Thinking beyond salary: How to negotiate your best comp package

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Salary and benefits

Negotiating

Title

  • What professional development programs or mobility system are in place to help folks grow?
  • If the role is new, or based on key milestones, is there consideration for a formal check-in on comp/title? What about retention or delivery bonuses?

Finally, think about your most precious resource: Your time

  • Do they give time off for volunteer opportunities? When I was at Intuit, for example, we got 4 days off a year to volunteer at a cause we loved.
  • Do you get 10% time? Meaning do you get to work on whatever the heck you want with 4 hours/week or 16 hours/month.
  • Are people supported when they choose to invest their time in other endeavors like employee networks?

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White House Sr. Advisor • Fiercely fights for the underdog • Past: Chief of Staff, QuickBooks Online; Obama White House; Women’s World Cup; Oscars; TEDxIntuit

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White House Sr. Advisor • Fiercely fights for the underdog • Past: Chief of Staff, QuickBooks Online; Obama White House; Women’s World Cup; Oscars; TEDxIntuit

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