I am a mathematician and engineer at heart, and I hate negotiations. I want people to evaluate the value of my work and pay me accordingly.
That is the mindset I had before this negotiations with a big ride-sharing company opened my mind to the possibilities to a different way of operating.
In this candid behind the scenes conversation, I will discuss the mindset, preparation and tactics that went into a negotiation (for the role of a SWE) that started at $320k and ended at $1.05M.
Even harder than doing such negotiation was the decision to decline such a lucrative job offer. (Thanks to that decision, I ended up finding my current profession.) Towards the end, I will also share my rationale behind such a seemingly crazy decision.
If you feel you are doing the work needed for a promotion or raise, but don’t seem to get it, this talk is perfect for you. I used to be that person and struggled to get the rewards I thought I deserved. This negotiation changed me deeply, and I hope to share a few insights that would help you too.