There are a few older threads on this topic- but needed to get some fresh perspective and some different questions answered.
This ol' dog did the dirty and got himself another offer after a lengthy tenure 7+ years. Primary reasons for leaving were #1 comp, been promoted internally a few times and know for a fact I'm not being paid the same as outside hires. #2 PE acquired us, no more equity- new leadership that sucks, more micromanagement, shittier comp plans overall more misery. #3 Lost my spark and excitement to grind.
Anyways- New offer is actually pretty good, I'm happy with it as it's sizeable increase from current OTE. I know that I have to negotiate- but looking for advice from folks who've done it and or recently- how do you approach it, how much more do you ask for? The arbitrary number I had in my head was 15k higher but I'm also comparing that to a few people I know in similar roles but have a lot more expereince than I do.
Might be some noob questions but It's been awhile since I've been in this position...
1.Do you start your asks with the recruiter or hiring manager?
2.Negotiations should include: Equity, OTE, non-recoverable draw, Is there anything else I should be thinking about?
3.If you get a pretty great offer- how much more do you ask for and how do you position it if they likely know its already higher than your previous OTE?
4.The recruiter talked me through the numbers and now is pushing to agree on a start date so she can send an official offer- That doesn't impact my ability to negotiate does it?