.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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So, I understand they like to start a new hire at the midpoint of the hiring salary range. I heard that you should prepare to be lowballed even though they have room to go higher. My question is, if you have experience and credentials that most other candidates don't have, is it possible to be successful in negotiating toward the top of the posted hiring range? Thanks for insight.
Depends on you. Your negotiating skills, your confidence in getting what you think you deserve. IF you are afraid to ask then you don't get paid what you are worth. Be prepared to walk away but for sure never undersell yourself. They know your worth despite low balling you and will look down on you and feel they misevaluated you if you take the low offer. BTW I don't work for UCLA.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:11 PM
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I worked for UCLA in 2007 as a research associate. Pay was ridiculous and embarassing to even mention here. Then there's mendatory union fee of $50/month, now probably higher, then another mendatory 2% contribution to your retirement account and they do not match that 2%. So at the end of the day after all of the deduction you'll have hard time paying market rent even for a ghetto area. Unless you're a doctor or phD, you'll be working for slave wages.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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lolol, the UC system as a whole is broke like a joke. I used to work at UC San Diego....
BROKE, No money....... good luck negotiating anything outta them, but hey it doesn't hurt to try.
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