I have the opportunity TODAY to negotiate my salary and bonus structure for a job I was offered yesterday.
I received the offer letter year day afternoon, after taking time to review the offer, I see the medical/dental/ vision benefits are pretty expensive. The hiring manager told me on the phone, without me asking, “the salary is usually X but since you have more experience than most of our new hires I will see if I can get you Y”. At the time I said I would appreciate her going to bat for me. I don’t think I said I would take the job for Y. The offer letter included the higher salary she suggested, it still isn’t enough. The year end bonus is much lower than I expected as well. After all this information what do y’all suggest I do? Obviously I plan to tell them the salary and bonus are too low, but how?
1. Should I call the hiring manager or put it in writing?
2. Should I tell them what I expect and explain one of the reasons I am asking for more is because the benefits package is expensive?
3. Or do I just come right out an say, the offer is too low?
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