I'm in my final rounds of interviews with Target for an ETL- Log position. Should I try to negotiate a higher salary if I get offered a position?
I have never, not ever, ever, ever heard of someone being declined a positioned offered to them because they tried to get more money. What's the worst that happens? You ask for 10% more, they say no. You ask for 5% more, they say no. You ask for $1 more, they say no. You still have the job.
They aren't going to hold this against you down the road, it's dumb NOT to ask for more. Heck, I got another buck as a TL, just b/c I asked for it... wish I'd of asked for more.
Paygrades are from PG03 to PG17, then they jump to a different class for ETLs and above based on years and areas worked in. I just got a PG17 position. I could have negotiated for a higher pay, but they ended up offering more than I initially asked for in the first interview, so who am I to make a fuss? Still though, it is always worth it to ask, only good things can come from it.