You should. But here’s the thing: we work with a grid that has been carefully designed to fit our succession planning goals, budget, and fair market value. The good news is that it is not bounded by age but by the level of recognised seniority.
Everyone within Kainjoo knows our salary grid. There is no taboo regarding compensation, and our leadership team is voting on the grid updates yearly to adjust it to the work environment.
When it comes to perks, advantages and variables, yes, it is negotiable. Depending on the college where you apply, you might have specificities linked to your position, such as commissions for sales or social insurance.
Some partners might also have shares with vetting periods that could vary depending on their involvement.
Signing bonuses could also be discussed, as well as relocation packages depending on the role.
In a nutshell, we encourage dialogues by all means. Just ensure your expectations are clear, and it is preferable to do it in writing by email, for instance. If you have a position and feel the urge to re-negotiate, please do so.
You can always apply internally to a position that is more senior than your one, and your line manager can negotiate a training plan to help you fit well.
Not everyone is the same, hence our position on fixing some baseline for salary discussions is a healthy starting point for you to bring your perspective.