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Last by DNAGuy on Apr 22, 2013, 1:59pm
This question is about the hiring process and the discussion around salary. The answer is quite involved so it would be easiest to post it separately so we can discuss the topic and also, as always, I welcome others to share their experiences.
Just wondering if you might be able to comment on the hiring process.
Specifically in my case, I'm just wondering how salary negotations occurs in a company.Â Who at the company has the power to say "you will be paid x" or "we agree to your proposal of making x".
Or do you (theÂ person hiring)Â get a salary range that you're "allowed" to offer/accept?Â Â I'm almost wondering if it's like buying a car where the dealer needs to talk to managment... :)
Nervously awaiting to have the negotiating talk... :)
In the case when I was hiring (and I am at a small privately owned company), I had a range that I could offer but I fully expected to pay at the top end of the range. Having worked at the large biotechs, I know what a scientist with a PhD should be making and I firmly believe that you get what you pay for so I wasn't going to low ball the right candidate.
So for those of you wondering what that range is, on the west coast, for a Ph.D. with no prior job experience (so fresh from a postdoc . . . More