How do I navigate a salary situation at work?
January 30, 2013 7:55 PM Subscribe
I work in technology as a senior architect. I really like my firm but it is quite a bit smaller than other firms in the area and in a similar industry. I've been getting offers ~40% more from two, more established, larger firms. These are lateral moves. I'd like to stay where I'm at, but the salary increase being offered is too much to ignore. Can I bring this up with my firm, or is this a sort of take the larger offer or don't bring it up sort of situation?
posted by anonymous to work & money (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't work in SF/NYC/Austin, so none of my firms are VC loaded startups or anything.
I was given a significant, 15% increase 10 mos. ago and would assume that I would get an increase shortly. That is still well short what I could take right now.
I really do like where I am at, culturally and the people I work with. I could only see myself really justifying staying by getting at least within 10% of the offers from other firms. I know going in and saying, "I have offer x% can you match it?" is seen as disloyal, but I can't see myself going in and starting negotiations at 30% without justifying the increase.
Take the offer for more and move on, or do I have another option?