We help you get paid more. Our team of experienced recruiters have helped hundreds evaluate & negotiate higher job offers. Some of our results and reviews are below.
Sarah drafted an email template that I could send to the company recruiter, that addressed all my concerns. She also advised me on the "landmines" for me to avoid when speaking to my recruiter, to ensure that I get the best deal possible.
Cate was awesome! She prepared me very well the night before my negotiation with the recruiter. It was a Staff-level role, and I didn’t want to leave money on the table. Thanks to the outstanding prep, I went into the conversation feeling confident and negotiated a TC that was nearly 100k higher than the company’s original offer.
I had an extremely helpful set of sessions with Sarah. During my process between two different companies, she was very knowledgable and remained consistently available. After being prepped by her, I felt very confident not only going into negotiation talks but also thorough in my decision making regarding a personally significant inflection point in my career. We reached an offer increase of 10K sign on bonus and 8K salary increase respectively. Thank you, Sarah!
The blunt, expert feedback was exceptional in terms of: compensation expectations, skills to highlight, negotiation tactics, and current best-fit companies
Extremely helpful, it was really good to know the breakdown of how compensation works and how to approach it. Sarah knows her stuff and exactly how to approach the recruiters. I didn't have to second guess and knew exactly where we were going to land for compensation. I can't recommend Levels and Sarah enough.
Negotiation can be a one-sided game and Levels.fyi helps level the playing field for candidates by providing insight into up-to-date compensation philosophy and offer process at various companies.
Very helpful, Carlos quickly answered my questions and helped me understand my options in a way I hadn't before.
Negotiating an offer is nerve-wrecking for a software engineer, because we lack the insight and data to properly gauge our leverage. The levels.fyi negotiation service precisely fills this gap and levelled (no puns intended :)) the playing field for us. Sarah has given me a lot of insight in negotiating my multiple offers and provided encouragement and support during this uncertain time. I felt I was in good hands while speaking to the recruiters. Thanks Sarah!
The session was extremely helpful. I was given tips that can be applied for future offers as well. I was able to raise my RSU amount by $15,000 and my sign-on Bonus by $5000 with no competing offers!
The sessions were extremely helpful, actually raising my awareness of how much more I could gain simply by negotiating. The info and tactics were successful as promised.
Cate was very helpful during my negotiations, going as far as suggesting some key phrases that carry special meaning to the recruiter I was across the table from.
Sarah was amazing! She was always available for questions and helped me draft multiple counter-offer emails that were critical in signing a strong offer. Most importantly, she helped me understand the internals of how these large tech organizations structure their compensation bands. She is knowledgeable and friendly to work with! I would recommend her to anyone going through the job search process.
Extremely helpful! Natalie kept in touch with me throughout my negotiation process and when I had additional interviews with another company. She guided me with salary expectations, and conversation structure to get the expected salary. She advised me to say my salary expectations from the get go, and that worked well for me!
One of the most useful things that I've ever done for my career. One, it was fascinating to learn the inner workings of how the compensation game. Two, it increased my total compensation dramatically. Three, it completely took the guesswork out of how I should approach negotiation. Sarah was surgical in approaching negotiations, and helped me hit a number that I wouldn't have come close to asking for.
The sessions were very useful. Natalie outlined in detail how to initiate the conversation to set a high bar using other companies I was interviewing with as well as my existing compensation at the time. In the end, I was able to get a great final offer. Totally worth the money!
It was helpful for understanding market value and how to frame my requests when asking for more.
Philip was awesome! He evaluated what kind of leverage I had and helped me build arguments to negotiate a higher offer.
Make notes about everything the negotiation coach says ‘cause you’re gonna need it.
Extremely helpful, Natalie helped me to negotiate offers from multiple companies, the final offer was significantly higher than I expected initially.
Sarah helped me properly negotiate an offer. It was so simple to negotiate an 18% increase in TC. I was frozen without her help.
Overall the sessions were very helpful, I definitely learned some good strategies as well as the general playbook some of these companies follow when negotiating. I paid for three sessions and only used two, but had many exchanges over email/g-chat. The consultant was very willing to give time and advice - over email and even beyond the allotted session time. From my experience the service/data seems more geared towards software engineers (rather than system, research, and/or hardware engineers like myself) and very specifically towards FAANG. I ended up with a number of offers, but all of them were quite far from the target my consultant said would be possible (and far from what peers in similar roles quoted). And after a couple of rounds of negotiation I ultimately hit ceilings that were still quite far off (the one I accepted didn't actually go higher). This may be due to some issues in communication with the consultant, less data/experience with people in my "technical demographic (right out of PhD)," hiring differences due to the pandemic, or some mixture of the above. In the end, the service is still worth it - even if your offer increases only 1%, the service can easily pay for itself. It's definitely still necessary to do your own homework, especially if you don't fit the same demographic as most of the data on the site.
I am not sure what I would have done if I did not work with Sarah. I know for sure my total comp would have been 100k lower though. Because Sarah is so knowledgeable with FAANG negotiation processes/limits, she created strong game plan for me to negotiate with multiple companies at once to maximize what I can get and ultimately landing on a job of my dream with even dreamier total comp. Thank you so much Sarah and Level.fyi for helping me. I would 1000% recommend the service to anyone. Also, strongly recommend to go for the maximum session you can purchase if you are type of a person like me who struggle with negotiation or doesn't know what to say.
I enjoyed the negotiation service and found it helpful in making a data-driven decision about my salary. I believe the service paid for itself by helping me negotiate a better compensation package.
I could learn the competitive compensation range for all three companies I got offers from, get very helpful tips in communicating with recruiters, and getting the offer I am happy about. The levels.fyi negotiator clarified what I can expect with each company and helped me gain confidence and communicate better when negotiating.
Carlos is very professional, energetic and knowledgeable. He helped me to formulate my conversations, estimate ranges, and understand the offer. I got a hefty offer in the end. I strongly recommend this service!
My negotiator was awesome, explained everything, helped me craft a personalized honest response which turned into a noticeable offer increase... Thanks Levels.fyi!
Very helpful! I was able to have the courage to ask for more and do so in a tactful and ultimately successful way.
Philip helped me negotiate my offer by $18,000. The amount of information he provided was definitely worth way more than $250. Great service. I highly recommend Levels.fyi
Extremely helpful and exceeded expectations!
Stuff I found most helpful: 1.) Better understanding of the fair market rate for my experience level (Ph.D counts for 1-4 yrs of industry experience). It seems I was being significantly underpaid at my last job. 2.) Didn't know that asking for +15% on top of the initial offer usually requires little to no justification. Easiest ""raise"" ever! 3.) Key words & phrases to use during negotiations, like ""If we can get the total compensation in this range, *I am ready to sign today*"".
The negotiation was helpful for reassurance that I was not completely off in what I was going to try. I was pretty much going to do what was suggested, but the negotiator knew the upper bound on equity I could ask for (very useful information). She also drew my attention to trying to bring the base salary up 10K, which I am not sure I was going to try, as well as for the signup bonus. As for doing better, I would have liked a video call with a shared screen. The shared screen would make it easier to follow calculation and understand the numbers.
Session was very helpful! For my company, I found almost no comparable salary info on the Web, even on levels.fyi. Natalie came prepared with a median and range and she was spot-on with the initial offer! This really helped in my counteroffer, as I knew it was realistic. Also, even when I couldn't schedule a follow-up because of the holidays, she was prompt and helpful in answering my questions over e-mail. I accepted the follow-up offer, which was close to my counter. Levels.fyi Negotiation Service was worth it for me, and I would use again.
The session was extremely valuable for helping me understand the compensation package and negotiating range for this offer. I was able to accept my final offer with confidence.
Recruiter was really helpful. They explained areas of compensation and how they are calculated by the company. Recruiter was knowledgeable about the specific company and what areas of compensation have negotiation room. Recruiter was able to help find points of negotiation in my current situation.
The insights Sarah shared were a masterclass in negotiation miraculously condensed into an effective 30 minute session.
Great guidance on tone and asking amount combined with a willingness to understand my situation made this a great experience
Highly knowledgeable, clear guidance, excellent outcome. What more could I want?
Super helpful, totally worth it. I couldn't possibly come up with such a great negotiate plan by myself.
Sarah helped me evaluate my offer. She told me I had a strong offer and gave me tips on exactly how to get more and how much. She also knew some of the risks associated with my unique situation. I decided not to push my already strong offer and seal the deal instead. I can sleep at night knowing how much more I could have gotten and that I’d rather take the offer as is. I will NEVER evaluate an offer without this service ever again.
The session was very helpful! Sarah did a great job pointing out what I should've avoided and how I could leverage what I current have to negotiate for a better offer.
Levels.fyi helps my offer increase 25k in several hours
Small price to pay to make a big economic impact. Negotiator’s know the in/outs.
Amazing! Gave me the exact script to follow and had inside information of the operations of each company.
Very helpful. I literally can't think of anything to do better. What to say, what to ask for, reasoning... all presented clearly and succinctly.
Using Sarah's suggestions, I was able to negotiate a better offer without much leverage on my side. I would highly recommend this service in general and Sarah in particular.
The session was incredibly helpful. I sought general information related to early stage negotiation and salary expectations for a few forking career paths ahead of me. I left with more clarity around my prospects, more actionable information than I anticipated, and felt empowered to start my next step.
This negotiation service helped me get a 20k extra sign on bonus with Snap. Truly an excellent service that the folks at Levels.fyi are building! It's been my favorite product I've discovered in 2020 :)
With a 90K/4 year return with Levels.fyi negotiation service - it's a no brainer! Sarah helped and conversed with me in over 80+ emails and two 30 minute phone calls and helped me in every step of the way!
Using this service is a no-brainer! Natalie provided a detailed playbook for a tough negotiation that ended with an offer above and beyond what I thought was ever possible!
Sarah blew me away with her knowledge and energy. She was so thorough, I took pages of notes. I think my offer might be $100k higher as a result of working with her. She helped me understand my true market value, and more than that, my options along multiple career paths, both present and future. This was a career-altering chat.
The session was helpful. Sarah provided some good feedback on structuring a resume bullet similar to the STAR approach to answering behavioral questions. She also gave some valuable insights into the recruiter mindset and process when taking a candidate to the hiring manager, as well as pointed out a flaw that may not be picked up by ATS.
$537 got me +$150k. No exaggeration. This pays for itself in <2 days!
The session was invaluable to me in adopting the right strategy for maximizing my final compensation given the offers that I was expecting. The advice was easy to understand and perfectly sensible in retrospect, but I would never have thought of it on my own. I only regret that I had not had this conversation earlier in my job search instead of waiting until the offer stage.
The session has helped me to get my dream salary. I would recommend this service.
Amazing negotiation service, helped me secure a top of band offer for my area for a L5! Highly recommended.
Super helpful, very experienced recruiter and super valuable feedback
Very helpful outlining what needs to be done. Excellent introduction and plan to move forward. Honestly I think it's almost perfect retrospectively.
The Levels.fyi advisor reviewed my offers with me and gave me helpful negotiation tips. I was able to convince one company to 2X my bonus and bump my stock options... a $30K/yr total increase! Sarah, my Levels.fyi advisor, went over the tactical details of how I should ask for adjustments and play one offer off the other. I was in a time crunch (one company wanted a response in 3 business days), and she even offered to review my draft emails over the weekend before I sent them to my hiring managers! It all worked out, and I've got a great job with great pay!
No-brainer. This service pays for itself many times over. They responded quickly and the scripts they crafted for me worked flawlessly.
Levels.fyi takes the guess work out of negotiations so that you are armed with an offer strategy customized to your situation and backed by hard data. More importantly, my negotiations expert knew the ins and outs as a former recruiter for FAANG companies and was able to provide nuanced guidance at each of my options. I also appreciated the thoughtful guidance and coaching support I received as a fresh-minted MBA graduate entering into one of the most volatile job market in the past decade. Levels.fyi was super responsive and always went above and beyond, even providing tips on how to prepare for future interviews. I only wish I had contacted Levels.fyi sooner. I can't recommend the Levels.fyi team enough. I chose Levels.fyi because their expertise, access to data, and professionalism exceeded other options out there and know I wouldn't have been able to get a 10% increase during COVID without their help.