JHU ALmuni wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:30 am
Thank you all for the input. I agree this is not a very good offer. The main reason I'm considering it is because I'd like to grow my skill set...
Then don't take it. also WTF is this - 'From what I learned during the interviews I'm very close to be considered for a VP Level but they want to keep this position at an AVP Level.' ?? they expect for you to step down
when you join? 'Very close' is pointless and rather insulting, they either want to offer (they think you worth it) or don't (they do not think you worth it), 'close' means nothing.
I went from very large company to very small company into 'lead' position that get vacated - they retitled it to be director level, changed comp, and accommodated my flexibility need. everything is negotiable, this is your time to define it if you at all care to work with them. and if they are not willing to give you VP/comp now when they are courting you and want to impress you the most, why in the world you think they would do it later??
if you want to work with them tell them straight up - hey, loved your (company, culture, people). at the same time (do not use the word 'but'), for me to make it attractive it has to be blah-blah-blah (VP level, 1XX base, X bonus, etc.) they can always say no in whatever form they want , problem solved.