Negotiate Like a Beast and Get Paid

Engineers: Ask for what you are worth!

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Negotiate Based on Upside

If you can afford it, upside is superior to salary.

Try Different Deal Structures

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  • I got a base salary (lower than usual) plus commission.
  • I negotiated a multiplier — if we went over 100%, I’d benefit.
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Screenshot of my deal terms

Always Ask For Severance

Severance is a security blanket — it enables you to approach your job fearlessly. Sometimes deals sour, so you need the protection.

Ask for Intangibles

Negotiating is give and take. You will concede, and so will they. If you don’t put enough in your asks, you have nothing to barter with.

  • An early review to revisit the deal points in your offer.
  • Sponsored growth courses.
  • A company credit card for team growth.
  • A particular work environment at home.
  • Expenses such as cell phone and internet.

Stock

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